Forty years ago the world of Jewish missions was altered forever. That was when Moishe Rosen incorporated Hineni Ministries in San Francisco and began reaching out to the Jewish community with the gospel under the slogan: “Jews for Jesus.”
Moishe was a strong and innovative leader, but he recognized that the movement of Jews for Jesus couldn’t be sustained by his leadership alone. He intentionally mentored young people into leadership, considering Jews for Jesus to be a leadership training cadre. This was clearly demonstrated when Moishe stepped down from his position as executive director in order to empower the young leaders he had mentored to carry the vision of Jews for Jesus forward.
Although Moishe is no longer with us, the vision of Jews for Jesus that God entrusted to him still remains intact. The value of mentorship and leadership training remains core to our organizational identity.
Yet we don’t have to rely on Moishe’s example alone to find a picture of mentorship and intentional leadership training. There are several outstanding examples of intergenerational leadership transitions in the Bible that model the process of mentoring and empowering developing leaders. I want to explore one of the best of those examples: King David and his son Solomon… Read the rest at: JewsforJesus.org