The Gift of God’s Word: French Bibles for Church Leaders
Several of our supporters have asked how they
can give specifically towards providing a Thompson Chain
Reference Bible for those pastors and leaders participating in our seminars in French
As you know, we present all workshop
graduates with their own Thompson Study Bible. With it, they can continue to
practice the study skills and message preparation methods they have learned
during the training. Your gift of $25 covers the cost of providing one French
Thompson Bible to one pastor or church leader in Africa.
The Thompson Chain Reference Bible, with its
many resources, becomes a cherished study tool for the pastor. It includes:
Without minimizing the
importance and need in Africa for social and community needs like clean water,
caring for orphans, refugee settlement . . . all good avenues through which the
Gospel can be proclaimed, lasting change in any society is dependent on the
changed hearts and lives of the individuals within that society. God has called
the African church to reach the hearts of those who don’t know Christ and to
build them up in their faith to impact their families, clans, villages, and
nation. But when Biblical illiteracy and spiritual immaturity exist the
potential for the church to be “salt and light” is diminished.
offered on the use of the Thompson Chain Reference Bible is one of the most
valuable seminars for training church leaders available. So few leaders in
Africa have access to a wide range of study tools and even fewer to formal
theological training. This seminar responds to the urgent need to provide
reproducible training to pastors, elders, and other church leaders. Once they
master the basic inductive study tools provided by the Thompson Bible, these
church leaders are well on their way to feeding themselves spiritually so that
they can better feed those in their local churches.
Would you consider partnering with us to
provide much needed Thompson Study Bibles in French? Donations to this project
can be made in one of two ways:
Paraclete associates raise funds to cover the cost of their ministry. Most associates are supported workers, which means that they also raise funds for a salary that is controlled by the Paraclete Board of Directors.
Paraclete separately accounts for donations preferenced for a specific ministry. The organization uses ten percent of all preferenced donations to cover shared expenses.
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