- By establishing new personal, organizational and institutional connections with pastoral trainers.
- By building bridges across the historical separation and strategy gap between formal and non-formal training delivery sectors.
- By forming (and modeling) active, decade-long cohorts of 25 pastoral training peers—beyond organizational and national affinity, and beyond the “expert by profession vs. expert by experience” divide.
- By revisiting ministry models and driving forward the mission of the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress, beginning with a pastoral trainer’s own organization or in partnership with other organizations and services.
- By finding solutions to common challenges and “catching up” to where pastoral training is going next. It is a waste to re-invent what your colleagues already have done, whether in curriculum, administration, delivery systems or other aspects of ministry.
- By identifying personal, organizational and institutional resources available for local, national and regional pastoral training initiatives.
- By the availability of “best practices” in strategic execution, capacity building, educational methodology and curricular content.
- By presenting the history, strategy, and accomplishments of a ministry to those who might have financial resources for ministry vision needs.
- By recognizing the global presence, impact and opportunities for the Faith and ministry addressed by pastoral training.
- By powerful moments of celebration, instruction and networking that provide motivation for endurance and multiplication in ministry.
- By meeting colleagues from all over the region who don’t question the value of pastoral training.
- By the inclusion of pastors and pastoral trainers at the round-table of contemporary ministry architecture after centuries of global missions leadership (primarily comprised of missiologists, missionaries, theologians and organizational leaders in world evangelization).
The GProLATAM&CARIB Congress and its ongoing connections will act as a conduit between formal and non-formal training practitioners, strategists and funders. It will open up new opportunities to address key ministry challenges, champion best practices and grow strategic affiliations, all while highlighting new opportunities for ministry.
Individual pastoral trainers will come to learn, receive, connect, reflect and envision and plan for the next season of their lives and ministries.
Pastoral training organizations and institutions can use the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress to build deeply into their program directors and front-line trainers.
The Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean is vision- and issue-driven, rather than speaker- or stage-driven. To that purpose, presentations in global pastoral training will be given in Spanish, Portuguese, and English as primary languages of this regional GProCongress.