GPro Day 5
The final day of our Spiritual Engagement Session at the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers we covered the topic of Prayer, Warfare and Deliverance. Temo Lemos and Sidny Ciscernos from Manantiel de Vida Church led the day and invited Otto Kladensky from TOPIC and Mike Wilson from Asian Access to share.
The session followed the flow of our Congress, namely...
Pastoral Health leads to Church Health which leads to Societal Health
Temo and Sidny walked us through the vital importance of our health as pastors. They opened with a provocative question: “Why do so many Christian leaders not lived changed lives?” Walking through scripture they pointed to ways we could walk in wholeness looking at the full picture of leading a balanced and healthy life. In particular, they pointed to the importance of being set free from those things that can easily entangle us.
Praying for our Cities
Case studies were then highlighted showing how we can engage society through the local church. Otto Kladensky walked through a model of Praying for our Cities and how that has brought transformation to several cities throughout Latin America and the world.
This week we have taken a look at key elements for pastoral trainers:
- Day 1: Spiritual Formation and Vitality
- Day 2: Pastoral Leadership
- Day 3: Marriage and Family
- Day 4: Mentoring – Pastoring of Pastors
- Day 5: Prayer, Warfare and Deliverance (today’s post)
We trust that as the Global Proclamation Congress comes to an end, that the 300+ participants in our track will not only commit to investing in 25 other pastoral trainers in the next five years but also live out the values shared throughout this week: the best practices in the equipping of a pastor in the vitally important area of Spiritual Engagement. Dr. Ramesh Richard stated...
Everything else falls apart unless this key area is handled well:
Character proceeds everything!
With this in mind, I point us to the central truth and teaching of Asian Access:
"I am the vine; you are the branches.
If you remain in me and I in you,
you will bear much fruit;
apart from me you can do nothing.”
When we abide in Christ, live in a love relationship with Him, then we will bear much fruit. But, without Him, we can do nothing!