We live in perhaps the greatest expansion of Christianity in the history of the church. About 70 percent of the church’s outreach since Pentecost has been accomplished in this century alone, with hundreds of thousands coming to Christ every day. Who is guiding these new followers of Jesus? In the 10/40 window alone, more than five million pastors lead their congregations without any kind of biblical training. For more information, please view The Leadership Crisis.
Despite the wealth of information and training in the United States specifically, the US sends only roughly one third of the world’s missionaries. As the bulk of the missional responsibility is accepted by countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, it is vital for us to help equip believers in these places to go forth, entrusting the information to “faithful men who will be able to teach others also" (2 Tim 2:2).