Essential to the survival of any minister is that
special person who speaks into the life of the minister,
sharing the wisdom and knowledge that is vital to
operating as a vessel of honor called by God.
though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ,
yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus
I have begotten you through the Gospel I Corinthians 4:15
every minister needs a father, one who transfers the
mantle of understanding, authority and effectiveness
through the spiritual mentoring of those submitted
to his counsel.
he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of
Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen
before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah
passed by him and threw his mantle on him.
I Kings 19:19