Formal pastoral training

February 11, 2020
Pastor Aaron Buer shares how key being encouraging is to those that work in ministry.

How to Be a Chief Encouraging Officer At Your Church

My senior pastor often talks about the word “encourage” and how it contains the word “courage.” The word comes from Old French, “to make strong.” Have you noticed that ministry takes courage? Walking with a family as they grieve the loss of a loved one—that takes courage. Sharing the message of the cross with people who are far from God—that takes courage. Confronting each other’s sinful behavior—that takes courage. Asking the people of your church to serve and give—that takes courage. Sharing constructive feedback with church employees—that takes courage. Pouring out your heart from the stage as you teach or […]
February 9, 2018
Lucent

LUCENT UNIVERSITY INTERVIEW: Formal training made possible regardless of location

As the GProCommunity, we aim to share developments and new initiatives in both formal and non-formal training of pastors. With this goal in mind, for this month, we highlight the Lucent University, “a Higher Education Institution focused on preparing God’s people for the ministry by offering affordable online training in all the world’s major languages.” As you may be aware, even if pastoral leaders can afford the financial costs, many often face the tremendous decision to abandon their congregations and leave their families in order to receive training so they may then better serve the very churches they had to […]