International Theological Education Network (ITEN) focuses on theological education and leadership training for nationals. Simply put, the purpose of ITEN is to develop teachers among unreached peoples who will develop teachers among other unreached peoples. ITEN works in tandem with World Outreach church-planting efforts among unreached people groups, particularly Muslims.


ITEN is training trainers who will equip their own people to live on mission for the Glory of God among the unreached.

We live in an age of theological famine. As the gospel continues to spread throughout the globe there is an ever-increasing
need to develop emerging leaders for the church. False teachers, syncretism, and persecution all threaten to destroy
Kingdom work and ITEN is committed to stemming the tide.

Through sites, projects and partnerships ITEN exists to equip and assist nationals in the process of creating and
sustaining theological and leadership development centers among unreached people groups.

ITEN is training trainers who will equip their own people to live on mission for the Glory of God among the unreached.


ITEN Opportunities
ITEN is currently ministering in a number of areas of the world through a myriad of partnerships, site developments, projects, and resources. While ITEN supports indigenous leaders directly by providing theological education, we also assist training centers with faculty development, curriculum reform, accreditation, networking, and resource sharing.

Below is a brief outline of the countries and regions in which ITEN is currently working. You are welcome to contact us if you have specific questions about a particular location.

  • South-Central Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Guatemala
  • Russia
  • Albania
  • Kazakhstan
  • Indonesia
  • Central Africa
  • Brazil
  • West Africa
  • Spain
  • Argentina
  • Southern India


Rev. Bruce Anderson, PhD

Prior to directing ITEN, Dr. Bruce Anderson served as an EPC pastor for 16 years. He is the founder and president of the Institute for Reformation (IFR), and served as Adjunct Instructor for the Regent University Graduate School of Education from 2001-2004.

He is a graduate of the University of Iowa (BA, history); Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. (MDiv, practical theology, and MA, public policy); and the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford UK, and Middlesex University, London UK (PhD, historical theology). His dissertation was “Reformed Political Theology in Early Modern Belarus and Lithuania: Andrzej Wolan’s De libertate (1572).”

Since the 1990s, he has ministered and taught regularly in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. His aim is to train Christian leaders for service in society and national life. He and his wife, Ellie, have four children (two of which are married) and one grandchild. They live in Suffolk, Virginia.

Rev. Steve Woodworth, DMin

Steve Woodworth serves as the Associate Coordinator for the International Theological Education Network. He is a native of New Hampshire and has more than a decade of experience in pastoral ministry, church planting, and education. He is a graduate of Montreat College in Montreat, N.C. (BS) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. (MDiv and DMin). His doctoral work centered on the study of pastoral identity and the use of the father metaphor.

He is an ordained EPC Teaching Elder and has served in the local church, the academy, and the mission field. He was the founder of iSight Church in Black Mountain, N.C., and a pastor-in-residence at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove. Prior to teaching overseas, Steve served at Montreat College and Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Ga., as Chaplain and Professor of Pastoral Ministries.

His writings have been published in books, encyclopedias, and magazines such as Leadership Journal, Christ & Pop Culture, and Think Christian, as well as academic journals including the Journal of Youth Ministry, Christian Scholar’s Review, Cultural Encounters and Anthology. He currently lives in Columbia, SC., with his wife, Carrie, and their sons Luke, Andrew, and Zachary.

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