Sep
10
2014

Training Pastors

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Antonio Lopez awarding certificates of completion for BTCP class.

Antonio Lopez awarding certificates of completion for BTCP class.

One of the main ministries of Hispanics for Christ is training new and existing pastors. Often this happens as our Field Coordinators are visiting new pastors to encourage them, support them and bring training to them on the field, but we also have a formal side to pastoral training with several different classroom programs.

In San Lorenzo- Paraguay, Calgary-Alberta, Canada and Wilsonville- Oregon we are training Hispanic pastors with Bible Training Center for Pastors materials. This is a ten course curriculum covering Interpretation, Old and New Testament Surveys, Doctrine and Pastoral Ministry subjects. In Paraguay the classes are incorporated into a broader state licensed college started by Alcides Gonzalez. In Alberta,Canada and Oregon the course is a stand alone program taught by our Field Coordinators. In total there are approximately 25 students enrolled in these three programs.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina pastors are being prepared at the Pastor Training Center founded by our Field Coordinator Eduardo Buldain. They have been training pastors for over three years now, equipping them for ministry and sending them out to serve in churches across Latin America. The curriculum at the Pastors Training Center was developed by Eduardo and his son Matias from many years of successful church planting. There is a two year track and a three year track depending on previous biblical education.

These programs are designed to prepare men to go out and serve as well as equip those already serving in ministry. We are constantly looking to contextualize our training and improve on the programs as this is such an important element to sustaining a church planting movement. If you would like more information on these training programs or would like to help support them please contact us.