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Why Master Teachers?

Our Mission

IMD INTERNATIONAL is a teaching and training ministry focused on equipping a worldwide network of Master Teachers who will equip individual believers, ministry groups, leadership persons, and churches as a whole to better carry out their God-given ministry.

Why Master Teachers?

Foundational passages for this initiative are Ephesians 4:11-12, “And He Himself gave some to be … teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,” and Ephesians 3:16, “That He would grant you … to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.”

Equipping the body of Christ involves building up of Knowledge (making Christ-followers head strong), Skills (making Christ-followers hands strong), and Character (making Christ-followers heart strong). The emphasis the Holy Spirit has guided us to make is building up of the ‘inner man’ or heart of the Christ-follower. Thus, one strong in the inner man is equipped inwardly with all that is necessary to fulfill God’s will and direction (assignments) for him or her. To fulfill our Spirit-given directive, we do not ignore the gaining of knowledge or skills, but incorporate the same in all our teaching and training. Our goal is the Ephesians 3:16 mandate, “to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.” Thus, we (our entire teaching network) can go forward to experience and express 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, “…My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Pastors and ministry leaders many times rise over time or succeed as most see it. Occasionally, a pastor or ministry leader will FALL into sin and the church or ministry is greatly diminished as a result. The FALL almost never occurs due to lack of knowledge or lack of skills on the part of the pastor or ministry leader. The FALL almost always occurs due to the lack of strength in the inner man; a lack of character. God’s clear call to us is to build the character of those to whom He sends us to equip. We are comfortable in this calling because (1) this is clear to us from God’s Spirit and (2) other teaching and training ministries commonly focus on building up or equipping Christ-followers with greater knowledge and greater ministry skills.

From 2014 forward, we are launching a clear and precise effort to build through equipping a worldwide network of Master Teachers who will equip individual believers, ministry groups, leadership persons, and churches as a whole to better carry out their God-given ministry. We are prayerfully seeking God’s leadership in identifying Master Teacher candidates. We will engage with them in teaching/training events focused on the master teachings we develop which will enhance their own character as well as knowledge and skills for equipping others. We will release to our Master Teachers our teachings, prayerfully assist them to take these teachings into their indigenous networks, as well as encourage and assist them in bringing these teachings to the world in fulfillment of our God-given mission.

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From an IMD Donor:

I praise God for how IMD is standing with Santosh Makal and the church planting ministry that God has entrusted to him and the evangelists in Malda West Bengal India. I am very thankful to God for how He is using IMD to be a conduit for blessing those He has chosen to use in building His Church worldwide. Praise God for your willingness to be personally used by God, and how your ministry has enabled so many to be blessed!

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