The core of what Sowers of Hope teaches is that Farming is a Ministry. If Christian Farmers believe this, they will be capable of figuring the rest out by looking to the Bible, the Land, and Each other. The additional support of agricultural principles, subsidized materials, market access, etc., these are all secondary. For that reason, it is very important that the Facilitator always maintains a posture of HUMILITY, pushing the farmers to recognize their own capacity. Facilitators are encouraged to reflect questions back to the farmers whenever possible (even if he/she knows the answer). The answers are not as important as the farmers having the freedom and confidence to seek them out.
It is also important for the Facilitator to always remember that we are not training farmers to be better farmers. We are calling farmers to be Ministers of the Gospel in their communities. They are not there to receive, as much as they are being equipped to give. Everything that we learn should be traceable back to our ministry as Christian Farmers.
These training resources are available for anyone to use. The documents linked below include the curriculum along with associated handbook, posters, training manual, and other printable resources in English and other languages as available. We ask that if you use the Sowers of HOPE training resources, please give us your feedback. Share any comments, edits, or translations so that they can be added to our public archive.
A lot of thought goes into the timing of these classes, and adjusting them to your seasons will require the same. Consider that the topic should be received by the farmers 2 weeks before they might need to use it, allowing for plenty of preparation time. Lessons include a list of prerequisite lessons on the summary page. If you craft a new order/timing according to your location, please share it with us so that we can add it to the public archive.
For questions, comments, edits, or just to let us know you are using the curriculum, please email: