El Salvador: Training a New Group of Pastors in San Miguel


Daniel L. Sonnenberg, Regional Director for Timothy Two Project International in Latin America

The week of August 30, I led a team of instructors to teach Timothy Two’s Workshop 1, “Knowing God,” with a group of pastors and ministry leaders of churches in the Baptist Federation of El Salvador. Several participants in the group traveled four to five hours on foot and by bus each of the four days to attend. Instructors for the workshop included Intern Mike Williamson, Interpreter and National Missionary Partner, Herbert Portan, and me. The workshop coordinator is Jaime Wilfredo Pena. This group will join the group in Cojutepeque for Workshop 2 in January 2022.

Workshop group in San Miguel
Workshop group in front of the church property with the San Miguel volcano in the background
A better view of the San Miguel volcano
With (from left) Workshop coordinator Jaime Pena, interpreter Herbert Portan and intern Mike Williamson

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Timothy Two Project International (TTPI) exists to serve a critical need around the world. We are committed to equipping and training indigenous pastors and ministry leaders with the essential truths of the Christian faith so they can train others. This way, the mandate from Christ in the Great Commission to “make disciples” can be accomplished in areas of the world where there is little or no formal biblical or theological training available.

What sets TTPI apart is the Philosophy of Ministry we use. We travel to cities and villages where pastors need training, but cannot leave their homes and families to go to a Bible College. The Lord raises up a host pastor, who invites 8-12 key pastors in the area to a workshop. This interactive training week enables local pastors to receive a foundation for their faith. TTPI is based upon 2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” When a pastor finishes a TTPI workshop, he leaves with all of our material in his own language, plus notes he has taken from the dialogue we use to help transfer biblical truths from the head to the heart. He is ready to use this same material to train others. All of our theology is based upon the Westminster Confession of Faith.



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