pakistan / asia

Spiritual Climate

Pakistan’s arid and mountainous regions mirror the spiritual climate in which followers of Christ must live. The country is governed both by secular as well as religious laws. While the secular laws ensure freedom of worship and religion, the religious laws are very strict, including mandating the death penalty to anyone who speaks against the prophet Mohammad, or defiles the Quran. In such an oppressive society, however, there is great spiritual hunger and many people are happy to talk about spiritual things and to receive materials about Christ and the Bible.

Ground-Level Perspectives

Prayer movements within Pakistan – and for Pakistan from abroad – have quickly multiplied and grown. Thousands intercede for breaking events, emerging needs and long-standing challenges. A troubled land such as Pakistan surely stands in need of prayer.
— Operation World

An atmosphere of intimidation and fear pervades the lives of Christians and other minorities. Although sharing the gospel is legal, few Christians try to do so with the majority community due to fear of violent repercussions. Christians’ prevailing negative attitudes towards the majority community must also be overcome.
— Operation World

More about Pakistan

A Couple Raw Facts


Literacy Illustration

The literacy rate is officially 56%, but a more realistic estimate is 25-45%, depending on socio-economic and religious group.

Persecution Illustration

Persecution and violence are reality for many Christians and for others. Frequently, churches are vandalized or destroyed and people are beaten, murdered, abducted, raped or forced to convert. Police are usually either cowed by or complicit with the fanatics and mobs, and reparation or justice is often not attained.

 

History & Future

Entered
1954

WorldVenture History in Pakistan

The doors to Pakistan opened for WorldVenture as the doors to India were closing. In November 1954, Ralph and Polly Brown entered as the first WorldVenture Christian workers in Pakistan. Ministries in the past have been Medical, personal outreach, radio, literature production and correspondence courses.

Today &
Tomorrow

Pakistan Team Goals

While the progress in the work has been encouraging, many obstacles remain. Christian workers face visa restrictions, health hazards, and various pressures from a lack of law and order. In spite of these serious obstacles, people are coming to faith in Christ and growing in Him.

5 Global
Objectives

WorldVenture Global Objectives

  1. Evangelizing the Peoples of the World
    • Relationships being cultivated with non-believers
    • Decisions to follow Christ
    • Believers baptized
    • People engaged in intentional discipleship
    • Bible verses translated and Christian resources created or translated
  2. Extending Grace
    • People helped through development assistance
    • People provided with medical and health assistance
    • People helped toward justice who are in illegal, immoral, dangerous, exploited circumstances
    • People helped directly through disaster relief
  3. Establishing Churches
    • New churches established
    • Daughter churches established
  4. Equipping Leaders
    • Leaders being trained for ministry through formal contexts
    • Leaders being trained for ministry through non-formal contexts
    • TCKs (third culture kids) being equipped
    • 360º leaders being equipped
  5. Encouraging Mission Movements
    • National Christians preparing to become cross-cultural missionaries
    • National churches engaged in cross-cultural missions
    • National church groups engaged in cross-cultural missions

Living Here

 

FOOD & HOUSING


COMMUNITY


 

WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT


 

LANGUAGE & CULTURE



Local News

The following is a live news feed mirrored from an independent news service, and offers a current stream of headlines coming out of the country. WorldVenture does not control headlines, but only "mirrors" them from other websites.

pakistan source:bbc - Google News
Pakistan holds first 4G mobile network auction - BBC News

BBC News

Pakistan holds first 4G mobile network auction
BBC News
Pakistan plans to hold its first auction for 3G and 4G mobile phone networks on Wednesday. The government could raise more than $1bn (£595m) from the auction, which is also expected to provide a boost to the economy and create tens of thousands of new ...


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:19:34 PM

Pakistan's Geo 'should be shut' for Hamid Mir attack coverage - BBC News

BBC News

Pakistan's Geo 'should be shut' for Hamid Mir attack coverage
BBC News
While the shooting was a violent reminder of the dangers Pakistani journalists face on a daily basis, the aftermath also highlighted problems with the standards of the country's media, the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Islamabad says. The Geo management has not ...


