Over the last few years, we have trained hundreds of Pastors and Church Leaders across Honduras. However, there remain thousands of leaders, working in very remote regions of the country, who don’t have access to training. Last year, we got together with some of our graduates to try and reach these isolated leaders.
Following training in San Pedro Sula in September last year, we held a conference for some of our top graduates. You may remember me mentioning this at the time. The leaders at the conference were those with the greatest potential. Those most passionate about transforming their communities.
During this conference we addressed the question of how best to reach Church Leaders working in isolated parts of Central America. Those working without any training or support. We mentioned the costs and difficulties of carrying this out using our traditional model. In response, our leaders at the conference said, “Why are you trying to do all the work? Why not let us train those leaders for you?” And so began a new phase of Global Action’s leadership training in Honduras and Guatemala…’Training the Trainers’!
We are now training leaders, so that they can train other leaders! It is ‘Disciple Making’ in action. Through this new model we have been able to train many more leaders for the same costs. Since then, these leaders have started 13 additional courses in remote locations across Central America, where they have utilised our materials to train 267 leaders! As you can imagine, in October, when it came to graduation time for all these leaders there were huge celebrations at the ceremonies. Gloria Fernandez (national director in Honduras) was so excited to see what her graduates had accomplished in training so many other leaders. And the graduates who led the different training courses were so proud of their students’ achievements, especially seeing Church Leaders growing in vital ministry skills.
Click here to read about one of graduates who is now leading training in one of the most remote locations in Honduras, the jungles of La Mosquitia