Our work in Central Asia is expanding and developing in exciting ways; we have teams serving with active ministry projects in two countries in the region. We are developing our focus and vision for these nations, and we are now benefiting from close relationships with local ministries and churches. Our ministry covers four broad areas:
We want to see local believers equipped to share the gospel in their own countries as well as in other nations. We run a ministry training program which is actively training people for ministry and business in the Fergana Valley, and we also partner with a ministry training program in another country in the region.
Disciple Making and Church Planting
We want to see people brought to spiritual maturity and new churches brought into existence in some of the least reached places in Central Asia. This often includes coordinating relief and development projects, medical ministries, and business related projects which are essential dimensions of the work of the church.
Coffee Businesses and Training
Training ministry leaders in various aspects of the coffee industry has become an effective way of equipping participants with the skills needed to support themselves in ministry, through launching their own businesses. We have effectively given coffee training to a number of businesses and individuals in the region and we have started our own coffee roasting business as well.
Photography and the Creative Arts
We run a photography ministry that seeks to use the discipline to build friendships with creatives in Central Asia. Our team plans to teach these skills to the students on our ministry training programs, so that they have a way of supporting themselves in ministry in the future.
All our ministries are looking for people to help. If you are interested in serving with us or would like to find out more, please let us know.
Join Our Teams in Central Asia
Our teams in Central Asia receive those that want to join on a long-term placement. Prior to going to the field, new team members must complete one of our long-term training programs. Once on the field, they generally spend their first two years focused on language learning while engaging in ministries established by the long-term team. Whichever country new members join, they will focus from the beginning on encouraging local Christians and getting to know non-Christians through the team’s ministries.