ACS and Stadia are joining together to reach previously
impenetrable populations with the good news of Jesus.
10 NEW CHURCHES
IN BUDDHIST COMMUNITIES
To spread the gospel through the formation of 10 new churches in new, multi-functional church buildings that serve as weekly preschools for the communities and as weekend church buildings.
What We're Doing
Working primarily among refugees in Myanmar (the ancient country of Burma) and western Thailand, Stadia is partnering with Asia Christian Services (ACS) to plant churches that will share the Gospel and meet needs among desperately poor and displaced Burmese people.
By starting preschools and church plants, U.S. partners, ACS and Stadia are teaming up to create infrastructure where none exists.
Who We'll Reach
The Burmese people are a 90% unreached population.
Burma has 135 distinct tribes and languages. The population of 51 million is about 80% Buddhist, who accept fate and reincarnation and are generally cold to the gospel.
Over the past 50 years, Asia Christian Services has worked with the hill tribes, which worship ancestors and nature. Converts from these tribes are now church planting missionaries and are mobilizing to impact the rest of the country.
What We Need In 2018
Stadia needs church planting leaders to partner with us to provide $30,000 for each building of these preschool/church plant models.
ACS needs church planting leaders to partner with us to provide $8,000 for each church planting evangelist to pastor the church and $8,000 for each preschool teacher to teach the children. These amounts will provide 3 years of support to allow the church to become self-sustainable (or $222/month for 3 years per person).
These investments will provide life-changing impact for these children and will introduce entire communities to the Gospel.
How It Works
Stadia and ACS are partnering in a new strategy that is incredibly effective among Buddhists.
The church planters minister first to Buddhist children through new preschools. This provides opportunities for parents to hear the Gospel, which they readily accept when shared through acts of kindness in Jesus’ name.
The preschools convert into churches on the weekend to further connect families with the Good News of Jesus.
Burmese Leaders have selected the first 10 New Church Sites. Most of the first 10 churches will be among Burmese refugees along the Burma/Thailand border who have fled civil war.
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