IMPARTING A LIFETIME OF INSIGHTS, WISDOM, AND ANOINTING TO YOUNG NATION-BUILDERS
“God impressed on my heart a clear directive to secure the legacy of the founder of Global Advance. The benefit to Global Advance is that this Institute will prevent erosion of vision and the corrosive effects of mission-drift. The blessing to the world is that my father’s vision and passion for the gospel will be multiplied for future generations.”
– Jonathan Shibley, President
“In many ways, this Institute will be the culmination and capstone of the ministry God has given me to steward. It will help ensure ongoing, multiplied impact for Christ and His Kingdom in the next generation of servant-leaders.”
– David Shibley, Founder
We long to see every people group and nation redeemed and transformed through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are committed to fulfilling our Lord’s Great Commission to proclaim the gospel to all creation and make disciples of all the nations.
Since its founding by David Shibley in 1990, Global Advance has seen the training and multiplying of indigenous leaders as the quickest, most cost-effective, and most culturally compatible way to evangelize and disciple nations for Jesus Christ.
The David Shibley Institute (DSI) is an intensive, two-week time for selected young leaders from developing nations. This will be an interactive time in the United States with David Shibley and other influential leaders representing various spheres of cultural engagement.
The delegates will receive from Mr. Shibley an impartation of his theology, his passion for Christ and the gospel, and his vision for world evangelization. They will hear from outstanding Christian leaders who are impacting the world for Christ. Additionally, they will experience select cultural events and leadership insights related to the domains of business, entertainment, local churches, and families.
This annual event, beginning with 12 selected leaders in 2019, will expand to 25 leaders in 2020 and beyond. Mr. Shibley desires to give this intensive impartation to a minimum of 250 strategic leaders who have the potential to be nation-shapers.
The David Shibley Institute will ensure that the vision and values of Global Advance’s founder are imparted to a younger generation of leaders who can impact their nations for Jesus Christ. The Institute will also keep alive well into the future, the essence of Global Advance’s founder and core focus: Matthew 28:19 (the Great Commission) and 2 Timothy 2:2 (Paul’s missions strategy).
The initial cost for the David Shibley Institute through 2020 is $400,000. This will enable Global Advance to designate one staff person for logistics, provide for the rental of venues, meals, recording and archiving of messages, airfare costs, and speaker honorariums. Designated gifts to DSI above the initial amount will go toward the expenses of the next annual Institute and the eventual endowing of DSI.
THE ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES
Young leaders will be shaped by God’s Spirit and Christ-honoring mentors to make a profound contribution to God’s Kingdom throughout the world.
There will be an implanted download of the vision, passion, theology, and missiology of Mr. Shibley to the delegates. This in itself can have a great impact on the delegates as well as the nations.
Global Advance’s DNA will be transfused into the hearts and minds of the young leaders who are delegates.
The David Shibley Institute will provide a future global network of allies for Global Advance.
Success will be monitored in personal debriefs with delegates at one month, six month, one year, and two-year intervals.
THE BLESSING TO PARTNERS
Your partnership will enable up to 25 vetted young national leaders every year to have a life-transforming, broadening experience that will exponentially affect their impact for Jesus Christ. In turn, you will have the deep-seated joy of knowing you have significantly impacted your world and the coming generation.
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14).