We consider the training of indigenous missionaries, pastors, and evangelists to be one of the greatest privileges entrusted to us by God.
This training takes its most personal form in our annual and semi-annual Bible conferences that are held in the countries where it is most needed. Throughout the year, we are able to have an influence on the theology and praxis of hundreds of worthy laborers who have often not had the privilege of studying in a formal Bible institute or seminary. A conference is usually held for four days, and the main areas of concentration are hermeneutics, systematic theology, expository preaching, and pastoral ministry.
At the moment, we have been blessed with a wide group of pastors, teachers, and evangelists from the United States from which we make up our conference teams. They are men who have given themselves to know God and His Word. The conference speakers see this work as a privilege and either pay their own way or are sponsored by their home church. Such dedication on their part allows us to continue directing the greater part of the donations entrusted to us to the needs of the indigenous missionary.
The HeartCry conferences function as a double blessing in that those who teach often return to the United States as blessed and encouraged as the indigenous missionaries who have been taught. The Gospel ministry in the United States can often be a source of discouragment for the faithful pastor who sees little hunger for the Word among his congregants. It is so very encouraging for him to teach the Word to a hundred or more laborers who sit on the edge of their seats to hear every word and who soak up truth with overwhelming gratitude and joy.