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Wednesday, June 6
Columbia – A major training event is emerging here with David Kimler (qualified instructor), *Ike Rhyu* and *JAT* for early July. Continue to pray for the preparations and the 80+ from all over Latin America who will be attending this G3x and G5 event.
Columbia – Pray for David Kimler as he is working on a 2 week schedule for *JAT* to present G3 for the end of July
Tuesday, June 5
Philippines – Pray for our G3 certified instructors, *David King,**Robert Trice,* *Ariel Abidiano,* and *Buddy Bartido*, who were trained in G5 in May to mobilize Christians using both G3 and G5 for God’s global glory.
Lebanon – *Joe Dib* and his wife Anesha visited his family in Beirut and ask you to pray with them about ministry possibilities for them there in the future.
Monday, June 4
World Seminars – The names of several seminars have changed outside the USA. Pray that God will bless these tools for world-wide distribution:
G3a – “God’s Global Glory” abbreviated, formerly “Cat and Dog Seminar” – 2.5 hours
G3c – UnveilinGLORY’s Children’s seminar featuring God’s Global Glory
G3x – “God’s Global Glory” expanded – “Cat and Dog Seminar” – 5 hours
G5 – “Go, Guard God’s Global Glory – 4 hour exposition of Acts, formerly “Glory Guard”
SuperDoc – basic Christian doctrines from a divine perspective – 5 hours
Indonesia – Pray for *Gerald Robison* as he prepares to conduct UG seminars in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia the end of June at The Evangelical Theological Seminary of Indonesia.
A testimony by Evans Canson, CWMC Batch 3, Cosmo Dormitory resident
At first, it was just curiosity that impelled me to attend CWMC. I wanted to know and understand more what world mission really is. But the course far exceeded my expectations. It served as an eye-opener for me. It gave me a deeper understanding of the Great Commission. Only now do I fully understand what it means to be a Christian, and my role in fulfilling God’s plan of redeeming this fallen world.
Christian life is not meant to be lived simply in the mind. God blesses us with salvation and that blessing must be shared with others, not only with those of our own kind, but with the rest of the world, cross-culturally, especially the “unreached people groups” in order to glorify God.
Learning to Care and Pray for Others
What struck me the most was the fact that only very few Christians are working among the other major religious blocs like Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and tribal groups. It’s sad to know that this is so because we, Christians, fail to understand and live out God’s intended purpose for us, something that I, too, am guilty of. But the amazing thing is that through the course, I learned to care and pray for the people most of us have neglected. The more I became aware of the situation and my role, the more I felt drawn towards learning more about them and praying for them. CWMC emphasizes the power of prayer.
There is More To Missions than being a Missionary
CWMC enlightened and changed my perspectives on mission. Before, I thought that mission is about going to different places to evangelize. Now I learned there is more to it. Missions includes people who serve as mobilizers, senders, welcomers, and intercessors. No one then is exempted from pursuing God’s global mission.
I also gained new insights on cross-cultural mission. I learned that to be a missionary, we need to have an open, trusting, and accepting outlook, humble enough to learn about other people’s culture. We need to become learners.
In Awe of God
Most of all, I am in awe of how God works out his plans perfectly, like the significance of God’s act of confounding the people’s languages in the account of the Tower of Babel and the Holy Spirit visitation on the day of Pentecost to fulfill the prophecy in Revelation that a great multitude from every tongue, tribe, people, and land will give glory and honor to God.
Now, being aware of all these, I have made it my goal to set my priorities right— to establish my prayer life, especially to pray for God’s leading and to make it a point to pray for a particular unreached people group everyday; to share what I have learned; and to volunteer to serve where there is a need to share the message of God’s salvation and kingdom purposes in Jesus Christ.
by Dr. Thessa G. Fiji, CWMC Batch 2 and volunteer facilitator of CWMC Batch 3
I’m glad I was given the opportunity to be part of CWMC Batch 3. Serving as an assistant contributed in helping me integrate further God’s call for me in missions. Most especially it was just so wonderful to see how the participants slowly transformed as they allowed the Holy Spirit to open their hearts and minds to God’s vision for missions. It felt like they were my babies so seeing them graduate gave me much pride and joy. I’m excited to see how God will continue to work as he leadsCosmopolitan
Church to take part in the completion of the Great Commission.
Cosmopolitan Church – May 6 – 11, 2007
We are blessed to have nine (9) new graduates of CWMC (Condensed World Mission Course Batch 3), composed of 7 youth namely and two adults.
