have you ever thought about your pastor and what it has taken for him to be who he is? what makes him a good pastor?
his love for god?
his love for you?
just what is it?
how much work did he have to do to get to be who his is today? some stuff is caught and some stuff is taught: how much of what makes him who he is is taught?
my own seminary training really prepared me well for life in the ministry.
i got a good biblical foundation,
i got a good theological foundation,
i got a good handle on who i am as a leader.
but most importantly, i learned how to think.
my job involves teaching pastors how to think so they can face the world and find solutions to its problems.
i was watching “monkey world” on animal planet the other day and it had this couple who basically built a zoo for monkeys over the past 15 years. i wondered where they got their funding and realised that they found groups and individuals who shared their passion for monkeys! my passion is not monkeys (not by any stretch of the imagination!!!). my passion is training pastors. so i began to ask myself the following questions:
1. who has a passion for pastoral training and churchplanting? in the Philippines? in Canada? in the US?
2. what kinds of people are they? pastors? professors? schools?
3. are there businesses/ businessmen (ie. people with financial resources) who are into seeing pastors trained?
4. how can i partner with them here in south east asia so we can continue our pastoral training and churchplanting?
do you have the answers to my questions?