A key part of the Pasifika Strategy is to use the strength of the ‘hub’ college, Christian Leaders Training College, to assist smaller Bible schools to improve their work. Our Director, Dr George Mombi is working to lift six such schools up to be able to teach at diploma level this year. It will be […]


The best way to understand CLTC is that it is a small village, filling a valley. With around 400 residents, including students, faculty, workers and families, it contains much more than just classrooms. There is a farm, a clinic, a pre-school and vehicle and timber workshops. This is in addition to all the housing, classrooms, […]


The MTh program has consistently included faculty members (with family members) from countries outside PNG and we want to continue to provide for these families to come for the two-year program. The MTh level of study allows participants to examine their culture and context in the light of good biblical and theological understanding. This equips […]


In many parts of the Majority World there is a dominance of theological study from a social sciences perspective. This is done for practical reasons, and sometimes to fulfill government requirements. Our consultants, Drs Dick and Caroline Seed, recently provided training to senior scholars in Indonesia and Uganda. This had great effect on these leaders […]

LOGS Grassroots and Low-Tech Contexts

While we have considerable funding already for Local Online: A Global Strategy (LOGS), we keep discovering more areas where we can assist the development of online education and especially the hybrid solutions needed to not just teach content but strengthen the pastoral and leadership skills of those studying. In the coming year, the strategy will […]

Faculty Study Grants In Africa

It is a key indictor of improved education for students when faculty are grown in their understanding through higher studies. Their research topics are relevant, and often they are the first to write on an aspect of ministry or mission in their country. Take Dr Alfred Sebahene’s case for example. He writes: “Local Leaders’ support […]

Masters in Transformational Development

Throughout the Majority World there are a myriad of Christian mission and non-government agencies working in aid and development. Local Leaders has been supporting the delivery of a Masters course (MTD) to promote Biblically based ‘best practice’ for leaders already working in the field. The MA is a field based program that reflects on the […]


To counter the growing corrosive tragedy of the prosperity gospel, we are working with leaders in Africa to establish an alternative. The biblical themes of stewardship, generosity and sacrifice will come together to encourage African Christians to live out a genuinely biblical  faith. We have about $150,000 donated already and want to raise more as […]

Pasifika Strategy Expansion

The Pasifika Strategy is a 25 year plan to redefine theological training and church leadership in the Pacific. Now twelve years into the strategy, Local Leaders has supported the training of more than 60 evangelical church leaders and faculty members from Bible colleges across the Pacific at Masters level. With your help we can realise […]

Faculty Study Grants in Asia

Local Leaders identified some years ago that one of the key ways to improve the educational outcomes for students was to invest in the faculty members’ study. Each year we have about 40 faculty members whom we support to get masters and doctoral degrees. Just like Joshua George (pictured), who visited us earlier this year, […]