Contribute to a transformational initiative
In addition to our core ministry offerings, we have identified specific projects in various parts of the world that will advance leadership development in strategic or innovative ways.
Cuba Faculty Development Program
The Church in Cuba has been growing rapidly. This initiative seeks to equip Cuban seminary faculties with skills to strengthen the new churches being planted. The program equips teachers with “training the trainer” skills which emphasize principles for developing and multiplying Christian leaders. More than 70 Cuban faculty members from six evangelical Cuban seminaries have earned graduate degrees through this program so far.
Ukraine Faculty Development Program
Before 2016 Ukrainian church leaders never had an opportunity for PhD level theological studies in the Ukraine. This project enables faculty members of evangelical Ukrainian seminaries to pursue doctoral degrees in theology without having to leave the country. Investing in the trainers of trainers now will have an impact on the health of the Ukrainian church for generations to come.
Leaders for the North African Church
Overseas Council is partnering with the emerging evangelical church in one North African nation to establish the first formal program for training pastors in the country. A number of growing leaders have completed a one-year certificate program and many of these are continuing as the first students in a theological degree program in the nation. These leaders already are leading churches in a difficult context and are greatly encouraged by this opportunity to grow in their biblical and theological understanding.
Books for Chinese Training Centers
In partnership with Chinese Christian scholars, Overseas Council has created a first-ever catalog of 2,000 priority student resources, all in Mandarin, that will strengthen the libraries of many seminaries and ministry training centers. With your help we will provide 400 of the most important books for each of the participating seminaries.