About: Our Ministry

About: Our Ministry

Thirdmill was envisioned by Janie Pillow as she came to realize that Christian leaders around the world needed to be trained in their own lands. With the help of Dr. Richard Pratt and a number of others who shared her vision, Thirdmill was launched in 1997 to create multimedia curriculum for Christian leaders everywhere. Today, Thirdmill employs a team of over 50 full-time and part-time employees, as well as translators all over the world. Our curriculum is produced in over 20 languages. We create many of these ourselves (e.g., English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian). Partner ministries around the world create the others by translating our productions. Some of the best of these are also available on this website. In these languages and others, our curriculum currently reaches millions of church leaders.

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Thirdmill (Third Millennium Ministries, Inc.) is a non-profit Evangelical Christian ministry in the Protestant tradition. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) corporation. We depend on the generous, tax-deductible contributions of churches, foundations, businesses, and individuals.

Our mission is to prepare Christian leaders to lead a transformation of the world into God's Kingdom by providing biblical education, for the world, for free. We work toward this goal by providing free curriculum to everyone that wants it.

Our efforts reach millions of pastors and church leaders. Directly and through partner ministries that report their enrollment to us, we have already taught over 1 million students. Millions of others also use it independently or through ministries that don't report statistics to us. Moreover, the longer our efforts continue, the more education we can bring to these leaders and to others.

Our curriculum is designed to be used by traditional and non-traditional schools, as well as by other groups and individuals. It consists of three central elements: graphic-driven videos, printed instruction, and internet resources. We distribute our curriculum through online streams and downloads; satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast TV; radio; smartphone apps; USB flash drives; SD cards; and DVD (special order).

We have developed a highly cost-effective method of producing high-quality multimedia video lessons. We create broadcast quality video productions with seminary quality content. All our instructors are seminary professors, and, our writers and editors are theologically trained educators. All our translators are theologically astute native speakers of their target languages.

In order to accomplish our distribution goals, we have forged strategic relationships with many different churches, denominations, agencies, missionaries, seminaries, Bible schools, and other groups. These relationships have already resulted in the distribution of many millions of video lessons to indigenous pastors and seminary students. Thirdmill's websites also serve as avenues of distribution and provide additional materials to supplement our core curriculum.