First, Bobby was invited to participate in the First National Congress of Educators in Argentina. Christian educators from around Argentina converged in a beautiful touristic district of Cordaba to address the educational challenges that they are facing. Attendees ranged from Sunday school teachers to seminary professors. The Congress began by addressing the strained relationship between theological education and Christian education and the effect it is having upon our seminaries and local churches today. For two more days, the Congress grappled with issues like this.
Bobby presented several societal issues that should be considered when developing our educational programs and processes. For example, 91% of the people in Argentina live in cities and 2 out of every 3 people have access to and use the internet. Current realities like these challenge educators to adapt their methodologies to make sure that they are always doing their best to set-up their students for success in today’s world.
Through this time of teaching, reflection and discussion, this Congress confirmed their unique identity as Christian educators and designed a ten-year national education strategy plan to address the challenges that they are facing. The educators are now unified in purpose and committed to making great advances within the Kingdom of God as they return to their contexts and put their theories and tools to work.
While in Argentina, Bobby was also able to meet with the National and Regional Supervisors of Argentina. During this meeting they reaffirmed their commitment to plant 600 new churches by the year 2020. As part of this process, the leadership of Argentina appointed Armando Scevola as the National Coordinator of Church Planting and Revitalization en Argentina. He and Bobby will work closely during the next several years as they identify and train these 600 church planters.
Please remember to pray for Bobby and Brother Scevola as they prepare these 600 churchplanters. If you would like to be a part of what God is doing in Argentina and help sponsor one of the training workshops, please make a donation to our ministry.