The apostle Paul charged Timothy to entrust biblical truth to faithful (reliable) men and women who will be able to teach others (2 Timothy 2:2). Paul was passionate to multiply churches throughout Asia and beyond. Therefore, he was careful to give spiritual instruction to Timothy, not only to protect the existing churches,but also to spread the gospel to other areas. This is the principle of spiritual multiplication. There are four levels of spiritual leadership (domino effect) that can be seen in this verse (Paul – Timothy – Reliable Men – Others).
Domino Effect: Entrusting
to the next generation
One of the foundational leadership principles of RIMI over the years, has been spiritual multiplication to reach the unreached peoples in India and beyond. That is why we have established bible colleges in every state of India that teach in the local languages, to develop Christ-like indigenous leaders. This domino effect has impacted not only the ministry of RIMI, but hundreds of other ministries. Over 8,000 graduates of our ministry are transforming India and beyond working alongside other ministries.
As a growing ministry, RIMI must continue to develop leaders in various leadership levels to be professors in our seminary, bible school teachers in our colleges, pastors in local churches, and district and state leaders. Therefore, we send our graduates to other reputed seminaries and universities for master’s and doctoral programs.
Shashikant Nayak at the
SAIACS campus in Bangalore
Shashikant Nayak is our seminary graduate who received a Master of Divinity in 2015 and served in Bangalore with a local ministry. He originally hails from the state of Odisha and grew up in a poor family background. He is enrolled at SAIACS (www.saiacs.org) for a Master of Theology (2-year program). When he finishes, he will be joining the MITS faculty.
It costs $6,000 for the entire program (including tuition, housing, and food). There are other graduates who are also ready to be sent for further higher studies. If you are led by the Holy Spirit to sponsor Shashikant, or anyone else, please donate towards the Higher Education Scholarship Fund. Together we will have a strong domino effect in developing leaders for advancing God’s kingdom in Asia.
Developing Next Generation Leaders,
Founder and President