Indianapolis -- In 1974, a group of businessmen launched Overseas Council for Seoul Theological Seminary with the vision of providing scholarship funds for seminaries in South Korea. After 40 years of support, hard work and dedication of many involved, the nonprofit organization has become known as Overseas Council and has grown to support 130 seminaries and Bible colleges in 70 countries around the world.
Overseas Council makes it possible for people from all walks of life to take advantage of theological education by providing grants, materials and guidance. The scholarships provided through Overseas Council also offer instructors an opportunity to think from the ground up about curriculum as their students and administrators actually experience it.
"There's just no better investment that you can make than in the life of just one of these leaders," says Dr. David Baer, President and CEO of Overseas Council. "Overseas Council is an organization with a very precise focus. We're in the work of leadership training and leadership development."
International educators, supported through Overseas Council and partner programs, train and provide consultation to over 58,000 students each year. Equipped with the necessary tools to mentor others in their community, those graduates share the benefits gained from their own education. With the deep belief in the effectiveness and promise of theological education, Overseas Council targets inspired leaders who strive to make a difference in communities where churches are growing rapidly or against formidable odds.
To celebrate the widespread success and substantial growth over the past 40 years, Overseas Council will host a gala in Indianapolis on August 26th, 2014 with keynote speaker Ind. Governor Mike Pence.
About Overseas Council -- Called. Trained. Multiplied. captures the essence and uniqueness of Overseas Council's world-changing ministry. Overseas Council targets leaders who are called by God to make a difference in the Majority World. These men and women are biblically trained in God's Word within the context of their local culture in order to be most effective. Through these leaders' lifetimes of ministry, God's Kingdom is multiplied in a perpetual cycle of conversion and growth, person by person, small group by small group, community by community. Overseas Council serves a multitude of students, faculty, schools and communities, partnering with 130 seminaries and Bible colleges in 70 countries spread through Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East/North Africa. Each year, 58,000 students take courses and 19,000 students graduate from Overseas Council partners.
Learn more at: www.overseas.org