Pastoral training and mentoring to grow sustainable leadership is provided through a three-year course at the Hub Churches.
The purpose of the course offered by Harvesters Bible School (a non-SETA accredited course) is to make an affordable yet valuable education accessible to mostly illiterate pastors who lack prior learning and access to pastoral training, by offering an occupational pastoral training course that focuses on equipping student pastors to become well-rounded pastors within the Harvesters Hub Church Planting Model (job-oriented-occupational course). NOTE: Because of their lack of prior learning, Student Pastors would not normally have access to pastoral training as they would not meet entrance requirements.
At Harvesters we understand that Pastoral Training is one of the greatest needs in the Missions World today. Bad teaching and even heresy are very real possibilities without proper training. Proper training is however not accessible or affordable for those who need it most. Harvesters offers a pastoral training opportunity to people who would normally not be able to overcome the manifold barriers such as language, illiteracy, lack of prior training, lack of finances, lack of accessibility, lack of infrastructure and many more.
Pastoral Training is spread over three years in six phases/semesters.
There are six semesters of training for student pastors within Harvesters Hub Church Model. Each semester utilizes a different manual (book). Each manual contains a semester’s worth of work through 25 lessons. One hundred and fifty lessons to complete all six semesters from Phase A – F. In addition, the Hub Leader Manual is taught and supplied to Hub Leaders during kick-off training.