What is Reaching and Teaching?
Reaching & Teaching International Ministries exists to reach the peoples of the world through evangelism and by meeting the great need for deep discipleship, pastoral preparation, leadership training, and theological education around the world. Reaching & Teaching was founded by David Sills, born out of the deep needs for discipleship and ministry training that he has seen in countries all around the world. This awareness of field based ministry needs coupled with his current work serving as a professor to those will be the missionaries of the future, led to the establishment of a ministry that will provide culturally appropriate discipleship and training for people groups around the world.
- Nearly 3 billion people have little to no access to the gospel message.
- For every 450,000 people outside the U.S., there is only one formally trained Christian leader. In the United States, there is one trained pastor for every 235 people.
- It is estimated 85% of the world’s 2.2 million evangelical churches are being pastored by men with little or no Bible training.
- Even if every training institute in the world operated at 120% capacity, less than 10% of the unequipped leaders would be trained!
For those who don’t know me, allow me to make a brief introduction. I am a native Pennsylvanian, born and raised in the city of Pottsville. For the past five years, I have served on staff at Oakwood Baptist Church in Camp Hill. My wife (Kathy) and I have three children. I first felt called to be involved in missions while serving on the Board of Directors of To Every Tribe Ministries in South Texas. My role with Reaching and Teaching will be threefold: leading cross-cultural teaching trips, helping develop partnership with both churches and individual teachers, and promoting the ministry through donor development.