Fifty-one students attended a recent module in Bogota, Colombia on Pastoral Counseling. Pastor Oscar Arocha of La Iglesia Bautista de la Gracia of Santiago, Dominican Republic served as the course lecturer. The students deeply appreciated Pastor Arocha's method of teaching as well as his knowledge and experience of the topic. Plenty of time was given for questions and answers, for which the students were grateful. They also had ample opportunity for fellowship with one another (see photos below).
We believe the combination of solid biblical teaching and of opportunities for interaction among the students is proving productive in the lives and ministries of these men. Minds are being sharpened, ministries are being reformed, and networks are being formed. Our prayer is that these modules may contribute toward the advance of God's kingdom in Colombia and throughout Latin America.
This completed the 6th of 14 planned modules. We hope to continue offering at least 4 modules a year so that we may complete the program in 2014. The costs for each module vary from $4000 to $5000, of which the Colombian pastors cover roughly half. If you or your church would like to make a contribution towards one or more of these modules, please email Pastor Robert Briggs, the chairman of RBS International. He'd be happy to provide you with more information.