“Leadership development and theological training for pastors continue to be pressing needs of the Vietnamese church. While some Bible schools were legally recognized since 2004, there is still a huge shortage of adequately trained leaders, pastors and teachers. There is a lot of catching up to do as a result of 30 years of near total restrictions on training. Some of those restrictions continue to this day,” says Gerry Keener, an EMM non-resident missionary who teaches in a ministry training institute started by the Vietnam Mennonite Church. “The Mennonite training institute in Vietnam provides a framework in which we can train Mennonite leaders as well as share Anabaptist-oriented curricular materials with other denominations.”
The Vietnamese believers are energetic and dedicated to the Lord and His kingdom. Biblical and theological training are vital to provide enough leaders and teachers for the growing evangelical community and to stabilize the church.
$50 pays for textbooks and study materials for one student for four one-week courses
$100 pays for one student’s transportation and food for a week-long course
$200 pays to translate the teachings of visiting teachers in the classroom
“I have resolved to faithfully follow Christ all my life. I want to be faithful to obey the Lord’s teaching and to use His Word in edifying His household.” — Nguyen Dinh Vu, evangelist in Vietnam
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