Training underserved pastors and church planters to teach the Word of God in their own language, to their own people.
on-site bible training center
More than 100 men have been trained to plant and pastor new churches through a six-month training program which we host on our campus in Kathmandu. This has resulted in more than 60 churches being planted throughout the country.
Courses offered include homiletics, hermeneutics, Bible doctrine, Old Testament, New Testament, discipleship, church planting, pastoral epistles, the Gospels and spiritual life. The intense, six-day-a-week training is designed to equip men to establish Bible-teaching churches in their home villages.
During each training, we provide room and board for the students, along with study materials. One six-month training costs our ministry around $4,000 to host.
If you'd like to support our Bible Training Center, click here. Please be sure that your donation is designated for Bible School.
mobile training for pastors
In addition to our on-site Bible Training Center, we also offer mobile training in strategic locations throughout Nepal. Trainers are sent to rural areas to reach pastors who are unable to commit to six months in Kathmandu. While the trainings in Kathmandu are beneficial for many, there has been the realization that it is extremely difficult for men to leave their homes, families and ministries for that amount of time.
The mobile training program addresses these challenges by taking the training directly to the pastors and providing ongoing encouragement and support. It also allows for a broader reach for solid Biblical training.
The goal of the program is to hold trainings in 10 to 12 strategic locations across Nepal each year. On average, each training costs between $500-$600. That cost includes training materials, travel cost for the trainers, food, and sometimes lodging for the participants.
If you'd like to support this aspect of our church planting ministry, click here. Designate your donation for Mobile Pastor Training.
support a church planter
We continue to explore ways to help underserved pastors and church planters move towards self-sustainability, including offering financial assistance to those pastors who would like to start a small business. The grant money is used in a variety of creative and contextually appropriate ways. Some will use it to purchase a water buffalo. Others to start a fishery or buy goats or bees. It's our goal that each pastor be self-supporting and work like the locals, thus earning their acceptance and respect.
If you'd like to support a church planter in Nepal, click here. Designate your donation for Church Planter Support.
serving the body of christ in nepal
It's our strong desire to offer a comprehensive ministry to the Body of Christ in Nepal. It's not necessary, nor is it beneficial or sustainable, for a Western missionary to fill the pulpit in every church in Nepal. But it is necessary for pastors in Nepal to have a clear understanding of the Word of God and the tools required to faithfully shepherd their flocks.
If this ministry is something that resonates with you, consider making an investment in equipping the local church in Nepal for the Kingdom of God.