We know at globalLead that academics alone does not guarantee impact. However, we have seen over the last few years, that as we train leaders in ministry through higher education settings, more often than not, these leaders already have influential positions that opens doors for all ministry leaders. For example, our work in Nigeria was started by globalLead staff teaching a course in a master’s degree program. In this group of 35 ministry leaders, several of them oversee whole regions or departments of a denomination of over 10,000 churches. (In the upper right of the photo above is Dr. Olalaye who is one of these influential Nigerian leaders that have been trained through globalLead).

These leaders not only assist in serving these churches in their country, but they also are looked upon to provide ministry input for national level leaders in several of the 54 countries on the continent of Africa. Sure, we could attempt to travel to every city, village, and church to train leaders, but if we can begin with those in academic settings who are already overseeing and leading at national, regional, and local levels, we are accomplishing more together for His kingdom!

This is just one example of the many ways that God is using globalLead in multiplying leaders!