The implementation of the Church Planting Movement (CPM) and Training for Trainers (T4T) by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention missions life is not without challenge. Southern Baptist missiologists and seminary professors have written numerous papers and articles supporting or contesting this methodology. The majority of criticisms focus on the emphasis in the rapidity and “mass production” of churches, fearing the theological alteration among the new believers and their churches. This article argues that the leadership process in T4T/CPM violates the Baptist ecclesiology, since 1 Timothy 3:6 essentially excludes a new believer from pastoral leadership.
Serworwora, J. H. (2014). The Ecclesiology of Training for Trainers: The Issue of Method and I Timothy 3:6. Great Commission Research Journal, 6(1), 91-114. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol6/iss1/6