Dr. Kim Sam-Seong, a modern day Paul the apostle from South Korea, has been used by God, in Kazakhstan, to plant numerous churches, along with bible colleges and training centers throughout this region. Central Asia consists of the five former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Other areas are often included such as Afghanistan, northeastern Iran and western parts of the People’s Republic of China; Xinjiang, Mongolia, Kashmir, northern Pakistan, southwestern and middle China. Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu and Inner Mongolia, and southern parts of Siberia may also be included in Central Asia. Dr. Kim and his team have planted Bible Colleges in all the “Stan’s”, and in Mongolia and Turkey. Dr Kim shares, “God spoke to me several years ago that I must plant churches along the Silk Road, all the way back to Jerusalem. To do this I needed many workers; they had to be trained, but I did not know how. God brought Vision with Dr. Tim Dailey and others to help me; we are doing our best to raise up workers for Christ and to plant 5,000 churches by 2015…In spite of many difficulties, God is helping us.”
A student in Central Asia shares, “I was both scared and excited when I heard about Vision coming to Central Asia. Though I had already started 12 home cell churches, I did not feel worthy to study, but with Dr. Kim’s encouragement, I did. Now I oversee 60 home cell churches, and will soon have my bachelors degree…the first person in my family to earn this. I hope to be really used by God some day.”
The Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated there, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE, and shaped the region’s diverse culture. As you can see, this nearly 1.5 billion people are a large target group, and eventually we hope to have many additional directors over these various areas, perhaps broken down by language group.
As of today, Vision has bible schools in Southern India. In Pakistan we have some schools as well, with the limited amount of Urdu language materials we have. We also have a school in Nepal. We are actively translating materials into Tamil, which reaches Southern India and Sri Lanka, where we have some schools established.
Church Transition — Through the Principal of Twelve
Changing times in the life of the Kingdom of God requires fresh strategies in every generation. Programs and various ministries that worked even a few years ago, may not be applicable to our times, or may not be appropriate to every local. However, principles from God’s word with practical application are always needed, in every generation.
Dr. Kim Sam-Seong is a theologian, preacher and dynamic leader who has with great success ministered the principles of God’s word, often called the Principle of 12. This principle is more than a discipleship/home fellowship program; it is a dynamic application of the model of Christ, to make disciples of every nation, leading to rapid church planting and expansion.
The book discusses the difficulties of church growth, the principles of healthy church development, and the Principle of 12, the most dynamic church growth and development ministry, based upon the principles of the Word of God for the 21st century.