Planting Cross Cultural Indigenous Bible Schools And Churches

Global Missions

Church212° has a passion for reaching people in our local area and that passion extends to the ends of the world (Acts 1:8). In 1982 Dr. Mike and Stephanie Harrison founded Agape International (AI) from a small town Cullman, Alabama in their desire to obey the Great Commission, “Go into all the world.” Since then, AI has started many churches in the Southeast United States as well as several Bible Schools. Agape Ministries has moved its headquarters to Palm Desert, California where the vision of church-planting has been rejuvenated though our newest church plant – Church212º!

We have a seven step process described in our AI material. It is rooted in two very important aspects: church & bible school planting. We invest in training national leaders through Synergy Schools of Ministry in various global locations. These indigenous leaders in turn plant churches to reach their villages, cities and nations. Short-term trips are organized to allow people in America to gain God's heart for the nations. We encourage, support, resource and empower our national leaders to obey the Great Commission in their parts of the world. We have focused our attention to the 1040Window (where 3 billion people have not had an adequate witness of the Gospel) or those parts of the world where we can train and send missionaries into the unreached people groups.


Church 212, in partnership with Agape International is dedicated to serving Jesus by obeying His command to go to the whole world and make disciples.


  • We see unreached people becoming disciples, leaders and pastors. 
  • We see formerly unreached people reaching the remaining unreached people. 
  • We see Bible schools established to train leaders who train leaders.
  • We see churches planted that plant churches. 
  • We see nations reconciled by the love of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Church 212, in concert with Agape International, is committed to planting cross-cultural, reproducing, indigenous and autonomous Bible schools and churches, where local leadership is equipped to take the Gospel to the world and to train and equip future leaders to take the Gospel to the world.

AI Bible Schools

Agape International has many bible schools around the world. One of our primary strategies for reaching the unreached is to train pastors and leaders for the work of the ministry. We currently have the following bible schools that are direct plants or that have adopted our curriculum.

  • Synergy School of Ministry | Palm Desert, CA
  • International Bible School | Atlanta, GA
  • Synergy School of Ministry | Philippines
  • Agape School of Ministry | Philippines
  • Everest Bible School | Nepal
  • New Life Bible School | India
  • Synergy Leadership School | India

Find out more about our current outreach projects.

See more information about the missionaries we support. | Current Initiatives

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