A Typical American Pastor
I’m a typical American pastor. In an average week, I pray, study the Bible and write a sermon for Sunday. I meet and work with church leaders and members. I get together with a few guys or with a group of young adults. I respond to questions by email and phone. I may ZOOM with an engaged couple or lead a funeral.
And I use A LOT of ministry resources – study Bibles, lexicons, commentaries, websites, Bible apps, Google Drive and wireless printers. The typical American pastor has all these resources at his fingertips. I can’t imagine trying to pastor effectively without them. Could you do your job well without good resources?
Lack of Training and Few Resources
The typical Haitian pastor faces very different circumstances. Church leaders in Haiti and other developing nations suffer from two serious deprivations. They lack access to ministry training, and they lack good resources. We are committed to doing something about that!
Our ministry, Partnership of Pastors International, provides ministry resources, and – importantly – we train church leaders to use them well. The Thompson Chain Reference Bible (in French) is the foundational resource we train to and provide to every church leader completing our courses. At each training conference, we also provide Creole Bibles, church/theology books, gospel tracts and other ministry tools, such as the Evangicube. Your giving helps us provide Bibles and other ministry resources to church leaders in Haiti. DONATE HERE
God-Pleasing Worship Book
I’m excited about a new resource that we will give to over 300 Haitian pastors in 2021. The book, God-Pleasing Worship, is based on my friend, Joe Talone’s, excellent sermon series. Joe gave me permission to edit this message series for print not long before he unexpectedly went home to Heaven last May. Joe loved Haiti and served there many times with his church. This resource will continue Joe’s legacy of building up the church in Haiti.
Next Conference in February
In February, Lord willing, we will train 110 church leaders in a new city in Haiti. Gonaives is a city of over 300,000 people, situated on the west coast of the country. We are working hard on the details of this conference. Will you pray for us as we prepare for this next training conference?
His Greatest Gift
Rena and I look forward to celebrating our Savior’s birth with our kids in Memphis this year. We pray for His joy and peace to fill your hearts and holidays, too. Let’s thank our Father for His greatest gift – the gift of His Son. We are thankful for each of you!