‘Langham helped me stay in the message’

9 November 2016

Pastor Bo leads a growing church in a remote province of Cambodia near the Thai border, where Buddhism is the primary religion and very few evangelical pastors have the training they need to teach God’s Word.

Before he received training from Langham on how to study and clearly preach from the Scriptures, he says, “My preaching was not so clear, and sometimes not so faithful. . . Langham helped me to stay in the message. . . Three words I have in my mind when I preach: clarity, faithfulness and relevance.”

Preaching clubs

Today, Pastor Bo is sharing all that he has learned with other pastors in his community. At least once a month, he travels more than 100 miles among local villages to lead seven preaching clubs—groups of pastors who meet together to study the Bible together and practice sermons.

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Pastor Bo preaching and praying during a worship service.

“I started these preaching clubs because when a pastor doesn’t preach clearly, church members can’t correct him,” he says. “But when a preacher and a preacher sit together, listen to each other and correct each other, they can improve more.”

Hundreds of pastors, like Pastor Bo, are trained each year through Langham Preaching. They attend training seminars and receive ongoing mentoring through Langham’s preaching clubs.

Bearing fruit

And their influence and learning extends throughout their networks as they train and encourage others.

As pastors learn to teach the Bible with authority and relevancy, God’s Word bears fruit that grows and multiplies, bringing transformation to individuals, families and communities. A pastor trained to teach God’s Word helps hundreds of new believers eager to understand and apply God’s Word. And so far in 2016, Langham Preaching has:

  • Held 228 pastor training events in 59 countries
  • Equipped 10,200+ pastors and lay leaders to teach God’s Word
  • Shepherded 500+ preaching groups of 10-12 pastors and leaders meeting regularly for ongoing training and mentoring
  • Held 6 global or regional consultation or training events, involving 98 Leaders and/or Coordinators from across the world to review, learn, train and plan

Thank you for all you do to help preachers around the world live out their high calling. Your gifts are impacting the Church around the world.

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