Multiplying and accelerating Kingdom leaders in real battlegrounds
“Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ Philip asked. ‘How can I,’ he said, ‘unless someone explains it to me?’ So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.” Acts 8:30-31
Favor’s Portable Bible Schools mobilize new disciple makers in spiritual and physical war zones. Hungry for the Word and training, these emerging leaders come from hidden corners for the two-month theological education Favor brings to rural villages, always moving further outward into the unreached tribes. This ministry helps tens of thousands overcome spiritual maturity barriers by the Holy Spirit and the Word.
Each bootcamp trains participants to live Biblically in Jesus’s Kingdom and multiply disciples in their context. Taught by national leaders to multiply and accelerate new leaders, each Portable Bible School (PBS) rejuvenates lifestyles around the Word and instills a love for the One behind the words. The curriculum incorporates evangelism, discipleship, holy living, church leadership, raising Godly families, bible study, the power of prayer, forgiveness, and character building. They become equipped to go out and transform their community. This is the great multiplier effect whereby national leaders establish churches in their villages.
During the PBS at least two Favor trainers live with the community they are training, often far from cities and their families. Traveling experts on special topics ranging from marital counseling to health and hygiene rotate among the PBS sites, which Favor coordinates in waves of 40+ communities at a time. Each PBS training site requires months of preparation and registration. Even more months of follow up are needed with community revitalization component ministries like women’s empowerment and trauma counseling, or the construction of new physical churches.
This education, offered for free to all who make the commitment to put the whole Word of God into practice, covers the essential theological training anyone would need to serve as a pastor, teacher, or other function of the body of Christ in their sphere of influence. Most importantly, each of the tens of thousands of African leaders we graduate through PBSs leave with the Holy Spirit, the means to continually learn from God throughout their walks, leave with a physical Bible in their own language, and have the training to make disciples and start or rejuvenate healthy congregations of people following Jesus together.