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Help Under-Resourced Church Planters in Muslim West Africa
Since 2006, Steve Childers has trained hundreds of indigenous church leaders in West Africa from 15 West African nations, representing more than 20 indigenous church denominations. In June, Steve is returning to West Africa to launch an innovative online and onsite educational platform by Pathway Learning to help bring affordable, accessible seminary-level training to West African church leaders where they live, in their language (French), and adapted to their culture. And Steve is looking for financial partners to help him bring this solution to West Africa beginning next month.
We’re Looking for Partners: The West Africa Project
The West Africa project goal is to equip 63 indigenous church “leaders of leaders,” serving in in the Kara region of North Togo, to start and develop churches that transform lives and communities throughout Kara, Togo, and West Africa.
This region was chosen because it represents the most critically needy areas in West Africa, marked by severe poverty and under the influence of Islamic advancements from the North. The West Africa Project is a collaboration between Pathway Learning, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Togo (the largest indigenous, African church denomination in Togo), and New Harvest Missions International, an indigenous, African mission agency based in Togo and founded by Agbeti Adawonu, one of Steve’s West African students many years ago.
History has proven that the health of the church in every generation is directly linked to the health of its leaders. When church leaders flourish, churches flourish. When churches flourish, people and societies flourish.
This is why our progress as a global church can be no faster than our progress in educating church leaders, especially among developing and unreached nations.
To put the education of church leaders first is to put society first.
Few, if any, investments are likely to pay higher returns over time.
Beginning June 2017, we’re launching a church planting course for under-resourced church leaders in Muslim West Africa.
FOR THE SAKE OF THE NATIONS,
P.S. – The generosity of friends like you is key to our mission. We need your help to raise $5,500 by May 31 for the West Africa Project. Thank you.
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Global Church Advancement (or “GCA”), P.O. Box 2062, Winter Park, Florida 32790
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Steve Childers (in Orlando) teaching on John Owen’s views of overcoming temptation and sin.
John Owen (1616-1683) was an English pastor and theologian at Oxford in the 17th century. J.I. Packer, and many other scholars, consider Owen to be the greatest English speaking theologian of all time. If you’d like to received a free download of Steve Childers personal notes being used in the photo above, enter your email below.