Our Work

Training Leaders

Pastors and Church Leaders

Since the inception of our Pastoral Training and Resourcing project, READ has been able to provide nearly 6,700 pastors and church leaders in areas starving for quality, well-trained pastoral leadership.

We will continue to grow this work because we see it as a critical part of our spiritual investment in this region of the world. This project works in partnership with over 50 Bible colleges and the Euro-Asian Accrediting Association, which is the accrediting body of these vital institutions.

Pastors and church leaders who attend several different theological and leadership-based tracks within these colleges receive a personal resource library to continue their training in both theology and Christian leadership.

Additionally, READ sponsors pastoral conferences each year, bringing even larger numbers of pastors together for training. After several days of teaching and learning, they are given a library of resources to continue their growth. This is a massive benefit to them and to the congregations in which they serve—often with no pay.

As you can imagine, the impact of this leadership training is exponential. Every well-trained pastor leads many new and growing believers who then reach out to their communities with the message of hope in Christ.

Your gifts can supply a church leader with a 25-volume theological library and critical training on how to use these tools effectively.

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Church Librarian-Counselors

The roles of pastors in the countries of the former Soviet Union are unique when compared to the roles of pastors in the United States. They focus more on teaching and leadership and less on the areas of counseling and consultation. Because of this, there is a need for another type of leader in each church body.

In partnership with regional Bible colleges and seminaries, READ has worked to build a training and resource program for Church Librarian-Counselors. This two-year program has proven to be a vital element in the overall spiritual growth of church attendees, newly converted Christians, and believers who have been without resources for growth in the past.

An entire library, consisting of 300 volumes of spiritual growth literature, is given to each program graduate to take back to their local church.

These highly trained Church Librarian-Counselors make a huge impact on the surrounding Body. READ is honored to participate in this incredible and transformative process.

You can help provide two-year training for a Church Librarian Counselor and a 300-volume church library.

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Help our pastors and leaders spread the biblical Gospel in Eurasia.

Give generously. Pray for power and protection. See God move.

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