pastoral trainers

May 7, 2019

Ethiopia: Pastors Repent for Incorrectly Preaching the Bible

Nine years ago I was introduced to TNT training. Through a series of remarkable providences God opened a compelling opportunity to partner with two dynamic leaders in Ethiopia. These two men, independent from one another, became deeply burdened by the fact that the vast majority of pastors in their nation do not enjoy access to biblical training. In response to their invitation, I traveled with Doug Dunton of LRI to conduct TNT training with two groups of leaders in Ethiopia. Conditions that day were not pleasant. It was cold and rainy and there was mud and water everywhere. I found […]
April 30, 2019
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Traveling with God

I travel on airplanes a lot, mostly internationally, and I usually request a seat with more legroom because I am quite tall and a regular economy seat is just too small for me, especially on longer flights. So I am willing to pay a higher price for a more comfortable seat. Recently I was upgraded to business class (first class on most aircraft nowadays) on a 10 hour flight back to Atlanta from Rome and I felt truly blessed to get a better class of service with even more comfort for such a long flight. My status as a regular […]
April 25, 2019
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5 Challenges With Being A Local Pastor (or Leader) in the Age of Social Media

Social media is changing you and me in more profound ways than any of us imagine. Like a growing number of people, I’m increasingly concerned with how addictive tech has become, and am leaning in on the arguments that some like Roger McNamee (who has a fascinating conversation with Sam Harris here) and Tristan Harris make that social is addicting us to outrage and challenging the underpinnings of what we’ve known as civilization. If you’re interested, for a good introduction on how tech is manipulating how you think, check out this article from The Guardian. The problem with technology is that while we’re its parent, we’re […]
January 18, 2019

LEADING-WELL, Free Online Mentoring Resource

Perhaps you are encountering a new need in your ministry but can’t find anyone else familiar with your specific situation. For instance, maybe you are being led to start a ministry to refugees and are asking the Lord to place someone in your path who can help guide you. With experts from a wide range of backgrounds, such as leadership development, pastoral training, church planting, Muslim-Christian relations, evangelism, etc., Leading-Well offers users a variety of experienced ministry leaders to connect with for free, one-on-one coaching. Watch this short video interview with the visionary behind the Leading-Well platform, Brother C.J. Davison, […]
July 13, 2018

GProCommission Leadership Revolution Interview (Free Resources)

Bruce Witt is a pastoral trainer whose emphasis is on Christ-centered leadership: establishing Christ as leader in every follower. Watch and learn how Leadership Revolution is challenging and inspiring leaders all over the globe. Leadership Revolution is generously sharing their many incredible resources with all the pastoral trainers and leaders of the GProCommission, free of charge and available to you on the GProLearning site. We encourage you to watch the short video interview, download the materials and then pass this on!   WATCH the GProCommunity short video interview below with Bruce Witt, the President and Founder of the Leadership Revolution. […]
July 3, 2018
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5 Reasons People are Leaving Your Church

Guest post from Aaron Buer of Breeze Church. Recently I was invited to speak at a church in our town where a friend of mine is the senior pastor. While I was speaking, I experienced something incredibly distracting. I kept recognizing people. “Hey! They used to attend my church!” They were everywhere! This of course led to all sorts of questions, the biggest of which was: Why did they leave? Ever been there? One of the hardest parts of church leadership is watching people walk away. I want to take some time in this post to talk about reasons that […]
January 23, 2018
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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 […]
September 11, 2017

Diversity and Reconciliation in the Early Church

In this podcast, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Michael Burer dialogue about the tensions of diversity and racial reconciliation in the age of the early church, focusing in on the very issues touched on in Paul’s letters. To listen to the podcast and read transcript in its entirety, click here.         Excerpt from transcript below. Darrell Bock: Welcome to the Table, where we discuss issues of God and culture. Our topic, today, is reconciliation and diversity in the New Testament. We want to take a look at how the church was originally formed out of Jew and gentile, and […]