Teach Every Nation (TEN), founded by international ministry leader and best- selling author Bruce Wilkinson, has announced a robust expansion of its pastoral training program to maximize reaching the millions of untrained pastors and leaders around the world.
TEN’s training courses, now available in 27 nations, will be heard in at least an additional 66 countries under an agreement with THE KINGDOM SAT (KSAT), beginning in August 2016. KSAT broadcasts reach a potential audience of 600 million people in countries with large Arabic-speaking populations.
“There is a spiritual race for the hearts of the world,” said Wilkinson. “The Great Commission calls us to spread Christ’s word to all peoples, and our teaching ensures that prospective Christians hear an accurate and compelling account of Jesus’ teaching.”
Since its founding in 2013, TEN (www.teacheverynation.org) has ramped up rapidly, teaching 25,000 pastors, leaders and teachers in 27 African countries at 2,000 TEN training sites. TEN trains them how to minister more effectively by sharing Wilkinson’s and other key leaders’ Biblical insights and best practices, gleaned from decades of global ministry. TEN has focused on pastors and ministers in areas with exponential growth potential, believing that their outreach can have massive worldwide impact.
The Bible-based broadcast classes will include TEN courses on topics such as “How to Double Your Church,” “Anyone Can Become a Great Communicator,” “Releasing God’s Abundant Blessings,” “Survey of the Bible” and “How to Forgive Other People and Yourself.”
TEN will provide weekly, 30-minute programs to KSAT for broadcast, and it will have one day each week when TEN training classes will be run at least three times. The programs will be translated and subtitled into Arabic for distribution on KSAT, and future distribution on USB and DVD to regions not reached by the satellite broadcasts.
KSAT will broadcast TEN’s Bible-based training curriculum into more than 66 countries with large Arabic-speaking populations in the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe. KSAT is a ministry of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, a worldwide ministry that brings the light of Christ across the globe through the creative use of media and on-the-ground ministry teams.
Wilkinson, an international ministry leader and award-winning author, has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. His breakout book, “The Prayer of Jabez,” was labeled by the secular press as the fastest-selling book in history, with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including books that reached the No. 1 spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
In addition, Wilkinson built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible, and personally trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change. He launched and led a global initiative which recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses.
Wilkinson founded TEN because he believes that, “Nothing is more strategic to fulfilling the Great Commission than the training of millions of pastors and church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.” Wilkinson said of TEN’s partnership with KSAT, “When two ministries committed to fulfilling the Great Commission join together to expand Christ’s Kingdom to a greater degree, heaven rejoices. We at Teach Every Nation are thrilled and honored to partner with the visionary Dr. Michael Youssef to reach the Arabic world with life-changing Bible courses. May millions come to meet Jesus through this strategic partnership!”
Youssef’s weekly television programs and daily radio programs are broadcast more than 4,300 times each week in 25 languages to more than 190 countries. He is also founding pastor of The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta.