TLI has received a $35,000 matching gift. This a big deal because this
project is meant to significantly increase the reach of TLI.
There are three
Objective One: Develop a
Pastor Support Program
would like to create a pastor support program that would allow individuals to
support the pastors we train at $45 a month.
This will cover our costs to train each pastor. This is not a subsistence living program, nor
does it cover all of each pastors cost for training. We believe that their church should put money
toward part of the cost as a way of showing that they value the training. The money will go toward writing, translating
and printing of the curriculum, translators on field, travel and housing costs
for teachers and pastors and the exploration
of new locations. Bottom line, this
allows people to personalize their giving to TLI, instead of just giving to a
general fund. There are three primary
costs to starting this program.
plan to put each pastor’s picture and bio on our website (unless in a sensitive
area) and allow people to sponsor them.
We must also develop a secure system where people can manage their
giving within TLI’s website. We have contracted with Taylor
Design Works to do this build out. The
owner is a member of Bethlehem Baptist and does all the graphic design for Desiring God
need funding for one staff member to oversee this project and spend time
Brochures and Printed
will need to create brochures for this and print them. This will give our new staff member something
to hand potential partners and explain the ministry of TLI and tell the stories
of the pastors we train.
Objective Two: Translation
pastor support program will support translation after this year. Until then, we need translators to translate
the first three classes of TLI’s material.
We need translations done in Farsi, Arabic, Telegu, Dzongkha, Romanian,
French and Albanian.
Objective Three: Travel to
Setup New Training Sites
have been invited by missionaries and local leaders to train pastors in
multiple locations around the world.
Before we partner with them we need to visit with them and have
face-to-face meetings. We intend on
visiting three locations in Southeast Asia, two in the Middle-East and four in
If you would like to give toward this project and have your gift matched dollar for dollar, go here. If you can't, please pray that people will be moved to give toward this match.
Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International. As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.