The Sallee Family and Ministry
The New Testament emphasizes the training of believers to be mature disciples of Christ:
- Matthew 28:18-20 Make disciples who know the teachings of Jesus and obey them.
- Ephesians 4:11-16 Gifted leaders are to equip believers to do the work of the ministry.
- 2 Timothy 2:2 Leaders should prepare faithful believers to teach others.
- 1 Peter 4:10-11 Good stewardships use their spiritual gifts to serve others for the Lord.
While living in Haiti and Russia, I trained national pastors, church planters, and church leaders. In both countries, there was a lack of effective teaching materials. It was often necessary for me to write the course and lessons that I needed. When Shirley's autoimmune disease prevented us from returning overseas, the Lord opened the door for me to focus on developing materials that can be used around the world. The main results of this effort are:
- Distance Education (DE) - training for pastors and lay pastors
- Omega Course - church planter training
- Delta Course - cross-cultural training for nationals going to other people groups
- Translation Notes (tN) - a guide to translation the Bible
- Bible Study Notes (UBN)- Study notes for translation into minority languages