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:47:52 AM

Hamid Mir wounded in Pakistan gun attack - BBC News

BBC News

Hamid Mir wounded in Pakistan gun attack
BBC News
Mr Mir's brother, a leading investigative journalist, has accused the country's intelligence agency, the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), of orchestrating the attack, reports the BBC's Shahzeb Jillani, in Karachi. According to his brother, Mr Mir had ...


Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:38:04 PM

Junaid Khan: Lancashire re-sign Pakistan seamer - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Junaid Khan: Lancashire re-sign Pakistan seamer
BBC Sport
... New Zealand international Mitchell McClenaghan was part of the squad. "Junaid has matured as an international cricketer of note," added Watkinson in at interview with BBC Radio Lancashire. "He's had interest from other counties, but his heart is ...


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:24:27 AM

My Day: Pakistani station master - BBC News

BBC News

My Day: Pakistani station master
BBC News
Shaukat Mehmood Hashmi works as the station master in an isolated part of north-western Pakistan. He says they get by with ancient technology - and hope for a bright future as a tourist attraction. I was born in Mianwali district but live in Attock ...


Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:55:44 PM

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Opportunities

Opportunity TitleMinimum StayMaximum StayWorld AreaCountryOppSummaryOppResponsibilitiesOppRequirementsOppID
Medical Doctor (Family Practice, Internist)2 WeeksLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world! Length of service is 2 weeks to a lifetime.Assess and treat patients in the outpatient department, inpatient department; share night call, perform or assist in surgery and difficult deliveries.Female. Current medical license. Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, having solid prayer support base, flexible person willing to work long hours will do best. 972
CPM Discipler / Trainer4 YearsLifetimeAsiaPakistanTo disciple and develop leadership towards the goal of establishing a CPM among the majority community in Sindh province.Start by learning the local language and culture. Focus on discipleship and training within a team context.Theological degree. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to persevere. Leadership gifts. Good understanding of Islam.979
Church Developer4 YearsLifetimeAsiaPakistanAssist the Christian community in Sindh in training new leadership and imparting a vision for work among the majority community.Work directly with the established churches. Develop and work with church leaders. Work with churches giving teaching in all areas of Christian growth with a focus on reaching out to the majority community. Administrative duties.Male. Married. Bible school or seminary graduate; pastoral or church planting experience necessary. Should have previous experience in Pakistan and be well-acquainted with the context and needs of the church here.1135
MK / International School Faculty & Staff1 YearLifetimeAsiaPakistanJoin the Murree Christian School staff in the development of each student's spiritual, academic, social and physical growth. Openings: Director (urgent); Grades 4-12: Korean Support, School Chaplain/Counselor; Grades 7-12: Senior Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, AP Level), Junior History, ESL, PE/Heath Ed, German, Christian Studies; Boarding Parents: Elementary House Parent, Boarding Assistants for 1 year (college students taking a gap year). See website for more information: www.mcs.org.pk 2 years teaching experience preferred. Committed, dynamic, experienced, creative and highly motivated. Ability to work in partnership. Excellent classroom/boarding practice with high expectations of learning and behavior. The personality and skills to motivate and inspire others. Good organizational skills. Personal Christian commitment with an evangelical outlook. Due to Visa processing time, staff must be through application process 4 months before starting date.1137
Media Developer4 YearsLifetimeAsiaPakistanAssist the local believers and C.P. workers in producing new resources by locating funds, encouraging and working alongside those ministering in the Sindh.Write new material and facilitate the development of media resources, which will support the work in seeing a growing movement of establishing house churches. This will include the production of print, audio and video resources in the Sindhi language for the purposes of evangelism, discipleship and worship. The position will also include overseeing production and maintaining a suitable inventory. Research needs, ascertain correct resource to be developed, oversee production and maintain inventory.Male with a Bachelor degree, preferably with some computer graphics, printing or writing experience.1414
