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EQUIP HER: Providing Theological Training for Women

Author: Global Staff   |  Category: #EquipHer   |  Posted Jan 31, 2017

EQUIP HER: Providing Theological Training for Women

Heart of Missions Offering

Did you know that only 17% of Wesleyan international pastors are ordained? To get to ordination, it can take over 10-15 years—many give up even trying. We have 30 Bible colleges that are making a difference, but there is still a huge gap of accessibility, affordability, and believability in training.

In Mongolia all the Wesleyan churches in the country are led by women. Only two of these women have gone through formal Bible training and none are ordained. One Bible college exists in the whole country and library resources are scarce.

Take Pastor Ankha as an example. She excelled in high school and was encouraged by her family to take a scholarship to a local secular university. She moved over 10 hours away to Ulaanbaatar to study. However, she secretly began attending Bible college, knowing she had been called by God.

Pastor Ankha now leads a church in her hometown. In October 2016 she articulated a vision to plant a church in another village. Other young leaders in her village also desire to study theology, but they cannot access or afford the needed training.

Amplified Leaders was created by Global Partners to provide opportunities for women like Pastor Ankha. Together we can do this! Make training more accessible, affordable, and believable for leaders around the world.

This year, for the Heart of Missions offering (formerly Heart of Ministry) traditional done through Wesleyan Women, we would like to provide specific support through Amplified Leaders to train female national leaders like Pastor Ankha.

Your gift will ensure the global church continues to expand and multiply. We desire to see every disciple make a disciple and churches multiply. To do this, we need trained female pastors. A gift to Amplified Leaders will make a leadership difference for generations.

The photos in this article are compliments of Cory Ellison.

TO GIVE

In the United States

Online: https://donate.wesleyan.org/heartofmissions 

By Check: Make checks out to Global Partners. On memo line write Heart of Missions. Mail to Global Partners, PO Box 50434, Indianapolis, IN 46250

In Canada

By Check: Make checks out to The Wesleyan Church of Canada. On memo line write Heart of Mission. Mail to The Wesleyan Church of Canada, 11-80 Mapleton Road, Suite 231, Moncton, NB E1C 7W8