Training indigenous pastors from oral traditions

November 30, 2016

Training indigenous pastors from oral traditions

By Efrain Figueroa   Since the early days of modern missions, there has been a trend towards training national pastors who would be the leaders of the Assemblies of God in their home countries. The largest evangelical churches owe much of their global growth to the training of national pastors. Many pastors in the Assemblies […]

Revival of Hunger for God’s Word

October 23, 2016

Revival of Hunger for God’s Word

by Dave Ellis Then the king sent, and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem were gathered to him. 2 And the king went up to the house of the Lord, and with him all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the prophets, all the people, both small […]

The Essential Role of Training in Missionary Work

September 13, 2016

The Essential Role of Training in Missionary Work

  The Essential Role of Training in Missionary Work By Rod and Sherry Boyd So what does a missionary do anyway? Traditionally, the missionary has been portrayed as a white man donning Bermuda shorts and a pith helmet, wielding a machete to clear a path through the jungle, taking the Good News to a remote […]

What kind of a teacher am I? Am I relevant, spectacular, powerful?

August 15, 2016

What kind of a teacher am I? Am I relevant, spectacular, powerful?

By Dr. Judy Bartel de Graner Jesus Christ was baptized, was acclaimed by the Father, was full of the Holy Spirit. I love Luke’s gentle words as he paints the rest of the astounding story. That same Holy Spirit then led Jesus into the desert and for the next forty days, the greatest educator, missionary […]

Timothy and Paul: A Case Study in Spiritual Formation and Mentoring

July 28, 2016

Timothy and Paul: A Case Study in Spiritual Formation and Mentoring

By Dr. Jon M. Dahlager The New Testament portrait of Timothy provides a positive case study of a young man who enjoyed a rich spiritual heritage and early ministry opportunities, pursuing a sincere faith and fulfilling his God-given ministry in his generation. The apostle Paul played a key mentoring role as he identified God’s hand […]

ACLAME Summit 2017: Recalibrate

July 1, 2016

ACLAME Summit 2017: Recalibrate

  The Association of Caribbean and Latin American Missionary Educators (ACLAME) invites you to participate the “ACLAME Summit 2017” that will be held on May 10-12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The theme for this Summit is “Recalibrate.” Menu: Registration ◊ Details ◊ Payment Options ◊ Hotel Information ◊ Schedule Summit Registration: Registration is now open. […]

Renewing Community Values: An Immigrant Contribution to American Higher Education

June 28, 2016

Renewing Community Values:  An Immigrant Contribution to American Higher Education

Renewing Community Values: An Immigrant Contribution to American Higher Education By Joseph L. Castleberry, President, Northwest University An Excerpt from The New Pilgrims: How Immigrants are Renewing America’s Faith and Values (Worthy, 2015) Ilona Trofimovich does not look like an immigrant. With her fair skin, blonde hair, and perfect, Northwest-accented English she fits the profile of […]

Teaching Cross-Culturally

May 17, 2016

Teaching Cross-Culturally

As a brand new and very green missionary, having only recently arrived in the country of my calling after the typical 18 months of deputation and year of language school, I was anxious to jump with both feet into the ministry that God had called me to. Then, my area director at the time, Norm […]

Of Mosquito Bites, Our Modern Apostle Paul and the Need for Humility

April 14, 2016

Of Mosquito Bites, Our Modern Apostle Paul and the Need for Humility

by Paul Kazim Missionaries trained in US schools are generally Christian Modernists. It would be a mistake to assume that the national students we teach view life according to these tenets of modernism. This often produces frustration, both to the teacher and to the student. To understand the difference between a modernist viewpoint and a […]

Towards a more complete approach to ministerial training

March 29, 2016

Towards a more complete approach to ministerial training

In our work facilitating and promoting Christian education and ministerial training we tend to emphasize academic instruction above and beyond all other elements involved in the process. The purpose of this little essay is to argue that academic instruction is but one of three vitally important factors that must be present in the ideal development […]