Earlier this year, I learned about The Gospel Coalition’s International Outreach “Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church,” which has the goal of training pastors all over the world who haven’t had the advantages of theological education and access to great books. I’m really excited about this outreach.
Their “Packing Hope” project is a unique equipping strategy, involving getting quality theological books to pastors and others around the world by actually carrying over a box of books when traveling internationally. How cool is this?!
EPM has had the privilege of sponsoring several of their projects to print the books and make them available. However, many of these projects are already funded and the books are available to anyone willing to pay the shipping to receive the books, then transport them overseas themselves. I’m hoping some of our church’s summer missions teams, and those of other churches, can take books with them!
John Piper and I sat down together and discussed our support for the TGC International Outreach. We have the same heart for this, as you’ll see in the video.
Here’s more about the TGC International Outreach:
The Gospel Coalition is working to help pastors and elders in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe get access to good theological resources, so that thousands of congregations will be strengthened. We are partnering with translators, publishers, and missions networks to provide new access to biblical materials in digital and physical formats. Our goal is to create, translate, and distribute materials in the context of our partners working in the field.
Our prayer is that church leaders will be personally affected by the power of the gospel and in turn, shepherd their congregations well—resulting in widespread gospel renewal.
I can’t think of a more strategic venture in financing what will matter forever. Don’t let this eternal investment opportunity pass you by!