ABOUT TLI

What We Do

Training Leaders International exists to establish and strengthen local churches and their leaders around the world. The growing gap in theological education leaves the global church susceptible to false teaching, decay, and collapse. We offer solid training that is culturally appropriate, effective, and reproducible.

85%

Around the world, there are 2.2 million evangelical churches. 85% are led by pastors with no formal theological training.

5 million

The estimated number of pastors in the 10/40 window with no access to any kind of formal biblical training.

10%

If every Christian training institute in the world operated at 120% capacity, less than 10% of the unequipped leaders would be trained.

174,000

Every day, 174,000 people become Christians. Every year, 50,000 new churches open their doors.

Throughout the world, there are millions of pastors who are doing the difficult work of leading the church with little to no theological training. A growing gap in theological education leaves the global church susceptible to false teaching, decay, and collapse. Without solid discipleship, training, and leadership, the church falters. False teaching leads the people astray, new Christians never move beyond spiritual milk to solid food, and the church becomes immature, weak, and barren. Training Leaders International intends to play a unique role in addressing this problem.

Training Leaders International mentors and sends pastors, seminary professors, and graduate students to bring theological education around the world through modular training, long-term sending to seminaries and international churches, and school planting.

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Modular Training

We send teachers on recurring short-term trips to train church leaders around the world in non-formal and formal school settings.

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Long-Term Sending

Our global partners serve as administrators, professors, and teachers in international churches and schools around the world.

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School Planting

In conjunction with local churches and missionaries, we plant new seminaries to meet specific needs of the church or area.

WHAT WE DO

Modular Training

We send teachers on short-term trips to train church leaders around the world. We teach pastors in non-formal settings using a 3-year TLI curriculum or in formal school settings at Christian universities and colleges.

WHAT WE DO

Long-Term Sending

Long-term commitments have developed from our short-term trips. Our global partners serve as administrators, professors, teachers, and pastors. TLI helps prepare them for teaching cross-culturally and provides mentors.

WHAT WE DO

School Planting

The schools that we help start are committed to academic excellence and hands on mentoring. All of our schools are started in conjunction with local church leaders and missionaries on the field.

1,000

This year over 1,000 leaders are taking part in training, potentially impacting 100,000 people through their ministry.

65

Number of teams sent to 25 locations.

3

In partnership with national leaders, we have planted 3 degree-granting schools that train pastors.

250

Number of pastors and teachers we need to send this year on short-term teams.