Asia Training Centers
Most of the people groups still unreached by the gospel live in places stretching across the map of northern Africa and Asia. Christian missions strategist Luis Bush started calling this rectangular area the "10/40 window" because it lies across Africa and Asia from 10 degrees latitude north of the equator to 40 degrees latitude north of the equator. The 10/40 window is home to more than 4.4 billion people and includes the majority of the world's Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. 3.96 billion people still need to hear the Gospel message.
The vision for the Asia Training Centers came out of a desire to make a difference in this window because it appears to be the darkest area, evangelism wise, in the world. We want to take the Light of Christ into the darkness of that region.
The "Training Center" model was developed to train and equip the local pastors to lead their communities to Christ. It's a unique model in church history, as it uses the local people to build and develop the training centers, but we believe it’s a model for the future. Once the training centers are completed, they're used for a multitude of things: in additional to being used to train and multiply pastors and church leaders, these centers are also used as schools, sewing centers, food distribution, places of refuge and more. They are centers of hope for these communities and they bring together all the religions of the world under the banner of Jesus Christ.