Partner with Us at Year-End
Training Leaders International exists because 85% of pastors worldwide have little to no theological training and the impact on the global church can be devastating. We are attempting to meet this need in three ways:
- First, we provide modular training three times a year for three years, teaching pastors how to study the Bible and form expository sermons.
- Secondly, we send global partners around the world as administrators and theological teachers in schools.
- And third, in partnership with national leaders around the world, we are planting formal theological education institutions.
This year Training Leaders International sent 58 teams in 19 locations, training 700 leaders.
Ghirmay is an Eritrean pastor who now lives in Toronto. Our training helps him to disciple believers. Jawad shepherds an Iranian church filled with new believers. TLI training gave him theological moorings.
A group of pastors in a closed country secretly are being trained, some of the first pastors trained in their people group. One pastor thanked us for teaching him "gallons of truth." Another group in a closed country travel from city to city at night re-teaching what they have learned in our classes.
Last spring in Brazil we celebrated the first graduation of M.Div students at our first school plant! Our third school has opened in a region that is .05% Christian, providing training to pastors who carry scars on their backs from family members upset by their conversion.
In Ethiopia, we have over 80 pastors in two locations going through our training. These pastors are planting churches in Muslim dominated areas, in red-light districts, and in the farthest flung regions of the country. They have little to no pastoral training and yet are being equipped through TLI's training.
Our year-end need is $200,000.
We want to expand to 25 locations. We want to train 1,000 leaders. These new locations are in sensitive locations where pastors have no access to training. We also want to start training immigrant pastors in Western cities.
New sites often means translating our curriculum into a new language. We need help translating 3 courses into 3 languages so that the pastors we train can easily reproduce what they are learning.
Lastly, we need help expanding our offices. In 2014 we moved into our offices with 6 workstations. Today we have 19 and need 12 more this year!
Would you consider helping us in the last month of 2017? We have seen the fruit, we have seen the transformation, and we need your help as we press on to meet the needs of the 85% of pastors around the world who have no access to theological training.
Please support TLI's work sending teachers, training leaders, and strengthening the church around the world.