Have you ever noticed that the churches that seem to be doing the best job of reaching the lost and integrating them into a community of faith hire from within? I went to seminary to get trained, credentialed, and employed through the placement center (where churches go to look for staff, right?).
In today's world (call it postmodern if you dare), it's becoming increasingly obvious that the most effective leaders have diverse backgrounds. So diverse that the only indicator of future performance is past performance, not training. I'm not saying that training is not important, I'm just saying that it is not an indicator of future performance.
More tomorrow . . .