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June 15-22, 2016

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

In 2010, RREACH launched a 10-year human capital campaign called the Global Proclamation Commission. The mission: 100,000 more and better-trained pastors by 2020, contributing to our vision of spiritual health for One Billion Individuals by 2030.

As part of this campaign, we spent more than four years planning for The Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers—a specialized global event (the first of its kind) to connect, unite and strengthen those involved in pastoral training of any kind, anywhere.

An estimated 2 million plus pastors, particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America, are undertrained and isolated. The GProCongress was designed to help trainers of pastors, from both formal and non-formal sectors, build community, explore opportunity, discover resources and exchange encouragement.

Through God’s provision, more than 2,500 participants from over 100 countries were in attendance.

More effective because of their participation, GProCongress participants will have greater impact in training pastors to preach, live and think biblically, thus providing mid-decade momentum to the Global Proclamation Commission to deliver spiritual health worldwide.

Outcomes

This global gathering served as a launching pad for what is to come: the acceleration of quality pastoral training through 2020. Delegates were asked to confirm that during this time, each would train, on average, 25 pastors per year and also raise up two more pastoral trainers per year.

We are well on our way to accomplishing this great work. The follow-up effort of the GProCongress envisions 100,000 pastoral leaders trained in 200 countries, of which 20,000 become pastoral trainers themselves. To find out more visit www.gprocommission.org.

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