Leadership Development Remains Important for Sharing the Gospel

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All over the world, leaders are needed too run businesses, operate organizations, manage ministries—and share the Gospel. World Mission is developing great leaders for Christ, an especially vital piece of strategy to bring the Good News to unreached people groups.

Greg Kelley of World Mission explains how leadership development is vital to the Great Commission.

“Jesus said, ‘Go make disciples of all nations,’ and it’s impossible to make a good disciple without good disciple-makers. We have to keep that at the forefront when we’re talking about missions, particularly in the unreached world,” he says.

Developing Leaders

World Mission has several leadership development initiatives with the purpose of spreading the Gospel, one of which is Shiloh Centers.

“If you’re in an area where Christianity is illegal, conversion means death. There are no [safe] physical locations, so sometimes we’re building buildings, sometimes we’re refurbishing, but [the buildings] become Shiloh Centers,” Kelley explains.

“Shiloh has a very important meaning in the Bible. It’s the presence of Christ. There are a lot of really cool things about Shiloh that we zero in on, and we create these Shiloh Centers. Leaders go, and then they have the equivalent of a Bible training to raise them up [and] send them back into these places.”

Kelley says World Mission also has country directors, or national leaders, who are indigenous people that oversee efforts to train others to share the Gospel in their area.

“There are efforts on the ground . . . that really are pouring into people and raising them up and launching them into these places that we’re working on,” he says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Rachel Pfeiffer


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