OYC: Ministry Training Session Featured

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:04
Worried about your effectiveness on the mission field? Don't worry! Get trained!

In Philippians 2:25-30, Paul describes his brother Epaphroditus as a fellow worker and soldier of the Gospel. Doing the work of the ministry--being a fellow-soldier or a fellow-worker--requires training.

oyc trainingThis week four disciples on a One Year Challenge joined a ministry training session in a neighboring city. The training lasted three days, covering topics such as having a vision for your ministry, how to use the Bible effectively and how to work with other brothers and sisters in unity. It was an inspiring and encouraging time!

You don't have to know everything before you go on an OYC. Going on an OYC is part of your training! It all starts here.

It has always been the biblical pattern that God calls and commands and people go. The OYC Guys talk about why we should follow this pattern and not make God bend over backwards to get us to fulfill His Great Commission.

New Content on the One Year Challenge Blog:

Let's Have Biblical Expectations When people say "people aren't just open these days," it's because they have an unbiblical view of the mission. When it comes to thinking about going on a mission, we ought to have a biblical view of things. We need to strive to have biblical expectations for what we will face on the mission. Read three scriptures that can help us have a biblical view of the mission.

Five Mission Principles From 3 John Who knew that the book of 3 John had principles related to missions? The short book is packed with mission principles. Andy Johnson shares five of them.

Non-Numerical Signs of Church Growth Statistics aren't everything. Karl Vaters shares 28 non-numerical signs that a church is doing well and is healthy.

Great Images: Summary of Luke Check out this infographic giving a summary of the book of Luke.

What We're Reading Today From How People Grow: "The Spirit has promised it. But this does not mean that we do not have to do anything. We still have to step out in faith. We have to risk. We have to love, open up, confess, reach out, repent, obey, and do all the other things we are commanded to do. Our part is to live the life. But we do not have to do it alone or in our own power." Each week we post a selection from a book disciples who are considering going on a One Year Challenge could read as part of their preparation.

Monday Music: Songs from OYC Sites Around the World This week's Monday Music comes from China, where we have a great OYC site.

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