Joshua Center seeks to build ‘leaders of integrity’
Intern, The Corydon Democrat
A vision that began back in 2008 became a reality eight years later when The Joshua Center opened in downtown Corydon.
The ministry of Pfrimmer’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located east of Corydon, opened the center looking for those wanting to answer God’s call. The goal is to train leaders of integrity and Godly principles for both the church and the community.
The staff and leaders of The Joshua Center were full of hope as to what they can accomplish.
“We believe that this Joshua Center, out of Harrison county, will impact the nation,” the Rev. Tim Johnson, pastor at Pfrimmer’s Chapel and a Joshua Center instructor, said.
According to its website, Joshua Center offers a three-year curriculum that comes with a certificate of completion at the end of each year.
Curriculum themes are Leadership (2017), Proclamation and Propheys (2018) and Holy Spirit and Holy Trinity (2019).
Kara Bussabarger, the first person called out of Pfrimmer’s Chapel in it 200-year history into full-time ministry within the United Methodis Church, spoke at Friday’s ribbon-cutting. “I fully believe world changers will be made here,” said Bussabarger who is now in her fourth year as pastor at Grand Avenue UMC in Connersville.
The curriculum will involve mostly off-site training but will offer on-site training as well. According to the website, on-site classes will be offered once each quarter, on a Saturderday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional training will be included with registration through bi-weekly videos and podcasts, reading assignments and short exams.
Gary Schaar, superintendent of the Indiana United Methodist Conference, believes The Joshua Center could have a positive impact on Corydon. “Here in this room, the influence, the Word and the lessons of the Bible are being brought into downtown Corydon in a very special way,” Schaar said.
For more information, about The Joshua Center, visit its website, www.thejoshuacenter.org, call 812-972-3222 or 812-614-9093 or visit the center at 405 N. Capitol Ave., Suite 102b.