When Jesus gathered his disciples, he equipped them for the work of ministry. Whether they got it all the time is another story, but he equipped them to do the work after he was gone. We want to do that too.
– Bishop Claire Burkat
In today’s ministry context, equipping means helping church leaders to think like entrepreneurs, ready to take risks and learn from success and failure. Rather than looking to programs, leaders will need to understand their community and innovate in that context.
Our vision calls for hands-on equipping and ways for our leaders and congregations to continually learn from each other.
- Learning new ways to be in mission from national and local experts
- Providing a congregational assessment tool to help leaders understand their church’s passions and growth edges
- Providing more scholarships to help reduce the debt pastors often face after graduation.
One thing is clear: Equipping leaders will be our primary job.