Dear Believers,

A special Thank You to all who were able to attend the 2017 Light the Nations Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 5th! We had a wonderful evening in the presence of the Lord and missed those who were unable to attend. We want to share with you what God has been doing through Global Advance because of your partnership and support.

For 27 years, Global Advance has been championing the cause of the national, indigenous leader. We do this because we know that boots on the ground is the most strategic and effective way to advance the gospel. These leaders carry on the work when we are not there.

We continue pressing forward, because there is still a great leadership gap throughout the world. In America, there is one trained pastor for every 250 people; outside of America there is one trained pastor for every 450,000 people! An estimated five million new churches need to be planted to reach the unreached and disciple new believers.

We want to be a part of the solution to change these statistics! Global Advance’s goal is to provide training and tools for one million indigenous leaders to be catalysts for the fulfilling of the Great Commission. 

When you partner with Global Advance you are helping empower the Global Church to fulfill the Great Commission!

Here’s what your partnership has enabled us to accomplish this year:

You have helped provide training for 23,800 Frontline Pastors and Kingdom Leaders in 36 nations! This resulted in commitments to planting 1,339 new churches among unreached people! Apostle Paul said, “I make it my aim to preach the gospel where it has not yet been proclaimed” (Romans 15:20).

You have helped us respond to persecuted Christians through the Alpha Relief Initiative. Your support has allowed us to rescue and relocate those facing hostile situations. You’ve helped us get scripture to those with no access, and support safe homes for discipleship and refuge. 

Through the Esther Initiative, thousands of high capacity women leaders in 20 nations have been mentored using our Esther leadership training manual. One by one, in large cities and remote villages, these women are committing to raising up modern day Esthers to be difference makers for the advancement of the gospel in their families, churches, communities and nations.

You have helped Kingdom Entrepreneurs in developing countries receive the tools they need to grow sustainable businesses to bless others. 

God has given us a big assignment for 2018.  We step out in faith because this is where He is leading us. Would you pray about your role in furthering the gospel in a profound way?

We believe God has led us to invest heavily in some of the most unreached parts of the world. We are partnering with teams of leaders who have a vision to plant 15,000 new churches among the unreached!

In doing this we also want to expand our capacity to meet the needs of those facing persecution. Through Marketplace Missions and the Esther Initiative we are raising up new Kingdom Leaders in these nations to advance His Kingdom.

Believers, the time is now for us to partner with our brothers and sisters. We are living in a Kairos moment – a season of opportunity – as we invest TOGETHER in the legacy of the gospel. 


We are excited to announce that due to some very generous friends, your gift between now and year end will be doubled, up to $250,000! Would you prayerfully consider sending a generous gift today and double your impact for the Kingdom?

Thank you for your heart to see people come to Christ. We are grateful for your partnership.

Gratefully commissioned,

Jonathan Shibley

P.S. By giving your best gift during this time, you will double your impact to empower frontline leaders to advance the gospel – thus changing someone’s eternal destiny!