"How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? and how are they to hear without a preacher? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!'"
According to Operation World, there are 380 distinct people groups in the country of Nepal. However, 93 percent of all Nepalis remain unreached by the Gospel, making Nepal one of the least reached countries in the world.
The need for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Nepal is immense.
Vision Nationals-Nepal's church planting and pastor training program exists to bridge the gap in a country starved for truth, training godly men how to teach the Word of God in their own language, to their own people. Our training program is two-pronged, with a six-month onsite training center at our campus in Kathmandu, as well as a mobile training program which reaches pastors in rural areas of Nepal. We also work with pastors on projects designed to provide a degree of financial independence and self-sustainability.
On-Site Bible Training Center
Vision Nationals-Nepal's six-month pastor and church planter training program is hosted on our campus in Kathmandu. Men from across the country leave their village homes and their families for the duration of the training, completely sold out to the process of learning how to teach of Word of God and shepherd His people.
Courses at the training center 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, Vision Nationals-Nepal provides room and board for the students, along with study materials. One six-month training costs roughly $4,000.
To give specifically to Vision Nationals-Nepal's Bible training center click here.
Please select "Nepal Bible School" under "Purpose of Gift."
In addition to the Bible training school, Vision Nationals-Nepal also offers on-site mobile training in strategic locations around 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 supremely 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 to the men and providing ongoing encouragement and support. The mobile training also allows for a broader reach for solid Biblical training.
The goal for the mobile training program is to hold trainings in 10 to 12 strategic locations across Nepal each year. Average cost per training is $500-$600. That cost includes training materials, travel cost for the trainers, food and sometimes lodging for the participants.
To give specifically to Vision Nationals-Nepal's mobile training program click here.
Please select "Nepal Mobile Training for Pastors" under "Purpose of Gift."
Another component of Vision Nationals-Nepal's church planting ministry is a desire to encourage and enable self-sustainability for village pastors throughout Nepal. It is our desire that each pastor be self-supporting and work like the locals. Business and skills training are provided as part of the Bible school curriculum. Vision Nationals-Nepal continues to investigate ways to help village pastors and church planters by providing aid in business start-up costs, such as the purchase of a water buffalo, goats, bees or a fishery. An added benefit of this program is the respect and acceptance gained form the locals when they see pastors working for a living.
To give specifically to Vision Nationals-Nepal's church planter sustainability program click here.
Please select "Nepal Church Planter Support" under "Purpose of Gift"