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Pastoral Leadership Development (PLD)

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85% of churches in the world are led by people who have no formal training in theology or ministry.*


Many of these church leaders and pastors live below the poverty line, and yet they say say their greatest need is leadership training. While Islam and the Prosperity Gospel capitalize on the physically and spiritually vulnerable, ACTION moves in with the hope of the Gospel to provide help and training in the name of Christ.

From its beginning, ACTION has been coming alongside pastors in developing countries, providing biblical teaching and free resources in order to strengthen and equip local churches around the world.

ACTION’s Pastoral Leadership Development (PLD) team joyfully serves these brothers in three ways:
  1. Theological Education and Discipleship. ACTION sends short-term and long-term missionaries to teach and mentor church leaders in both formal and non-formal settings.
  2. Conferences. Pastors and church leaders from the USA, Canada, and the UK work together with local ACTION missionaries to provide one to three-day conferences free of charge where pastors and church workers receive Biblical teaching, educational resources, and encouragement.
  3. Resources (BookShare). By reprinting and distributing study Bibles and training materials free or at cost, ACTION equips pastors for the work of ministry without adding financial burden.

Currently, ACTION has a team of five current and retired pastors who teach around the world in places like Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. We need more pastors, seminary students, retired pastors, elders, and other church leaders to join us – for a week or for decade – to teach and proclaim Christ, “that we may present everyone mature in Him” (Col. 1:28, ESV).

Please contact Bruce Ingram if you are interested in finding out more about training pastors with ACTION PLD.

*Serving with Eyes Wide Open, David Livermore