Health Care Ministries CEO4 YearsLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe CEO has overall responsibility of the administrative and spiritual leadership of the Health Care Ministries (HCM). He/she is accountable for planning, organizing and directing the HCM to ensure that the vision and ministry direction of the HCM is fulfilled, that quality patient care is provided, and that the financial and moral integrity of the HCM is maintained.Lead and cast vision for the HCM. Establish and maintain an Advisory Committee approved by the ICF Management Board (MB). Supervise the functions of the Christian Ministries Director, Community Development Director, Administrator, Nursing Director, and Medical Director. Recommend to ICF (B) standards, policies and procedures, monitor them and ensure compliance among staff. Coordinate recruiting efforts for needed national and expatriate staff. Seek overseas funding for approved HCM projects.Health care background (MD/MBBS/Nursing/paramedical qualification/healthcare administration) with professional training in management (MBA preferred). Minimum of five years administrative responsibility in a health facility or organization with proven leadership and administrative ability. Training in personnel management desirable. Culturally and socially sensitive with good communication, interpersonal, analytical, and teaching skills. Be in agreement with and supportive of the other ministries of ICF (B). 1526
Registered Nurse1 MonthLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world!! Length of service is 1 month to a lifetime.To work alongside the national nursing staff providing nursing care for patients admitted to the hospital. To assist the Nursing Director in the training of nurse aides, as well as helping to upgrade the nursing skills of the national midwives and nurses. To develop relationships with the nurses, patients, and their relatives and share your faith.Female. Current RN license and at least one year’s experience if coming for more than one month.1558
Midwife - Urgent Need!2 WeeksLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world! Length of service is 2 weeks to a lifetime.Assess and treat patients in outpatient and inpatient settings; share night call. Assist the Nursing Director in the training of nurse aides, as well as helping to upgrade the nursing skills of the national midwives and nurses. To develop relationships with the nurses, patients, and their relatives and share your faith. Female. Current midwifery license and RN license if a registered nurse. Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, having solid prayer support base, flexible person willing to work long hours will do best. 1560
Sonographer2 WeeksLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world!! Length of service is 2 weeks to a lifetime.Perform ultrasound exams, especially fetal ultrasounds, on female patients. Train national staff to perform fetal ultrasounds. Develop relationships with the nurses, patients, and their relatives and share your faith.Female. Sonography certification. Cooperative, dependable, flexible, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, having solid prayer support base. 1561
Nurse Practitioner2 WeeksLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world!! Length of service is 2 weeks to a lifetime. Assess and treat patients in outpatient and inpatient settings; share night call. Assist the Nursing Director in the training of nurse aides, as well as helping to upgrade the nursing skills of the national midwives and nurses. To develop relationships with the nurses, patients, and their relatives and share your faith. Female. Current RN license with NP certification (FNP, Women’s Health, Pediatric, or Adult). Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, having solid prayer support base, flexible person willing to work long hours will do best. 1562
Nurse Anesthetist1 MonthLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world!! Length of service is 1 month to a lifetime.Provide anesthesia and monitoring of patients during surgery. Help train present staff so that additional personnel are capable of giving anesthesia and monitoring patients allowing the surgeon to concentrate on performing surgery. Female. Certified Nurse Anesthetist. (may consider male nurse anesthetist under special circumstances)1563
ESL Teacher1 Month3 YearsAsiaPakistanThe majority of the nursing staff at SCH are young women with a basic 10th grade education who are trained on site to be nurse aides. Some would like to continue their education and become midwives. However, the interview for midwifery school requires an English exam and the girls are having difficulty passing the exam. An ESL teacher is needed to help them improve their English written and oral skills. As the young women are able to take the midwifery training they can then return to the hospital and serve as midwives, filling a constant need of midwifery staff. Length of service is 1 month to 3 years.Use your teaching skills to improve the English written and speaking skills of the nursing staff; build relationships with staff and their families and other contacts in the community.Preferably training and experience in ESL. Female (for nursing staff) or Male (for male staff).1575
Medical Student Externship2 Weeks3 MonthsAsiaPakistanWork alongside medical staff seeking to meet the physical & spiritual needs of women & children in a rural setting where quality medical care is scarce. Learn from Board certified internist & general surgeon. Length of service is 2 weeks to 3 months.Assist the physician and general surgeon in their responsibilities. Hospitalized patient care, clinic consultation. Other associated assigned duties.Female. Must be in the 4th year of medical school or in residency and interested in the future possibility of medical mission service. 1576
