Shepherd’s Call was established in 2006 with a vision to develop healthy servant leaders, build the capacity of local churches and promote community development. A key part of their strategy is through Theological Education by Extension (TEE) study groups and Community Development. Their ultimate goal is to build mature believers who in turn are able to disciple others based on the 2 Timothy 2:2 model. Shepherd’s Call has a strong relationship with local churches throughout the country.

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Shepherd’s Call was established in 2006 with a vision to develop healthy servant leaders, build the capacity of local churches and promote community development. A key part of their strategy is through Theological Education by Extension (TEE) study groups and Community Development. Their ultimate goal is to build mature believers who in turn are able to disciple others based on the 2 Timothy 2:2 model. Shepherd’s Call has a strong relationship with local churches throughout the country. Their focus on holistic discipleship, contextual outreach using oral Bible storying, and community development is bringing transformational change to the local church and communities.

Central Asia came into focus after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but the history of the region’s people goes back more than 3,000 years. Central Asia’s claim to fame to this day remains the Silk Road where cultures, races and religions intersected on this historic trade route. Christianity predated Islam in Central Asia. Nestorian Christian missionaries traveled the Silk Road to carry the Good News to these lands. But then the Islamic and Mongol conquerors came, bringing a violent and profound change to the culture and religious beliefs of the people. Today, most Central Asians identify strongly with Muslim culture, but their actual religious practices vary in strength.

Over the last 20 years, many changes have occurred in the region. The break-up of the Soviet Union brought new leaders to power, and each country began to open to outside influences. Currently, there are at least 40,000 evangelical believers from Muslim background in Central Asia. Growth in the local church has slowed in the last few years due to persecution, government restrictions and materialism. Major societal issues throughout the region include widespread unemployment, migration, and human and drug trafficking, yet all of these issues provide opportunity for local believers to impact society with God’s love.

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The opening widens, little by little

April 13, 2017

  We at Shepherd’s Call thank God for the privilege of ministering to the “K” people group in Central Asia. Step by step we are seeing people slowly come to…

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Helping communities help themselves

March 23, 2017

  Shepherd’s Call held a recent community development training in one Central Asian village where participants came up with multiple problems in their community. Participants finally agreed on their worst problem…

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Right approach opens doors

January 1, 2017

“Because we intimidate people with hell-fire and judgment, they just close their doors to us. In reality, we are the ones who close the doors because we use the wrong…

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Integrating holistic approach in rural churches

December 6, 2016

Shepherd’s Call team ministers in an area where the majority of the population live in poverty. For more than 70 years, the Soviet government made decisions for people and provided…

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New toilets for all!

November 30, 2016

One of Shepherd’s Call’s programs is to train churches and organizations in community development principles known as Community Health Education (CHE). The local indigenous church is less than 1% in…

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Shepherd’s Call

September 13, 2016

We praise God who gave an opportunity to all nations to come to Him and have new life through our blessed Lord Jesus Christ. We want to tell you about…

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The mission is to promote a physically healthy, emotionally rich, and spiritually developed future generation of Central Asian believers. Their vision is to bring Jesus into the homes of children all over Central Asia and to see the Body of Christ growing and multiplying.

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