Chapter 10 – Training Leaders And Followers


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Explain the purpose for training leaders and followers.
  • Explain why training others is an important responsibility.
  • Identify six principles of selection used by Jesus.
  • Identify eight principles of training used by Jesus.
  • Give a Biblical example of a leadership training model.


Leaders must have followers and followers must have leaders. In an average church, no one is designated to develop leaders and followers, yet the future of the Church depends on them. The training of leaders and followers should begin in childhood preparing youngsters to take their part in the body of Christ. Training should immediately follow conversion at any age.

You have learned that God gives to some believers special gifts of leadership. Others are born with natural abilities to lead. Some people seem to be natural followers. Everyone is called to be both a leader and a follower.

Whether naturally talented or gifted by God, leaders and followers need training. “Each one teach one to reach one” is God’s answer to the leadership shortage:

And the things that thou has heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. (II Timothy 2:2)

In this chapter, you will learn how to train leaders and followers.


Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.