The Life-Giving Network is an indigenous training ministry that originated in 2010 from its US base in Lynden, WA, into India. The goal of the LGN is to equip, resource and support church planting ministries in the most needy countries of the world, initially in India. The LGN is a two-stage process. Stage 1 is our Biblical Academy for Purpose-Driven Ministry which is a dormitory-style live-in training center in Ranchi, India. Screened applicants enter into a nine-month process in which they are given a foundation in Biblical understanding as well as initial church planting training and the opportunity to demonstrate a servant’s heart to their peers.
Upon completion of the nine-month Biblical Academy training, those who have proven themselves to be faithful, teachable, and accountable are invited into Stage 2, which is the three-year Life-Giving Network advanced church planting training process. Four times a year for 36 months these LGN trainees are brought together for a week of advanced training in a dialogical and highly outcome-based training journey in which they are given books, Bibles, training manuals, and a strong support base of prayer and encouragement. All of the training is contextualized, reproducible, and clear in its content.
Over the course of the three years in Stage 2, as the LGN trainees receive their twelve week-long LGN training cycles, they are given financial support as a catalyst to their church planting ministries. They are held accountable for both the fullapplication of the training they receive (by means of written action plans that are crafted during each training cycle), as well as the reproduction of the training on to other committed church planters in their area. Furthermore, each month they send in a five-page report to the LGN trainers as a means of reporting back information regarding the progress and needs of their ministries.
Sponsor A Pastor
The LGN ministry is seeking people who have a heart for the glory of God among the nations, to join us in our financial commitment to these church planters. To do so involves making a commitment of $50/month for a duration of the two years that our LGN trainees are being sponsored financially. This monthly support is the key financial catalyst to give the church planters the time they need to develop their own financial support base from resources within their country.
The Life Giving Network is our indigenous church planting network. We are currently working in Asia to help establish church planters and churches with a life giving message and focus.
It costs North County Christ the King about $200 per church planter for two years to get them trained and deployed for ministry. We would love to have you sponsor a pastor for $50 per month and increase our ability to grow the church in developing nations. You could do it on your own or as a small group.
In sponsoring a pastor you would get quarterly reports from the pastors about what they are doing, have a chance to hear directly from them and even visit the church they have planted, if that is safe.
For more information about sponsoring a pastor please contact Kate Ryan either by email Kate.Ryan@ncctk.com or by phone 360-318-9446.
Life-Giving Network Church Planter Sponsorship Program
|Vannak Touch is 35, married with two children. He pastors a church in Prey Ta Chab Village, Kampong Speu Province, about 70km from Phnom Penh. He has about 50 people in his congregation, meeting for worship at 9am every Sunday. He is paid about 40% by his church. His church seems to have this plateau for the last few years. I, Sophea, really believe that KLGN will ﬁt him the best and will be big help in growing his church to hundreds of people and to plant more churches in the surrounding villages. Tim preached at his church when he was here. Recommended by Sophea Sem|
|Piset Yim is 30, married with one child. He is a musician. He plays guitar in worship service at New Life Fellowship Phnom Penh Thmey. His passion is
church planting. He’s been going out to Preyromeas village with Thearith to teach English and to evangelize as possible. There are about about 80 students age rank between 10 to 16 years old. New Life Fellowship Phnom Penh Thmey has a plan to send him and his family to help Thearith get the church in Preyromeas started. Thearith and Piset are a good team because Piset will help lead worship and training or raise up musicians for the ﬁrst year he is with Thearith. At the same time, Piset will also look at the other villages to see the opportunity plant churches. KLGN will be a great training for him. They can start a Purpose Driven Church there from the beginning. Recommended by Sophea Sem
|Vary Pen is 44, married with 4 children. He is pastoring a church of 22 people. He is from Kompong Thum about 3 hours north of Phnom Penh. His church has a building already. His main income is from farming and raising animals. He is pretty enthusiastic in the recruitment camp. He believes he will be a better pastor and his church will grow through the KLGN training. He is recommended by Channa Touch.|
|Hak Heng is 37, married with one child. He is from Kompong Thum about 3 hours north of Phnom Penh. He is pastoring a church of 38 people in his congregation, meeting in the church facilities. Church service is on Sunday at 8am – 10:00am. Children Sunday School is at 7am. He started this church since 2005. He lives about 30 Km away from the church. But he spends 70% of his time there every week. His wife has a business selling food at home, that’s his main income for the family. Recommended by Channa Touch.|
|Hen Toun is 34, married with two children. He is from Kompong Thum about 3 hours north of Phnom Penh. He is pastoring a church of 25 people. The church worship in a member’s house, which is about 7km from where he lives. They worship every Sunday at 8:30am, preceded by children sunday school at 7:30am. He has 17 children in the Sunday School. From Monday to Wed, he would go to visit his church members. Then Thursday, Friday, and Saturday he helps his wife sell food for a living. He started this church a 4 years ago.Recommended by Channa Touch.|
|Sovan Keo is 37, married with 3 children. He is from Svay Reang about 5 hours east of Phnom Penh. He started this home church about 4 years, Toul Ampel Village. He has about 18 people meeting at his house for worship every Sunday at 12noon to 2pm. He is also a farmer for a living. Recommend by Moa An|
|Sovat Khim is 29, married with one child. He is from Takeo Province about 2 – 3 hours south of Phnom Penh. He started the church 5 years. He has about 29 people now in his congregation, meeting for worship every Sunday morning at 8:30-10:30. He also has youth meeting every Saturday evening as well. The church owns a building. The building can ﬁt about 200 people. He lives in a house on the church property with his family. He is a farmer and is raising ﬁsh in the pond on the church property. Recommended by Moa An|
|Sam Art Soy is 36, married with 3 children. He is from Preythum Village, Svay Reang Province, about 5 hours east of Phnom Penh. He pastors a church of 18 people meeting at his house for worship every Sunday at 8am. He preaches every Sunday. He is a farmer raising ﬁsh and animals. Recommended by Moa An|
|Lim Sem is 25, married with two kids. He is from Pak Dema Kor Village, Kandal Province about 1 hour drive from Phnom Penh. He has a church of 11 adults and 8 children meeting every Sunday morning at 1 – 3pm at his house. He is farmer raising animals and his wife has a business of selling in the community. Recommended by Moa An|
|Bros Ti is 43, married with 4 children. He pastors a church in Kraing Thnung Village, Takeo Province, about 80km from Phnom Penh. He has about 150 people in his congregation, meeting for worship at 8:30am on Sundays. He is 50% paid by his church. He’s been the Senior Pastor for the last 5 years. Kate preached at his church when she was here. Pastor Bros is looking new ways and strategies to grow his church. I, Sophea, recommended him to KLGN for I know he KLGN will apply perfectly in his church and that KLGN will transform his old ministry and it will grow to a new local of effectiveness. Recommended by Sophea Sem|
|Sothearith Sok is 33, married with two children. He’s been going to Preyromeas village (Sophea’s hometown) to teach English and evangelize to the villagers. There are about about 80 students age rank between 10 to 16 years old. He wants to plant a church there. So Thearith and his family is planning to move there in the beginning of 2014. New Life Fellowship Phnom Penh Thmey is sending him and his family and two other families to start planting a church there after the ﬁrst two trainings of KLGN. Thearith will be the lead pastor. Pastor Kim, Anne, Kate, Tim, and Brian visited the village.|