First Women’s Pastor Retreat: Called to Be in Mongolia Mission

On Dec. 1-3, 2023, the Mongolia Mission (MM) under the leadership of the ministerial secretary, Pastor Bold Batshuk, organized the first women’s pastor training in its territory. This first meeting was provided to revive the mission spirit, realign procedures and to reevaluate church administration strategies. Nine women pastors participated in this special event; they shared experiences and received training in effective pastoral care for their local churches.  
Pastor Jonas Arrais, NSD ministerial secretary, highlighted the importance of “being called to be a pastor,” and reviewed Church Manual procedures as well as important chapters in the Minister’s Manual, allowing for discussion on pressing issues and ideas on how to lead as local churches face today’s challenges. Raquel Arrais, NSD ministerial associate presented the morning devotionals sharing key topics on spiritual growth and care. Pastor Bold offered important leadership insights for the daily work of a pastor.

The Mongolia Mission executive secretary, Adiyakhuu Oktiyabri, discussed strategies on church growth and reclaiming missing members, one of the biggest challenges the Mongolian church has faced after the pandemic. The treasury department shared guidelines, procedures and explanations on how the church operates financially.
Attendees left inspired and equipped with renewed energy to lead and nurture their congregations. This milestone gathering not only celebrated women in pastoral roles but also laid the foundation for future collaboration, fostering a supportive network that will undoubtedly help their ministries in their local churches.