Global Advance was founded in 1990 by Dr. David Shibley. In the 1980’s God put a vision and burden in his heart to provide encouragement, resources and training for “frontline shepherds” (pastors) in destitute nations of the world. Global Advance became a friend and advocate to indigenous pastors and church planters world-wide, challenging them to be catalysts for fulfilling the Great Commission.
Since 1990, Global Advance has sponsored indigenous training and ministry encouragement for more than half a million frontline shepherds in 80 nations and counting. Two training centers were built and numerous partnerships were developed with hundreds of churches and ministries.
In 2000 the Global Advance Ambassadors Network was formed which is now comprised of numerous churches, ministries and business leaders who work together to equip leaders globally.
In 2003, Global Advance launched Marketplace Missions with a goal to awaken Kingdom vision and sharpen the skills of Christian entrepreneurs and professionals throughout the developing world. Hundreds of business leaders partner with Global Advance Marketplace Missions through training conferences, building business networks, economic development, mentoring and ministry.
In 2010, Global Advance launched The Esther Project, an initiative to encourage and empower women in underserved nations to be difference makers.
To obtain more information about Global Advance on their website at www.globaladvance.org.