MEXICO CITY – It wasn’t that long ago the LifeWay Global team dreamed about ways to resource pastors and other church leaders around the world—those with extremely limited or no access to formal theological training.
The vision of Ariel Irizarry, the leader of LifeWay Global’s training, became a reality when LifeWay Equipa (pronounced aye-KEEP-ah)—a Spanish-language training platform—launched in May 2019 at lifewayequipa.com.
The digital platform stems from the desire to respond to the needs of pastors and lay leaders around the world, said Craig Featherstone, senior director for LifeWay Global.
“We’re hearing the heartbeat of the church and the nations toward understanding how to contextualize solutions for the local church,” Featherstone said of the international outreach of LifeWay Christian Resources, which is now distributing resources in 164 countries.
Latin America is at the forefront of an emerging LifeWay Global strategy extending beyond LifeWay’s longstanding publishing and distribution of Spanish-language Bibles and translations of books, Sunday School curriculum and other resources.