Training and partnering in a rapidly changing world!
for cross-cultual Christian service.
with local churches and ministries
We believe ministry is about people
Resources & Materials
Easy-to-read cross-cultual training materials
Our Short Story
We are partnering to train, retain, and mentor workers for cross-cultural ministry, with an eye on the Global South
More than 65% of the world is closed to traditional missions and missionaries today are struggling to effectively engage a rapidly changing world.
Life Development International serves churches and individuals who want to be more effective in their commitment to the Great Commission. LDI provides training through the use of the official LDI curricula and have alumni from North America, Africa, and Asia. LDI is registered US Non Profit 501 C(3) organization.
What We Do
Life Development International provides training in missions leadership and church planting. The training is provided primarily in SE Asia. We provide training for new and veteran missionaries and assist in missions philosophy formation and execution while on the field. LDI is designed to sharpen ministry skills and has plenty of content for both new and veteran missionaries alike.
Who We Are
Our team is multi-cultural with personal experience in a variety of cross-cultural contexts. More than theory – the teaching team has personal stories to back-up concepts taught in class. This helps you, the participant, to move the academic concepts into practical truths.
While non-denominational in organization, the LDI curricula is influenced by a historically Baptist tradition. At LDI we believe the Bible is the basis for the work of the Great Commission. Accordingly, the material taught reflects this theological perspective. Our team has trained hundreds of pastors, church workers, lay people, and missionaries and is 100% backed-up by a supportive board of directors.
A Closer Look
With a focus on Asia, LDI facilitates a variety of cross-cultural projects and partnerships.
e-Quip: Leader MentorshipE-Quip provides distance education and leadership coaching to pastors and workers in developing areas, especially those who face travel restrictions.
E-gen: BAM for Gen-Z
E-gen mentors next-gen believers to become influencers who can competently address business, social, and spiritual needs of a changing world.
The Epistles Project
This initiative encourges Bible memorization, including all the Epistles of the NT, with the encouragement of an online facilitator!
Local Church Assistance
LDI ministers to local churches to train and strengthen believers with the goal of deep roots and rich fruit for the glory of God.
Project Hope for Refugees
Sharing the burden of those who have fled their homelands, LDI has a history of encouraging and assisting refugee families in need.
We partner to assist foundations, institutions, and healthcare providers, LDI provides assistance to worthy organizations in SE Asia.
What others say...
"My wife and I were able to attend a 3 week LDI training for the purpose of being equipped as missionaries in Asia. We found that this training equipped us for living and working cross culturally, sharpened our thinking regarding our ministry strategy, and encouraged us relationally and spiritually. LDI does a great job of meeting missionaries where they are at and helping them take the next steps in their development. We remain grateful for this time of equipping!"
"My cross-cultural training with LDI had been the densest 3 months of my life so far. I was closely guided from the application process until my arrival at Bangkok. Expectations were set and had been met (even surpassed) as I began working with LDI's ministry partners.
The practical and classroom training are so intensive, I got a good look of what cross-cultural ministry truly meant. I gained a lot of good connections and am glad to have made new friends who have taught me to embrace the Thai culture - this is a major factor in developing my ministry goals. Through LDI's unconventional approach to ministry I have learned how to be truly culture-sensitive while maintaining my focus on leading people to Jesus Christ.
For those who are looking to sharpen what they have received from the Lord, I would recommend applying to LDI as soon as you can. Sure, there are things you can learn in your comfort zone but there are things you can only learn as you step out of the boat."
With great joy I recommend Life Development International (LDI) as an effective discipleship tool for the modern day revival of believers to the work of evangelism in the context of the local body of Christ. As a vocational evangelist of over 20 years and a former pastor, I have personally utilized biblical methods of missions set forth in LDI with great fruit in the mission fields of America!
Dwight H aynesEvangelist
Checks made out to Life Development International can be sent to:
Life Development International
7844 Academy Trl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109