Luke 10:2 (New International Version)
He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
“Everything lies and falls on Leadership” (John Maxwell). We believe that an intentional leadership development process can multiply glocal-missional leaders. It is absolutely crucial to have leaders to plant new missions/ministries in the vast mission field of Texas and beyond.
LINC has a “farm system” for equipping and sending of new missionary pastors, church planters, and deaconess for the mission field.
LINC Leadership Process (Acts 19:8-10):
Pre-seminary level training:
30 men and women are currently enrolled for three years in intensive Biblical and Theological courses. Instituto Biblico LINC had their first graduation with 9 students and new class begins on August 25 at LINC Mission Center. The course will be Biblical Hermeneutics by Rev. David Kim
Seminary Training (Pastoral Ordination and Deaconness Program):
Concordia Seminary is sending a professor from the Center for Hispanic Studies to teach courses at the LINC Mission Center.
There are 7 new and 8 returning candidates for CHS) through Concordia Seminary, St. Louis for a total of 15 seminary level students for this year.
For Pastoral Certification: Nelson Hernández, Arturo Méndez, Antonio Mercado, Alfredo Chávez, Armando Bárcenas
For Deaconness: Erica Jofre , Rosaura Martínez
Returning candidates: Albert Nieves, Silvia Velasquez, Edward Gil, Noemi Guerra, Senaida Gaytan, Marisela Casillas, Nelson Rodriguez, Perla Rodriguez
The training is not free. The total cost of all this training exceeds $80, 000 per year. Most of these students cannot afford the cost. If you want to adopt one of these students (Per course and per person the cost is $1,700), please feel free to contact at Rev. David Kim, Mission Director for LINC Houston, regional Coordinator for Concordia Seminary (Center for Hispanic Studies), St. Louis.
Glocal-Missional Leadership Institute coming soon. This is to meet the needs of practical training of all LINC Church Planters and missionary leaders. For more info: Contact Rev. David Kim, Mission Director