SCHOOL OF FAITH, EVANGELISM, AND MISSIONS

VISION: To teach and equip Christians of all denominations how to fulfill the Great Commission.

STATEMENT: In the nineteen plus years that I have been involved in ministry, I have met many Christians who have HAD A DESIRE to serve the Lord in reaching out to their neighbors or their community, but they did not know how to do it.

Many times Christians are intimidated into BEING SILENT ABOUT THEIR FAITH because of an inability to relate to others who do not hold similar beliefs as they do. Questions such as "How do I share the gospel to a Mormon, or a Jehovah's Witness, or an athiest or a Buddhist or a Muslim" are commonplace. Often a person must invest considerable amounts of money in books, videos, and formal education to get the answers to questions such as these.

Many people cannot afford to go to a Bible college to become equipped for the call to ministry that they know they have. I WISH TO ENABLE ALL WHO SINCERELY WANT TO FURTHER THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THEIR COMMUNITY TO DO JUST THAT.

OUR LORD HAS SAID, "FREELY YOU HAVE RECIEVED, FREELY GIVE", AND THE GOAL OF THIS MINISTRY IS TO EQUIP THE BODY OF CHRIST TO BUILD THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND NOT OUR OWN. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE TRAINING. WE BELIEVE THAT AS WE CONTINUE TO BE FAITHFUL TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO DO, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE OUR NEEDS.

WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THE PRIVELEGE OF BEING TRAINED BY OUR LORD IN THE AREA OF EVANGELISM, AND WE DESIRE TO SHARE THAT KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS THROUGHOUT THE U.S., TO ENCOURAGE AND EQUIP THE SAINTS TO BE EFFECTIVE SOUL WINNERS IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

THE SCHOOL OF FAITH, EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HANDS-ON PRACTICAL TRAINING TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION IN A PERSON'S OWN HOME TOWN.

HOW WE OPERATE:

The course is designed to be a seven week course. The schedule is listed somewhat in detail below. We can adapt the schedule to fit specific needs and time frames of the church(es) with whom we will be working.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STANDARDS BY WHICH WE HAVE OPERATED THIS MINISTRY OVER THE LAST TWELVE YEARS IS THAT WE SUBMIT A SITUATION TO THE LORD, AND THEN WAIT FOR HIM TO OPEN THE DOORS OR CLOSE THE DOORS IN THAT AREA. SO IT IS WITH THIS SCHOOL OF FAITH, EVANGELISM, AND MISSIONS. IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT WE WILL NOT ADVERTISE THIS SCHOOL IN A BROAD BASED MEDIA SETTING. AGAIN, I WISH TO REITERATE THAT OUR DESIRE IS TO SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD BEING BUILT, AND NOT OUR OWN.

If a pastor happens to come across this site, and believes that he wants to utilize our services, he can e-mail me, and we can work out details as to facilities that will be available and the number of people that I may be working with. We will come to YOUR area and will work in YOUR community and other surrounding communities to evangelize them with YOUR people.

Just as I am not interested in building our own Kingdom, I am also not interested in building any one else's Kingdom, other than the Lord Jesus Christ's. What this means is that if a particular church invites us to come to their area, I would strongly encourage the pastor of that church to get the word out to other churches in the area in the event that some members of their congregation may be interested in learning how to reach out to the lost as well.

Please understand that my service is to Jesus Christ, and to the Body of Christ, not to any specific denomination. Again, let me reaffirm that this service is FREE OF CHARGE. Either the Church I am working with or the individuals themselves will be responsible for copying the material we use. I WILL NOT ASK FOR DONATIONS, FREE WILL OFFERINGS OR "LOVE OFFERINGS".

TYPICALLY, WE PARK OUR MOTORHOMES ON THE CHURCH PROPERTY. IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, ALL WE WOULD ASK IS THAT YOU PROVIDE US WITH A PLACE TO PARK WHILE WE WORK WITH YOU.

If you wish for me to come to your area, I will seek the Lord for Him to open the doors for me to come.

REMEMBER: THIS IS A SCHOOL OF FAITH, EVANGELISM, AND MISSIONS. WE TEACH BY EXAMPLE.

IN A TYPICAL 7 WEEK TRAINING COURSE, THIS IS WHAT I WOULD TEACH:

CLASSES WILL CONSIST OF BASIC DOCTRINES OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. Repentance, Faith, baptism, laying on of hands, Judgement, resurrection. (HEBREWS 6:1,2) Every minister needs to know these basic doctrines in order to effectively minister to others.

