We provide in-the-field theological education to passionate church planters, pastors, and evangelists who cannot afford to go to Bible school for their basic theological, spiritual, and leadership formation. We are currently focusing on developing India’s rural church leadership.
The Importance of Careful Contextualization
In the age of education, technology, religious intolerance, atheism, and opposition to the Christian mission, India’s independent pastors need to be aware of cultural and contextual logistics in addition to their call for the ministry.
One of the reasons some Christians are opposed to how the work of God in India is accomplished is due to the evangelists’ or church planters’ inexperience. Due to their lack of theological training, many of these teachers are unable to comply with local social norms to make the gospel relevant or effective. While many of the non-Christians in India love Christ and even accept His divinity, the message of Christ is not articulated well enough to bring glory to God.
Serving Alongside International takes these aspects and challenges into consideration, and provides independent church planters/evangelists meaningful, culturally relevant, and practical in-the-field training so they may serve the Lord with dignity and joy.