GO Equipped! Course

From their stories, you see that cross-cultural, workplace witnesses or tentmakers have had great impact making disciples. And if you are prepared, you can too. Global Opportunities’ GO Equipped! course gives you what you need to become effective. While some tentmakers are highly effective, many others are not. From experience with 100s of tentmakers, we…

The Most Important Thing in Discipling

It is not great talents God bless so much as great likeness to Jesus. —Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-43) Watch this video first. Then read the article. When Christians think about discipling, they think about method, about how to—what topics to cover, how to organize them, how to cover each one, assignments, and time structure. But…

How to Write Questions

Good questions are the keys which unlock a passage. They help us to observe what itsays, interpret its meaning and apply what we learn. Good questions are also like the baton in the hand of a sym­phony conductor. They assure that people follow the music and work together harmoniously. Chapter three suggested using a study…

Preparation for Work and Witness

History’s longest, fiercest war rages on! All Christians everywhere are involved in it whether they know it or not. But soldiers need preparation to be effective in battle. Here we will consider what preparation they need-a checklist. Christians who are just beginning their education may want to incorporate most of it, while mid-career people may…

Tentmaker Integrity

A Christian tells friends and churches that he is going to Cambodia as a missionary and that he needs full financial support. However, Cambodia doesn’t grant missionary visas, so he gets a job teaching English as a second language. Since the job is very part-time and low-paying, it really doesn’t support him. But it allows…

Ethics

It would have surprised everyone to find that the actor and comedian W. C. Fields was interested in religion! When a surprised friend caught him reading the Bible, he said, “Well–I am looking for loopholes–and there do not seem to be any.” A few mission leaders today are searching the Scriptures for loopholes as they…

How to Plant a Church Without Trying

by Len Hjalmarson Take a bunch of people who have more questions than answers Don’t establish a regular meeting time or corporate worship Don’t have a preacher or set curriculum Focus on life and relationships, not gift and function Focus on the ordinary, not the “spiritual” Care for each other in concrete, life giving ways…

The Difference Bonding Makes

E. Thomas and Elizabeth S. Brewster (Elizabeth Brewster and the late E. Thomas Brewster have been a husband-wife team specializing in helping missionaries develop effective techniques for learning any language and adapting to the broader culture of which the language is a part. Tom held a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and Betty Sue…

Questions to Ask About Culture

This is not meant to be a definitive list of questions, but an indication of what general areas of culture might contain significant information for the teacher in a bilingual education program, together with illustrations of what kinds of specific questions might need answers and what their significance might be. The various aspects of culture…