Having just returned from an Asian Access session in a restricted country, I am blown away by the the kind of impact that investing in twelve key pastors has on a nation. After more than twelve years of investing in twelve choice leaders every two years, the leveraged influence was stunning to see. This was especially true knowing that, due to government pressure, we have been on cruise control there the last few years.
Now, as we re-launched the training, the alumni introduced me to some of the leading artists, musicians and cinema stars in their nation. All are now believers and want to both deepen their faith and expand their influence. The pastors, having been inspired by A2's vision "to see a vibrant community of servant leaders with vision, character and competence leading the church in Asia", are now reproducing the training among those in the marketplace and across several sectors of society. This includes both the arts and industries, like publishing, and the business community.
As I met with these artists, musicians, film stars, publishers and business leaders they shared a burden to see Christ shape their country and His values influence society. What a profound picture of God's kingdom at work… pastors and marketplace leaders mutually committed to changing their nation!
These leaders inspired me and gave me great joy in seeing how investing in just twelve choice pastors can change the world. You and I can do this too… In our marketplace, our spheres of influence, our worlds, and His world. All it takes is investing your life in a few key leaders!
For His Kingdom,