Hundreds of Church Planters are Being Trained
It feels great to help solve complex problems when you see positive results. You have actually helped us do just that! Together as we partner prayerfully and financially, we are able to bring programs that equip urban leaders all over the world to plant healthy churches. It is crazy to think that 95% of urban pastors have not been trained. But we are changing that! On April 10th we commissioned 25 teams of pastors, many who are movement and denominational leaders, as Evangel Deans to go train up hundreds of new church planters.
Over seven weeks of intense learning we have equipped and empowered these men and women to host their very own church planting schools, where hundreds of churches will be birthed. In the past, we have always had everyone fly to one location and go through our Evangel Dean School, but due to COVID restrictions we hosted our very first online school through World Impact U. We had representation from nine different states (California, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington) and five countries outside of the United States (Bangladesh, Canada, India, Kenya, and Liberia).
Meeting with these diverse groups over so many time zones and hearing their hearts to help others plant churches has been inspiring and convicting. One team that we have been working with, led by Pastor Javier, is taking winning the nations for the Lord seriously. We had to shuffle around some of the coaching and planning sessions because they were busy meeting with potential church planters in Ecuador. One of the denominational leaders attending the class from Kenya brought a large team representing various segments of their country each with a burning passion to reach the lost and plant more churches.
Every time you give your support it helps enable us to provide accessible, high-value programs like the Evangel Dean School. Your support allows us to offer these programs at very affordable prices for pastors and leaders working in US cities and throughout the world among many unreached or under-reached people groups. We empower urban leaders and partner with local churches to reach their city with the Gospel.
Thank you for lifting us up in prayer and making this ministry possible.