Support from New Zealand for the development of leaders in Asia-Pacific is via programmes which we call the “Magnificent Seven” Ventures.
Together these Equip, Multiply, Resource and Care for our brothers and sisters as they’re developed to lead in the Church and their communities.
Equip – Training preachers
Training grassroots preachers to establish Biblically faithful yet culturally relevant preaching that helps new believers grow in their faith.
Sponsor a trainee leader
Subsidising the difference between local, affordable fees, and the real cost of training for the next generation of emerging, young leaders, enabling them to respond to God’s call on their lives in spite of their contextual poverty.
Multiply – Faculty training
Subsiding the cost of Masters and PhD study and providing pastoral support for Senior Leaders, enabling them to take their ministries to the next level to have regional and national influence.
Resource – Campus development
Building of Partner School facilities such as classrooms, libraries, and dormitories, and ensuring these are of adequate size and quality to meet the growing number of trainee leaders.
Resource – Organisational Development & Volunteers
Skilled Kiwi volunteers working alongside Partner Schools to increase capacity and enhance the quality in areas allied to academic training.
Resource – Literature & IT
The publication and supply of libraries, books, learning resources and IT components to trainee leaders, enabling them to more effectively learn in their own language and cultural nuance.
Care – Humanitarian Development International (HDI)
The supply of humanitarian development aid to existing ministry partners and leaders, in the event their geographic area is hit with a disaster of significant proportions.
“Our partnership with LeaDev-Langham has been incredibly fruitful and productive.
We have really valued their input into our church community.
This partnership has not been one way – our giving support – but two-way:
LeaDev-Langham have supported us, encouraged us, shared resources with us, taught us, and trained us.
They have opened doors to successful partnerships with the churches of Asia-Pacific.
We could not speak more highly of how they have assisted us to critically assess, revise and achieve our missions goals as a church.
Having outstanding church leaders from the region make extended stays in our community has been an incredibly enriching experience and a real blessing to all.
We could not speak more highly of our dedicated partnership with LeaDev-Langham, and of the integrity of the staff and their operations.”
Dr Craig Heilmann, Senior Pastor, The Upper Room, Auckland
“St. Christopher’s are enthusiastic supporters of LeaDev-Langham, because through them, pastors are being theologically trained and practically equipped in their own cultures for a lifetime of opening God’s Word to God’s people.
This is the way to grow mature, vital and enduring Christian churches.
This is the way to stir up active faith in Christian men and women full of love, mercy and God’s word of grace.
We commend LeaDev-Langham and their work to you.”
Mark Hood, Vicar, St. Christopher’s Avonhead, Christchurch