FAQ

"Pastoral health affects church health; Church health affects societal health"
Ramesh Richard
General

Answer : The purpose of the Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors II (GProCongress II) is to build on the momentum of GProCongress I (Bangkok 2016) by propelling the faster delivery of better training for more pastors at lower costs, especially where Christ’s Church is growing. This unique and historic GProCongress II is a major part of a human capital campaign towards faster delivery of better training for more pastors at lower cost worldwide. The Congress is built on the belief that pastoral health is systemically enhanced by better delivery of more pastor training with coordinated follow-up. Healthy pastors lead healthier churches, and healthier churches are more able to reach their communities for Christ. GProCongress II shifts the focus from increasing the number of pastoral leaders better trained to multiplying the quantity and quality of trainers of pastors.  This specialized gathering will fulfill its purpose by providing opportunities to Build Community, Explore Opportunity, Discover Resources and Exchange Encouragement.  For more information, please click here. 

Answer : November 12-17, 2023, D.V.

Answer : The GProCongress II will take place at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama Hotel outside of Panama City, Panama.  Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Playa Bonita Panama is a picturesque location offering room views of the sea or the jungle. It boasts 67,000-plus square feet of meeting space conveniently located on the lobby and mezzanine levels. For more information, click here.

Answer : Hospitality and centrality are two hallmarks of Panama City. The country of Panama is located in the heart of Latin America and the Caribbean, making it easily accessible thanks to its international airport, Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen Panamá/Tocumen Panama International (PTY). Panama offers affordable conference facilities with all the necessary technological amenities and a history of successfully hosting international events.
Host, Convener and Participants

Answer : The host and organizer of the GProCongress II is RREACH (Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health). For the history of RREACH’s pastor training efforts, click here. 

Answer : The convener is Dr. Ramesh Richard, founder and president of RREACH. He is a theologian-evangelist, philosopher-expositor and educator-author. Dr. Richard holds a ThD (in Systematic Theology) from Dallas Theological Seminary and PhD (in Philosophy) from the University of Delhi. He serves as Professor of Global Theological Engagement and Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. For a complete bio, click here.

Answer : RREACH envisions up to 1,000 trainers of pastors attending the Global Proclamation Congress II. This historic event hopes to gather the most effective trainers of pastors ministering from all over the world.

Answer : Nonformal pastor trainers, formal theological educators, and informal personal mentors will be connected, united, and strengthened within and across training streams, emphases, and geographies.

Answer : Please follow updates on our website at www.GProCongress.org
Registration

Answer : To register, visit here.

Answer : All registrants must be 18 years of age by January 1, 2022. Therefore, no one born after January 1, 2004, is eligible to attend the GProCongress II as a participant. While the goal is for one half of participants to be under 50 years of age, there is no upper-age restriction to attend the GProCongress II.

Answer : Online registration is available in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese. 

Answer : It is possible your secure session timed out. To ensure maximum efficiency for your registration, please complete the process as quickly as is reasonable so that your session does not “time out.” Once you complete your registration, you will receive an email confirmation from GProCongress II.

Answer : Please send an email to us here describing the problem. If possible, also include a screenshot or screen capture of any error messages to help us pinpoint the cause and provide a solution. Be sure to include your name, the date you applied, and any other information that might be helpful.

Answer : To see a list of prices per country, please click here. The registration fee includes: a. 6-day admission to all programs and events  b. Twin-sharing accommodation (you will be assigned a room with a fellow GProCongress II delegate) c. Transportation between airport and hotel/venue d. GProCongress II materials e. All meals

Answer : Please contact us here for more information. 
Registration Payment

Answer : Payment may be made via credit card, wire transfer or Paypal. 

Answer : All registration payments must be made in U.S. dollars.

Answer : RREACH is unable to subsidize as the total cost for each delegate exceeds registration costs. 

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RREACH is unable to provide further discounts as the total cost for each delegate exceeds registration costs.

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Delegates are strongly encouraged to participate for the whole duration of the GProCongress II. If that is not possible, you may come for a daily rate (rate coming soon). Full details on what the day pass does and does not include coming soon. 

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There will be no refund for any registration fees paid.

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In order to secure early-bird pricing, you must pay 20% of the total registration fee by May 31, 2023, and the rest of August 1, 2023. Regular registration prices will be due after this time. For pricing, please see here

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Spouses may participate as delegates if they are actively involved in pastor training or are pastor training aspirants.

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All attendees will document proven pastor training experience and connections to their respective organizations or denominations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Therefore, no attendee may bring guests, including family members, who do not meet the critical criteria. 

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All GProCongress II materials will be provided on the first day of the Congress. 

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Please contact us here for more information.  
Lodging

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No, all registered delegates of the GProCongress II will have lodging provided for them. 

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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama Hotel is the designated host for both accommodation and all GProCongress II-related events. 

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No. GProCongress II organizers will do their best to honor roommate requests. The best way to ensure you are placed with your requested roommate is for that delegate to also request you as his/her roommate.

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Room assignment is on a first come, first served basis. Delegates will be assigned a roommate of the same gender by GProCongress II administrators.

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Yes, once accepted, a delegate may indicate in their registration that they’d like to pay an additional $400.00 USD for a single room. Please note that single rooms are subject to availability. 

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It is not mandatory to stay at the arranged GProCongress II hotel, but because lodging is provided by the GProCongress II organizers, opting not to stay in GProCongress II accommodation will not lower your registration fee. Also, please note that you will be responsible for your transportation to and from the Westin Playa Bonita Panama Hotel for all Congress events. Please alert GProCongress II organizers of your plans by contacting us here.

Answer : Free private parking is possible for those staying at the hotel for the Congress. Please call the hotel in advance to make arrangements (+507 304-6600).

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The voltage in Panama is 110.

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Please contact us here for more information.
Travel

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Information to be made available soon.

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Information to be made available soon. 

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A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers 1 year of age and older coming from or who are in airport transit for more than 12 hours within a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission and from countries with an active Yellow Fever outbreak.
The vaccination requirement is imposed by this country for protection against Yellow Fever since the principal mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is present in its territory. Go here for a complete list of countries and information on the required vaccine documentation you must have with you to enter Panama. 
Please check with your country’s embassy for COVID vaccination requirements. 

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RREACH is unable to offer financial assistance for travel.

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The GProCongress II will provide airport pickup and dropoff to and from The Westin Playa Bonita Panama hotel. Please note that the hotel is the host for both GProCongress II lodging and all GProCongress II events. All non-GProCongress II related travel will have to be arranged and paid for by the participants themselves.

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Information coming soon.

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Please contact us here for more information. 
At the GProCongress II

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We recommend formal attire for the opening and closing ceremonies and smart casual for the rest of the program sessions. While most of the convention center is air-conditioned, Panama City is warm and humid year round with a rainy season that runs May through November. Please pack accordingly.

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Yes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided daily for all delegates at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama Hotel during the GProCongress II.

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Unfortunately, Congress organizers can’t guarantee an alternative will be available for you. We encourage you to contact the hotel (+507 304-6600) prior to your arrival to make individual arrangements at your own cost. Those with severe food allergies should plan to bring their own food. 

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The local currency is the U.S. dollar. It is recommended to carry U.S. currency with you. 

Answer : Further information on currency exchange services to be provided soon. 

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No. Only registered delegates with badges will be allowed into GProCongress II-related activities and venues.

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The GProCongress II will be held in English, however, interpretation will be made available in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

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Please contact us here for more information.

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Please contact us here for more information.