Pastor and Church Leader Training

Pastor and Church Leader Training
Pastor and Church Leader Training
Pastor and Church Leader Training
  • From the beginning, HAFF's goal has been to equip local lay pastors and other church leaders to effectively teach and counsel from Scripture.
  • Few pastors in Haiti have formal theological training.
  • Local churches are generally led by individuals who have grown up in the community and naturally take over leadership as previous leaders leave their positions.
  • These lay pastors are self-supporting and often do not have sufficient time or money to gain formal training.
  • Pastor conferences at HAFF are scheduled when North American pastors are visiting and have prepared lessons to share with church leaders.
  • This intermittent program is offered throughout the year to a core group of some 40 lay and ordained pastors, with numbers at times rising to 100.
Pastor and Church Leader Training
Pastor and Church Leader Training
Pastor and Church Leader Training
  • Women, youth and other church leaders are occasionally invited to seminars led by North American lay leaders who provide similar seminars in their home churches.
  • Conferences in theology have focused on books of the Bible, Bible study and preaching methods and use of a Bible concordance (available in Haitian Creole).
  • Conferences in biblical counseling have offered training in trauma counseling, conflict resolution, spiritual warfare, sexual purity and marriage (with wives attending also).
  • Conferences last 1 to 4 days during a week and often include a noon meal with training in both morning and afternoon.
  • Church leaders may walk in from hours away as they greatly value these opportunities.
  • Recently, two North American pastors have committed to come twice a year for a few years to provide more continuity to the program.
If you are interested in visiting HAFF, or to see if your gift in leading seminars would fit with HAFF's current needs, please contact us.


Prayer Support

Ongoing prayer support is needed for...

  • HAFF's leaders to see clearly where God is working and to join Him in His work.
  • Those touched by HAFF's programs to see Christ in all we do.
  • Haitians and Americans to be able to disciple each other in Christ with humility and loving understanding.

Current Prayer Needs

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HAFF would not have the means to minister without the financial partnership of churches and individuals like you.

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