International Training - In 2009, the Lord clearly began opening doors in Africa to train pastors and church leaders through the School of Practical Ministry (SOPM). It was immediately clear to us that the majority of African pastors lack the resources for this type of training. Therefore, we knew this opportunity would only become reality as friends and partners here in the U.S. were willing to step forward and provide financial assistance - often sacrificially.
Over and over we have seen people like you graciously contribute to this work because they embraced the vision of the impact this training can have wherever it is presented. With little to no formal Biblical training available to most of these pastors, as one pastor shared at the end of the SOPM in the nation of Sierra Leone, Africa; "This was like giving life to a dead man."
By the end of 2016, Evangel had trained over 1,000 pastors and leaders from 6 countries in Africa. In the near future we may have an opportunity to train an aditional 6,000 pastors in West Africa. We believe this is fertile ground, because we are consistently witnessing seed that is growing into mature fruit.
God has startegically placed key pastors within the program, who are in turn affecting influential people within their respective countries. In the nation of Cameroon alone, conservative estimates are that SOPM graduates have impacted more than 1 million people with the Gospel of Christ.
That is why we are humbled and honored that you would consider a donation to Evangel at this time.
Please know that through your generous donation, you are providing necessary resources for those who desperately want and need this type of sound Biblical instruction. While the program is offered at no charge to these pastors and leaders, it is not free. To date Evangel has "gifted" over $500,000 worth of training to the next generation of pastors and leaders in Africa.
Your partnership with Evangel in this great undertaking is making a difference! During each every SOPM, these pastors and leaders have shared over and over how extremely grateful they are....and honestly, so are we. If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to watch an impactful video that will help you more clearly understand this amazing opportunity.