Global Justice Mission
Global Justice Mission exists as a branch of Global Training Network in order to equip indigenous leaders throughout the Majority World to address issues of suffering within their cultures by bringing God’s mercy and justice to bear upon the most vulnerable.
Poverty is the grinding and painful backdrop for the training that GTN regularly provides in Majority World nations. The effects of broken systems, societies and the injustice which pervades so many cultures is interwoven in the life fabric of every pastor or leader who attends a training. Suffering of every kind abounds.
GTN would be remiss if we did not provide biblically-based training to address these issues. There is a desperate need not only for training, but for hands-on assistance, service and discipleship. Global Justice Mission is a gospel- centered, compassionate arm of GTN’s ministry.
“Because of what Christ has done in us as Christians, we (as His followers) should be concerned about ALL human suffering – especially eternal suffering!”
John Piper at the 2010 Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization
“Those who are all about justification by faith alone are usually not about justice. And those who are all about justice, usually are not about justification by faith alone. I think that is a big mistake.”
Timothy Keller (pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of Generous Justice)
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10
Religion that is pure and undefiled before the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction...”
• Work alongside local leaders to identify, cultivate, and implement ministry programs and projects to aid in holistic community development.
• Educate pastors and civic leaders on how to advocate for justice for the oppressed in their community.
• Help the physically challenged to be holistically transformed and empowered to lead abundant lives.
• Provide training on abuse healing.
• Teach pastors and leaders how to help victims of abuse.
• Care for prostituted women and help them to find healing.
• Train men and women in health and basic hygiene.
• Provide training on biblical sexuality and the sanctity of human life.
• Biblically-based action.
• Christ-like sacrifice.
• Holy Spirit-guided discernment.
• Remaining gospel-centered.
• Avoiding unhealthy dependency.
• Keeping God’s glory at the center.
• Remaining indigenous in practice.
• Avoiding the secular/sacred divide.
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert (Moody Publishers, 2009)
Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just by Timothy Keller (Dutton Publishers, 2010)
Just Courage by Gary Haugen (InterVarsity Press, 2008)
The Hole in our Gospel by Richard Stearns (Thomas Nelson, 2010)
Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures by Darrow Miller (YWAM, 2001)
Nurturing the Nations by Darrow Miller and Stan Guthrie (Paternoster, 2008)