Advantages to using N2N
Advantages to Local Pastors and Workers
There are many advantages in using the Nation -2- Nation video-based Bible curriculum to train local pastors, versus relying on traditional seminary training.
Training through Nation-2-Nation (N2N) is much less expensive than traditional Bible school or seminary training. The cost of the program itself is less expensive, and N2N is brought directly to the local church. Pastors are not required to leave their church, ministry, or family to receive quality training. This further reduces costs by eliminating the need for expensive transportation, lodging, and living expenses.
Students in the N2N program are trained in their home areas and in areas where they are often already in ministry. As they study, they have immediate opportunity to practice what they have just learned and can continue in ministry and building up their church. Also, they are not tempted, liked students who move to larger cities to attend school, to stay in the more exciting city and leave the smaller cities, towns and villages without trained ministers.
N2N schools reach people and groups who would never consider traditional training. Christian workers, lay ministers, and others in the church have the opportunity to receive training normally reserved for full-time ministers. Many times, after receiving this training, these laypeople receive a call to ministry and become full time pastors or church planters.
N2N recognizes and teaches on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, leading to the baptism of the Holy Spirit, miracles and gifts of healing, and leading to life and growth in the local church.
Advantages to National Leaders and Missionaries
Nation -2- Nation is designed to meet the greatest need in most countries: the training, equipping, and development of leaders. N2N can be used both by national leaders to train local pastors, and by local pastors to develop new leaders and church workers from within their own congregations. Even young pastors and leaders can lead a school because the teaching does not rely on their expertise, but on the recorded teaching of much more experienced leaders and teachers.
Video schools can reach areas where conventional training cannot; areas where travel is difficult; rural areas where many congregations are spread over vast areas; and in countries where persecution has forced the church into hiding.
The schools themselves are very versatile. A variety of schedules and plans can be followed to best suit the needs of local leaders and students.