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Welcome to the official GProCommission blog!

Welcome to the official GProCommission blog! We will feature insightful and encouraging articles, as well as podcasts and videos brought to you by credible pastoral training organizations from around the world. You’ll find our select authors and speakers well-versed in the various aspects of pastoral training. We hope together with them, through this blog, to serve you, the front-line pastoral leader and/or pastoral trainer, by offering encouragement, continuous education and best practices in the eight key tracks established during the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, including: Biblical Engagement Theological Engagement Spiritual Engagement Missional Engagement Cultural Engagement Educational Engagement Obstacles […]

Takeshi Takazawa Prayer Update

One of the core values of the GProCommission is exchanging encouragement and a vital way we encourage one another is through prayer. For many of us, a very real battle began at the conclusion of the Congress and is still ongoing, like our wonderful GProCongress morning MC, Brother Takeshi Takazawa, who has been grappling with severe kidney issues since the Congress ended. He and his wife Dorrie, have been grateful for your ongoing prayers and gave their kind permission to share the most recent update. Please take a moment to pray for them but you may also find yourself encouraged […]

The GProCongress for Pastoral Trainers: One Year Anniversary

Over 2,500 of the most adventurous among them, from over 101 countries, traveled in buses, on planes, and trains across time zones to a gathering with other pastoral trainers at the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers (GProCongress). Pastoral trainers are leaders who provide support and strengthening for those that brave the grueling spotlight and testing ground of the Sunday pulpit. There are growing numbers of pastors who are often ill-equipped and overwhelmed. The Congress attendees brought with them their hunger for community, connection, resources and opportunity. Ten days later, the Congress concluded and they left challenged and changed. They […]

Training of Pastors: A high priority for global ministry strategy (UPDATED)

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 […]

Handbook to Happiness book review

  Details: Order: Handbook to Happiness: A Biblical Guide to Victorious Living  Read chapter by chapter book overview. “Handbook to Happiness: A Biblical Guide to Victorious Living” by Dr. Charles R. Solomon is a fifty-year classic, with more than a quarter of a million copies sold. Although believers are enriched by deeper life devotional writers like Watchman Nee, Andrew Murray, and Oswald Chambers, people struggling with life-controlling problems assume that “devotional truth” does not directly pertain to their need for personal freedom. In “Handbook to Happiness,” the author bridges this gap, providing a clarified, practical handbook for strategic discipling and […]

Update and Current Outcomes of the 2016 Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers

Update and Current Outcomes of the 2016 Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, in continuing the “training of pastors” worldwide  by Dr. Ramesh Richard Editor’s Note: For your reference, Dr. Richard’s article appeared originally on the Lausanne Movement website and was featured previously on Christianity Today. Since the original article appeared on the Lausanne website in September 2015, many developments have taken place. Below is an update since its first publishing. We invite you to check back via the GProCommission site for future updates.  Date of last update: February 2018 The Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, held June 15 – […]

The LEADERREACH Initiative with Dr. Ramesh Richard

Watch the video below to see Dr. Richard share firsthand the background behind the LEADERREACH video initiative, which seeks to address the heart needs of leaders who reach leaders. Further below is the GProCommunity interview with Dr. Richard regarding LEADERREACH.  Below are links to videos on topics vital to healthy leadership that Dr. Richard has already addressed.  We invite you to subscribe here for future video sessions in the current series!  How Can You Spiritually Examine Your Heart As A Leader? How Can We Pursue Long-term Sustainability In Our Role As Leaders? Where Am I Failing As A Leader? […]

In Honor of Rev. Dr. D. John Richard

Dear praying friends, My hero, my dad, D. John Richard, just entered heaven to receive his eternal reward for a full life and fruitful labors (Saturday, February 3, 2018), just 17 days shy of his 95th birthday. It happened very fast. He fell last Sunday, and five times since then. We’re grateful and sad. I’m headed to Syracuse…just arrived in Dallas last night after 16 nights away. I wrote memories of him on my 15+ hour flight home, having just talked the exact streets and places of youthful life with him. Please pray for all of us. We have our Christ’s […]