What is the greatest need in missions today?
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Weymann Lee of Training Leaders International estimates that there are about 5 million pastors outside the U.S., 85% of whom “have very little to no solid theological training or have no access to it.” To put that in perspective numerically,
Lee cites the following:
* The ratio of theologically trained pastors to people in the U.S.:
* The ratio of theologically trained pastors to people outside the
Lee has concluded that “the number one need and request from missionaries, churches and pastors outside the U.S. is for pastoral and leadership training.”
This is why Trinity Center for World Mission plans to establish branches of Trinity Biblical Institute throughout East Africa.
Our Mission Statement: The purpose of Trinity Biblical Institute is to train and equip servant leaders of the Triune God for ministry in East Africa. TBI is a place to prepare Christian leaders to teach and model the wonderful gospel of God’s grace.
Our Challenge: Most pastors in East Africa have little or no Biblical training. Most people who have confessed Christ in East Africa have never been discipled. We desire to train Christian leaders in East Africa who will plant many more churches. To further train our students and others, we are attempting to establish a radio ministry in each East African Country. Our first radio station is in Eastern Uganda.
Our Vision Statement: Jesus said to the disciples in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…” Our task is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, disciples who understand the Scripture and communicate the gospel of Christ with wisdom and passion. We want to provide training for a future generation of African pastors and leaders. We want to teach them to obey all that Christ has commanded. We desire to help raise up a generation of preachers who have been overwhelmed by the Gospel of Grace. We want to train students who believe and propagate the great doctrines of the Reformation. We want to equip faithful evangelists, pastor-teachers, and servants who will lead mature churches.
Specifically we are committed to establishing branches of Trinity Biblical Institute and a radio station in each open country of East Africa. Our desire is to present the Gospel, make disciples in each country in East Africa, train them and help them plant Christ-centered churches. In short, we want to impact eight countries in East Africa and bring the Gospel to 300,000,000 people.
South Sudan 12,152,321
Democratic Republic of Congo 67,800,000