More than 90 percent of the world’s pastors—the leaders of Christ’s Church—are undertrained.
This is particularly true in regions new or adverse to the message of the Lord Jesus Christ. These pastors lack theological discernment, a strong undergirding of biblical spirituality, and a preaching method to communicate God’s Word in a faithful, deep and compelling way. They also minister in isolation.
The Global Proclamation Commission (GProCommission) is Dr. Richard’s strategic vision to train large numbers of pastoral leaders, especially of Asia, Africa and Latin America, to preach, live and think biblically.
Three types of training events—the annual Dallas Global Proclamation Academy (GPA), national GPAs, and the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers—intentionally connect, unite and strengthen pastoral leaders in 25-member “cohorts.” These groups provide ongoing nourishment and equip pastors to strengthen additional pastoral leaders around the world.
The Pastor’s Family Care Fund provides practical support for the families of GPA graduates and other pastors affected by extreme poverty, social persecution, and natural disaster.
Launched in June 2010, the GProCommission seeks to connect, unite and strengthen 100,000 pastors from 200 countries by 2020. RREACH envisions these better equipped and connected pastors helping to change the way One Billion Individuals think and hear about the Lord Jesus Christ over the ensuing decade (2020-2030).