we are committed to the training, equipping, and mobilisation of pastors and leaders across the world
One of World Outreach’s five focuses is ‘raising leaders’. Consequently, we are committed to the training, equipping, and mobilisation of pastors and leaders across the majority world* for ministry and mission.
A BRIEF HISTORY
World Outreach is a missions agency, which means we’re a ministry organisation that exists to facilitate Christian missionary endeavour. This includes things like: evangelism, discipleship, church planting, community development, and humanitarian aid.
WHY DO WE TRAIN LEADERS?
Firstly, pastors and leaders in the majority worldMajority world refers to the developing countries within Asia, Africa Latin America. A synonymous term is the ‘Global South’. are often untrained or have limited Bible knowledge or ministry skills to lead their local churches; however, they love God deeply and are passionately committed to the kingdom of God. The cry for relevant training from these leaders across the world is staggering in size and scale.
One of the foundational ways in which leaders can be developed is through intentional, focused, and contextually-relevant leadership training.
Secondly, WO recognises that conventional missionaries are not going to be able to accomplish the massive task of reaching the unreached people groups (UPGs) alone. The answer is to equip and mobilise the church in the majority world to reach out to near neighbour people groups with whom they share an affinity of culture, ethnicity, or language.
This, too, can only be accomplished through the ongoing development of leaders who will be equipped to mobilise their churches for mission.
OUR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TEAM
World Outreach has an experienced team of practitioners from different cultural backgrounds who bring a wealth of experience and expertise.
The seminars are run for two different demographics. The first is pastors, and the second is emerging leaders (aged 18-35). In some countries, both groups are targets, but in other places it is one or the other.
WO values partnership. In regard to leadership development, WO partners with key leaders or missionaries in the respective nations. WO seeks to serve what is already taking place in the nation without being aligned with any particular denomination.
WO applies a number of criteria in determining which nations to target for leadership training seminars:
- Large numbers of UPGs in the nation or surrounding nations
- WO has a presence or a key partner in the nation
- WO has the expertise to be able to help the specific leadership training needs
- The leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit (e.g. Macedonian call in Acts 16:9-10)
- The nation has a strong church and has the potential to ‘send’ out missionaries
Can You Help?
Your donation will allow our Raising Leaders Ministry to facilitate leadership development around the world and help us continue to make disciples among people of other cultures.
Funds given to Raising Leaders on the donation form above will go to our World Outreach offices in the USA. To give to another World Outreach country office please use the following link:
We are committed to the ongoing development and discipleship of leaders across the majority world.
All Nations Mobilisation
We are passionate to see Christians encouraged, equipped, and mobilised to make disciples among their own people.
We are dedicated to sharing the Good News with the world’s children, then discipling them, and providing loving and supportive care.