Initiative: Train pastors for community transformation
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15–16
By Haemin Lee
God calls us to share our stories of faith. As part of World Mission’s call to address international evangelism around the world, we invite individuals and congregations to consider engaging more deeply in the work of international evangelism: sharing the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ.
Faithful discipleship in a globalized world requires us to strengthen the capacity of the PC (USA) and its global partners to witness to God’s love in Jesus. In engaging international evangelism, Presbyterian World Mission will help train pastors around the globe in practical, everyday skills that will help them to address critical needs in their communities and help provide a living for them and their families, should they find they are not able to live on a church salary. The non-pastoring skills include healthcare, literacy, and agriculture, which will also bring people to them to seek information.
What can you do?
We are providing this handy list of 10 things you or your congregation can do to partner with World Mission on evangelism. You may feel free to print this out and share it with your friends or your church.
You can also contact Haemin Lee and get involved! Haemin will have ideas for what you can do to help tell the world about the saving love of Christ, and how you can help promote this initiative with us around the world.
Contact: Haemin Lee, International Evangelism Catalyst or call 502-569-5262. He is available to speak to Presbyteries, congregations, and groups of Presbyterians.
About Haemin Lee
Haemin Lee grew up in Seoul, South Korea and graduated from Yonsei University in 2002 He has an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD from Emory University focused on mission and evangelism. Lee has traveled to more than 70 countries working for the NGO Korea Food for the Hungry International. He has taught at Kumi University in Uganda and the Youth Theological Initiative at Emory and has served PC(USA) Asian, African, and Hispanic pastorates as a Presbyterian minister.