Theological training is important and informs how we actually should do missions. Mission organizations exist to build upon this foundation and prepare missionaries for the field. This is our vision for missionfieldnotes.org. Tentmakers Bible Mission is committed to creating useful resources that will help those headed to the mission field build practical skills that will enable them to "fulfill their ministry" (2 Tim 4:5).
What do you do when you step off the plane? Language and culture acquisition is an important part of effective ministry on the field. This course gives you a practical, proactive approach to field research using basic principles from cultural anthropology.
At one of our home office meetings, Ron Thompson, our Executive Director, was describing specific ways to bless students. It seemed natural for us to offer short workshops that deal with practical areas of ministry. Our vision is that these workshops will provide low stress learning opportunities in relevant and advanced concepts in missions.
How are relationships influenced by power structures, particularly in missions and ministry. What should our perspective and response be considering these power structures?
People are the central focus of ministry. In this session we discuss some of the more difficult aspects of personal relationships at home, on the mission field, and in a church plant.
Discipleship is not a program, curriculum or process. Any systematized curriculum is lacking in scope, applicability, and focus. This workshop describes how discipleship is inclusive, intentional, holistic and relational.
An important role of a mission organization is offering specialized, practical training for the mission field. Tentmakers Bible Mission is committed to helping Bible college students look ahead to ministry after graduation.
Theological training is an important part of becoming an effective missionary. There are many Bible colleges and institutions that do a great job at building a biblical foundation. However, there is often specific, practical training and skill development that is necessary before the mission field.
Our vision for this website, as a part of the larger ministry of Tentmakers Bible Mission, is to help students understand key missiological issues that will better prepare them for the field. As an organization we understand our role in bridging the gap between theological training and the mission field.
Practical preparation and training from experienced missionaries can make a difference in how well a missionary can adapt to the culture and connect with people on the field. A proper understand before entering the field can enable missionaries a longer, more effective ministry.
The Book of Acts and Pauline Epistles drive our understanding of mission strategy. This ebook will explore how Paul might view contemporary missions. Sign up and get ready to explore basic questions to ask about missions organizations in this first of many free resources for students from Tentmakers Bible Mission.