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Introduction to Missiology
This church-wide multi-week study is an introduction to the theory and practice of Christian missions including biblical, theological, historical, philosophical, and strategic principles and practices. The course examines how God’s message of salvation is communicated in specific socio-cultural settings. Practical application of the course content will be examined in light of the challenge of clearly communicating the gospel in diverse cultural settings.
This church-wide multi-week study is an introduction to the field of anthropology and how it relates to those engaged in cross-cultural ministry. The course seeks to introduce students to the concept of culture and culture change. The missionary’s role in culture change is considered and strategies for realizing the culture of people among whom he or she will serve. Recommended for those who are considering either North American or International missions.
4 x 4 Evangelism Training
This is a two-phase church-wide endeavor. First, the church hosts a one-hour training on the four components of the method, which are Identify, Intercede, Invest, and Invite. Second, the congregation hosts a church-wide gathering in which each person selected in the 4 x 4 process is invited to hear a Gospel presentation. Churches have used this simple method to see many people come to faith in Christ.
The Power of Story
A study of the use of Bible stories to communicate the Gospel message with people who are primary oral communicators. Primary oral communicator may or may not know how to read but prefer to learn in an oral method. Special attention is given to selecting, adapting, and telling Bible stories chronologically with a view to evangelizing, discipling, training, and starting churches among adherents of non-Christian belief systems in this country and throughout the world.
Missionary Training Institute
This on-going training process is organized into five phases: Phase One – Biblical Theology; Phase Two – Worldview Research and Documentation; Phase Three – Strategy Plan Formation; Phase Four – Implementation; Phase Five – Evaluation. In each phase, participants will work through a process beginning with the initial engagement of the target group or population segment and ending with the starting on reproducing churches. This decades old, proven Great Commission training originated with the International Mission Board.
Victory Baptist Association of India
VBA exists to give every person in India “ONE FAIR CHANCE” to respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ, to make disciples of the Christian believers, to build a core of Christian leaders, and extend the ministry values and influence of Jesus Christ. God is giving VBA the harvest and the Ministry is growing by leaps and bounds is to reach people from all walks of life. In spite of the obstacles and persecution, people are hungry for the word of God in India.
The IAM vision is to see local churches unite to plant churches in areas where there is no representation of the gospel. The IAM mission is to come alongside the local church of Iquitos, training them, and giving them the necessary tools to reproduce themselves and plant churches where there are no solid churches.
IAM objectives are the following: 1) Promote theological education through Biblical seminaries and Institutes in Iquitos and the outlying areas; 2) Help the local church and their families organizing marriage seminars, and family education; 3) Help children and youth of the city in their moral, Spiritual and civic formation through projects, conferences or camps; 4) Help with Social projects such as medical, educational, and cultural clinics; 5) Receive donations for social projects for local churches; 6) Receive and send national and international missionaries to fulfill the mission of the association.