Church Planting Couple4 YearsLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world!!Build relationships, teaching, equipping believers so that house churches are planted. Working with a team of Bible Teachers, and training them in the above responsibilities. Married couple. Experience in church planting, evangelism, discipleship, teaching and coaching ability. Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, having a solid prayer base, flexible and willing to work long hours. 1715
Electrical Engineer - Urgent Need!2 Weeks1 MonthAsiaPakistanUse your skills and experience as an electrical engineer to develop a plan to improve the electrical distribution at a mission hospital facility. This is an urgent need! Length of service is 2 weeks to 1 month.Provide a design for electrical distribution from the transformer to various buildings on the hospital compound (6 acre site) including incorporation of a generator and required changeovers. Provide a design and/or consultation for rewiring an old section of the hospital which has old and inadequate wiring. As much as possible, designs need to be compatible with electrical supplies available in Pakistan. Male. Requires flexibility and creativity in using supplies largely available in Pakistan. Ability to work with 220 volt, 50 Hertz utility power. Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, with a solid prayer support base. 1716
Community Development Director4 YearsLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe recent flood in Pakistan has multiplied the opportunities through which to reach people through community development. A director with skills and experience in community development is needed to form a team of nationals seeking to improve the physical and spiritual lives of impoverished families in the area surrounding the mission hospital.Provide direction and vision for the community development team, developing programs, projects and methods consistent with the vision or philosophy of the parent agency; hire, train, supervise, and discipline team members; seek outside funding when necessary. Diploma or degree in community health or equivalent experience with proven ability to function at the level of a director. Prior administrative experience preferred. Socially and culturally sensitive with good communication, interpersonal, analytical, and teaching skills. A burden to reach into communities to share spiritual truth.1719
Community Health Nurse4 YearsLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe recent flood in Pakistan has multiplied the opportunities through which to reach people through community development. A nurse with skills and experience in community development is needed to form a team of nationals seeking to improve the physical and spiritual lives of impoverished families in the area surrounding the mission hospital.Visit chosen villages with CDP team building relationships. Encourage villagers toward better health and living conditions. Work together to bring villagers to know and accept the Truth.Registered nurse with diploma or degree in community health (or equivalent experience) with prior experience as a community health nurse. Socially and culturally sensitive with good communication, interpersonal, and teaching skills. A burden to reach into communities to share spiritual truth.1800
Pediatrician2 WeeksLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world!! Length of service is 2 weeks to a lifetime.Assess and treat patients in the outpatient department, inpatient department; share night call.Current medical license. Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, having solid prayer support base, flexible person willing to work long hours will do best. 1801
Obstetrician/Gynecologist2 WeeksLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world!! Length of service is 2 weeks to a lifetime.Assess and treat patients in the outpatient department, inpatient department; share night call, perform or assist in surgery and difficult deliveries.Female. Current medical license. Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, having solid prayer support base, flexible person willing to work long hours will do best. 1802
General Surgeon2 WeeksLifetimeAsiaPakistanThe staff at SCH seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the women and children of an unreached people group. Quality medical care is scarce in this rural area. Opportunities to share our faith with patients and their families are abundant. Patients often ask for prayer. More providers are needed in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available. The needs are great, but the laborers are few. Come, join us, have a part in what God is doing in this area of the world! Length of service is 2 weeks to a lifetime.Perform surgery, assess and treat patients in the outpatient department and inpatient department; Share night call. Formal involvement in teaching (either medical, nursing, or spiritual) when not busy in the OR. Current medical license. Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, having solid prayer support base, flexible person willing to work long hours will do best. 1803

