NON FORMAL
PASTORAL TRAINING
Highlights
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Trainees who have experienced Christ in their
lives and received the call for ministry
Requires 20% of class room studies and 80% of
the time is spent on the field
Facilitates the trainee to verify what is learnt in
the class on the field immediately.
2,330 hours of pastoral training in 7 years. (It is
50% class room learning of an intense 3 years
formal theological education).
In 7 regional languages : Tamil, Telugu, Kannada,
Oriya, Hindi, Gujarati and Nepali
On the job ministerial training.
Pre-Missionary Training Institute
 Purpose
– Discipleship training
 Duration : 210 hours in 30 days
 Subjects covered:
– Basic Doctrine
– Bible survey
– Spiritual Growth
– Jesus Film
Pre-Missionary Training Institute
 Outcome:
– Leading for a commitment
– Memorizing verses
– Sharing their personal testimonies
– Involving in personal evangelism.
Missionary Training Institute
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Purpose : Train them as evangelists
Duration : 80 days in two years @ 10 days in
every three months. Consists of 8 seminars, 32
subjects taught in 560 hours @ 18 hours per
subject
Subjects :
– Evangelism and methods of evangelism
– Stewardship
– Bible study methods
– Special ministries
– Bible Survey
– Basic Doctrines
Missionary Training Institute
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Outcome:
– Shares his faith,
– Equipped to identify 5 receptive villages among 20
villages surveyed,
– Skilled to use various methods of evangelism,
– Develops an ability to defend his faith.
– Develops a Bible study group,
– Plants first church – mother church
– Identifying and training lay leader in each targeted
village
– Becomes a leader and steward in Christian ministry,
– Learns to use social projects such as adult literacy
program, child development centers etc. ,
– Develops skills in Child evangelism and starts 5 Sunday
school centers
– Receives a diploma on completion of training.
Onsite Training
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Outcome :
– Trainee’s ability, skills and giftedness identified
and sharpened.
– Trainee learns the value of working as team
– Trainee is skilled to be a church planter
– Trainee is oriented towards people group
concept
– A church emerge in every onsite training
– Trainee is skilled to use the projector for
screening the Jesus film
– Trained to plant churches
Onsite training
Purpose : To train them as church planters
 Duration: 300 hours, in 16 times in two
years @ 5 days once in 3 months.
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Team concept – provides to work as a team,
Personal evangelism,
Family evangelism,
Evening gospel meetings,
Spiritual gifts,
Jesus film
Missionary Bible Institute
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Purpose: Equips the trainee in various pastoral leadership skills
Objectives: equipping the trainees in understanding God’s
revelation and in the effective methods of communicating God’s
word.
– To equip the trainees in principles hermeneutical
– To develop skills that will disciple people into communities of
believers
– To train in Biblical counseling methods
– To train in administering church ministries
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Duration : 180 days in three years @ 10days once in two months.
26 courses of 7 departments in 1,260 hours @ 35 hours per course
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Biblical theology,
Hermeneutics and Homiletics,
old testament and new testament – in-depth studies,
contemporary religion,
Leading and mobilizing the church,
Cultural anthropology,
Cross cultural communications
Missionary Bible Institute
Outcomes:
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Trainee is skilled in understanding the Bible in
counseling, in missions and leadership
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Trainee is skilled in effective methods of God’s
word
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Trainee is skilled in discipleship process and
mobilizing the church in the ministry of
discipleship.
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Trainee is skilled to concentrate on church
growth and missions
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Trainee is able to give Biblical counseling to
his congregation and help them to grow in the
knowledge of God.
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Trainee becomes a matured pastoral trainer
I learn from and with the
people. If I know
something it is inspite of
the Universities…
Paulo Friere
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NON FORMAL PASTORAL TRAINING