Thirdmill was envisioned by Janie Pillow as she came to realize that Christian leaders around the world needed to be trained in their own lands. With the help of Dr. Richard Pratt and a number of others who shared her vision, Thirdmill was launched in 1997 to create a multimedia curriculum for Christian leaders everywhere. Today Thirdmill employs a team of more than 50 full-time and part-time employees, as well as translators all over the world. The curriculum is produced in over 20 languages.
Thirdmill is a non-profit evangelical Christian ministry in the Protestant tradition.
Its mission is to prepare Christian leaders to lead a transformation of the world into God’s kingdom by providing free biblical education to the world. Thirdmill works toward this goal by providing free curriculum to everyone who wants it. Their efforts reach millions of pastors and church leaders, and they have already taught more than one million students. Many others in the world also use the curriculum independently or through other ministries. Moreover, the longer the efforts of Thirdmill continue, the more education they can bring to church leaders and to others.
In order to accomplish their distribution goals, Thirdmill has forged strategic relationships with many different churches, denominations, agencies, missionaries, seminaries, Bible schools, and other groups. These relationships have already resulted in the distribution of many millions of video lessons to indigenous pastors and seminary students. Thirdmill’s website also serves as an avenue of distribution and provides additional materials to supplement the core curriculum.
FAITH + THIRD MILLENNIUM PARTNERSHIP
During our Missions Sunday on February 6, 2022, we had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Richard Pratt about the work that Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill) is doing to provide Biblical Education for the world for free.
A MATCHING GIFT
After hearing about the need to train Indian and Pakistani pastors by translating Thirdmill resources into the Urdu language, the Session set a goal of raising $250,000 to fund translation and training projects in Central and South Asia.
Faith received a matching gift of $125,000 to kickstart the project. Every gift will be matched dollar for dollar until we reach our project goal. Our hope is to meet our project goal by February 28. Will you join us in supporting pastors and churches in Central and South Asia?
TO LEARN MORE
Thirdmill has provided us with resources to understand the scope and impact of this particular project. To view their impact proposal, Dr. Pratt’s talk on Sunday, as well as an FAQ sheet, visit the resources below.
If you would like to hear more about this project, contact Adam Shields.
HOW TO GIVE
If you would like to give via ACH or credit card click here.
If you prefer to give by check please note Thirdmill project and mail to:
Faith Presbyterian Church
4601 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Gifts of appreciated stock or cryptocurrency can be given through partner organizations. Please contact Susan Beason for more information.
We are grateful for the opportunity to support the advance of the Kingdom of God across the world through the work of Thirdmill and ask for your support—by gift or in prayer—for this project to be fruitful and glorifying to His name.
Thank you all for your generosity and faithfulness to the Lord’s calling upon your life, it is our joy to serve you in our church.