Reaching the Teaching in the Name  of Jesus Christ

Nathanael Project

The Nathanael Project is a mission and calling of Bible teachers, Dave Anderson and Tim Burns, to train overseas pastors (who are often trained by television programming) to effectively teach God's Word. You can read a project summary below but we encourage you to visit and prayerfully or financially support via the project's website at Financial donations by our Christian brothers and sisters in the US help the Nathanael Project provide a much needed service to overseas pastors free of charge.

Nathanael Project Summary

Nathanael Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian entity founded in Texas by Dave Anderson. It's mission is for "Reaching the Teaching" in the name of Jesus Christ. With a combined 20 years of overseas missions experience and after spending the last 4 years teaching other pastors specifically, Pastors Dave Anderson and Tim Burns sought to find a way to train and support pastors already ministering to flocks overseas. It is their belief that the Nathanael Project's unique approach, curriculum, and method of use will be able to accomplish the mission to "train the trainers" in both a prolific and cost effective fashion.

Get to know more about what makes us different.

The Three-Pronged Approach of Nathanael Project is as follows: 

Step 1: Partnership: Nathanael Project seeks to partner with US or overseas pastor groups or movements already established around the globe. These "key" contacts will be given the Nathanael Project materials to implement in the places where God is already using them.  
In Cambodia, where our first work began in the fall of 2014, we originally partnered with MKK 2021, a group devoted to placing a church in every village of Cambodia by 2021. We were tasked with providing a three year course of curriculum and an implementation plan for that group. Our goal was to assist and support the work there with short, yearly visits and materials, while leaving the continuing work with the Pastors in Cambodia and God's Holy Spirit.
The initial work was well received and has grown beyond that original contact.  We have trained leaders and provided materials  for a total of 600 pastors and leaders in 5 provinces thus far.
The Cambodia work has opened doors in 5 other countries (India, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Viet Nam, and El Salvador).  We are hoping to see the ministry support grow to the point where we are able to follow this venture of faith into those regions.

Step 2: Preparation: Nathanael Project seeks to utilize the gifts of many pastors in America from all denominations to produce a curriculum which will then be translated into the necessary languages and distributed to pastors through our key contact.  In Cambodia, we have secured a team of translators in Phnom Penh to translate the teachings into Khmer.  Thos translated materials will eventually be distributed to a total of 3,000 pastors and leaders throughout Cambodia's  25 provinces.
So, the two key elements in this preparation step are contributing pastors and overseas translators.

Step 3: Implementation: Perhaps the most exciting step of the work is the Implementation step. This step is tailored to fit the needs of the area where the program is being utilized. The key contacts and pastors who oversee the work will be able to implement the program however they see fit.
 EXAMPLE: Nathanael Project takes a two-team approach to our mission trips in Cambodia.  We currently visit two Provinces every 6 months and will do so until we have covered the country. So far, these teams  have been made up of volunteers from any number of backgrounds and churches with a few pastor-teachers as well. The training team will spend the majority of their time encouraging, equipping, and training a group of pastors and leaders on the materials and Inductive Bible Study at a central location. Simultaneously, the outreach team will perform some sort of community projects or outreaches within the Province. These projects are coordinated by an in-country team of Christian workers and missionaries we have come to know.  

What Makes Nathanael Project Different?  Well, Nathanael Project is word-based, technology-driven pastoral training that incorporates the best of all current training models into one cohesive program. We intend to eventually provide a standardized curriculum contained in 300 hours of video in the pastors' native language and workbooks printed in their native language which include tests to evaluate progress.

Far from strictly being a training program, we also seek to develop community relationships through our program, requiring the 20 pastors we train to gather with 5 pastors from nearby villages to go through the materials together. We seek to have this process replicated over and over again. Our hope is to provide materials to pastors repeatedly as their flocks and relationships grow.
If you have any questions about the work of Nathanael Project, Pastor Tim and I would love to hear from you. You can contact us at or

We are looking forward to hearing from you and partnering with you to reach our brothers overseas.
In Him,
Dave Anderson, President Nathanael Project
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