PRACTICAL EVANGELISM: TRAINING IN THE WAY OF ONE ON ONE WITNESSING.

CULT AWARENESS: How to minister to various cults. What they believe and how they believe.
Jehovah's Witnesses
Mormons
Christian Science
Masons
New Age
Occultism
Nation of Islam

RELIGIONS: How to witness to and minister to people of other religions. What they believe and how they believe
Hinduism
Buddhism
Islam
Native American
Catholicism

TECHNIQUES OF EVANGELISM: The student will be taught various ways to share the gospel:
Tract ministry
Puppet ministry
Open air preaching (amplified and non amplified)
Tent ministry
How to establish a street church
One on one evangelism
"Lifestyle evangelism"
Inner City outreaches
"Witty inventions"
Instant in season and out of season
Legalities

LIVING BY FAITH IN A FAITH BASED MINISTRY
The teacher(s) will give practical instruction from their years of experience on the road in service to Jesus. From the classroom to practical experience, the student will have many opportunities to put what they have learned to use during the course of this teaching.

Every OTHER WEEK, we will go on two major outreaches to various cities (i.e.: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Duluth, Fargo/Moorehead, GrandForks, Milwaukee, DesMoines, Sturgis, Atlanta, New Orleans, etc..DEPENDING ON OUR LOCATION, and as the Lord enables us to do so.)

OUR DESIRE IS TO EQUIP THE CHURCH TO EFFECTIVELY EVANGELIZE THE WORLD. WE UNDERSTAND THAT CHRIST'S BODY OF BELIEVERS IS COMPRISED OF MANY MEMBERS WHO ARE ALL DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER, AND YET WHO ARE ONE IN HIM. OUR DESIRE IS TO SEE THAT DIVERSITY OF GIFTS TO FLOW IN UNITY WITH EACH OTHER.

THE TEACHERS ARE SIMPLY CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE WALKED IN THEIR CALLING TO EVANGELIZE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND WHO HAVE A DESIRE TO TEACH OTHERS TO WIN SOULS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD. WE HAVE FREELY RECEIVED OUR GIFTS FROM THE LORD, AND WE DESIRE TO FREELY GIVE THEM OUT.

THIS SCHOOL, LIKE ALL OTHER ASPECTS OF OUR MINISTRY, IS ABSOLUTELY FAITH BASED. WE DO NOT MAKE OUR NEEDS KNOWN TO OTHERS. WE REFUSE TO MAKE MONEY ON THAT WHICH THE LORD HAS GIVEN US. FREE WILL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS MINISTRY ARE ACCEPTED, BUT NEVER REQUIRED, OR EVEN SUGGESTED. WE FEEL THAT WHAT EVER THE LORD CALLS US TO DO WILL BE MIGHTILY BLESSED BY HIM WHO HAS CALLED US.

A TYPICAL SEVEN WEEK COURSE WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE.

(NOTE: I am very willing to adjust any of this curriculum to meet the needs of the particular church we are working with. We could cut it to a three week course instead of seven, or whatever the leadership of the church wishes. We could arrange the schedule for evening hours instead of day time hours...Again, my desire is to equip and train the Body of Christ to win souls for the Kingdom of God.)

 

Week one:

Monday: 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: Repentance
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: Jehovah's Witnesses.
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: CATHOLICISM
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - LIVING ON FAITH: Testimonies and practical instruction
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (tract evangelism)

Tuesday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: Repentance
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: Jehovah's Witnesses.
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: CATHOLICISM
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - LIVING ON FAITH: Testimonies and practical instruction
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (tract evangelism)

Wednesday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: Repentance
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: Jehovah's Witnesses.
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: CATHOLICISM
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - LIVING ON FAITH: Testimonies and practical instruction
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Chapel fellowship/individual ministry. (This is where individual students are given the opportunity to give a testimony, or to preach a message, or to share what they have learned today. This teaches them to "Be instant in season, and out of season.")

Thursday 9:00-5:00 WALKING THE TALK WORKDAY…LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM… We go out and make a difference in the community...maybe cleaning up a block, painting a house, meeting a need.

