This summer I have experienced perhaps the best skill training available in Campus Crusade for Christ. The Ocean City summer project provides training that equips students and staff to spiritually multiply their lives.
Here are a few trends I have observed in ministry over the last few years:
- Skill-based training is great for immature/entry level leaders (student leaders/new staff) but a hindrance for seasoned leaders
- Staff rarely intentionally pursue capacity-based training until much later in life (late 40's-50's). I'm not that age but in talking to older leaders it's seems to be true.
- One survives on skill but thrives on capacity.
- Ministry 'plateaus' are often linked to a failure to develop capacity. It's usually less about the role and more about the leader.
Capacity-based training takes more thought, intentionality, and reflection than skill. Often times it leads those to pursue people and experiences OUTSIDE of their particular organization.
Do you have any links, books, quotes to share that speak to capacity-based training?