Dave Guiles (left), executive director of Grace Brethren International Missions and Dr. Francois Ngoumape (right), head of the Bible schools and seminary in the Central African Republic, are making the rounds of U.S. Grace Brethren ministeriums to talk about the exciting opportunities and plans to expand pastoral training in the C.A.R. Here they are shown sharing with the Heartland district pastors this morning.
With 2,400 Grace Brethren churches and only 900 trained pastors, the C.A.R. has a critical need for more leadership training. A multi-pronged effort is underway to have Grace Brethren around the world link arms to support training in the C.A.R. by helping to build a new seminary in the capital city, by sponsoring pastors-in-training and their families, and by having qualified teachers provide short-term modular classes for African theology students.