Shepherds Global Classroom imagines a day when all over the world church sanctuaries, coffee shops, conference centers, classrooms, and even the great outdoors will become centers for spiritual training.
“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men (people) who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2, NKJV).
The need around the world for well instructed, Christ-centered, Spirit-filled Christian workers is enormous. It is estimated that outside the USA there is only one trained pastor for every 500,000 people. It is also estimated that 85% of pastors in Africa are either untrained or under-trained. Similar statistics exist throughout Asia, Central and South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Traditional Bible schools and seminaries simply cannot produce spiritual leaders fast enough. Nor are these important institutions accessible to a vast number of emerging leaders in the majority world. If more pastors, teachers and missionaries are going to be produced, then well organized and systematic teaching/ training programs must become more interwoven into the ministry fabric of local churches, and communities of churches. SGC provides curriculum tools to make these programs possible.
Features of Our Curriculum
Affordable – and therefore accessible to students around the world.
Comprehensive – no other textbooks required, and tests and answer keys are provided.
Adaptable – for use in a variety of training venues and adaptable to different cultures.
Group oriented – but without excluding individual learners.
Interesting – using illustrations, stories, quotes, character sketches, dialog, maps, charts and timelines throughout.
Relevant – with each course packed with practical application.
Multiple translations – each course is already being translated into Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Creole and Tagalog, with other translations are being planned.
Professional certification – awarded for every SGC course completed, when applied for.