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Equipping Leaders in the San Jose, Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica

The reality for pastors around the world today is one wherein bi-vocational pastoring is the norm. This is not right or wrong; it is just the reality.  There are many difficulties faced by bi-vocational pastors and the emerging church leader: 

1) time management—in that they often have two full time jobs

2) isolationism from other ministers

3) finding the means to study and grow in a formal environment

 

These issues are very much the reality of those who have been called to lead churches in the greater San Jose metropolitan area of Costa Rica.  

 

With our local church, Iglesia Bautista Impacto Vida Nueva (Impact New Life Baptist Church), we are partnering with Institutos Bíblicos de América y el Caribe (IBAC /Biblical Institutes of the Americas and the Caribbean). IBAC is a ministry established by Dr. Jim Wilson (Th.M.; D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary).  In 2018, we would like to invite you into a partnership with the purpose of mobilizing the local church and equipping leaders in San Jose metropolitan area of Costa Rica.

 

DESCRIPTIVE OVERVIEW OF THE MINISTRY OF IBAC

The ministry of IBAC is an opportunity to equip pastors and church leaders in Central America through a long-term commitment and relationship and to provide biblical, theological, and pastoral training to Central American pastors/leaders who are in desperate need of such training, but who have little access to it.

 

Starting in February of 2018, we have had in classes over 50 pastors and church workers in the greater San Jose metropolitan area of Costa Rica through IBAC training. We are in the midst of offering 14 courses on biblical, theological, and pastoral training. Each course is taught in a one-week module, with 3 courses taught each year during the months of February, June, and October.

 

These courses are sponsored by churches who cover the materials and other costs

 

IBAC COURSES

  1. TO TRUST AND OBEY: RELIABILITY AND AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE

  2. READING THE BIBLE FOR UNDERSTANDING AND IMPACT  

  3. BIBLE STUDY METHODS AND PRINCIPLES OF INTERPRETATION

  4. OLD TESTAMENT OVERVIEW

  5. NEW TESTAMENT OVERVIEW

  6. THE DOCTRINE OF GOD

  7. THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

  8. THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

  9. THE DOCTRINE OF MAN and SIN

  10. THE DOCTRINE OF SALVATION

  11. PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING

  12. PREPARING BIBLICAL MESSAGES

  13. ECCLESIOLOGY AND PASTORAL THEOLOGY

  14. CHURCH HISTORY

 

In addition to these courses, our goals include establishing a pastoral fellowship and encouraging the local church to think missionally in responding to the Great Commission.

Would you be interested in helping financially with this project? If you believe the Lord would have you be part of this project, you may give online or by check.  Clicking the Donate button will take you to Push Pay through our home church.Under “Giving Type,” choose Grace Global Ministries. In NOTES, indicate the gift for “Pastors Training, Metropolitan San Jose, Costa Rica.”Checks should be written out to Grace Global Ministries, with a note “Pastors Training, Metropolitan San Jose, Costa Rica.” Please mail to Grace Global Ministries, PO Box 12, Cedarville, OH  45314.