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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 IDEAR as TMAI’s newest member school in South America. See how they serve believers like Daniel across this challenging part of the world.
“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.”
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…
As the war in Ukraine presses into its fifth week, please see below for updates and ways to pray.
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.
As the situation worsens in Ukraine, our team members have shared the following updates and prayer requests.
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.
As we gather this Sunday for corporate worship, please keep our dear brothers and sisters in Ukraine at the forefront of your prayers. Praise God our TMAI leaders and missionaries are doing well. Here are a few updates directly from them:
We ask that you join us in prayer as Russia has invaded Ukraine. Only the Lord knows how extensive the fallout will be, but millions of lives are being affected.
We’ve been in regular communication with our missionaries and teams in Ukraine, and we praise the Lord they are currently safe and doing well in Christ. Know they have decided to stay and shepherd their churches through this difficult time. They’ve told us it’s their “privilege” to do so as they serve Him.
As you’ve probably heard, Russia may soon invade Ukraine. In light of these reports, TMAI’s missionaries in Ukraine have told us that they plan to remain in-country to “help during what could be Ukraine’s greatest time of need.”
While evangelism is a must for any healthy church, every evangelist needs to be “nourished on the words of the faith” to declare the words of the faith (1 Tim 4:6; 2 Tim 3:16–17). This balance is critical, and ITA has been blessed to see God restoring it in Italy.