"Not that we lord it over your faith,
but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm."
2 Corinthians 1:24
We collaborate with regional facilitators to serve national workers. This helps us navigate language and cultural differences so we can strengthen stewards for faithful administration. We also help them set up or grow a local peer accountability group (PAG, aka "Trust Partners").
What is PAG?
It's a group of ministries that hold each other accountable to follow standards of responsible stewardship – the ECFA standards, for example – and verify compliance to grow trust. Out of ten existing PAG, we have helped set up seven of them (Australia, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Philippines, and South Korea) and counting.
We urge national workers to join the PAG that has been formed to serve churches and ministries in their country. If a PAG does not exist where they are, GTP will help them set one up using these steps.
- Pray for workers.
- Have a conversation with trusted pastors, ministry administrators, accountants, lawyers, and other professionals ("coalition of the willing").
- Read the Lausanne standards and standards from other peer accountability groups.
- Talk about needs of the context.
- Build a coalition of founding members.
- Draft standards and a compliance checklist.
- Appoint credentialed volunteers to serve on accreditation teams.
- Accredit organizations and affix a seal.
- Urge others to join.
- Apply for $10,000 matching grant from GTP to build capacity.
Click here to view and download the "How to Start a PAG" infographic.
WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS
10 peer accountability groups
12 regional facilitators in the 12 regions of the Lausanne Movement
The Fellowship of Trust Partners
Click on the logos of the different peer accountability groups to visit their websites, to read their standards, and to find accredited organizations to support with confidence in the respective countries.