Numbers 27:18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him; 19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.
God is going to replace Moses with Joshua. Notice some of the truths mentioned. The spirit is in him. So God was already working in and through man He would choose.
Now notice what Moses was to do. He was to lay hands on him. He was to bring him before the men of God and the congregation. He was to charge him and challenge him to serve God faithfully.
Much of what we do as we prepare a man for ministry can be seen in this simple transaction. We look for a man that God has called and is using. We simply confirm what we see God already doing. We lay hands on him before the congregation. We charge him to serve God faithfully .