Proverbs 9:7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
Words of Wisdom for the discipler.
You must learn who you can rebuke and who you should not rebuke. Often times we waste our time on people who are not interested. They are only using you to get what they want.
If you are going to train leaders be careful to watch the attitude of the one that you working with. If he rebels remember you will only get a blot and a shame for having tried to tell him something.
He will hate you for reproving him
Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
He may withdraw from you. Many times they will not even look at you nor talk to you but the wise man will love you and keep coming back for more. This is a way to find out who can be trained for great leadership. Give this man instruction
Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
In this post I am talking about who you are training to become a spiritual leader. This is not about basic discipleship where you simply are helping them to get started in the spiritual life. Everyone should be discipled in the basic foundation levels.
Not all should be trained to be leaders. Some will let you help them. Some will let you correct them and train them. Others will not. It is an art to learn which person you are working with.
All should learn the basics of who they now are in Christ. Not all will allow you to help them become leaders for the cause of Christ. They will be unteachable.