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Is it evident that he loves the people he labors with and teaches? We don't want professional pastors. We want men who are sound in doctrine AND godly character, who love Christ and people deeply.
Is he reformed? Can he use the scripture to defend his doctrine? Can he express the implications of his theology?
Could he give a clear, biblical summary of the gospel in 1 minute? Did he note God as Creator, holy, the rebellion of man, wrath of God, Christ being the perfect and only Savior, Christ as substitute who bore the complete wrath of God, faith and repentance?
Is he able to teach biblically, clearly, with the aim of bringing glory to Christ? Does he aim to shepherd people through teaching/preaching?
Would he ask questions of the student, national partner, or trip leader before answering? Would he handle the situation on his own without finding out more information first? Does he understand the damage he can do to peoples lives or TLI's work if he doesn't talk with people first?
Please be sure to ask this question with soberness, gentleness, and looking at them face-to-face.
The mission of TLI is to train and equip pastors to faithfully handle the Scriptures and shepherd God's people. We want to approve men who are a good (not perfect) fit and who can help us accomplish our mission.
Duane joined TLI in 2012 as an International Trainer after serving as a pastor for seventeen years. He then became the Lead International Trainer, then VP for Theological Education. For the past few years, he has run the day-to-day operations as the Executive Vice President of TLI. He is loved by the staff and our partners around the world. Darren Carlson is remaining at TLI with the title of International Director and Founder.
TLI's mission remains unchanged. Since 2009 we have sought to train pastors and leaders around the world, partnering with local leaders who have invited us to provide the theological training pastors and leaders desperately need. Thank you for partnering with us to strengthen churches around the world by training her leaders.