Roger Stanage is an entrepreneur, an Elder in Hot Springs, AR, and a part-time missionary. Roger recently joined us for a class on Missions in the Marketplace, exploring how business can be a vibrant forum for global discipleship.
Carlton Weathers, Pastor of Grace Fellowship in Anniston, Alabama, joined us recently at the Center for Pioneer Church Planting for a missionary training class on Systematic Theology. In this unit, he deals with theology proper, and the implications of a right understanding of God in the mission of Christ.
The Bible is full of “non-fiction” stories. In fact, approximately 60% of the Bible is narrative. And then, when we turn to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, we find some of the most memorable, interesting, and well-known historical accounts of Jesus, his followers, and even his enemies.
However, those who teach the Bible, including missionaries, tend to gravitate toward the more obviously didactic portions of Scripture—and who can blame them? Books like Romans and Hebrews are glorious. Yet the gospel accounts, and particularly the narratives within, are extremely valuable for missionaries. I’m not saying that other parts of the gospel accounts or the New Testament are unimportant. I’m simply highlighting one particular portion of the New Testament—narratives in the Gospels—and I want to give several reasons why missionaries should study and teach them. More
Daryl Wingerd has been a pastor in Kansas City, MO for the last 15 years, and has joined us recently at To Every Tribe’s missionary training program for an Introduction to Biblical Counseling. Listen as Daryl explains how these tools are not only useful for vocational counselors, but also pastors, parents, and fellow brothers and sisters within the body of Christ.