Leadership Development in Restricted Access Areas

Provide leadership development classes for educated professionals in a restricted access country.
The men and women of this Central Asian nation want to be progressive, forward thinkers, but they are fighting a worldview that threatens to wash their culture back to the Stone Age. Leadership development courses will help raise up the next generation of leaders among a people who have experienced more than forty years of non-stop war. These courses are for educated men and women who desire to lead in a new paradigm in contrast to current leaders who often fill the vacuum of leadership in this restricted-access country. Gifts to this project will underwrite the cost of the classes, including facility rental and teaching materials.

Classes are structured according to the best practices of leadership development taught in any secular environment: team building, peace building, conflict resolution, trust building, personal growth, and servant leadership. Personnel who instruct the courses build on this foundation to explain their biblical worldview. The difference in what the instructors believe and how they live provides the credibility that students need to see before they open their hearts to the truth of Christ. Once relationships are developed, instructors can take the gospel much deeper. The master plan is to make disciples who embed the gospel deep into their culture. Students from every people group are welcomed to attend the leadership development classes so the gospel can spread along tribal lines.

Your gift will fund leadership development classes for educated professionals who want to change the character of leadership in their country. You can also join the work as a volunteer, sharing your time, leadership skills, and faith. Your witness will guide the next generation of leaders to follow Christ in their personal lives, families, and professions.

The men and women of this Central Asian nation want to be progressive, forward thinkers, but they are fighting a worldview that threatens to wash their culture back to the Stone Age. Leadership development courses will help raise up the next generation of leaders among a people who have experienced more than forty years of non-stop war. These courses are for educated men and women who desire to lead in a new paradigm in contrast to current leaders who often fill the vacuum of leadership in this restricted-access country. Gifts to this project will underwrite the cost of the classes, including facility rental and teaching materials.

Classes are structured according to the best practices of leadership development taught in any secular environment: team building, peace building, conflict resolution, trust building, personal growth, and servant leadership. Personnel who instruct the courses build on this foundation to explain their biblical worldview. The difference in what the instructors believe and how they live provides the credibility that students need to see before they open their hearts to the truth of Christ. Once relationships are developed, instructors can take the gospel much deeper. The master plan is to make disciples who embed the gospel deep into their culture. Students from every people group are welcomed to attend the leadership development classes so the gospel can spread along tribal lines.

Your gift will fund leadership development classes for educated professionals who want to change the character of leadership in their country. You can also join the work as a volunteer, sharing your time, leadership skills, and faith. Your witness will guide the next generation of leaders to follow Christ in their personal lives, families, and professions.

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One-semester scholarship
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One-year scholarship
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Southeast Asia
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Central Asian Peoples

From the mountain peaks of the Caucasus to the steppes of Kazakhstan, the heartland of Asia is a place of mystery, having been mostly off-limits to travelers for the last 2000 years. With its blue-domed cities, frenetic bazaars, and remote yurts, Central Asia captures the romance of the Silk Road. Ancient traditions, loyal relationships, and generous hospitality make up the foundation of Central Asian values. Once home to the early church, Islam is now the predominant religion of Central Asia. Architecture, dress, and cultural expectations are all marked by it's influence.

Political, religious, and cultural divisions have fractured Central Asia's governments and global relations. This instability has left people seeking an anchor for hope and peace. Jesus is their peace, but most of Central Asia's 365 million people have no knowledge of the gospel.

Pray that as Central Asians will meet the life-giver and Prince of Peace so they can experience the abundant joy that Jesus offers.

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