Pastors and business leaders will help in evangelism in Kazakhstan

By November 29, 2004

Kazakhstan (MNN) — 1,800 pastors and church leaders received the training they need to become better equipped to reach many with the Gospel. Christians came from all over the country, but also from 10 other surrounding nations including China and Mongolia.

Jonathan Shibley with Global Advance just returned from Kazakhstan where the training took place. Shibley says this was more than just a pastor’s conference. “In addition to equipping pastors, we had what we believe is the first ever Christian business leader’s conference where business men and women came from several nations to be equipped and encourage and challenged to use their business as a platform for the Great Commission.”

Shibley says this answers a crying need for evangelism abroad. “And, that’s the need to raise up indigenous Christian men and women who can be vital for spreading the Gospel through commerce and also be those in the future who can be the ones who fund the local church efforts there and the sending out of missionaries.”

This initiative will have an incredible impact on evangelism globally. “What a powerful combo that can be in the Great Commission, for pastors and church leaders linked up with Christian business men and women for the cause of Christ and their nations. And so, we really want to create a movement around the world where we see this beginning to happen.”

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