This is a great post to consider during my current series on discipleship.
After talking about different “tracks” and “traps” that people often get caught in, Jeremy concludes with this paragraph on “On the Job Training”:
This is why Jesus never really did any formal training with His disciples. It was all â€œon the job training.â€ Sure, He taught and instructed them, but it was almost always on the way to something Jesus was going to do, or as aÂ debriefingÂ for something He had already done. Eventually, He just kicked them out the door with a pair of shoes and a shirt, and said, â€œCome back in a few weeks and weâ€™ll talk about how it wentâ€ (Luke 10).
There is a tendency in the modern church to see training as the goal. Most traditional church meetings are geared to training: what to believe especially. Most Bible studies are also geared toward training. Very little in the modern church actually gets people involved in the lives of others.
Training is not our goal.