The things you heard from me . . . entrust to faithful men, who, in turn, will be adequately qualified to teach others. This is taken from 2 Timothy 2:2.
Circuit overseers around the world have noted that in many congregations, more needs to be done to train brothers—younger and older—to help care for the flock. This presents a challenge. Why is that the case? If you are a Christian elder, you no doubt realize that personal training is important. You know that more brothers are needed to keep existing congregations spiritually strong and to allow new congregations to be formed. Isaiah 60:22 tells us: “The little one will become thousand in the small one And a mighty nation. I myself, Jehovah, will speed it up and its own time.””
You also know that God’s Word urges you to “teach others.” Even so, you may find it hard to do so. After you have taken care of family needs, job requirements, congregation responsibilities, and other urgent matters, there just seems to be no time left to train others in the congregation. Yet, training is needed in order for them to share the workload. And as that is accomplished, everyone will benefit.