Much of my 'formation for ministry' happened between 2002 and 2006. It was then that I studied for my BTh through the Baptist Theological College and was launched into all sorts of unexpected ministry areas. I also encountered the cell group phenomenon under the ministry of Rev John Gillmer at Bryanston Methodist Church.
At the time I couldn't afford to even buy all my text books, let alone extra books on cell groups and other things. All my life I have had the philosophy of buying books rather than borrowing them if at all possible. But there are times that it is just not possible.
Now I regret the lack of many of those books that I did have to borrow at that period. I want to reread some of the many books I read on cells - which are now many miles away in the BTC library.
Fortunately I can now afford to buy books. God is good.
But I still regret those others that I don't own!