Where should training leaders begin? Is seminary the right place, or is there another, more biblical solution? Paul Williams brings practical experience to his exposition of 2 Timothy and provides clear teaching on how pastors can help develop a new generation of leaders who will be faithful to the gospel
This book is by a practitioner who really believes in what he advocates. Not only does he believe in it—he does it! The book is full of practical advice, useful tips and valuable insights for training leaders. But what makes the book most special is that it takes us through 2 Timothy and, using this key part of the Bible’s own leadership training school, inspires the reader to get training future leaders. I recommend it highly.
William Taylor, Rector St Helen’s Bishopsgate and Chairman of ReNe
I love this book! It’s a book which needs reading many times to ensure its divine wisdom, Biblical teaching and relevant practice is received. I have known Paul as a Gospel colleague and good friend since his arrival in Sheffield; his personal humility and Godly passion jump out from the pages of this excellent book. It will, I believe, make a significant contribution not only to the vital ministry of training leaders, but also to raising up Biblical disciples. Thank you Paul!
Revd Canon Mick Woodhead, Team Rector, STC Sheffield
This is a brilliant book for those searching for a resource to train future leaders. It is full of razor sharp teaching on 2 Timothy and is crammed with insightful applications. It will provide all of us with a clear and workable strategy for the training of more gospel ministers. Get this book if you want to intentionally and practically raise up new leaders.
Lee McMunn, Mission Director, Anglican Mission in England (AMiE)
This is a beautifully clear and compelling look at the Bible’s own ‘manual’ for faithfully training leaders who are loyal to the gospel. Paul Williams draws on years of experience to illustrate and apply apostolic teaching on this crucial subject. If you want to get serious about handing on the baton to the next generation, this is a great place to start!
Lee Gatiss, Director of Church Society, Chairman of the Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference (JAEC), and editor of Reach, Build, Send: A Pattern for Anglican Ministry.
A month’s worth of tasty short chapters savouring the apostle Paul’s training priorities and patterns of ministry from 2 Timothy. From start to finish Paul Williams shares his own ups and downs in learning to apply apostolic training priorities today with a welcome realism and humility, and a strong plea to renew our commitment to a vital task.
Johnny Juckes, President Of Oak Hill College, London
Paul Williams is the Vicar of Christ Church Fulwood in Sheffield, having previously served at Christ Christ Ware, St Peter’s Harold Wood and All Souls Langham Place in London. After leaving school Paul worked in banking and then in the newspaper industry. He is married to Caroline and they have three grown up children. Paul loves all sport, but he especially loves skiing and playing tennis. He is a lifelong supporter of Leeds United football club, which is a challenge living in Sheffield.