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Welcome to Teach All Nations Mission

Teach All Nations Mission (TAN) is a global evangelical educational ministry birthed from the teaching ministries of Delron and Peggy Shirley.  The name Teach All Nations Mission was chosen to carefully indicate exactly what is the heart of the Shirley's mission.  TAN's commitment is to establish a solid foundation in the national pastors and leaders so that they can help enrich the people.


The vision is Christian teaching materials (in English and the local languages) in printed form and on audio and video tape, providing scholarships to Christian colleges and Bible schools for promising students, assisting in establishing and building of Bible schools, and broadcasting via the internet, radio, and television.


New Books from TAN

One of the significant aspects of the ministry of Teach all Nations is the publication of teaching materials to be used in the United States and around the world.  In order to keep a constant flow of new materials available, we produce several new books each year and also translate as many as possible of the existing books into the languages of the countries where we minister.


In 2017, we were blessed to be able to release a number of new books in English as well as So, You Wanna Be a Preacher in Visayan and Swahili, Finally, My Brethren in Swahili, and People Who Make a Difference in Urdu. In 2017, we were blessed to be able to release a number of new books in English as well as So, You Wanna Be a Preacher in Visayan and Swahili, Finally, My Brethren in Swahili, and People Who Make a Difference in Urdu.  Delron already has a series of three new books planned for release in 2018 plus the annual edition of Daily Ditties from Delron’s Desk.  Peggy is hoping to make her new book No Longer Bound available this year as well as to release the Portuguese version of Women for the Harvest.


We invite you to click on the bookstore link to browse through the materials that are available.   Remember that all the books that are distributed in the United States are priced so that we can give away at least one free book on the mission field for each book sold at home.  Your purchase will not only bless you and help you in your spiritual growth, it will also be a seed in the life of a pastor or Christian leader in one of the developing nations of the world.   Visit the Bookstore


Below are the new books for 2018 - Click on the book.





Mission Report September 2018 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo

“Duboo! Duboo!” The people shouted when I walked out of the airport. On my previous mission to the Congo, I illustrated one of my messages by telling the story of an encounter with one of the bears that live in our neighborhood and often invade our backyard – well, actually, we are invading their backyard since they lived on our mountain long before humans settled there. Because I learned the Swahili word for “bear” to use when I told the story, everyone remembered both my illustration and me – resulting in my nickname, “Duboo.”
This warm welcome introduced my team’s five days of ministry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With me were Julie Mapatano (a former student and a native of the area who had introduced me to the people there), Fred Taylor (another former student who now teaches in a Bible college in California), and Terence Tan (a medical doctor who has a powerful anointing for healing). Our mission assignment was to hold a number of church services on Sunday morning followed by three days of pastors’ conferences and three nights of evangelistic and healing crusades.
The pastor who was in charge of the pastors’ conference extended a compliment by saying, “You are old, but you preach like a young man. Many young men can’t preach like you do.” So, I guess I am remembered in Africa as an old bear.
The conference meetings attracted civic and educational leaders as well as the original six hundred pastors who were invited, and by the end of the three days the attendance maxed out the seven-hundred-seat capacity of the church. Likewise, the crusade meeting totally filled the thousand-seat auditorium where the meetings were held. Additionally, the ministry touched the entire city as all the Sunday services and the evening crusades were broadcast live on the local radio station.    [Read More]




Meditation September 2018 – WE HAVEN’T GONE FAR ENOUGH

y sister and I were enjoying a “fun day” in Atlanta when we decided to have lunch at a spot from our childhoods. We knew almost exactly where this particular drive-in was located, so we headed out to find it. Unfortunately, the city of Atlanta has grown a lot in the more-than-we-care-to-admit years since we were children, and the new modern buildings in the area fooled us into thinking that we had gone too far and had reached the downtown area. So we stopped, turned around, and retraced our route. Still there was no drive-in, so we turned around again and made another attempt. Eventually, we decided that we must have miscalculated and just kept driving even though we felt that we were too close to metropolitan Atlanta. And there, much to our chagrin, was the restaurant—just a couple blocks further down the road from the place where we had turned around several times. At that point, I suggested to my sister that if we are ever looking for the place again that we will need to remember, “When you think that you’ve gone far enough, you haven’t.” Her immediate response was, “There’s a sermon there somewhere.” So here it is: Why haven’t we gone far enough?
First, we haven’t gone far enough because we have the wrong viewpoint of the material world. Jesus called it “little faith.” We have faith, but our faith is in little things—not a big God. We look to the world around us for our needs—such as food, clothing, and protection—and even our emotional, social, and psychological support. Jesus addressed this problem in two different places with identical words, but within significantly different contexts.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (Matthew 6:30)    [Read More]