Parakaleo is a ministry that trains, supports, and values women in Church planting. We create relational space for women to engage in a robust gospel that frees them to embrace and to live their truest identity. We normalise the confusing and often painful experiences of ministry, inviting women to entrust their lives to Jesus and to each other.

In partnership with Gospel City Network, Parakaleo Asia Pacific supports ministry-minded women through workshops, training intensives, local cohorts, virtual cohorts, and alongside coaching. We use practical, visual tools to make gospel theology easily accessible in moments of crisis and ministry challenges. These experiences equip women to speak the Gospel to their own hearts, and to come alongside other women in ministry.

 

Interested in joining a group offered by Parakaleo Asia Pacific? Send an email to events@gospelcitynetwork.com and we will get in touch with you!

Parakaleo Trainings

 

Small Groups
  • Christian ministry is often difficult and lonely work because of the boundary ambiguity within leadership. We assume that everyone is struggling with something and someone. Small groups are a safe, confidential space to process and practise gospel truths for your own heart alongside women who are outside of your shepherding circle.
  • Small groups are intentionally small — up to 6 participants plus 1 or 2 leaders. Each season of small groups consist of nine online sessions over 9-10 months. We understand that you are juggling a busy family and ministry schedule, so we meet only once a month for 2 hours. 
  • If you’re longing for gospel rest and refreshment outside of your work in church & ministry and would like to connect with other women over gospel conversations, we invite you to join a small group.

     

BASIC Intensive
  • Church leadership and ministry can be tough! So how do we women build gospel resilience as shepherds? All Parakaleo training builds off BASIC as a foundational course that helps us take the truth of the gospel to our own hearts. We use practical, visual tools to make gospel theology easily accessible in moments of crisis and ministry challenges.
  • BASIC Intensive retreats are usually in-person. In light of the covid pandemic, an online course is also held once or twice a year by Parakaleo Asia-Pacific, depending on response. Please contact us for more information.

     

Alongside Intensive
  • This training course is for women who lead peer-mentoring conversations and desire to point people to Jesus. Alongside Conversations will equip you with skills and tools for one-on-one gospel coaching to enhance your gospel fluency and gospel agility for conversations. NOTE: BASIC is a prerequisite for this training.
  • An online course is held once a year by Parakaleo Asia-Pacific. Please contact us for more information.

     

Group Facilitation Intensive
  • This training course is for women leaders who wish to create and nurture a gospel culture for small groups in their church and ministry. NOTE: BASIC is a prerequisite for this training.
  • An online course is held once a year by Parakaleo Asia-Pacific. Please contact us for more information.

     

Implementing Basic Cohort
  • The BASIC intensive is, well, very intense! This supplementary online course provides more time and additional content for you to process and practice the gospel tools you’ve learned within a virtual small group over 6 sessions. NOTE: BASIC is a prerequisite for this training.
  • Online courses are held several times a year by Parakaleo Asia-Pacific. Please contact us for more information.

To learn more about the ministry of Parakaleo, visit parakaleo.us.