Our world is on the move. The gospel is advancing as diaspora Christians spread God’s Word wherever they go. TLI has a vision to strengthen immigrant churches in the United States by equipping their leaders for ministry.
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
Local Church-Based Training.
Many diaspora pastors are bi-vocational or lack opportunities to travel for personal growth and skill development. We provide access for this through the local church. Our training is conducted sequentially in two-day workshop modules spread over two or three years. This way diaspora pastors can explore texts of Scripture together and be equipped without disrupting their normal ministry rhythms or responsibilities.
Practical Preaching Workshops.
Our workshops encourage participation and provide opportunities for dialogue. Lessons alternate between exploring the Scriptures in groups and equipping by a facilitator. We don’t aim to download information in lectures but seek the synergy and mutual blessing of learning from one another. Each workshop is designed for a cohort of 10–15 pastors. This promotes a dynamic atmosphere in which listening, sharing, fellowship, and communal practice are essential parts of the learning process. Participants experience how to understand and communicate select passages within each major type of writing in Scripture.
OUR SHARED MISSION
Relationships for Gospel Partnership.
More than just equip diaspora pastors, we want to foster intentional and ongoing relationships among church leaders for mutual encouragement centered around the study of God’s Word. Our ultimate goal is to bring together churches from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to partner for the sake of gospel mission in their communities and around the world — all to the glory of God.