The original idea of SL was to provide the tools and support to the churches we had a hand in starting gain the confidence to lead someone through their initial steps in Christ to a place where they could minister in the local church and begin to lead if God had called them to do so. This would take tools such as materials such as courses etc. that could be placed in their hands. Over 7 years ago we began writing material and created websites to house them. This material would be available to everyone who needed basic discipleship studies to leadership training courses. It has been amazing to see how God has taken this idea and moved it into a space we never envisioned. We have over 23 courses and more on the way. All free with presentations. Our material is being used to train in many different ways. We are conducting online training through two different platforms that have impacted over 500 individuales in the last 24 months. We are conduction onsite training in 4 countries in Spanish, English and Portugues and will soon be doing so in German.
It has been amazing to see God expand our team way beyond what we imagined possible. We currently have 6 full time SLI Missionary families in Latin America, USA and Europe. We have 7 other families working along side SLI in different capacities. We partner with over 16 churches on 3 continents in 8 countries where SL training is or will be taking place.
Some of the things we are working on!
INTERNSHIPS,TRAINING and MISSIONARY ACADEMY: Training is an integral piece of what we do with our local church partners. We continue to expand our Ethnos online discipleship platform as well as our partnership with Anchor Christian University. We are in the process of planning Ethnos Missionary Academy 10 days of front lines cross cultural missionary exposure and training for college and career aged men and women. The training will be conducted in Germany, Ecuador and the USA. Pray with us as we pray and plan to get the pieces together for over the next 6 months. We are also working hard to set up Servant Leaders Missions Internships where young men and women can spend 12-24 months ministering alongside missionaries/pastors on the front lines learning and growing in cross cultural missions. Pray as we take steps to set this up in Ecuador and Germany. We will share more about both of these in the months to come.