There is one formally trained church leader for every 450,000 people outside the U.S. Training Leaders International (TLI), a missions organization focused on providing theological education around the world will be in the Community Center on November 30th. TLI has three focuses. First, they mentor and send graduate students and pastors on short-term trips to teach around the world. Those that are sent are intentionally mentored so that they can bridge culture barriers they are unaware of. TLI has 11 trips scheduled in 2011. Second, TLI serves as a sending organization for those who wish to teach in formal and informal settings. Third, TLI looks for groups of people who are interested in starting schools in conjunction with local churches around the world. They will be hosting a pizza lunch at noon on March 3rd in classroom 2
. They will also have a booth set up all day in the Student Commons. Visit their website at http://www.trainingleadersinternational.org/
to learn more.