As always with every CWMC offering, the graduates gained a deeper and broader perspective of their Christian faith and responsibility, and were deeply touched by the message of missions that resonates throughout the Bible. Following this is a testimony from one of the youth graduates, and a Batch 2 graduate who volunteered to assist in the course.
Thank you so much for your prayers. May God return to you the blessing a hundredfold.
Living Springs International (LSI) has invited Russ Simons, the International Director of Interdev to conduct a Consesus-Based Partnership Training at LSI, Butuan City from June 10 to June 15. The training will begin on the evening of Sunday June 10 with dinner at 6pm. The normal daily schedule for the training will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This training hopes to equip leaders how to form, develop and maintain inter-agency, inter-denominational or inter-organizational partnerships working together for a particular mission or ministry goal.
The cost for the training is P2,000 for those living in at LSI, this includes dorm accomodation and 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Or, P1,500 for those living out, this includes only lunch and 2 snacks a day. Dorm accomodation at LSI is at present limited, so those intending to live in must reserve space ahead of time.
Only a maximum of 20 people can be accomodated for this training so if you are interested in participating please reserve a slot as soon as possible by Emailing me (at this address) or texting or calling me (see my cell number below) or calling the LSI office at (085)342-5022.
Mobile Phone No. +639193555777
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 6 – 12, 2007
UCCP-Cosmopolitan Church, 1368 Taft Avenue, Manila (For its members)
Please pray for powerful delivery of the message, wisdom and strength for facilitators and participants, mantle of protection, conviction and obedience to the Great Commission— all through the working of Holy Spirit.
(Monthly newsletter of Tentmakers International)
TI International Congress and ConsultationThe 5th TI International Congress will be held From July 9th until July 11th 2007 in Port Dickson, Malaysia. The closing date for registrations is May 10 th. Either online or offline registrations are possible. For online registrations go to http://www.tentmakersinternational.info/events/timalaysiaonlinereg.htm. The program includes:
The global tentmaker – by Derek Christensen (Chairman of Tentmakers International)
Unreached peoples – by Kent Parks
Mobilizing Tentmakers – by UBF
Globalization and Migration – Rajesh Duthie
The next generation – by Danny Martin
Business as Mission , Using Sports for Marketplace Witness, Disaster and Crises Relief, Student Movement and Tentmaking, Mobilizing churches for Tentmaking, Discipleship and Tentmaking, Arts and Media, Teaching English, Caring for Tentmakers, Training Tentmakers, Transforming communities, Tentmakers planting churches
If you need more information contact us at email@example.com
From Norway to Canada Well attended Tentmaking Courses!
- By Ari Rocklin (Global Opportunities)
I’ve just returned from yet another blessed and well attended TENTmaking course in Bergen Norway. How I wish anyone and everyone involved in tentmaker mobilisation would join us alteast once at our Norway location. Did you know that TENT of Norway owns the building in the historical region of Bergen, right beside the ocean, downtown? The story how they managed to do that is worth hearing, so please join us for a course in the future.
Our next course is in Victoria BC Canada , same teachers, same course outline, different students and guest speakers. We are so excited at how people are joining us for these courses from so many countries and often travelling across many timezones to be with us. It adds color and flavor to our courses. Everyone is welcome.
You need to know we have added an exciting component to our tentmaker training that is already bearing fruit overseas. “Alpha in the Workplace” is custom made for laypeople who have not had much ministry experience before going overseas. You can get good training thru your local Alpha program before leaving, and if you really want to kick it up a notch, you can attend a one day Alpha in the Workplace seminar to learn how to run this at your jobsite. One of our course attendees was asked by his non believing boss in the Mid East if he could run AIW at their place of business! Once he did that, another business owner asked him to run it at his business as well. AIW is simply ALPHA on steroids, compacted to fit into a regular lunch break. Here is the problem. After each course we hear from people who are distressed that they did not hear about the course in time to attend! This is very frustrating for us as well. How can we do a better job of getting word out to the right people? Perhaps you can help? Think of people who are well connected and networked, and send them this information.
Medical Profession Making a Difference in Togo
Togo‘s most recent statistics show that roughly a third of its population falls below the global poverty line.
Association of Baptists for World Evangelism’s Dr. Michael Gayle says this plays a huge role in their work. Gayle and his wife, Cheryl, serve at the Hopital Baptiste Biblique, a 40-bed acute care hospital in
Kpele Tsiko, Togo.
