Leadership Development and Scholarships
Although mission partners and their members understand the importance of gaining expertise through higher education and other training, resources to pay for this type of training are not easily available to them. Global Ministries’ Leadership Development and Scholarships program (LDS) is critical to bridging this gap and contributes to the overall mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ.”
The main goal of the Leadership Development and Scholarships program is to provide resources and opportunities for individuals and mission partners to develop expertise and capacities critical for the fulfillment of mission priorities and program goals in their regions.
LDS may provide scholarships in areas such as theological education, health-related studies, agricultural science, community development, human rights, social justice or other areas.
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