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We have many opportunities requested by our teams, but we're open to new ideas. God has moved us into over 60 countries by bringing us people with vision, passion and calling. If you don't find an opportunity that fits, or doesn't fully fit ... let's talk. Our first priority is relationship (i.e. "Are we a good fit for each other? You and WorldVenture"). Once that is clear, we will walk with you into almost anything.

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There are a few countries in which we can't list our entire team publicly. Bringing the Gospel to people has risks, and for some of our work we have to keep things offline.

As a person begins appointment, the make-up and ethos of the field team is discussed as we look for the right fit.

Evangelizing the Peoples of the World

With respect for people and their cultures, we communicate, by word and deed, the full scope of biblical truth and, especially, the gospel. We make disciples of Jesus Christ among all peoples through different kinds of evangelism..

Relationships Being Cultivated with Non-Believers

We seek to build and nurture authentic relationships with people who have no knowledge of Jesus Christ with whom we can share our faith. Paul asks, 'How are they to believe in the one they have not heard of?' Romans 10:14. The answer is that they can't. It is our desire for those who have never heard the gospel or never understood it to have the chance know God. Many times a true opportunity to hear the gospel requires an environment of trust and friendship first.

Scriptures: Matt 28:18-20, Rom 10:14, 1 John 4:19.

 

Decisions to Follow Christ

We recognize both the internal conversion of the heart and external profession of faith as milestones in the journey of obedience to Jesus Christ. We encourage new believers to identify themselves as Christ-followers in ways that are recognized as authentic in the local context.

Scriptures: Romans 10:10, Matthew 5:14-16, Eph. 4:20-24, Mark 16:15 .

 

Believers Baptized

Baptism is another external milestone in the journey of obedience for a new believer. We encourage new Christ-followers to further identified themselves with Jesus Christ and the local community of faith through baptism by immersion.

Scriptures: Romans 6:3-6, Galatians 3:27, Matthew 28:19-20.

 

People Engaged in Intentional Discipleship

We nurture reasonable steps taken to pursue spiritual growth and evangelism from Christians and non-Christians. This often looks like greater depth in comprehending biblical truths and expressing their growing faith in ways meaningfully in their own culture.

Scriptures: Hebrews 10: 24-25, Eph. 4:11-17, Matthew 28: 18-20.

 

Bible Verses Translated and Christian Resources Created or Translated

We actively invest time and talent into Bible translation and creation of Christian media knowing that these investments will expand and deepen the influence of the gospel in a culture.

Scriptures: Acts 2:8-11, Philippians 2:9-11, Acts 13:47-49, Acts 8:26-39.

Extending Grace

Following the example of Jesus, we address human suffering and practical needs everywhere we share the gospel, whether it be through individual acts of mercy or community-wide programs.

Helping People through Development Assistance

Lasting community development is only achieved by insiders. Meaning, we assisted people in their own development efforts in the areas of acquiring sustainable food, water, shelter, literacy, vocational training, education, and employment. Our explicit goal is empowerment, dignity, and community ownership.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 10:18, 1 Samuel 2:8, Psalm 145:15-16, Luke 12:33.

 

People Provided with Medical & Health Assistance

The grace and blessing of medical care where there is no other access to medical help is one of the longest standing outreaches of WorldVenture. Our hospitals and rural clinics dot some of the most difficult locations in the world.

Scriptures: Jeremiah 33:6, Isaiah 40:29, Matt 19:2.

 

Justice for those in Illegal, Immoral, & Dangerous Circumstances

We seek out those who have become vulnerable and fallen to the advantage of other people. We advocate for them within available legal systems, or we build exits and avenues for them to leave their circumstances.

Scriptures: Isaiah 43:2, Psalm 72:4, Isaiah 51:4-5, Ezekiel 34:15-16, Psalm 82:3-4.

