Pais exists to spark a Global movement where the Saints primary concern is the Kingdom of God and are equipped to advance it in their world. We do this by equipping them in three distinctive approaches to Mission, Discipleship and Study in the 3 Elements of Youth & Schools, Churches and Business.
Established in 1992, The Pais Project bridges the gap between schools and churches. With offices on four continents it trains, equips, mentors and resources Youth Pastors plus offers a Free Apprenticeship in Youth & Campus Leadership. Pais places full-time teams in churches long-term making missionaries of the young people & serving local schools.
Fully launched in 2012, The Pais Collective equips, trains, mentors and resources church leaderships in the Pais three distinctives. The Collective also offers a FREE full and part-time Apprenticeship in Church Ministry as well as helping partnering Churches both re-purpose and plant new congregations.
Still in its formative stages, The Pais Venture is currently working with other agencies to discover new ways of equipping business leaders to use their organizations to effectively advance the Kingdom of God in their community. We are also using the 3 Pais Distinctives to train the Saints in Faith Integration at work.
Do we need to re-think our mission strategies? For instance, are we really equipping the saints for works of service or simply encouraging the saints to populate our meetings? Is the Kingdom being advanced or merely maintained? At Pais, we have come to the conclusion that we do not need a new kind of program but a new kind of person but what does that look like?
Do we need to re-structure our discipleship programs? In particular, are we serious about the need to exemplify how Jesus did what He did or do we prefer to simply tell stories about it? Is the Kingdom flowing or has it stagnated? At Pais we do not desire another accountability session to protect us from sin, but a mentor to take us on their journey. Great idea, but how could a community do that?
Do we need to re-equip our study groups? For example, have we offered the saints the creative tools they need to share new truths or just sent them on a guilt trip for not doing their duty? Is the Kingdom being discovered outside the church or just reiterated inside it? At Pais we understand the power of teaching people how to think, not simply what to think. It’s exciting, but is it plausible?