•  The Great Commission will not be fulfilled without the effective equipping of pastoral leaders.
  •  Qualified pastoral leadership is critical to the health of the Church locally and globally.
  •  Biblical character, knowledge and skill form the core components of effective pastoral ministry in any congregation.
  •  Cooperation reflects the Body of Christ, maximising human and financial resourses.
  •  Non-formal education of pastors is the best way to meet the urgent need in the world's weaker economies.
  •  Training local pastoral leaders to equip the saints is the better way of doing missions in today's world.