 

Helping People Directly through Disaster Relief

In large scale disasters which are within locations we have workers and churches, we bring help directly to the people effected by the disaster. Our networks are often the most established in the communities to the point that larger relief organizations will defer to us on the ground. Yet our strategies always extend past the immediate response to include some form of rebuilding and restoration.

Scriptures: 1 Cor 16:1-4, Psalm 145:15-16, Philippians 4:19.

 

Establishing Churches

Building his church is central to Jesus’ purposes. We strive to establish healthy local churches that will establish other churches, resulting in church planting movements.

New Churches Established

Recognizing that church planting is typically more of a process rather than a one-time event, we speak of a church as being "established" when the local church and its local sister churches recognize it as such. We value real growth of the church, and use milestones like this to give us benchmarks to celebrate.

Scriptures: Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 15:20-21, Matthew 18:20, 1 Timothy 4:13, Acts 16:4-5.

 

Daughter Churches Established

 Another milestone we encourage as a mark of a maturing church is the multiplication of daughter churches. More than anything this is a sign of the outward growth and maturity of the faith community.

Scriptures: Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 16:4-5, Romans 15:20-21, Ephesians 2:19-22.

 

Equipping Leaders

We develop leaders who are able to lead others in contextualizing and maximizing their Kingdom impact – locally, regionally, and around the world.

Leaders Being Trained for Ministry through Formal Contexts

Leadership Development

Our workers staff numberous formal seminaries and bible schools as teachers or administrators. We know that people being equipped in and for ministry through formal degree/diploma granting institutions is an investment in the future health and vitality of the church.

Scriptures: Proverbs 2:10-11, Luke 2:45-47, Proverbs 1:1-7.

 

Leaders being Trained for Ministry through Non-Formal Contexts

Leadership Development

In addition to formal academic training, we encourage leadership development through non-formal ministry training seminars, courses, and programs. These programs are equally as powerful for deepening and establishing churches through informed and mature lay leaders.

Scriptures: Psalm 32:8, Psalm 119:105, John 10:3-4.

 

TCKs (Third Culture Kids) being Equipped

Experience has taught us that some of the most natural and effective future missionaries come from the children of our current missionaries. Not only does the investment in these children make it possible for their parents to work in remote locations, most of the international schools in which we partner encourage the personal ministry and impact these children can have while on the field.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 4:9, Matthew 18:2-5, 1 Timothy 4:12.

 

"360º Leaders" being Equipped

Our 360° vision for impacting societies recognizes that there are a handful of key roads to impacting in any given city or provence or people group. For example, business and media are key influencers in a society, but often fall outside designated leadership tracks like pastors and teachers. We encourage the development of Christian leaders who will influence society through business, politics, medicine, media, social justice, and family and community development.

Scriptures: John 17:15-19, Colossians 3:23-24, 1 Corinthians 14:12, Romans 12:6-8, Matthew 25:23.

 

Encouraging Mission Movements

We will encourage individuals, churches, and church movements everywhere to connect with each other and other organizations, creating international relationships for networking, collaborating, and partnering to do missions “from everywhere to everywhere.”

National Christians Preparing to Become Missionaries

We encourage the natural progression of a maturing national church by advocating for the training and development of national Christians to become missionaries. Crossing-cultures is always difficult, even for those who are born and raised in multi-lingual, multi-cultural environments, and preparation can be a key element in the succeess of a national missionary.

Scriptures: Psalm 144:1, Galations 3:28, Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 61:1.

 

National Churches Engaged in Cross-Cultural Missions

In addition to individuals going out as missionaries, we encourage national churches to engage in missions.

Scriptures: Romans 10:15, John 15:1-27, Matthew 9:35-38.

 

National Church Groups Engaged in Cross-Cultural Missions

From the individual to the church and then finally to the multi-church association, we encourage many national church groups and church associations to engaged in missions. We seek a culture of outward movement and self-sacrifice as a healthy part of a national church.

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7, 2 Corinthians 9:10-12, Romans 10:15.

 

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