A Historic, Precious, and Strategic Month for Leadership Resources

Dear Partners & Friends,

This month is historic, strategic, and precious for Leadership Resources. Our team will participate in the Global Proclamation Congress of Pastoral Trainers in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands of pastoral trainers from 100+ nations will gather June 15-22 to fellowship, grow, and network to advance Christ’s Great Commission.

Here’s why I think it will be….

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An event of this scale and focus has never before happened.

Precious

Forty key men we have trained from twenty-one countries are coming….the first time such an important cross-sampling of LRI’s ministry will be in one place at the same time. These dear men are the “cream of the crop”…the most effective pastor-trainers we know. We believe this Congress will build deeply into their lives and ministries of these men whom we treasure. And, they will learn from one another and see & hear the worldwide impact our ministry is having.

Strategic

We’ve been invited to help shape the program. The Congress will emphasize the faithful teaching & preaching of God’s Word, in part, through morning expositions of 2 Timothy, a book with the theme of not giving up in the ministry of the Word—a needed message for all in attendance!

We will also host the conference track on Biblical Engagement. This more intimate environment will foster discussions on achieving true biblical transformation and how to launch movements of God’s Word.

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Join us!

It’s too late for you to fly to Bangkok, but here are two specific ways you can partner with us in this Congress:

  1. Pray with us. Specifically, you can pray for:
  • Christ to be exalted and our understanding of his glorious Kingdom deepened
  • Safety and fruit for 65 LRI Staff and MTers attending from 21 different countries
  • Travel and visa mercies. (This has already caused some many headaches!)
  • Pre-conference fellowship of LRI leaders
  • Conference to fuel pastoral training movements around the Word
  • Our workshop track “Biblical Engagement as Foundation for Pastoral Training”
  • Divine connections with future partners to further God’s Kingdom work.
  • Spiritual growth and missional innovation for all in attendance
  • Pray that the message of 2 Timothy would encourage and convict
  • Trainers to commit to train 100,000 pastors in next 10 years
  1. Partner with us financially.

Sending so many pastoral trainers to Thailand is not cheap! We estimate that our cost will be $100,000 to cover airfare, registration, lodging, and more. But this is a small price to pay for what we are estimating will be one of the most impactful weeks in Leadership Resources’ history!

The fact that any of this is possible is a testimony to the grace of Christ and His faithfulness to build His church though the faithful ministry of the Word.

Thank you for the precious part you have played in this ministry!

craig1Craig Parro

President

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What One Global Leader Thinks about LRI:

Ramesh Richard DTSDr. Ramesh Richard is the Convener of this Congress for Pastoral Trainers. I’ve known Ramesh for many years and consider him a dear friend. He recently wrote these kind words: “The primary felt-fear of untrained pastors worldwide arises from having to preach next Sunday. However, the ultimate need of all pastors everywhere is godly character that will support their preaching ministry. Leadership Resources, served by experienced leadership, focuses on training pastors who preach biblically and live Christianly. The dire need for the twin emphases on the public and personal sides of pastoral ministry cannot be exaggerated. LRI, with its track record in training pastors and in training trainers of pastors, especially where Christ’s Church is growing, stands among the most effective organizations in pastoral training today.”

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Craig Parro

Since joining Leadership Resources International in 1989, Craig directed its international ministry, and as of January 2010, he now serves as President. A graduate of TEDS (M.A., Mission), Craig is a stimulating teacher and has equipped and encouraged pastors and churches throughout the U.S., Latin America and Asia. Craig also serves on the Board of Directors of TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition), an association of pastoral training organizations focused on accelerating pastoral training worldwide. Craig has authored articles appearing in several magazines. His first book, Unlikely Warriors, was published in 1992. He is also co-author of Finishing Well in Life and Ministry: God’s Protection from Burnout.

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