ABOUT JUDEA TRAINING
ABOUT JUDEA TRAINING
JUDEA TRAINING was added to the ministry in 2013 to address the current and future training needs of the African church. The mission of Judea Training is to take sound elementary Biblical training to pastors. Judea Training enrolled 22 000 registered students in partnership with Teach Every Nation (TEN) in 2013 who completed 53 000 one-day TEN courses. The current training partner is ICM through the Foundations program. The Foundations program is a systematic Bible curriculum that consists of more than 215 individual audio lessons and is supported by printed booklets. This partnership assisted 34 000 students with the Foundations program since 2018.
Although much has been done with regards to Biblical training, research shows that an estimated 1 million pastors teach the Bible every Sunday in Africa, with very little and no Biblical training at all. The majority of churches in rural areas, especially those outside the mainstream denominations, are being led by men and women who have only a basic understanding of God’s word. In many African countries, churches have an average of only one trained pastor for every 20 churches (Buys, Theological Training for Untrained pastors.www.christianlibrary.org.au). Future training challenges need to be addressed now.
Africa is home to 1.2 billion people. During the next 30 years, governments will have to deliver 5.8 million teachers and 5.6 million front line medical workers to address the educational and medical needs of the continent. Not only is the continent populating rapidly but, the church is also showing fast growth. Although this is good news for the Kingdom, it also brings along challenges for the global church. By 2040 the church will need 5 million trained pastors to address the spiritual needs of the continent.
The vision of Judea Training is to empower 1 million African pastors with elementary Biblical training over the next 30 years.
The vision of Judea Training is to equip the unqualified African pastor for the ministry.
To train 1 million novel African pastors over the next ten years.