The Tide® Ministry to Equip Believers in Zimbabwe Through ‘Leader to Leader’ Training
Three-Day Seminar in August Will Reach Ministry Workers, Lay Leaders and Pastors to Discuss Evangelism, Outreach, Discipleship and More
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—After decades of reaching people in all corners of the globe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Tide® (www.thetide.org) global radio ministry will impact leaders in Zimbabwe later this summer with a special “Leader to Leader” training event.
“All of us at The Tide ministry are excited for our upcoming trip to Zimbabwe for a mutually beneficial ‘Leader to Leader’ training seminar,” said Don Shenk, director of The Tide ministry. “The three-day seminar will not only motivate and equip these leaders, but bring them together so they can connect with one another, share resources and become prayer partners.”
Shenk added that the leader seminar is specifically for rural pastors, deacons and lay leaders from across Zimbabwe. The majority have minimal training, and the pastors serve bi-vocationally. Due to their disadvantaged economic situation, The Tide ministry will provide funds to host and feed them at the large boarding school facilities at Matopo Mission during the August school break.
“We will also subsidize their travel costs so that no one misses out on being spiritually fed and resourced for ministry simply because they can’t afford the bus fare to travel from their home area to Matopo Mission,” Shenk said.
A bishop from the denomination with which The Tide ministry will be working communicated that areas of concerns for the ministry workers include integrity in leadership, stewardship and the teaching of sound doctrine, “as we are still threatened by the so called ‘prophets’ who emphasize objects like oil (and) water for healing instead of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”
While in Zimbabwe, The Tide ministry leaders will also discuss radio outreach and discipleship programs, as well as how ministry workers can take new ideas back to their communities and churches to help grow the Kingdom of God and strengthen new believers.
Several representatives from The Tide ministry will also attend an Aug. 18 dedication ceremony and tour the new and improved radio studio in Zimbabwe where The Tide programs are broadcast. The group, which includes The Tide Director Don Shenk and his wife, Becky, Development Director Mark Story and Chairman of The Tide Board of Directors John Walden, will join at least eight others to host the leader training.
First in the Ndebele language, then in English and Shona, the “Amagugu Evangeli” program, which means “Precious Gospel,” radio programming from The Tide ministry has grown over more than three decades to reach thousands throughout Zimbabwe. Listen to sample “Amagugu Evangeli” programs from Zimbabwe here.
The Tide ministry currently offers audio programming in 25 heart languages spoken by millions of people in multiple regions of Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand and Zimbabwe, making it possible for multiple people groups to hear the Gospel in the languages they were born to speak.
For more information about The Tide broadcast projects, history, radio programs around the world, the “Every Knee, Every Tongue” campaign, the “Have You Heard?” initiative, the weekly Global Update radio features or other news, visit its web site at www.thetide.org or its Facebook page. Read more about The Tide ministry and Don Shenk here.