Pioneer Leaders Curriculum
Hard places are hard
Hardly anyone goes to hard places because, well … they’re hard. But someone’s gotta do it, right? We don’t fulfill the great commission without taking risks and walking by faith. We want a large percentage of our graduates to form teams and start new international or domestic Kingdom works or be bold early followers. That may sound intimidating … after all we’re doctors, not MBAs.
Trust or Bust
In reality probably 95% of it is trusting the Lord and relying on His provision. Our program has historically provided plenty of opportunity to trust the Lord through trials and tribulations. All residents have taken risks simply coming to our residency, not to mention moving into one of our neighborhoods and visiting our overseas teams. In short, so much of our residents' training to be a pioneering leader or follower comes from the daily discipleship process.
How the Curriculum Works
To augment this daily process, we have a planned Pioneer Leader Curriculum. It consists of monthly discussions led by influential and experienced Pioneer Leaders in their own right. Topics range from foundational theological discussions such as “Understanding Mission and Calling” to more sophisticated discussions on startup funds and governance. Additionally, we have incorporated 2 Launch rotations into the curriculum. The goals of the intern Launch week are for each resident to begin with the end in mind and to become receptive to how the Lord might use them, using the Word, prayer, and Godly counsel to that end. A mentor will be selected for each intern. The goal of the PGY3 launch block is to facilitate completion of each resident’s strategic plan.