Global Fire Advance is a cooperative effort between churches and Christians from various backgrounds.
In each country that Global Fire Advance is being established, churches are being planted.
*Specific names have purposefully been changed or omitted from this website and its associated media to protect our fieldworkers and participating churches in countries where their very lives may be endangered.
Leaders are trained over the course of three years. Trainers and hub leaders meet twice a year for two or three days of intensive training and are then set forth to plant churches and train their student pastors on that material over the following six months, at which time they will attend another training on new material.
Churches are not just branches filled with interested people. Every new church is established by evangelism and not defined by a building as the church, but rather a group gathered in the name of the Lord. New converts are brought together in a church and a leader is trained for each new church. Converts are discipled. Wherever possible, Bibles are provided.
Our trainers identify local leaders to be hub leaders – a hub leader (based at the hub church) plants 10 new churches and these each plant three new churches. Hubs usually become 40 churches with 40 trained leaders. Our goal, to train several hundred hub leaders for each nation by using licensed trainers.
The Hub Model
What is a hub church?
Areas are identified where “hub churches” can be planted. A collection of churches, including the trained pastors and the pastors in training, are within a day's walk from the hub church. The hub church is the central church where the hub leader is based. The hub leader disciples and supervises the other churches and pastors within the hub. Churches are planted from this church. Pastoral training takes place at this church.
A district is made up of a collection of hubs, usually 10 hubs. A district leader is appointed who oversees these hubs. A province is a number of districts with a provincial leader and a national leader overseeing the full development of the hub structure in that country.
A hub has the potential to grow up to 40 churches. The hub's goal is to saturate an area with churches ensuring that everyone in that community has access to a church. The farthest point from the hub church should not be more than one day's travel, by foot, bicycle, donkey, or any other means of transport.