Project information

Emerging Mission Leaders

To encourage, support, train and mentor leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East for effective Christian mission - mission which transforms whole communities.

February 2013 - February 2016

Charity information: FAITH2SHARE

  • Need


    The rapid growth of the Christian church in Africa, Asia and Latin America requires many more leaders to be trained - leaders that will now take global leadership in Christian mission as European churches decline.


    By giving African, Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern leaders the confidence, skills and resources they need to lead effectively.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide mentoring and training to Christian mission leaders.


    » In-region consultations, peer mentoring, training programmes

    What success will look like

    By measuring the number of mission leaders trained, their confidence and ability, and the growth of their mission movements.

    Aim 2

    To develop codes of best practice for effective mission activity from Africa, Asia, etc.


    » Research, consultation and code writing

    What success will look like

    By seeing codes written, accepted, used regularly and shared widely with other agencies and networks.

    Aim 3

    To enable established Christian mission agencies to collaborate effectively with new leaders.


    » Bi-lateral and multi-lateral consultations
    » One-to-one consultancy with established mision agencies

    What success will look like

    Regual requests from such agencies for on-going consultancy and advice.

  • Impact


    Communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East will be transformed by effective, confident leadership that can operate effectively on a 'world stage'.


    Many of the countries where we work are politically unstable - we mitigate this risk by using local trainers and encouraging peer mentoring which can continue even in unstable situations.

    Trained leaders can be tempted to look for employment outside their context - we mitigate this risk by training as locally as we can and envisioning for local community empowerment.


    We report regularly via our website and supporters newsletter. For major donors and trusts we taylor or reporting to their individual requirements. Some major donors have an opportunity to visit work in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Consultations Holding regional and national consultations (3 year programme)
      £500 Mentoring Training and expenses for local mentors and travel for staff member overseeing programme
      £3,000 Start up grants Small grants to new mission movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to enable
      £500 Codes of Best Practice Production costs for costs of best practice
      £1,500 Staff salaries One part-time staff member for three years
      £1,500 Staff Travel Staff travel to region consultations

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    individual Donors £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    This programme will serve leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East with a focus on those countries with greatest financial need and a need for Christian leaders.


    Local communities where effective leaders are trained to serve their communities, new and emerging mission movement leaders in the Global South

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a network of 35 well established international mission agencies (see full details at with over 6,500 mission workers on the ground in around 130 countries globally. Many of our member agenies have over 150 years experience in this work. Between us we have contacts with numberous communities around the world seeking this type of programme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Anton Ponomarev

    Anton is Associate International Director. He is a Russian, based in the UK, with wide experience in international mission.

    Vijay Isaac

    Vijay is our Asia Regional Coordinator based in Chennai, India. He is seconded from Friends Missionary Prayer Band, the largest Faith2Share member.