Being Your Best in 2016

February 17, 2016

Being Your Best in 2016

  by David Godzwa, ACLAME Chairperson We’re missionaries. That means we disciple; we model; we encourage, we persuade, and we counsel. As mentor, coach, teacher, or trainer, we expect the best from our students, ministry partners, and colleagues, but also from ourselves. To reach this objective, we’re aware that stagnation is not an option. Growth […]

Personal Testimony and Identity Formation

January 29, 2016

Personal Testimony and Identity Formation

  Rev 12:11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. (NIV) In this edition of the ACLAME Journal, I want to extol the benefits of the lowly three-minute testimony – explaining why […]

Ministry to Children At Risk in the Slums of LAC

December 15, 2015

Ministry to Children At Risk in the Slums of LAC

    by Steve Puffpaff Introduction: The amount of children at risk is multiplying around the world for many reasons. Extreme Poverty is the greatest cause of creating children at risk. Rapid urbanization in the 20th century has been accompanied by the development of slums. Children and adolescents make up a large proportion of urban […]

Ministry Specialization Programs: Furthering LAC’s Values and Initiatives

November 17, 2015

Ministry Specialization Programs: Furthering LAC’s Values and Initiatives

  by Miguel Morales Latin America Caribbean (LAC) is home for over half of the more than 2,000 Assemblies of God Bible Schools and Seminaries worldwide. This is a reflection and a direct result of the emphasis placed on ministerial training in the region. Pioneer missionaries recognized the priority of training, and it continues to […]

Upgrading My Teaching Ability Via CEUs

October 22, 2015

Upgrading My Teaching Ability Via CEUs

  Conferences, when done well, provide inspiration, information and personal improvement. Within the past three weeks I have attended two conferences that exceeded expectations in all three areas. The first was the Educators Summit in the Dominican Republic, which provided for 260+ (mostly) Dominicans, and the last was the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) […]

First Day of Class: Suggestions to maximize instructional efficacy

September 18, 2015

First Day of Class: Suggestions to maximize instructional efficacy

Wow, a new school year is poised to launch, and I find myself wondering what the first day of class will look like. Do I just walk in and say “hello” or do I attempt to be somewhat creative? If so, what should it look like? According to the new roster, almost all registered students […]

Ohhh…how I love Meee-tings!

August 24, 2015

Ohhh…how I love Meee-tings!

“Ohhh…how I love Meee-tings!” (to the tune of “Oh, how I love Jesus”) By Mike Shields I have had the privilege of sitting through meetings with many of you.  From Mexico to Uruguay, Panama to Argentina, from Springfield to Costa Rica, I’ve gained a reputation as a real fan of meetings.  Some of you may […]

Maintaining Good Health

July 17, 2015

Maintaining Good Health

  Maintaining Good Health By Rodney Boyd We just finished another itineration the end of June!  Only a missionary understands all the clearances that we must achieve before we’re allowed to return to our country of calling.  One of those clearances was being pronounced in “good health, able to serve in Panama.”  We were required […]

ACLAME Summit 2015 Report

June 15, 2015

ACLAME Summit 2015 Report

by David Godzwa, ACLAME Chairperson   Forty-three missionaries, representing 12 countries participated in the 2015 ACLAME Summit, which took place May 19th-21st, at the GalleryOne Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. ACLAME (Association of Latin America and Caribbean Missionary Educators) exists to connect and encourage LAC missionaries as they disciple, teach, mentor, and train others for […]

What is our focus?

May 29, 2015

What is our focus?

by Rocky Grams What is our focus as missionary educators?  Is it merely survival?  Is it a “don’t rock the boat” goal of merely getting by, maintaining the status quo? Do we have a focus?   Does “Jack of all trades, master of none” apply to us?  Or in Spanish:  “El que mucho abarca poco […]