Sponsor a Planter enables the Acts 29 collaborative, Church in Hard Places, to train and develop indigenous church leaders in poor communities around the world.
Many church leaders in poor communities lack access to affordable and relatable training. How will these men be trained to preach and teach the Bible? How will they be prepared for faithful pastoral ministry? How will they be equipped to build healthy gospel-centered churches in poor communities around the world?
The Church in Hard Places Apprenticeship provides two years of theologically robust and culturally relevant training — training that is accessible, relatable, and affordable.
- Accessible: The apprenticeship is delivered virtually so the apprentice is not required to leave their community. Each month the apprentice receives a book, completes a writing assignment, and attends a class meeting. The entire cohort gathers together once a year for a week of intensive training.
- Relatable: Each apprentice joins a cohort of 12 men who are doing ministry in similar contexts all over the world. This cohort equips and encourages one another in their work, connecting them as they learn and grow together.
- Affordable: The costs of training the CiHP apprentices are underwritten by Sponsor a Planter, bringing training to leaders who would not normally be able to afford it.
How can you be involved?
Sponsor a Planter. It costs $500 a month to fund one apprentice.
- Each apprentice will need 25 sponsors at $20 a month for 25 months.
- Each sponsor commits to pray regularly for the apprentice and will receive quarterly updates from them.
Let’s work together to train and develop indigenous church leaders and plant churches where Jesus is neither named nor known.