95% of pastors worldwide have had no theological or ministry training. Typically these pastors live in Majority World countries.
You can sponsor a pastor like Gabriel, Daniel or Adriano to bible college.
These men want to be faithful pastors but accessing training is tough. If more pastors could access just two years of training, the impact would be huge.
Your church can sponsor a pastor at bible college as part of your harvest giving this autumn. We’ll send you extra resources to use - posters to display, leaflets to hand out and a copy of the video above to show during a church service. Send us an email to get the ball rolling.
When you sponsor a pastor, we will send you:
More information about them
Points for prayer
It costs an average of £150 a month for a local pastor to study for a diploma or degree in Theology - as a sponsor, you can give any regular contribution towards this total.
Click on one of the photos below to start your giving to a specific pastor. Or send us an email and we will link you up with a pastor in need of a sponsor.
You can also give a one-off gift towards the cost of a pastor's training.
When you sponsor a pastor to train for ministry, you’ll have a stake in God’s mission. You will sow a seed that will yield a harvest of many.
Thousands of pastors around the world have not been trained for ministry. As we approach the Crosslinks centenary in 2022, our vision is to be supporting 100 students each year through studies in their own context. This requires more Christians in Britain and Ireland to get behind them. You can play a part by praying for and giving towards a pastor's studies.
Average annual wage: International Labour Organisation (www.ilo.org) and www.numbeo.com.
Cost of study: Local contacts at George Whitefield College (Cape Town), Uganda Martyrs Seminary (Namugongo), ECWA Theological Seminary (Kagoro), Myanmar Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (Yangon), and the Centre for Pastoral Studies (Santiago).
Majority World countries: World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018, United Nations (www.un.org)
% of pastors that are theologically educated: Global Survey on Theological Education 2011-2013, The Institute for Cross-Cultural Theological Education; The Ecumenical Theological Education Programme; The Centre for the Study of Global Christianity, www.globethics.net.