Recruitment of suitable men and woman for paid gospel ministry is a key aspect of TENT’s fourfold ministry strategy. We can helpfully divide this task into the need for ongoing ‘recruitment’ relationships as well as once-off events.
While it is ultimately the Lord who raises up workers for the harvest field and gives them a desire for His work, we recognize that relationships with older Christian mentors are key. Indeed this is probably the primary means by which the Lord Jesus draws people into paid gospel work. To this end TENT aims to
- Through TENT staff and apprentices, to be identify and enter into mentoring relationships with the next generation of young men and woman with teaching gifts
- Encourage Christian ministers in the task of identifying and entering into a mentoring relationships
- Provide Christian ministers with any resources they may need to give these young men and woman new ministry opportunities and helpful feedback
- Run regular day and weekend “Ministry Minded” conferences aimed at challenging suitable young men and woman to take concrete next steps in ministry, such as committing to one-to-one discipleship, doing an apprenticeship or going to Bible college.