“Empowering subsistent Christian leaders to be the hands, feet and mouth of Jesus Christ in developing nations.”
Since 2000, Live Connection is an important ministry of Northgate Church and partners with over 170 rural, subsistent pastors from 12 countries. There are several benefits to supporting local pastors rather than using western missionaries, the main one being economical. For the cost of sending and supporting a single Australian minister in Africa, up to approximately 90 subsistent rural pastors and their families can have their basic needs met, giving them the means and conditions necessary to proclaim the gospel bringing Jesus to the people.
Another reason why local pastors are more effective is that there are no language or cultural barriers. The people of Africa can also be much more receptive to the message when it is told in their own words and in their own cultural tongue. They have the opportunity to hear the gospel of Christ told in a way that is more relevant to them and more applicable to their lives.
For $70 a month a pastor can be sponsored. This donation goes directly to meeting his or her family’s basic needs – so they can be empowered to minister to the community they have been called to. It is an incredible investment when you think about all the people who will encounter Jesus through their ministry.
Live Connection also provides the opportunity for people to experience a Mission Trip at several periods throughout the year.
To find out more information, please visit Live Connection’s website.