AMPLIFIED LEADERS INITIATIVE
Amplifying Training of International Leaders to Multiply Wesleyan Churches Globally
WE ARE CONTINUALLY WORKING OURSELVES OUT OF A JOB.
The Wesleyan Church around the world is expanding. Churches are being planted. Lives are being made new. Believers are being led to serve and to pastor these new churches and lives.
The ladder that takes an individual from new Christ-follower to trained-pastor is often difficult around the world. Availability, accessibility, affordability, believability— all of these items, and more, factor into keeping sustainable leadership from being built. It’s as if the ladder to full preparation is missing critical rungs.
To get to a basic core training, it sometimes takes a few years—all the while most are teaching and leading with almost no training at all. In some places, to get to ordination it can take over 10-15 years—many give up even trying. In fact, 70.7% of our pastors, globally, are not ordained. But it can be different. It has to change.
On Average, it takes about $1,800 to provide ordination training to each pastor. Therefore, we are seeking $1.8 million to make training a reality for 1,000 of our untrained pastors serving in locations around the world.