The medical team sees 2200 patients admitted each year, cases involving general surgery, ob/gyn, and pediatrics, to name a few. The attached medical clinic treats 16,000 out-patients a year, making them the second-busiest hospital in Togo. In fact, their reputation has spread so far that their ministry “footprint” now includes southern Togo, Benin, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.
Hopital Baptiste Biblique is based on missionary support in financial and in physical capital.? It’s one resource they’re finding a bit scarce. “We are down to just one part-time surgeon, one family physician, myself, and a physician’s assistant. We have a pediatrician coming back from furlough later on this year. But we are still in great need of short-term and career general surgeons, OB/GYNS, and primary care physicians.” The staff is also in desperate need of a fulltime hospital administrator. (Taken from Mission News Network)
Feeding the Pigs -Indonesia
Pigs can change the future of an entire community. That’s why Far East Broadcasting Company is showing God’s love by lending pigs to villages.
By loaning them a male and female pig, the village can have a litter of piglets. FEBC just asks that the residents give them back a male and female piglet to give to another needy village.
One pastor who listens to the YASKI broadcast wrote to FEBC explaining the conditions that his village was living in. Heartline Center, where YASKI is located, responded by sending him money for chickens and pigs. “Now, 2 years later, we live only from the results of raising chickens and pigs, and we have even been able to send our children to school and buy clothes and other necessities,” said the pastor.
This project not only helps get food on the table of struggling families, but it also teaches the villagers how to raise pigs. Besides producing food and income, it also produces a sense of self-sufficiency among the people. (Taken from Mission Network News)
Open Huddle Conferences
OPEN Huddles are conferences organized for practitioners in the Business as Mission and tentmaking fields and we have received information about two to be held this year as follows:
Thailand Bangkok May 24-27
Jim Frost an experienced trainer of leaders (including Dick Scoggins), will be teaching on Leading Leaders or Total Leadership.
Patrick Lai, small business owner in
SE Asia will be bringing the devotions, based out of Nehemiah also focused on leadership.
Turkey Open Huddle
Istanbul, November 8-11
Dick Scoggins will be teaching on “House Church Planting.”
Bill Job, a medium sized business owner in
China will be bring the devotions sharing on his experiences of 20 years as a tentmaker.
If you need more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you in touch with the organizers.
We would like to introduce to you an important free opportunity to make courses more widely known through the Evangelical Training Database. The Evangelical Training Database is a searchable online database at www.trainforChrist.org which seeks to give information on evangelical pastoral, theological en missionary training courses in all countries.
July 9-11, 2007 5th TI Congress, Malaysia . Tentmakers International (TI, formerly TIE ) will hold its 5th Congress in Malaysia, and is open to anyone with an interest in tentmaking. From the 11th – 13th, the TI Consultation for TI associates and experienced tentmakers will be held in the same venue. To register, please contact ticongress(at)gmail(dot)com [As a means of preventing spam for our contributors, in the preceding email address(es), please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .] or browse to http://www.tentmakersinternational.info or http://www.tentmakernet.com
August 16-19, 2007 .The all Africa TI International Conference will be held at the Saint-Augustine Seminary in Bamako, Mali. The conference is designed to develop the tentmaker strategy of evangelism in Africa, and to train lay people to share their faith in the context of their vocations to the unreached peoples within their respective nations. For African registrations in this African Conference contact: Tiowa_Diarra’at’Yahoo.fr, U.S. contact tie’at’ gatiwa.com
August 21- 24, 2007 Third Tentmaking Residential Training will be held at Centre Polyvalent de Nyamana, Bamako, Mali. The seminar is designed to equip Tentmakers for Christian testimony in both work and living place. The speakers will be Steinar Opheim, from Norway, Gerson Celeti from Italy and Tiowa Diarra from Mali. If you need more information contact Tiowa_Diarra’at’ Yahoo.fr
October 29-November 2, 2007 “Give Us The Nations” The 2nd Euronet Missions Conference Brussels, Belgium. Organized and sponsored by the European Filipino Christian Networking Trust. For more information, visit: http://www.euronettrust.com
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- For Meg Alag – Board member of PMA. For quick and complete healing for internal injury in the upper right leg muscle.
