Many times, when we start our Pastoral training program, the Pastors and church leaders that come get very excited at the opportunity to increase in Biblical knowledge. This program is especially beneficial and productive for the Pastor. As someone once said, “A Pastor will take his congregation as far as he knows.” Pastors cannot take people to where they themselves have not been.
Which raises the question, What is the purpose of your church? Not the general purpose of the Church of Christ, but rather the purpose of your church specifically in the community where you are located. Many times, churches have no local purpose and Pastors do not have goals.
We take Pastors and teach about how to establish goals for their church, goals for their community, and how their church can get more involved in their community.