Every day around the world, about 174,000 people trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Trusting Christ for salvation is only the beginning. They need to be taught and cared for in a local church. Clearly this is what Jesus commanded us to do. Yet, as per the US Center for World Mission, over 3 million pastors around the world lack Bible and theological training. How can they shepherd believers if they are not adequately trained? Through the ministries of Crossing Cultures International (CCI), pastors and church leaders are trained with a comprehensive curriculum covering over 500 “in class” hours. With the focus on discipleship, a qualified trainer guides them through the process of being equipped with necessary Bible knowledge, ministry skills and the development of Christ-like character for effective and long term ministry.
The primary focus of CCI is the equipping of indigenous pastors in the 31 countries where we presently serve. Most CCI countries are in central and east Asia. The people are primarily Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist, and are among the least-reached peoples on earth. Within those 31 countries we have 6230 students enrolled in CCI training classes. We know there are many pastors eagerly waiting to take advantage of the courses we offer so they will be better prepared to accurately preach and teach the Word of God. We would like to expand enrollment to 10,000 students this year.
It is our desire to equip these pastors with comprehensive training for effective ministry as soon as possible. For CCI to reach 10,000 students this year, we are asking God for the following:
30 new National (indigenous) Coordinators to help facilitate Teacher Training Workshops (TTW) to train more pastors to start new classes in their churches. They are ready and we only need funding for them.
50 new Teacher Training Workshops (TTW) this year. With 10 pastors attending each TTW, that is 500 new pastors equipped to start new classes.
Seven translation projects to be started and/or completed. This allows the pastors and students to study the Word of God, using CCI courses in their own language.
We invite you to partner with us by financially investing with your sacrificial and generous gifts to help us reach our goal of 10,000 students this year. It is an exciting time to be a part of what God is doing through the ministries of CCI. We look forward to journeying this God-sized venture with you! Please become a partner with us by supporting new coordinators who will conduct new TTWs so newly trained pastors can start new classes with their churches.
We are also blessed by a faithful supporter of CCI who has offered to match any donation, up to $45,000, to help reach the GOAL 10,000. This means that your donation toward this GOAL 10,000 will be doubled! A 100% financial return for the Kingdom. Knowing your desire to see healthy pastors leading healthy churches, we want to give you an opportunity to be a part of this matching challenge today.
Click MATCHING GIFT – Goal 10,000 to give to this 10,000 students goal.
If you have any questions, please contact Tom Smith @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tom @601-408-9059.