How do we train more people for ministry?
This is the question that has been hovering over the call of God for my whole life. For as long as I can remember;
- As a Local Church Pastor, I sort to inspire people to get into the word of God and find answers.
- As a Bible College Professor, I challenged my students to dig deeper into the word of God and follow the call of God on their life.
- As a Bible College President, I looked for a way to get training to pastors and leaders around the world who desperately needed it and could not afford it.
- And now as the Founder of Axx, I am still looking for ways to train more people for ministry.
My life long ministry call is to teach the word and train people for ministry.
I am convinced that we live in a unique time of history. A time when world-class biblical teaching has never been better, yet at the same time access to that training has never been more restricted.
Believers and leaders either cannot afford training or live in a place of persecution or cannot access quality training. Rising costs, debt, persecution and availability of non-English training resources has never been more debilitating.
We live in a world that provides access to training resources online like never before. The advent of Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and other platforms has led to an explosion of materials online. However, there is so much rubbish online it is hard to find godly seams of gold rather than in the piles of confusing dung.
The need is obvious
- Only 5% of the world’s pastors are adequately trained.
- Most of the Christians in the world live in poverty or under persecution and cannot access high-quality training resources.
The solution is just as clear
Make these amazing resources available to the Church worldwide.
- The Church is rich with high-quality training resources.
- The Church has great and gifted teachers who love the word of God.
- The technical capacity now exists to distribute this teaching globally.
So, here I am today trying to answer the same question, how do we train more people for ministry?
How do we fulfil the words of the great commission, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.” How do we embrace the words of Jesus to Peter, “Feed My Lambs,” “Feed My Sheep” and “Tend my Sheep.”
How do we train more people for ministry?
- We find great teachers who love the church and the word of God, record them and distribute their teaching to the world.
- We partner with kingdom-minded churches, ministries and individual people who have the heart to see the Kingdom of God grow worldwide.
- We work hard and prayer harder and see the seed of the word become fruitful and multiply.
Dr Brendan Roach
Founder and CEO of Axx
- To provide biblically-based effective ministry training, and leadership programs that are trusted and accessible globally for pastors, leaders and disciples.
- The ministry we see will be a global community of people sharing resources to grow the kingdom of God.
- The ministry we see will provide ministry training courses to people who cannot for reasons of geography, cost, discrimination, or persecution normally access them.
- The ministry we see will access all parts of the globe.
- The ministry we see will start in English and then expand to other languages.
- The ministry we see will give a platform for the Body of Christ’s most gifted teachers to share their gift.
- Bible – We value the word of God as the foundation to build life and ministry upon.
- The Call of God – We believe in the call of God on your life and inspire you to pursue your calling.
- Trust – We are trusted because we provide solid, credible and unapologetic Bible-based training.
- Collaboration – We leverage the gifted ministry genius of others to work together to build the Kingdom of God.
- Innovation – Valuing the past and leaning into the future. We take the best technology has to offer and use it to deliver our training.
- Axx encourages the genuine expression of your individual calling in God.
- Axx supports active engagement in the local church and Christian ministries.
- Axx is dedicated to a Holy Spirit empowered life and ministry.
- Axx fosters a global kingdom perspective.
- Axx cultivates authentic spirituality.
Why are we called Axx?
- Axx is a play on the word Acts.
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”2 Timothy 3:16