The Need: The biggest need of the modern Christian church is a trained, motivated and educated leadership that equips the people in the churches. From 1960 to 1980 the evangelical church grew from 25 million to 715 million, a 28-fold increase. This massive growth resulted in many churches having untrained pastors and leaders. By 2000 there were 2,000,000 third-world pastors, but less than 5% (100,000) had any Bible training. Many national pastors were brought to the USA for training yet 80% of those who came to study remained in the United States.
Who we train: We work with motivated indigenous leaders who are eager to teach their own people and who seek both a short term and a long term academic structure for training.
Unique method: Rather than bringing students to the US for training, or offering random seminars we establish financially self-sufficient, indigenously owned-and-operated training centers/seminaries in the language and culture of the local people. We work with national believers to develop their next generation of pastor/leaders eager to teach and duplicate themselves for the sake of their unreached brothers and sisters.
How we grow: Key to the missionary purpose of MINTS is the requirement that graduates start new study centers in their regions, languages, and spheres of influence.
Why Partner with MINTS? MINTS is effective. Jesus has shown that ministry is people. Once established, 1 study center yields 10 new pastors annually, each who average 100 new church members annually. Multiply this by 500+ centers and half a million people are being cared for by trained Christian leaders this year and the number will grow next year. Join us for the world!
Expansion Goals: We’ve never made “numbers” our goal, but have instead focused on quality and the teaching the power of multiplication to graduating students. Prayerfully our board has set a goal of 50,000 ministry students in 900 centers in 93 countries by 2020.
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