What our International Partners are Saying

The Timothy Initiative (TTI) is immensely grateful for our partnership with the Institute of Ministry Development (IMD) in Asia and Africa. While we do a great job training our leadership in church planting, IMD has come along side us to specifically build the hearts of our leaders themselves. IMD is an answer to a constant prayer of our leaders and we know that the strength of our work deeply depends on the strength of our leadership. We are excited about our future as an organization because as IMD helps our leadership grow, our lasting impact around the world also grows!
Andre Harriott -The Timothy Initiative,  East & North Africa


I thank the Lord for this invitation to the Building the Inner Man training.  I have been built up and strengthened by this training and I plan on teaching others.  I am meeting many leaders from other countries and will share this with them also.  The entire material covered was excellent and helpful, especially in the area of walking in victory over sin, hearing from God and keeping a daily journal.   Nicholas – Kenya


We are very happy to report to You that we had 2 days of training for Church leaders in north Sri Lanka where about 31 Church leaders participated. IMD has truly blessed us in facilitating our church leaders efforts around north Sri Lanka, it will be exciting for us to see how God at work in their life in the days to come through disciples and multiplying churches in the cities. S- Sri Lanka


I came here asking to hear from God, surely He has answered.  Building the Inner Man is a tremendous training that has shaped and transformed my heart in these last three days.  We did not come here by IMD’s plan but by God’s plan.  We, in this room, are part of a global movement of strong hearted believers.  Please continue to go out and train more to be obedient to all that Jesus calls us to do.  Let us be brothers.  Praying and supporting.  Strong together.   I was touched by learning the 7 ways that God speaks to us.  Brother Norm had different and typical examples to describe each way.  The Holy Spirit spoke to me through brother Patrick when he taught his unit on the 8-bar gate.  I will begin applying this scripture in my life.  No one can see my inner man but you can see the reflection of my inner man in my life and the way I serve Jesus. I want to minister to my own wife and children.  May God increase the size of my stone.  Simon  – Burundi


With the exception of the Bible itself, IMD Teaching Notes of different topics have been the best truths I’ve found. They are pure meat, and have developed me into spiritual maturity.-R. India


Since we had such power training teaching with IMD we are very much blessed by God’s grace and power of the word. We have very good news so far for what God is doing among in our church area, since we have conducted the training and start to reach the unreached people groups in our area, God is really doing something great with the power of the Holy Spirit, to mention some, due to the training we have offered. B- Ethiopia


Integrity in spiritual life is always the centerpiece of IMD teaching . This helps my family and lets me be a part of IMD and its efforts in a small God given way. The materials like Hearing from God and Multiplication are just apt. Hearing from God is practical and can run by itself. It is so self-explanatory and simple. –L.- India


I did not speak much during these three days because I wanted to catch all that you gave us.  I am a teacher but God told me to be silent and learn.  I was so blessed and transformed by this training.  I would propose that this training be done on a regular basis and that the time of the training be increased to 4 days.  I also like to request that this training be translated into French and Swahili and other local languages.  This would be a huge benefit to us.  I have learned many things but the main thing is that if God increases the size of my heart my ministry will also increase.  Thank you for inviting me to this training.  I have been so blessed. William – Rwanda


Greeting to you in Jesus name from ……. Thank brother for your encouraging word in ….. , I was blessed by the fellowship of IMD gathering.  IMD is like my family where I found love, fellowship and teaching from godly teachers. The ministry is growing because of IMD. Today I am what I am because of IMD praise God for this.-S. India


The Lord graciously connected Dr. Phil and me in 2010 and counted this as a Divine connection. The Lord blessed me, my family and ministry with much Biblical teachings and insightful spiritual treasures through Master Teacher Training Program as well as through formal or informal connection with IMD Leadership team and teachers. I would say that this Biblical teachings and godly leadership impacted my life and open up a new chapter in my life and ministry as a leader.- M. -Myanmar


Before I came to the conference I was facing so many issues from financial situations, ministry and other believers. I was so discouraged, but when I was listening  to everyone’s messages, God started to touch my heart and boost me in every area of my life.  He spoke to me directly through Brother Phil that: “God is going to upgrade me.”  I believe it has been started with IMD conference in ……..-P. – India


After coming from our gathering in ………, When God had put this burden in my heart and I felt to encourage the pastors and leaders who are serving the Lord in the far villages. Really God has His way and His time to do the work. I am doing this by His guidance.- D. – India


Since I first participated in Bangkok Gathering, it has changed my philosophy of ministry in a way I will NOT regret a bit. IMD has become a constant source of support in so many ways. Knowing the fact that I can go and talk to it’s personnel for advices and personal matters brings me encouragement needed for the work God has called me to do. I am so glad that IMD International stands alongside me.- P. – Myanmar


God took me to another level in  ministry through the IMD partnership began with Bro. Phil and the Team since 2010, This fruitful IMD partnership helps me until today in order to fulfill the second part of our vision ‘Train the untrained’,  as a Master Trainer.-R. –India


Thanks IMD for your prayers and love for us. Really our 2016 gathering was appointed by God to draw strength from Him. After the IMD training my prayer life and bible study and teaching ministry has been changed. I was very near to burn out but God has encouraged me through IMD training. Thanks to all of you. –D. -India