A MODEL OF HOW OUR PROCESS WORKS

SELECTED

A potential leader is nominated by their leadership for admission into the Petros Network Leadership Training and Sponsorship Program. We receive candidates from over 65 partnering denominations and church communities.

As an example lets introduce you to a transformational community leader named Samuel. “Samuel is honored to be nominated by his denomination and church community for this great opportunity. He has been a Christian for 5 years and he feels a strong call upon his life to impact a rural village for good. Petros Network will enable him to do the work he feels God has placed upon his heart to do.”

SELECTED

A potential leader is nominated by their leadership for admission into the Petros Network Leadership Training and Sponsorship Program. We receive candidates from over 65 partnering denominations and church communities.

As an example lets introduce you to a transformational community leader named Samuel. “Samuel is honored to be nominated by his denomination and church community for this great opportunity. He has been a Christian for 5 years and he feels a strong call upon his life to impact a rural village for good. Petros Network will enable him to do the work he feels God has placed upon his heart to do.”


TRAINED & COMMISSIONED

After a potential leader has been nominated they are sent to their first Petros Network intensive training conference. At this event they receive intensive Bible and transformational leadership training from leading pastors and teachers from around the world. Transformational Community Leaders are then commissioned and assigned for up to three years in our sponsorship program into an unreached village.

“Next Samuel attends his first Petros Network intensive training. He has the opportunity to meet other like-minded fearless men and women. After hours of training and being interviewed by the Petros Network team he is commissioned as one of Petros Network’s Transformational Community Leaders.”

TRAINED & COMMISSIONED

After a potential leader has been nominated they are sent to their first Petros Network intensive training conference. At this event they receive intensive Bible and Transformational Leadership training from leading pastors and teachers from around the world. Transformational Community Leaders are then commissioned and assigned for up to three years in our sponsorship program into an unreached village.

“Next Samuel attends his first Petros Network intensive training. He has the opportunity to meet other like-minded fearless men and women. After hours of training and being interviewed by the Petros Network team he is commissioned as one of Petros Network’s Transformational Community Leaders.”


LAUNCHED

Transformational Community Leaders are launched into some the most remote, hard to reach places in the world; places where there is little or no infrastructure or resources. They live as men and women of peace, delivering the message of God’s love for people and unleashing community development through compassion and and care for the extreme poor.

“Samuel is then sent out with a three year stipend and the prayers & support of his sponsors. When asked why he wants to partner with Petros Network to share the Love of God and impact his community with compassion and care he said, “It’s simple. I am simply doing what Jesus did.I would give my life for this because Christ gave his life for me.”

LAUNCHED

Transformational Community Leaders are launched into some the most remote, hard to reach places in the world; places where there is little or no infrastructure or resources. They live as men and women of peace, caring for the poor and encouraging the oppressed as representatives of God’s great love.

“Samuel is then sent out with a three year stipend and the prayers & support of his sponsors. When asked why he wants to partner with Petros Network to share the Love of God and impact his community with compassion and care he said, “It’s simple. Jesus told us to go out and make disciples and that is what I am going to do. I would give my life for this because Christ gave his life for me.”


MENTORED

Transformational Community Leaders are divided into teams of 10-15 by geography. Each team is led by a field coordinator who offers support and encouragement on a regular basis. National offices provide supervision and continued mentoring in the field.

“Samuel does not go it alone. His area coordinators and other Transformational Community Leaders in the surrounding areas come together and are mentored and encouraged once a month.”

MENTORED

Transformational Community Leaders are divided into teams of 10-15 by geography. Each team is led by a field coordinator who offers support and encouragement on a regular basis. National offices provide supervision and continued mentoring in the field.

“Samuel does not go it alone. His area coordinators and other transformational leadership community leaders in the surrounding areas come together and are mentored and encouraged once a month.”


RECEIVES ONGOING TRAINING

Within the three year sponsorship, Transformational Community Leaders complete the Petros Network Training Certificate. This Certificate includes Transformational Leadership training, Bible basics, disciple making, doctrine and theology, spiritual enrichment, organizational development, vision casting, small business development for sustainability, and Redemptive Lift practices through compassion and care.

