A new pilot program has been initiated by the Pioneer Pastor Team called the Lay Pastor Institute. We believe most of the new pioneer pastors will be Thai laypeople who have never had the opportunity to go to Bible College. The Lay Pastor Institute is a new program using the "Portable Bible College" curriculum provided by Evangelism Resources, a sister mission agency from Wilmore, Kentucky. The curriculum is designed to train lay people to serve as pioneer pastors. Every month the Pioneer Pastor Team provides training, both on-site and at the Blessing Home building in Pattaya (this building is a godsend to the ministry!).
|The first class of the Lay Pastor Institute met on October 11 at Blessing Home Ground Zero in Pattaya.|