It’s impossible to state how crucial a tool this is—to have a complete systematic theology…It’s the best gift you can give church leadership.
Why We Publish: Part Two
“…in order to make a real movement take place I think there has to be more than preaching. I think there has to be writing. And I think people have got to have—in front of them—words that aren’t flying by…words that are frozen on a page. And that lends itself to their thoughtful consideration of those words.”
Year-End Goal: Indigenous Publishing
Alongside preaching, the ability to publish the truth in the common tongue proved to be a major powerhouse behind Luther’s work in the Reformation, and over the past 30 years, we’ve seen this precedent ring true in the work of our Training Centers around the world. Even more than conferences and radio broadcasting, the publication and distribution of good books has brought some of the most enduring fruit to the field that I’ve ever seen. This is why nearly every one of our 18 schools (with over 2,200 students) is engaged in the work of indigenous publishing. They know what happens when people have God’s word explained to them in their own language.
Why We Publish: Part 1
“We must look for every legitimate opportunity to maximize our own in-country network and get the best theological tools into the hands of local church leaders. We obviously don’t want to mimic these false teaching ministries, but we must continue to cultivate a proactive posture toward resourcing the global church.”
Meet Pastor Jessie
In many countries around the world, gifted pastors haven’t been shown how to preach. Although they are called by God and commanded to train others (2 Tim 2:2), few of them have been trained themselves in how to explain the word from their pulpits. And unless something is done for them, the churches of tomorrow could wind up spiritually starved.
Reaching the Global Church through Local Publishing
In 2020, we established the Global Publications Department (GPD) to relieve our schools of their burdens and still make sure they get great books. Led by Rick Kress, the GPD now streamlines the publication and distribution of indigenous biblical resources for all our schools around the world.
How Your Support Helped Change a Church
You may not know Eduardo, but supporters like you—who pray and give to our Berea Training Center in Spain—have been used by God to help revitalize Eduardo’s church. Were Berea Seminary not to exist today, Eduardo’s church might look very different.
From One Generation to the Next
This kind of teaching wasn’t what they were accustomed to. And what was Pastor Joseph saying now? That speaking in tongues wasn’t a necessary proof of salvation? That women shouldn’t be pastors? What would he think of next? And how odd it was that Pastor Joseph seemed content just to explain the Bible in his “sermons.” He wasn’t even trying to emulate Kenneth Copeland or Benny Hinn anymore.
Prayers Answered, Preachers Needed
In the past year alone, God has opened doors geographically. He has opened doors relationally. And most importantly, He has opened doors spiritually…Now that so many doors are opening up, we need to continue trusting God to provide the men who will walk through them.
05/21/22 — Ukraine Updates and Prayer Requests
Recent news reports state that Ukrainian combat missions in Mariupol have ceased as the city falls into Russian hands. However, we also received news that
Men Can Train, But God Transforms | South Africa
The Apostle Paul admitted that—while he “planted” the word in Corinth, and Apollos “watered” it after him—at the end of the day “God was causing the growth” that he saw in people’s lives (1 Corinthians 3:6). And while the work to cultivate a man’s heart can seem slow and unfruitful, Paul reminds us that God is always at work behind the scenes. Even in surprising ways.
Welcome TMAI’s New School in Argentina
Welcome IDEAR as TMAI’s newest member school in South America. See how they serve believers like Daniel across this challenging part of the world.
God’s People in Ukraine and Europe
“Humanly speaking… it would be very difficult not to be depressed. But as believers, we believe… in Romans 8, that God knows what’s best for us and all things work together for good to those who are called and those who love God.”
Two Testimonies from Persecuted Pastors
After COVID pushed most of our programs online for a time, we’ve seen God use our online presence to reach pastors in restricted-access countries. An encouraging example of this comes from…
04/02/22 — Ukraine Updates and Prayer Requests
As the war in Ukraine presses into its fifth week, please see below for updates and ways to pray.
03/18/22 — Ukraine Updates and Prayer Requests
Our GMI/TMAI missionaries are still in-country and serving the Ukrainian people. They are working to maintain communication with their network of seminary graduates and church leaders ministering around the country.
03/11/22 — Ukraine Updates and Prayer Requests
As the situation worsens in Ukraine, our team members have shared the following updates and prayer requests.
Ukraine Prayer Update
It has been one week since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the damage and loss of life has been devastating. Please continue to pray for Ukraine, especially our dear brothers and sisters who are in harm’s way. The Lord has been kind to allow communication with our teams, and they’ve asked that we relay the following updates and prayer requests.