It begins with a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ. Generally someone comes to Christ overseas like we do here…someone cares enough to share that they can have eternal life. There is a natural care for their family and neighbors to be saved also.
Next comes training and education. Training for a lifetime of ministry should include:
* a foundation of biblical training for 2-4 years in a qualified school
* well-trained and godly faculty who have genuine concern for the students
* excellent curriculum and spiritual content
* practical ministry on the field so students practice what they learn in the classroom
Grace Bible College in Central India is currently training 55 students per year. There are one year certificate and two year Bible diploma tracks, and the more popular three year BTH which thoroughly equips a young person for full time ministry.
We encourage you to engage in providing scholarships to young Bible college scholars.
1. SPONSOR GBC STUDENTS IN TRAINING FOR MINISTRY:
Sponsor a GBC student for $100/month: 25 GBC students need to be sponsored at $100/month each, or $50/month for half a sponsorship. Visit our website or use the form on page 4. It’s not just your financial support, however, that we find valuable. As important as that is, your prayers for your GBC student hold a very important role in his or her development and future impact for the Kingdom.
2. SUPPORT A NATIONAL PASTOR WHO IS ALREADY MINISTERING:
Through our Global Church Planting Initiative, we bring support for a period of time, accountability and ongoing training for national pastors. Trained, effective and passionate about reaching
their OWN people for Christ, these pastors are committed to their own people for a lifetime. The cost to support a national pastor on average is 1/10th that of a Western missionary. Typical support is $500/month. Take on a portion at $100 or $50/month.
Go to IndigenousMinistries.org and select “Support a Pastor” on the righthand side.