“Samuel attends a Petros Network Leadership Training twice a year over the course of a three year program. There he is spiritually fed and recharged for the next 6-months to impact and serve his community. He is encouraged by inspiring training and meeting together with other fearless men and women who share in his mission.”

RECEIVES ONGOING TRAINING

Within the three year sponsorship, Transformational Community Leaders complete the Petros Network Training Certificate. This Certificate includes Transformational Leadership training, Bible basics, disciple making, doctrine and theology, spiritual enrichment, organizational development, vision casting, and redemptive lift practices through compassion and care.

“Samuel attends a Petros Network Leadership Training twice a year over the course of a three year program. There he is spiritually fed and recharged every 6-months for frontline impact in his community. He is encouraged by inspiring training and meeting together with other fearless men and women who share in his mission.”


BECOMES A CONDUIT OF REDEMPTIVE LIFT

Transformational Community Leaders develop thriving faith communities that become the center of a community from which everyone benefits. We walk alongside and train Transformational Community Leaders to leverage their influence and resources to resolve community needs—empower women, protect children, educate out of poverty, feed families, improve health, provide clean water and build character through sports— so that all of life in that community improves. We call this community transformation “Redemptive Lift.”

“One of Petros Network’s core missional values is, the local church is the hope of the world. When Samuel establishes a faith community in an unreached village, ALL of life in the community benefits regardless of faith, gender, or tribe “

BECOMES A CONDUIT OF REDEMPTIVE LIFT

Thriving faith communities become the center of the local community from which everyone benefits. We walk alongside and train Transformational Community Leaders to leverage their influence and resources to resolve community needs—empower women, protect children, educate out of poverty, feed families, improve health, provide clean water and build character through sports— so that all of life in that community improves. We call this community transformation “Redemptive Lift.”

“One of Petros Network’s core missional values is, the local church is the hope of the world. When Samuel establishes a faith community in an unreached village, ALL of life in the community benefits regardless of faith, gender, or tribe. For just a little money there is massive impact. “


REPRODUCES 3+ FAITH COMMUNITIES

Transformational Community Leaders agree to launch in 3 to 5 villages following their initial commissioning. To date our Transformational Community Leaders have produced an average of two and a half faith communities during their initial three years in our program. These faith communities are established as thriving life-giving centers of HOPE.

“Samuel is on the move—delivering the message of God’s love in unreached communities and making leaders who reproduce still other leaders who will develop people and transform communities. Every village is unique. Sometimes Samuel has to be creative in his approach that best serves his community. From Samuel’s initial community cgroup he has gone on to plant 4 more thriving community groups.” 

REPRODUCES 3+ FAITH COMMUNITIES

Transformational Community Leaders agree to plant three to five additional faith communities following their initial commissioning. To date our community leaders have produced an average of two and a half faith communities during their initial three years in our program. These faith communities are thriving life-giving centers of hope.

“Samuel is on the move—sharing the unconditional love of God and planting faith communities among unreached people. All the while, reproducing other leaders who will develop people and in turn transform their communities. Every village is unique. Sometimes Samuel has to be creative in his approach and lead in a way that blesses his community. From Samuel’s initial community church plant he has gone on to plant 4 more thriving community groups.” 


FULLY SUSTAINABLE AFTER 3 YEARS

Within the three year sponsorship incubation period, Petros Network sets Transformational Community Leaders on a path to becoming self-sustaining and reproducing. They, and their churches, are then released and returned to the support of their denomination or governing body. Typically by the end of three years, faith communities planted reach the numerical and maturity standards required by their denomination to be considered a fully functioning church community.

“After the three years of training and mentorship, Samuel, is equipped to continue to lead in his village. He is also eligible for further education through an accredited Bible Diploma Program. Sponsorships are available to assist him in this next step.”

FULLY SUSTAINABLE AFTER 3 YEARS

Within the three year sponsorship incubation period, Petros Network sets these Transformational Community Leaders on a path to becoming self-sustaining and reproducing. They, and their faith communities, are then released and returned to the support of their denomination or governing body. Typically by the end of three years, planted faith communities reach the numerical and maturity standards required by their denomination to be considered a fully functioning church community.

“After the three years of training and mentorship, Samuel is equipped to continue to lead in his village. He is also eligible for further education through an accredited Bible Diploma Program. Sponsorships are available to assist him in this next step.”

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