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Goals

Anticipated Qualitative Outcomes:

  1. Pastor-training established as a high priority strategy in fulfilling Christ’s Final Commission;
  2. Geographic and ministry affinities in the “industry” strengthened;
  3. Better-quality resources from more resource providers featured;
  4. National Pastor-Trainer cohorts nurtured;
  5. The number of validated pastoral leaders trained and qualified pastor-trainers increased.

Anticipated Quantitative Outcomes:

1m pastors better trained|100,000 new pastor-trainers|10,000 relevant curriculums|1000 organizations and institutions|100 countries where Christ’s Church is growing|10 years. (Cf. 2040: 10m leaders|100m believers|1000m individuals).

Impacts & Benefits:

  1. Pastoral health enhanced;
  2. Church health accelerated;
  3. Societal health improved to reach the next billion individuals with spiritual health offered in God’s Word.

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 Community
  • Establish new connections across the pastoral-training spectrum
  • Build bridges between the historically separate formal and nonformal training sectors
  • Form expanding “communities of interests” around relevant issues in pastoral training, with membership that traverses organizational/national affinities and the “profession vs. experience” divide
  • Expand Opportunity
  • Revisit current ministry models and explore potential partnerships
  • Hear already-developed solutions to common challenges and “catch up” to where pastoral training is going
  • Actively 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 Resources
  • Document personal, organizational and institutional resources available for local, national and regional pastoral-training initiatives
  • Learn “best practices” for strategic execution, capacity building, educational methodology and curricular content
  • Connect with those who might have vision and financial resources for pasto
  • Exchange Encouragement
  • Recognize and identify with the global presence and effects of pastoral training
  • Experience powerful celebration, instruction and networking that will motivate ministry endurance and multiplication
  • Bond with colleagues from all over the world who don’t question the value of what they do