Aquarium Keepers Need Not Apply

Victor Choudhrie explains how to take a church from mega to mini in 25 steps. His direction about elders seems like a linchpin step, if you can pull it off:

“Do not appoint Elders who do not have the tools to convict peoples of other faiths in their tool boxes, nor send theologians with academic tags as missionaries for they know not how to make disciples. They are trained to be aquarium keepers but God is looking for those who multiply their fishes. It is not the content of the sermon but its practical application that creates the movement. Just like fishing, discipling is a skill. Yeshua said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Being a follower of Christ (faithful member of a church) is not enough; you must become a prolific fisher of men.”

http://guymuse.blogspot.com/2013/01/mega-to-mini-church-part-1-of-2-victor.html

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