Our Story

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 40 full-time and part-time employees, as well as translators all over the world. We focus on five target languages: English, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. These languages cover 42 percent of the world's population. Our materials are also translated into other global languages including Indonesian, Hindi, Romanian, French, Farsi (Iran), Greek, Amharic (Ethiopia), and Telugu (India).

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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 Christian education to hundreds of thousands of pastors and church leaders around the world that lack sufficient training for ministry. Our curriculum is designed to be used in support of existing schools, as well as by 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 thousands 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 videos.