International Training - In 2009, the Lord clearly began opening doors in Africa to train pastors and church leaders through the School of Practical Ministry (SOPM). It was immediately clear to us that the majority of African pastors lack the resources for this type of training. Therefore, we knew this opportunity would only become reality as friends and partners here in the U.S. were willing to step forward and provide financial assistance - often sacrificially.
Over and over we have seen people like you graciously contribute to this work because they embraced the vision of the impact this training can have wherever it is presented. With little to no formal Biblical training available to most of these pastors, as one pastor shared at the end of the SOPM in the nation of Sierra Leone, Africa; "This was like giving life to a dead man."
By the end of 2015, Evangel had trained over 500 pastors and leaders in the church in Africa. Currently we have plans in place to train an additional 1,000 pastors and leaders by 2018. That's twice as many students in one half of the time.
We believe this is fertile ground, because we are consistently witnessing seed that is growing into mature fruit. That is why we are humbled and honored that you would consider a donation to Evangel at this time.
Please know that through your generous donation, you are providing necessary resources for those who desperately want and need this type of sound Biblical training. During each and every SOPM, these pastors and leaders have shared over and over how extremely grateful they are....and honestly, so are we.