Training pastors lies at the heart of what we do because the need for training among national workers is so great. Our training lays a foundation for long-term success in the pastor’s personal life in the Lord and in his public ministry as he serves the people in India.
Using a comprehensive curriculum published by BILD International, our pastor training consists of 25 Leadership Series courses. The solid foundation a national worker builds through study and practical projects will serve him well for years to come, long after his 5-year term with Serve India.
See a complete listing of the courses comprising the BILD Leadership Series.
When you sponsor a pastor for $35/month, part of your donation goes to provide for his BILD training. Sponsor a national pastor.
Pastor training is just the beginning—there’s more! Our church planting model promotes training the elders, deacons, and other volunteers who work alongside a local pastor.
Each pastor we train in turn trains 5 elders in his local church using the appropriate training track through BILD International. As a pastor establishes new mission stations, for example, these elders often travel with him to disciple new followers of Christ. You don’t have one leader attempting to do it all; you have a trained team of individuals working together in a spirit of unity and love—in itself a powerful witness to the reality of Christ.
To read more on equipping nationals through training and its place in our church planting model, visit A Model That Works.