Giving Code: Region: Eurasia Area: South Asia Cost(USD$): 125,000
One of the greatest needs of the Church of the Nazarene in South Asia is to train and educate our pastors with excellence! If we desire to have a strong, dynamic church in the future, we must adequately train our pastors today. Nothing will make a more lasting and long-term difference in our South Asia churches as insuring that we have the strongest possible leaders.
The South Asia Field, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal; is experiencing a crisis in educating our pastors and maturing them to the point of ordination. At present there are 4,053 fully organized churches on the South Asia Field, but we only have 326 ordained clergy. This is a problem of epic proportion!
This crisis will only get worse as this field is one of the fastest growing fields in the Church of the Nazarene. In May 2017 our six District Superintendents set the goal of planting almost 2,000 more churches in the next five years. Let's help train and educate our pastors with excellence.