If pastors become superintendents or bishops, they possess outstanding qualities. But a senior staff position in the church also requires many skills that are not a part of a theological education: Some of these skills include staff management, financial management, and project and strategy development.
We offer international training opportunities in various areas for our member churches: both church leadership and senior staff at the intermediate level. Special financial training sessions for treasurers, for example computer-assisted bookkeeping, are also available – everything to keep our churches on the path of professional development.
A first training course for nine bishops from Africa and Asia took place in the summer of 2010, and have been conducted every year since then. Alongside intensive seminar modules, there were also meetings with German church leaders.