- Worker2Witness Conference: Raising OFW Tentmakers in your Church – April 13 & 14, 2007
- For wisdom, strength, and protection for Jojo Manzano and Joy Solina who are working very hard to get the book ready for the launching; For wisdom, creativity, and strength for all the Conference speakers, facilitators, organizers, and staff as they prepare and complete their respective tasks; for unity in the Spirit.
Summary of the missions mobilization events from March to May 2007
|March 10||Ministering in the Arab World||9am – 12pm||ACCM Mini Theater|
|March 13||Evange-Cube Seminar||10am – 4pm||CCBC|
|March 15-17||Worldwide Church of God Missions Conference||3 days||CDC, Tagaytay|
|March 30||PMA Prayer Day||9am – 4pm||PMA conference room|
|April 9-13||Basic Training||5 days||CrossTrain|
|April 10||Ministering in the Buddhist World||3 hours||PCEC Multi-Purpose Hall|
|April 13-14||Worker to Witness Conference||1.5 days||GCF Ortigas|
|April 16-19||G3 Teachers’ Training||4 days||PMA conference room|
|April 16-20||Intergral Ministry Training||5 days||ATS|
|April 17-20||Missionary Training Module||3 days||GCMTC, Antipolo City|
|April 20-21||Tentmakers Conference||2 days||Cebu City c/o PM3 Visayas|
|April 21||Discovering Your Ministry Identity||whole day||CrossTrain|
|April 23-26||G3 Teachers’ Training||4 days||Cebu City|
|April 27||G3 Seminar||9am – 3pm||ACCM Mini theater|
|April 27-28||PM3 Consultation||2 days||Garfield, New Jersey|
|May 1-4||SRG Middle East Consultation||4 days||Frankfurt, Germany|
|May 1-4||G3 Teachers’ Training||4 days||Baguio City|
|May 21-25||Great Commission Leadership Academy||5 days||GCMTC, Antipolo City|
For more inquiries please call PMA at 9134469 an 9112491
1. ORGANIZING TRANSFORMATIVE CAMPS AND RETREATS
Dates: Saturdays, March 10 and 17, 2007
Workshop Fee: P1,000
Camps and retreats are very strategic ways to provide a transformative environment for people we minister to especially children and teenagers. This hands-on workshop will carry participants through a step-by-step process of planning, designing and actually implementing empowering and facilitative camps and retreats. It also exposes participants to different camp formats and tools for maximum impact! Learn the multi-faceted dimensions of camps/retreats and how to provide space to address real needs and interests of target participants.
2. FACILITATING DYNAMIC PARTICIPATORY MEETINGS
Date: March 24, 2007
Workshop Fee: P500
“Meetings ! Meetings! Meetings! … Puro na lang meetings!” Sometimes, it’s a meeting to meeting existence for some of us! But what makes a great meeting? This workshop introduces you to different creative approaches to facilitate meetings that maximizes the potentials of gathering a group of people in one space in time or in a series of meetings for a specific purpose. This training exposes you to different approaches and tools to make your meetings generate dynamic participation and move people to inspired action!
3. STRESS MANAGEMENT THRU SIMPLE MASSAGE TECHNIQUES
Date: March 31, 2007
Workshop Fee: P500
We live with stress all the time. The challenge is how to creatively manage it. This workshop enables participants to understand how our bodies cope with stress and how we can use massage to relieve it. Learn how to use simple massage techniques and implements to massage yourself and others. It’s also a great way to build and encourage your team and release tensions at work, at home and at play! Workshop provides massage oil, aromatherapy and soothing herbal tea! Come with your most comfortable clothes and shoes!
4. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Date: April 28, 2007
Workshop Fee: P500
There are all kinds of projects people find themselves involved in and in different contexts. Handling projects well with efficiency and success can be a challenge. This workshop takes you through a step-by-step process in management of projects from planning to designing to implementation and to monitoring and evaluation aspects.
5. DISASTER AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Dates: May 3 and 4, 2007
Workshop Fee: P1,000
Disasters happen left and right. Whether man-made or natural in origin, disasters are realities we have to live and cope with. How can we be more prepared in times of crisis? How can we mobilize teams of staff and volunteers to manage emergency and relief undertakings. This training workshop aims to equip participants with basic frameworks and skills in disaster and risk management.
To avail of discounts, participants should pay the workshop fee on/or before:
Monday, March 5, 2007.
Participants can register and pay on the day of the workshop as slots are available.
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20% off to the first 10 Registrants to any of the Workshops
10% off to the next 10 Registrants!