In The Great Commission, Jesus dictated to believers the “what” – ‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.’ But He also dictated the “how” – ‘teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’ We believe deeply in the effectiveness and promise of theological education; not for education’s sake, but for the promise it holds to build leaders who have the vision, integrity and competence that the Church and the Gospel demand.
To grow His Church around the world, Jesus invested in just twelve key leaders. By investing deeply in leaders, we are following the only model of church growth that has ever proven to be sustainable and fruitful. We invest into pastors, missionaries and leadership, and these trained Christian leaders, in turn, invest out into the community to which they serve. Throughout the year, we are able to have an influence on the theology and praxis of worthy laborers who have often not had the privilege of studying in a formal bible institute or seminary. This training takes its most personal form at our annual bible conference, where we cover topics related to: systematic theology, hermeneutics, expository preaching, pastoral ministry, church administration, and leadership.