God’s Word Moves by Horsepower
In 2016, in partnership with our South Asian partners, 10/40 launched a new model of theological education – a mobile seminary. The village students have few resources to travel, so the teachers travel each day to different classrooms in different villages. A key thought guiding this model are the historical problems associated with “education extraction,” when the theologically trained person leaves their community for years to be equipped. The students may or may not return to their place of origin, and when they do, often what they learned in the classroom has no relevance to the local context.
The mobile seminary model partially resembles the circuit-riding preachers of the 1800’s, but these modern-day instructors ride motorcycles (with horsepower), not horses. The goal is to instruct and inspire a new generation of people who love the Bible and have the heart and skill to plant multiplying churches among the majority population.
On their motorbikes, three teachers of theology (two men and one woman) journey to various regular sites to teach courses on a variety of topics, many of which help develop the leaders to understand how to plant a church. This exciting new ministry has much potential to multiply, but certain risks are real and present. However, in that place of uncertainty, faith calls us to move forward with boldness and trust.
For security reasons, we do not post much of the church planting information online, but feel free to contact us if you want to know more.
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Jesus said, "Pray the Lord to send out laborers, for the harvest is plentiful, but he workers are few." That is the mission of 10/40 Connections – to follow the example of Jesus by connecting the body of Christ, equipping believers, and engaging the least reached.