Mission and Beginning

The Mission:  To train and empower Church Planters & Pastors who have chosen, despite trials and hardships to follow Jesus and lead on in the Kingdom of God.

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“Thrilled to be doing Kingdom business with  new friend and master church planter Thor Colberg!  Where he is going is not for the faint of heart.  Hope someday soon to have ice water flowing in my veins like him.”  Ray Noah, founder of Petros Network

Some 20 years ago a man named John Paul Jackson was praying over me and gave me a prophetic word from Isaiah 55:5.

It reads, ” Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for He has endowed you with splendor.”

Six years ago I began to walk that out with a trip to to South Sudan where I did two weeks of teaching and training of 70 some Church Planters.

Since then, I have been back to South Sudan many times and have trained over 2,500 in Ethiopia, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Ukraine, El Salvador, Mexico, and Costa Rica.  The stories and testimonies that come from these trainings are incredible.

The invitations keep coming. Seems to me that when you follow Jesus, He will take you places you never thought you would go and show you things you never thought you would see.

This ministry was birthed out of a desire and gift mix for training  church Planters and pastors.  Global Training Network gives me the financial oversight and accountability that I want.  In 2012 I took a pay cut at the Vineyard and hired an an assistant Pastor.   Organization structures were in flux and change happened so that the Vineyard would thrive while I developed and grew this ministry.   The stage was being set.  And, than God spoke again…

It’s around 11pm. Friday night, August 9, 2012. So I open my computer, and here’s this message from this UK Vineyard prophetic type guy for  me and the Vineyard North Charlotte  on my FB message board. He doesn’t know me and I don’t know him. And yet, he speaks this word from God that is so confirmational and so right on:

“Hi Thor I was looking at your church website and I believe the Lord gave me the following word for you. You are coming into a season as a church, and personally, of expansion.

 I see expansion of ministries, as well as ministerial opportunities for you (more travel abroad) It is a season of re-adjustment, staff and structural changes. You are a vine whose branches will climb over walls that once restrained you as a church. I also see a fresh move of the spirit in your midst… May God richly bless you.”              
 
Simply Jesus.  We are all about Jesus.  We aim to be Kingdom Bringers directed and empowered by the the Spirit of God.