REVISED AND UPDATED: Re-Forma Outcomes available on Lighthouse Ministries Discipleship Bible School platform
Re-Forma is responding to the crisis of insufficiently trained church leadership. Founded on outcome- and impact-based assessment, Re-Forma provides recognised benchmarks for informal and nonformal biblically-based ministry. After all, the world desperately needs Christian leaders who know the Scripture and can effectively serve the church. For these servants, Re-Forma awards a certificate of global recognition, underwritten by the World Evangelical Alliance.
Studies show that over 90% of all pastors do not have a formal theological education. According to statistics, that equates to well over 2 million Protestant pastors worldwide. In addition, every year thousands of new Protestant churches are established, very often without a trained pastor or preacher. The biggest crisis facing the evangelical, global church today is the fact that most pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders are under-educated or not educated at all.
WHAT IS AN OUTCOME? IT IS SIMPLY A TASK THAT A PASTOR SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLETE IN TERMS OF HIS OR HER SPIRITUAL TRAINING.
SO HOW DOES THIS WORK? For those who are already serving as a pastor, you can complete the outcomes and forward Lighthouse Ministries your answers. Your outcomes (answers) will be assessed, and if approved, will be forwarded to Re-Forma for the issuing of the certificate (at a cost to the pastor). If Lighthouse Ministries notices a certain lack of understanding or training regarding the assessment, then Lighthouse Ministries will engage with the pastor on possible training in order to be equipped to fulfil the outcomes. Thus the assessment can lead to theoretical training and equipping.
If you are interested as a pastor to be assessed, then you need to download the Re-Forma outcomes document free of charge at Discipleship Bible School
Look out for the course that says Re Forma Pastoral Studies. You will find a document with the outcomes (thus tasks) that must be able to be completed by the student/pastor. You achieve the outcome by answering the corresponding question. Once all answers corresponding to the outcomes are answered, sent to [email protected] for an assessment. Once passed, your assessment will be forwarded to Re-Forma otherwise possible further training is an option.
Loaded on the same platform and under the same course, you will find plenty of study guides by Shepherds Global Classroom. They equip the body of Christ by providing curriculum for emerging Christian leaders around the world. Visit their site at Shepherds Global Classroom
Look at the study guides but YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THEIR ASSIGNMENTS. YOU CAN SIMPLY USE THE STUDY GUIDE TO LEARN AND TO BE EMPOWERED.
You can also visit Re-Forma Global Useful Links for further study help.
Lighthouse Ministries will also be available to help where the student/pastor needs help in terms of an outcome. Contact us as [email protected]
IT SHOULD BE ALSO STRESSED, LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRIES ENCOURAGES PASTORS TO ALSO ENROL FOR THE DISCIPLESHIP LEVEL ONE SUBJECT, CONSISTING OF SIX MODULES. THIS PROVIDES FUNDEMENTAL TRAINING OF WHAT IS MEANS TO BE A DISCIPLE OF GOD. THIS SUBJECT IS FREE OF CHARGE AND IS ON THE SAME PLATFORM AS THE RE FORMA OUTCOME. THE SUBJECT REQUIRES ASSESSEMENTS TO ALSO BE DONE.
Take note, all those who complete the Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies with Lighthouse Ministries will also be completing these outcomes.
Again, the Re-Forma outcomes are available free of charge to any provider wanting its students to qualify for the Re-Forma Certificate, which is underwritten by the World Evangelical Alliance. Students thus need to show that they have successfully demonstrated all the outcomes before being awarded the Certificate. Please note that this not an accredited programme, but the Certificate provides an international standard for non- formal/informal training.
The awarding of the Certificate will cost a nominal administration fee of $5US per student, plus postage and packaging, Kindly note that no certificates will be issued without prior payment.