Church Planters

"Sir, we would see Jesus." John 12:21

"How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"
Romans 10:14-15

According to Operation World, there are 380 distinct people groups in the country of Nepal; however, 93 percent of all Nepalis remain unreached by the Gospel, making Nepal one of the least reached countries in the world.

The need for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Nepal is immense. 

The people of this land are slaves to the false gods and traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. People bow to idols on a daily basis and face hopelessness in death.

Prayer wheels are spun to send prayers to the gods, and candles are lit in hopes someone is listening. But the prayer wheels stop spinning. The candles burn out. There is no hope to be found in the stone eyes of the Buddha or the aged texts of Hinduism.

But there is hope for the people of Nepal in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

2011 rural pastors conference 

Vision Nationals' church planter and pastor training center exists to bridge the gap in this country so starved for truth, training godly men how to teach the Word of God in their own language, to their own people. A six month training program is hosted by Vision Nationals twice a year in Kathmandu. Men from throughout Nepal leave their village homes and their families, completely sold out to the process of learning how to teach the Word of God and shepherd His people.

Worship during a training session

Courses at the training center include homiletics, hermeneutics, Bible doctrine, Old Testament, New Testament, discipleship, church planting, pastoral epistles, the Gospels and spiritual life. The intense 6-day-a-week training is designed to equip men to establish Bible-teaching churches in their home villages.

In addition to the six-month training center, Vision Nationals hopes to offer on-site, mobile training in villages, as well as multiple refresher courses. Trainers will be sent to rural areas in Nepal, India and Bhutan to reach pastors who are unable to commit to six months in Kathmandu. 
Pastor Sanolal, a rural church planter, and his family.

Vision Nationals' overarching goal is to plant at least one church in each of Nepal's 75 districts. As of May 2013, over 80 pastors have been trained through the Vision Nationals program, resulting in 50 churches planted for the glory of God.

Another component of the pastor training is a desire to provide self-sustainability for church planters throughout Nepal. Each pastor should be self-supporting and work like the locals. Business and skill training is provided as part of the Bible school curriculum. Vision Nationals continues to investigate ways to help the pastors and church planters by providing aid in business start-up costs, such as the purchase of a water buffalo, goats, bees, etc. An added benefit of this program is the respect and acceptance gained from the locals when they see pastors working for a living.

Vision Nationals wants local, village churches to be just that, local churches. The vision is for the people of Nepal to own their faith and their churches, without reliance on funds or support from the West.

That being said, a pastor training program of this magnitude does require financial support. Costs of running the Bible school include: $4,000 for each six-month training session; $2,000 total for 3-4 rural training sessions per year.

If you would like to invest with us in equipping the local church in Nepal for the Kingdom of God, please contact us.

To give by mail:

Vision Nationals
191-B Palomino Trail
Ridgway, CO 81432

If you choose to give by check, please designate your gift in the memo line as "Nepal Bible School" or "Nepal Church Planter Support"

To give online, click here

Please select "Nepal Bible School" or "Nepal Church Planter Support" under "Purpose of Gift."