How does Teach to Preach work?
PTI focuses especially on places where resources and assistance are desperately needed and where they are, often, simply unavailable. These include Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.
Pastors there often struggle to meet the basic spiritual needs of their people. They lack adequate Bible training and the study materials required to understand and preach the Word of God effectively. That in turn makes them poorly equipped to care for their churches.
They are also faced with the spread of Islam; the prosperity gospel; the influence of various non-Christian sects and longstanding inherited tribal beliefs. These sometimes appear overwhelming challenges, and the pastors themselves acknowledge that they need to be better equipped for ministry.
Responding to requests for help from Africa, Asia and elsewhere, PTI provides training facilities tailored to their particular needs. It focuses on those pastors who find it hard to obtain the training and support they require.
What makes PTI different?
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PTI and its sister organisation Christian Books Worldwide (CBW) are complementary missions. Both seek to help pastors in the developing world to preach and feed their people with sound exegetical biblical truth.
PTI does this by training and mentoring untrained pastors through local conferences. CBW seeks to supply sound literature in English or the vernacular. www.christianbooksworldwide.org
Whilst both missions respond to invitations, which means they work in different locations, CBW furnishes materials for PTI conferences or for use by pastors after PTI has passed on to new areas.
The greatest lack is commentaries and basic theology, so these types of book are most needed. This effective joint ministry means that the West’s spiritual classics are now being supplied to the world’s poorest.
“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2
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