1. Opportunities and Needs
Global leaders in the body of Christ lack training and resources to accomplish the Great Commission.
2. Our Response
Intentional training events designed to encourage leaders and equip them with needed resources.
In December, Global Advance will be holding a special training event in the Dallas area for key ministry partners and leaders. The purpose of this four day event is to cast vision, equip and challenge some our key ministry partners to engage in church planting and multiplication. This training event will be lead by senior leadership from a reputable church planting ministry that has seen incredible success over the last 21 years of international ministry.
More than two decades of incredible training, ministry and legacy has been established in more than 80 nations around the world! Over the years unique challenges for training the new generation of pastoral leaders have emerged. Unique challenges always require out of the box thinking, special accommodation and Kingdom minded solutions to be overcome. Read More...
I don't know about you, but I am still wrapping my heart and mind around the shear magnitude of the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The loss of life and property is a humbling reminder how fragile life is. Equally humbling to witness is the global response to this disaster.
Realizing that the task is far too big for any single entity to be able to respond, Global Advance is joining together with other Christian organizations to be a part of the appropriate response. We would like to extend an opportunity for you to add to the resources that we have already committed. Together with your help, we can do so much more.
As part of our initial response plan, we have been monitoring the situation from ministry partners that are already on the ground. We are relying on their real time updates to create lists of most needed items. It is for that reason that we are extending this invitation today for you to help contribute financially for those needs. Although the lists are still incomplete, the need to forward funds for the already identified supplies is urgent.
The recovery plan is one that is still a little further down the road, but Global Advance has already committed to a lump sum amount to be used at the discretion of our trusted ministry partners on the ground in time to come.
On behalf of those affected and serving in this area of need, would you please prayerfully consider making a designated financial gift by clicking here.
Director, Frontline Pastors
Do you know what a brain drain is?
Do you know how it affects countries and people?
Cuba is experiencing a national brain drain and its affects are widespread – even within the local church.
Jim Russell, Pacific Standard
This brain drain amongst the church however is a little more sinister - we learned this first hand on my most recent trip to Cuba. Upon arriving in Ciego De Avila our local host was quick to point out all the young leaders that would be attending our three-day training event. I had visited Cuba on two other occasions but this was the first time that the age gap seemed so apparent to me.
During the three days of our intensive training schedule I heard story after story of “select” pastors being awarded immigration cards and how congregations would overnight lose their pastor. What became apparent in putting the pieces of the puzzle together was that these “select” pastors were pastors of the largest churches in Cuba. Our host summed it up something like this; “the government keeps the church growth in check by exporting all our best pastors.”
It was for that reason that the next three days of training for the 148 leaders that attended was that much more important.
The city of Camaguey was our next location where we provided much needed training to more than 120 leaders representing more than 15 denominations. It was under that tin roof that the realization of the need for trained leaders was driven home hard to me. Cuba needs leadership training!
Would you please join me as you read this in praying for the leadership that remains in Cuba – please pray that they might be strengthened and refreshed as they carry the burden to see their people equipped in their faith. Would you also please consider helping the Cuban church through Global Advance? We are scheduled to return in 2014 for more leadership training.
Director: Frontline Pastors