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Training Sites

Training Leaders International trains pastors and leaders around the world, partnering with local leaders who have invited us to provide the theological training pastors and leaders desperately need. One way we meet this need is through our 3-year modular training program. Financially sponsoring a site allows us to train pastors in underserved areas.

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Brazil / Atibaia

Escola de Pastores da PIB de Atibaia

TLI partners with the First Baptist Church of Atibaia (PIBA) in Atibaia, Brazil. Since 2013 TLI has provided consulting, support, and instructors to help them start their own church-based seminary (EPPIBA). Students receive both academic training and supervised ministry experience as a PIBA elder mentors them over the course of three   […]

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$0  of  $4,000
School Plant

Brazil / Natal

Escola Cristã de Pastores (ECP)

Have you ever wondered what it looks like for a region to see, on the one hand, significant church growth and, on the other hand, the equally striking advance of false teaching? It looks like Nordeste, the northeastern region of Brazil, where the prosperity gospel and extreme versions of liberal theology   […]

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$0  of  $2,200
Training Site

Brazil / Tefé

Justice & Mercy Amazon (JMA)

The State of Amazonas in Brazil is a beautifully lush region known for its famous Amazon River. Many areas in this region are only accessible by boat or plane, yet the Lord is building His church in remote towns and villages along the river. In 2013 Justice & Mercy Amazon   […]

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$0  of  $24,000
Global Partner

Cameroon / Yaoundé

Formal Context

Cameroon is the most complex nation in Africa with its 290+ language groups. In partnership with Église Baptiste Bethléem, Bethlehem College & Seminary, and Treasuring Christ Together, TLI is engaged in church-planting, the establishment of an accredited MDiv Program, the equipping of Cameroonian pastors to strategically use the TLI curriculum, and   […]

Training Site

Diaspora / Minneapolis, MN

Southtown Baptist Church

In partnership with the North American Mission Board, we have begun training migrant leaders in Minneapolis from primarily a Hmong background. Many pastors who are first-generation immigrants do not have access to the opportunities around them for training and education. These ministry leaders find themselves in a similar position to those   […]

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$0  of  $6,000
Training Site

El Salvador / San Miguel

Non-Formal Context

TLI is partnering with La Iglesia Cristiana por la Gracia de Dios San Miguel. Pastor Job and Pastor Orlando love Christ and the church. The church is involved in several ministries to reach their community and help equip believers: Christian school, church planting, medical clinics, annual and men's and women conferences.   […]

Training Site

Ethiopia / Bishoftu

Non-Formal Context

This site graduated from our 9 course curriculum in Oct 2018. Pray for them to continue to utilize what they learned in the 3 year training and pray for the health of their churches. Local pastors are eager to launch another cohort there using TLI’s new curriculum.

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$0  of  $10,000
Training Site

Ethiopia / Hawassa

Non-Formal Context

Pastor Tesfaye Nenko Edema, a trainer of ministers who is widely respected among many denominations, invited TLI to launch its first cohort in the Rift Valley city of Hawassa in 2015. That first cohort graduated in March 2018. He and TLI launched the second Hawassa cohort in March of 2019, using   […]

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$0  of  $10,000
Training Site

Ethiopia / Ambo

Non-Formal Context

Ambo, Ethiopia is a University town two hours west of the capital, Addis Ababa. While the Orthodox church maintains its dominant presence in the town, animism is prevalent in the small towns and villages outside of Ambo. Lacking among the educational options in Ambo is a training institution for the pastors   […]

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$0  of  $10,000
Training Site

Liberia / Monrovia

Non-Formal Context

TLI's largest training site is located in Monrovia, Liberia. Our national partner, Dyonah Thomas, founded the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) and has been involved with training pastors and church leader throughout the region before partnering with us. Through our partnership, Dyonah’s goal is to provide a more structured   […]

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$0  of  $10,000
Training Site

Malawi / Liwonde

Non-Formal Context

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Theological famine is also widespread, the health and wealth gospel is prevalent, and Islam is expanding country-wide. Solid formal training options exist in Malawi’s larger cities, but these remain inaccessible to the many city and rural, bi-vocational pastors serving the local   […]

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$0  of  $10,000
Training Site

Middle East

Non-Formal Context

In partnership with a group of U.S. Churches, we are training 10 pastors from a closed country. Each of these men has planted and pastors multiple village churches in their area. The churches sacrificially give to fund the entire training and provide one pastor each trip to teach   […]

Funding Progress
$200  of  $9,600
Training Site

Mongolia / Ulaan Baatar

Non-Formal Context

TLI is excited to train first-generation pastors in a location just outside the capital city of Ulaan Baatar. With the fall of Communism in 1989, the ideology that had defined life for so long collapsed and left the country in a state of confusion. But the church has been on   […]

Funding Progress
$4,000  of  $10,000
Training Site

Philippines / Luzon

Non-Formal Context

In partnership with a Filipino leader who works to train rural "village" pastors, TLI will begin a new, non-formal training location on the northern island of Luzon just a few hours outside of Manila. New Tribes Philippines has a camp near Olongapo used for training their national and international missionaries,   […]

Funding Progress
$0  of  $10,000
School Plant

Serbia / Novi Sad

Baptist Theological School of Novi Sad

Within the Baptist Union of Serbia, the Baptist Theological School (BTS) has been operating since 1939. However, with the chaos of the Balkan wars in Yugoslavia and changing country geographies, the school has undergone much upheaval, opening and closing throughout the decades. TLI Global Partner Dwayne Baldwin is working alongside Dr.   […]

Funding Progress
$100  of  $5,000
Training Site

South Asia I

School of Theology

Seeing the tremendous need for vibrant, biblical churches, TLI partners with a faithful church to establish a 3-year, church-based M.Div. program. This seminary started with a cohort of 12 men and trains pastors to plant churches, preach the Word, and shepherd God’s people in their context. TLI provides teaching staff who   […]

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$0  of  $5,000
Training Site

South Asia II

Non-Formal Context

We are continuing to partner with an experienced local ministry. They have a 40-day training program from which our partner selects certain pastors to participate in our training. This is the second cohort (27 pastors), with a projected graduation of July 2019. Our work here is strategic given the deep need   […]

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$0  of  $10,000
Training Site

Togo / Lomé

École Supérieure Baptiste de Théologie

In Lomé (Togo), TLI partners with the École Supérieure Baptiste de Théologie de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (ESBTAO). This African-led seminary is the denominational school for Baptist churches throughout Francophone Western Africa. ESBTAO is a formal theological site which confers Bachelors (the equivalent of an American Associates Degree) and Licensure Degrees (the   […]

Funding Progress
$0  of  $6,000

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