January 29, 2018

Update and Current Outcomes of the 2016 Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers

Update and Current Outcomes of the 2016 Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, in continuing the “training of pastors” worldwide  by Dr. Ramesh Richard Editor’s Note: For your reference, Dr. Richard’s article appeared originally on the Lausanne Movement website and was featured previously on Christianity Today. Since the original article appeared on the Lausanne website in September 2015, many developments have taken place. Below is an update since its first publishing. We invite you to check back via the GProCommission site for future updates.  Date of last update: February 2018 The Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, held June 15 – […]
January 25, 2018

Is there a Need for Church Management Training in America?

In America today, many churches are struggling to effectively disciple and grow their churches. In fact, church attendance has been declining dramatically since the 1960’s (Tobin Grant, Religion News Service, January, 2014). One of the main reasons seems to be our changing culture in America. It used to be that virtually everyone went to church.  It was part of our American culture. People went to church in many cases because it was what most Americans did on Sunday mornings. Pastors did not have to work that hard in getting people to come or remain in church. But that is not true […]
January 23, 2018

How To Identify A Great Future Leader

Post shared with permission by Bob Tiede of Leading With Questions. GUEST POST BY RANDY HALL In order for any business or organization to get stronger, it needs to continuously develop leaders. The future of the business depends on its ability to either create or recruit leaders who can help it grow, adapt, and succeed. The leaders in an organization are its future. They are,  or will be, tasked with creating the culture, establishing direction, and figuring out how to effectively engage employees to move in that direction. Leaders are also charged with creating the strategy for developing additional leaders so […]
January 18, 2018
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The Aqueduct Project: Conference Series on Advancements in International Pastoral Training

The Aqueduct Project, which provides access to high-quality resources to majority world church pastors for evangelical theological education, has held an ongoing conference series to help create further dialogue on advancements in international pastoral training. For some time, they have been studying present day needs, current movements, as well as future initiatives in international pastoral education. Reports from Past Conferences: “Innovation in the Development of Online Educational Content” (December 9, 2017) A report from this conference, chaired by Andrew Beaty, is currently in development. “Creating Synergy between Church-Planting and Pastoral-Training Initiatives” (October 14, 2017) For a report from this conference, […]
January 16, 2018

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Church

Guest Post from Aaron Buer. Reposted with kind permission from Breeze. Hey, it’s a new year! Let’s talk about resolutions. I’m not talking about your personal resolutions, although, I hope you’re able to keep those. Let’s talk about resolutions for your church. It might be a good idea to capitalize on the season and set some goals. There’s an opportunity here. I have a few suggestions to get the ball rolling. 1. Clarify the Mission Everyone is thinking about goals in January. So, what’s the goal for your church? In other words, what’s the mission? What are you trying to accomplish […]
January 9, 2018

Women, Proclaim! The Need for Equipped Female Leaders

“The Lord sends out the Word and the women who proclaim it are a great host.”  Psalm 68:11   This past November 6-15, the first Global Proclamation Academy (GPA) for Women happened! It was held in the Philippines and attended by 28 Women Pastors/Preachers/Ministry Leaders – 19 Philippine Delegates and 9 Global Delegates (Indonesia, South Africa, Argentina, Panama, India and China).   They went through an intensive ten days of learning how to study, interpret and preach the Word using Scripture Sculpture, learning from spiritual truths and life application from master coaches, one-on-one mentoring and an opportunity to build lifelong friendship with […]
January 1, 2018

Handbook to Happiness book review

  Details: Order: Handbook to Happiness: A Biblical Guide to Victorious Living  Read chapter by chapter book overview. “Handbook to Happiness: A Biblical Guide to Victorious Living” by Dr. Charles R. Solomon is a fifty-year classic, with more than a quarter of a million copies sold. Although believers are enriched by deeper life devotional writers like Watchman Nee, Andrew Murray, and Oswald Chambers, people struggling with life-controlling problems assume that “devotional truth” does not directly pertain to their need for personal freedom. In “Handbook to Happiness,” the author bridges this gap, providing a clarified, practical handbook for strategic discipling and […]