What exactly is training?

Equipping is accomplished mainly by teaching. It's like putting all the right tools in your hands, but after the tools are in your hand you need to know how to use them. That is where training comes in. Training is hands on and it's always accompanied by drilling or practice. You must apply what you have learned in order to be trained. If you do not do this, then you just acquired more knowledge. You may have learned and know a lot about something, but if you have no experience doing it then what good is it? This is one of the biggest problems in the Body of Christ. People know more and more and do less and less. God never called you to just attend church or go to meetings! That is part of what we are to do. The bottom line is that we are called to not only be hearers of the Word, but doers of the Word, James 1:22-27.

Training is important because you'll fight how you've been trained. I can look at someone and know what kind of training they have had based on how they react when they come under an attack or when a problem arises in their life. So many people try to overcome something like sickness or some other kind of an attack when it comes on them suddenly and unawares, but they spent no time training in the things of God. There is no greater investment you can make than to invest in training or acquiring the necessary skills and wisdom needed to succeed.

The USA has the most powerful military in the world because of how they train. From the moment a person joins they are immediately put into bootcamp which is a 6 week training period. Their special forces are the best and win because of how they have been trained. You know you have been trained when you come into a battle and you don't have to think about how to respond to the enemy. You react and adapt and you overcome. You are not consciously thinking anymore. Your response is like a reflex all because of training.

Hebrews 5:13, 14 (NASB)

"For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil."

Here are some of the types of training Derek offers:

Click on a link below to find out more about each training.