Billy Graham on what he would do if he were starting ministry again
I think one of the first things I would do would be to get a small group of eight or ten around me that would meet a few hours a week and pay the price. It would cost them something in time and effort. I would share with them everything I have learned, over a period of years. Then I would actually have twelve ministers who would in turn take eight or ten or twelve more and teach them. I know one or two churches that are doing that, and it is revolutionizing the church. Christ, I think, set the pattern. He spent most of his time with twelve men. He didn’t spend it with a great crowd. In fact, every time he had a great crowd it seems to me that there weren’t too many results. The great results, it seems to me, came in his personal interview and in the time he spent with the twelve.