More than 90% of evangelical pastors in the world do not have a formal qualification, says Dr Reuben van Rensburg, the director of Re-Forma, a programme that was developed “to address this crisis” by providing a global standard for non-formal ministry training.
“We asked experts from around the world: ‘What does a pastor need to be able to know, do and be?’ and the answers led to the development of 35 outcomes. “Students who can demonstrate these outcomes earn a certificate underwritten by the World Evangelical Alliance.
“Already 842 groups have enrolled in 69 countries and the programme, which is free, is available in 21 languages. There is also an online version [see www.re-forma.global] for individual students,” said the former principal of the SA Theological Seminary (SATS).
Watch the video below in which Van Rensburg explains Re-Forma.