Pastoral Training Institute
Though there are hundreds of churches in the villages around New Hope, very few are having a significant impact on their communities. Most pastors and lay leaders have had little to no Biblical education, churches are mired in syncretism, and the Gospel is not understood in its fullness. New Hope Uganda’s Pastoral Training Institute (PTI) is geared to bring community transformation by impacting pastors and their families who, in turn, will impact their churches and communities.
PTI will help provide local pastors with a solid Biblical foundation. In addition, it will provide agricultural and animal husbandry training. This training is designed not only to equip pastors to sustain their families, but also as a way for churches to provide self-sustainable orphan care through the local church.
PTI brings local pastors and lay leaders to Kasana for one week (five weekdays) each month over a period of three years. This enables them to receive thorough training while continuing to lead their home congregations. Each participant demonstrates his commitment to the program by contributing a small amount towards the costs but otherwise all costs are covered through scholarships.
The initial PTI class of 12 began in March, 2010. As of May 14, these pastors and lay leaders have now completed three full weeks of training.
To donate to the Pastoral Training Institute click here: PTI donation