Evangelicalism has seen its better days. God is at work around the world, but the Western world is languishing and the old way of training pastors has fallen on hard times. The agenda for training pastors must not be set by scholars. Where is the spiritual training in the field? Where is the one-on-one discipleship? It’s time to bring a reformation into the preparation of pastors and elders for the next generation of churches. We need more spiritual men, Galatians 6:1 men, praying men, Spirit-filled men, and self-denying, cross-carrying men to lead the church in our day. How do we get them? Kevin Swanson interviews Richard Pratt, Director of Third Millennium Ministries which is working with local churches to train up 689,000 students to ministry in 200+ nations around the world.
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.