Midland Bible had
already made a church planting commitment to work with a particular
people group in one country. They had a church network of 130 churches
in their denomination. After a while, the leadership in the country
asked, “can you help us train leaders at the local church level?”
This is not an uncommon occurrence for a church’s missions overseas, as
the needs are so great. Traditional leader training strategies were
graduating a couple of dozen pastors a year.
Bible church realized they needed a partner to help with that rather
than re-creating an entire program. So in 2010, they partnered with BEE
World to further a work God had already called them to.
began with initial training of two groups of 15 pastors each,
representing 12 denominations from eight African countries. These
pastors worked through all the BEE World curriculum and were
encouraged/challenged to start their 2nd generation groups using the
training they had received.
of BEE World’s multiplication model of training those “who will train
others also,” the work has grown beyond the 5th generation of
training––over 7,500 church leaders have been trained crossing