GProCommission

August 17, 2017
rural pastors

Meet the author writing Bible curriculum for rural pastors

Meet the author writing Bible curriculum for rural pastors Part pastoral trainer, part curriculum developer, Ms. L has authored Bible courses for rural pastors over the last 30 years of her full-time missionary work. With a lifelong training background that originated from twelve years teaching high school to then teaching aspiring pastors and leaders at a Bible college, she now uses her skills and training to draft easy to understand and distribute Bible courses. Australia serves as the home base for this roving missionary. Her curriculum has traveled across most continents and been used in about 15 countries. Now she […]
August 14, 2017
beware

Beware the Deceivers: Colossians 2:8

Author, Chuck Gianotti, echoes the apostle Paul’s word of warning, “Beware…” This post is a sobering caution to those that are on the other side of the pulpit to hold teachers accountable. For those that are pastors and trainers of pastors, a warning to be sure they hold themselves and their co-laborers to the standard and truth of the Word of God. Reposted with kind permission of the author, appearing originally via Bible-equip.org. Also included in Mr. Gianotti’s book, Day by Day in the Prison Epistles.       See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, […]
August 9, 2017
biblicalmatters

Does biblical preaching matter?

Why biblical teaching matters Over ten years ago I was in Ghana, helping to equip a group of pastors from West Africa. My most vivid memory from that time was etched in my mind during a particular lunch break. The host pastor invited us into his home and while we were eating he turned the television on. Behold, a pastor from Texas was preaching up a storm! Unfortunately, he was railing for (or against?) a federal “flat tax.” At the time, one of our country’s political debates was whether the graduated federal income tax should be changed to a single […]
August 7, 2017
saying no

Do You Have A Hard Time Saying “No”?

Article from Bob Tiede reposted with kind permission. Article posted originally via Leading with Truth.   If “YES” then this post is for you! If “NO” then please share this post with all your friends who do and move on to something else! Saying No If you do have a hard time saying “No” may I ask you a couple of questions? When you are asked to do something for someone do you almost always instantly say “Yes?” And then within minutes (sometime seconds) do you ask yourself “Why did I commit to that when I am already way overloaded?” […]
August 2, 2017
responsibility

Responsibility: To Whom Much is Given Much is Required

Our responsibility to the body of Christ: Enjoy this video of Mr. Bill Hendricks from a July 12, 2017, Dallas Seminary Chapel session where he cuts through to the needs of the bride of Christ all over the world and how those of us with theological training should respond in light of that great responsibility. Mr. Bill Hendricks, Executive Director for Christian Leadership through the Hendricks Center, encourages those that have a seminary education, highlighting their profound responsibility to pass on what is obtained with the worldwide body of Christ. This video embodies the heart and mission behind GProCommission. May you […]
July 26, 2017
silence

Silence: A Seldom Used Communication Tool

Have you ever experienced “Silence” when you asked someone a question? Might you have been uncomfortable with their silence? So what did you do? The average person waits only 2-3 seconds before rephrasing the question or answering the question themselves or just moving on.  And strange as it may sound the average person has no idea that they do this! How about you?  Confronted with silence have you too quickly re-asked the question?  Or restated the question in another way?  Or maybe asked a second or even third question hoping they would respond? Please don’t! Your silence can, in fact, […]
July 24, 2017
conflict

The Healthy Approach to Resolving Church Conflict

The Table podcast: In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Eric Willis discuss a healthy approach to resolving church conflict. Listen via this link  The Table is a weekly podcast from the Hendricks Center. These podcasts treat key topics related to God, religion, Christianity, faith, work, and Culture. They show the relevance of theology to all areas of life. They will be hosted primarily by Dr. Darrell Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement at the Center.  His guests bring significant experience to the topics they cover.
July 21, 2017
choices

Choices: There’s a Fork in the Road Ahead

Choices: In this article by Barry Voss, originally posted via Faith Life Ministries, he highlights the extreme importance of our day to day decisions. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12 In life we all have many choices to make. We choose where to go to college, where to work, what career to pursue, where to live, who to marry, etc. Some choices we make can have a big impact on our lives, such as those mentioned above, while some are minor and only affect our day […]
July 19, 2017
A Few Good Men, father

A Few Good Men: Before you are a pastor, you are a father

Many countries recently celebrated Father’s Day this past June 18th. Fathers from all walks of life were thanked, honored and celebrated for the important role they have in the family – that of being a Dad. The role of the father is very crucial, whether we care to admit it or not. We cannot reiterate enough how important he is to the home and to the children. This role is so crucial that many of society’s problems can be traced back to a dysfunctional family that is, almost always, perpetuated by fatherlessness. The fatherlessness problem is wrecking havoc in the […]
July 17, 2017
pastoral training

Training of Pastors: A high priority for global ministry strategy

Editors Note: This article appeared originally on the Lausanne Movement website and was featured previously on Christianity Today. In this article, I consider the strategic priority of pastoral training for intentional global ministry and missions partnerships. I also propose practical considerations for both strategists and practitioners in pastoral training—whether individuals or churches, but especially for formal and institutional programs as well as non-formal organizational initiatives. Examples around the world: the need for pastoral training Recently, the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostals informally contacted the Kampala (Uganda) Evangelical School of Theology to help with basic training for their pastors—30,000 of them. Is […]