A few weeks ago, I was in a SE Asian country teaching as part of our two-year cohort. It was such a joy spending time with the pastors and seeing how eager they were to learn.
One pastor, whom I’ll call NV to protect his identity, quickly came up to me sharing that he had already taken what he learned in the first session a few months prior and was sharing it in several contexts. Here’s what he later shared with me:
“All the lessons of the first session were really significant to me and others whom I reproduced it. My purpose is to contribute for the revival at the very heart of the capital city, so, since 2008, I have 2 trips each year on May and October for pastoral training for all pastors and church workers for churches of 8 denominations, including the government sanctioned church in three large cities (they came from many cities at N region). Last May I trained SHAPE and TIMELINE for over 120 pastors and main workers. They all said that it was so good and they will continue to retrain at their local churches. I plan to retrain the session "the heart of the ministry" next Oct.”
See photos of Pastor NV in sessions all over his country here!
This report encouraged me so much… Why? Because at the heart of my calling is fulfilling the core focus of this season of my life:
"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others." – 2 Timothy 2:2
You see, at the heart of Asian Access is our four outcomes and this report shows that we’re seeing fruitful results in our 3rd Outcome: Reproducing Disciple-Making Leaders
Pastor NV is already putting into practice this principle at the very start of the journey!
How about you? Are you passing along the things God has given to you?