The CORE of the GProCommission
Community, Opportunity, Resources, Encouragement
Over the next four years the GProCommission for Trainers of Pastors will act as a bridge-builder between formal and nonformal training initiatives and will open avenues to champion best practices, address key challenges, grow strategic affiliations, and highlight new opportunities, all within increasing global awareness. This process will ensure ongoing implementation of the four CORE goals—first introduced at the 2016 GProCongress—well into the future.
Build CommunityEstablish new connections across the pastoral-training spectrumBuild bridges between the historically separate formal and nonformal training sectorsForm expanding “communities of interests” around relevant issues in pastoral training, with membership that traverses organizational/national affinities and the “profession vs. experience” divide
Expand OpportunityRevisit current ministry models and explore potential partnershipsHear already-developed solutions to common challenges and “catch up” to where pastoral training is goingActively participate in the roundtable of contemporary ministry architecture (after centuries of leadership primarily comprised of missiologists, missionaries, theologians and organizational leaders in world evangelization)
Discover ResourcesDocument personal, organizational and institutional resources available for local, national and regional pastoral-training initiativesLearn “best practices” for strategic execution, capacity building, educational methodology and curricular contentConnect with those who might have vision and financial resources for pasto
Exchange EncouragementRecognize and identify with the global presence and effects of pastoral trainingExperience powerful celebration, instruction and networking that will motivate ministry endurance and multiplicationBond with colleagues from all over the world who don’t question the value of what they do