ELLS PURPOSE The Purpose of ELLS International is to serve and strengthen the church in remote areas of the developing world by equipping its leaders to effectively shepherd the flock of God.
ELLS FOCUS The primary focus of ELLS International shall be to provide church leaders in developing countries training and tools for feeding their congregations through expository biblical preaching and teaching and through appropriate application of the Scriptures.
ELLS VISION Under-shepherds in remote areas of develop-ing countries who in spite of limited resources, are able to shepherd the Lord’s flock well, feeding the sheep from the Word of God so that it gives life.
ELLS PARTNERSHIPS ELLS International facilitates local churches ministering to other local churches through facilitating partnerships. It promotes churches working together to serve sister churches in remote areas. ELLS serves as a link between churches sending trainers and resources and those sending leaders to be
trained. These partnerships are reflected through shared people gifted by God as trainers and administrators, shared resources, shared financial responsibility, and shared ministry. God is glorified and the credibility of the Gospel message we preach is enhanced when partnerships are forged between traditionally divided denominational and/or tribal entities as they host training events in the target areas.
Nehemiah 8:2-3 & 7-8 Ezra read from the law "…n the presence of all who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the book of the law." Then a number of Levitical leaders "…xplained the law to the people…They read from the book, from the law of God, explaining it to give the sense so that they understood the reading." The result was that the people "...understood the words which had been made known to them… and their lives were changed!
2 Timothy 2:2 "...and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also."
How you might contribute to the training of church leaders in developing countries:
Pray for ELLS International trainers and for the attendees at the training conferences.
Sponsor one leader to attend a training conference by ELLS International by contributing $40.
Sponsor one leader to attend the full three year training in church leadership by ELLs International by contributing $120.
Contribute to travel expenses of the trainers
Contribute to help provide conference materials.