Professor: Will Hesterberg (USA)
March 28, Monday (18:00 – 20:45) (Riga time)
March 31, Thursday (18:00 – 20:45)
April 1, Friday (18:00 – 20:45)
April 4, Monday (18:00 – 20:45)
April 7, Thursday (18:00 – 20:45)

Place: Every participant connects to online live lectures (Zoom) from their homes. Registered students will receive the link.
Language: English, with simultaneous translation channel in Russian and Latvian.


This course will first explore the Biblical foundation for pastoring.  Then we will consider how we can prepare ourselves for the work of pastoring which includes how God pastors us, how we should pastor ourselves first and then our families, and then our congregations.  We will also identify the many dangers, pitfalls, and minefields that pastors can face. Finally several insights from various pastoral books will be presented.


Rev. L. William Hesterberg, has served in pastoral ministry for 45 years as an Assistant Pastor, Church Planter, solo Pastor, Lead Pastor, and Interim Pastor in 2 churches.  He also served as Executive Director of ITEM and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of ITEM and Curriculum/Instructor Coordinator.  He and his wife Lori have been married for 45 years and have two grown and married children.  Together they began a Christian school in their county where Will currently serves as Chairman of the Board and chief fundraiser.


In English/Latvian: janis@brts.edu.lv (Riga);
In Russian: reformatspb@gmail.com (Saint Petersburg)


– The Shepherd Leader, Timothy Witmer.