WORLD EVANGELISM MINUTE
Before going into Jericho, Joshua encountered a man whose sword was drawn in his hand (Joshua 5:13- 15). Joshua (not knowing it was the Lord) asked him whose side he was on. The reply was something like this, I didn't come to take sides but to take over.
The response was a claim of absolute dominance not lateral positioning. God is not "for" one people or "against" another. He is only "for" His purposes among all the peoples of the earth.
The story is told of a lady who asked President Lincoln during the Civil War, "Do you think God is on your side?" The president wisely answered, "The question is not if God is on my side, but if I am on God's side."
The church that is in step with her Lord will make sure that it finds its identity as it pursues God's passion and God's purpose.
Missionary Career Path
Following the Missionary Trail
Professional Training consists of:
- Theological Training (Bible and Missions)
- Hands On Training (evangelism, teaching, preaching, and administration)
- Local Church Training or Internship
Field Internship (a cross-cultural, one year internship) which includes:
- language training
- cross-cultural hands-on experience in the church on the field
This is followed by a First Term with continued language learning and cultural adaptation, then a Furlough, and later, a Second Term which could include the supervision of new, first term missionaries.
"Majoring on the Mission" World Congress
PREACH Evangelistic Ministries is sponsoring a three-day seminar to encourage pastors in world missions. The event will be held at the Main Stay Suites in Pigeon Forge, TN. For more information, contact the PREACH office at (304) 372-3702.
The speakers include: Dr. William Duttry, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Milford, OH; Dr. Paul E. Pritchard Jr., Founder/Director of PREACH Evangelistic Ministries; Mark Rose, Russia Inland Mission; and Dr. Ed Leake, Pastor of Colonial Baptist Church/Colonial Baptist Press.
Sessions begin on Oct 25th, Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 and end on Oct 27th, Thursday morning at 11:00. Among the topics are:
- "Mentoring Men for Mission"
- "Wanting a Worldview"
- "Mission: Program or Purpose?"
- "The Local Church and the Mission"
- "Making Mission Conferences a Success"
- "Missionary Logistics"
- "Leading Leaders"
- "Finding the Faith to Flourish"
- "Tayloring a Team for the Task"
- "The Great Commission Misunderstood"
This is a great re-tooling opportunity for pastors who are seeking to regain the ministry results of apostolic times.
Chronological Bible Storying
Module: January 23-27, 2006
Jerry Smyth (former New Tribes Missionary to Indonesia) demonstrates truth-teaching on firm foundations in this course on Chronological Bible Storying. Beginning in Genesis and ending with the life of Christ, one learns how to facilitate an understanding of:
- the nature and character of God
- man's sinfulness
- God's hand in history
- the grace of God
- Christ as the promised Redeemer
How are We Really Doing?
A Cult Missionary's Confessions
Recently, a devoted member of a "respectable" cult made the following comment concerning their interest in China: "When the doors open for us to come, we will shut down all other missionary activity and move into China. Our missionaries already know the language."
In light of this comment, are we who have the truth really doing all we can be doing in our world?
"Our choice seems to be between sending a missionary and installing new carpet in the catacombs."