Friday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: Repentance
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: Jehovah's Witnesses.
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: CATHOLICISM
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - PREPARATION FOR OUTREACH - Nearby community
3:30-? HARVEST FIELD MINISTRY

WEEK TWO: Monday: 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: FAITH TOWARD GOD
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: MORMONS
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: BUDDHISM
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - LIVING ON FAITH: Testimonies and practical instruction
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (Open air preaching)

Tuesday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: FAITH TOWARD GOD
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: MORMONS
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: Buddhism
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - Chapel fellowship/individual ministry.
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (open air preaching)

Wednesday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: FAITH TOWARD GOD
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: MORMONS
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: BUDDHISM
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 -Chapel fellowship/individual ministry.
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (Open air preaching)

Thursday 9:00-5:00 WALKING THE TALK WORKDAY…LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM…

Friday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: FAITH TOWARD GOD
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: MORMONS
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: Buddhism
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - PREPARATION FOR OUTREACH - A NEARBY CITY 3:30-? HARVEST FIELD MINISTRY
SATURDAY OUTREACH CONTINUATION (NOTE: EVERY OTHER WEEK WE WOULD DO A MAJOR OUT REACH TO DIFFERENT CITIES...THIS WOULD PROBABLY ENTAIL LEAVING ON FRIDAY, AND GETTING BACK LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON)

WEEK THREE

Monday: 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: BAPTISMS
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: MASONS
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: BAHAI
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - LIVING ON FAITH: Testimonies and practical instruction
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (STREET CHURCH)

Tuesday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: BAPTISM
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: MASONS
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: BAHAI
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - Chapel fellowship/individual ministry.
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (STREET CHURCH)

Wednesday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: BAPTISM
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: MASONS
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: BAHAI
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - Chapel fellowship/individual ministry.
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (STREET CHURCH)

Thursday 9:00-5:00 WALKING THE TALK WORKDAY…LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM…

Friday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: BAPTISM
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: MASONS
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: BAHAI
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - PREPARATION FOR OUTREACH - NEARBY COMMUNITY
3:30-? HARVEST FIELD MINISTRY

THIS IS A BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF A TYPICAL SEVEN WEEK COURSE. SOME WHO LOOK AT THIS CURRICULUM MAY OBJECT TO THE HALF-HOUR REFLECTION AND PRAYER TIMES THAT FOLLOW EACH SESSION. I THINK THEY ARE IMPERATIVE TO TEACH THE STUDENT THE VALUE OF TAKING TIME TO PRAY AND REFLECT ON THE THINGS OF GOD DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY.

THE SEVENTH WEEK IS A WEEK OF OVERVIEW, RECAPPING WHAT WE HAD LEARNED OVER THE PREVIOUS SIX WEEKS:

WEEK SEVEN

Monday: 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: TRINITY
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: OVERVIEW JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: OVERVIEW CATHOLICISM
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - LIVING ON FAITH: Testimonies and practical instruction
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (tract evangelism)

Tuesday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: TRINITY
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: OVERVIEW MASONS.
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: OVERVIEW BUDDHISM
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - Chapel fellowship/individual ministry.
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (STUDENT SERMON)

Wednesday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: TRINITY
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: OVERVIEW MORMONS
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: OVERVIEW BAHAI
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 -Chapel fellowship/individual ministry.
3:30-4:00 - Reflection and prayer
4:00-5:00 - Sharing your faith (STUDENT SERMON)

Thursday 9:00-5:00 WALKING THE TALK WORKDAY…LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM…

Friday 9:00-10:30 A.M. - Basic Doctrines: TRINITY
10:30-11:00 A.M. - Reflection and prayer
11:00-12:00 A.M.- CULT AWARENESS: OVERVIEW NATION OF ISLAM.
12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH
1:00-2:00 P.M. - RELIGIONS: OVERVIEW ISLAM
2:00-2:30 P.M. - Reflection and prayer
2:30-3:30 - PREPARATION FOR OUTREACH - 3:30-? HARVEST FIELD MINISTRY

 

AS I HAVE PREVIOUSLY STATED, THIS IS A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE CLASSES THAT COULD BE TAUGHT TO YOUR CHURCH. WE WOULD WORK TO BE VERY FLEXIBLE WITH WHAT WOULD SUIT YOUR CHURCH/LOCATION BEST. AGAIN, WE WOULD GIVE THESE CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE.

IF THERE IS ANYWAY WE COULD BE OF ASSISTANCE TO YOUR CHURCH, YOU CAN E-MAIL ME AT

CROSSCOUNTRY4JESUS@JUNO.COM

OR YOU CAN WRITE ME AT:

LANCE ROWE
6519 OOL-GEORGETOWN ROAD
OOLTEWAH, TN.
37363

 

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