Missionary Training Booklets
All the resources described on this page may be ordered online here. You can also order booklets by sending a cheque by post, using the Order by Post page. Several of them are available electronically, for viewing online or as downloadable files. These are obtainable on an "Honourware" basis wherever you see the blue Order This button below. For the electronic options, your computer will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader. To obtain this free Reader, please click here.
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A practical activity-based manual. This Guide covers all aspects of missionary training, leading trainers, pastors and candidates step by step through the process of effective preparation for service.
Recommended by Dr. Ralph D. Winter, founder of the US Center for World Mission:
"I am delighted to become aware of the very significant thrust of the new Missionary Training Service, and its program. Here is a set of materials designed specifically for missionary training. Many people study in schools that are not primarily designed for this purpose and do not get as concentrated and as strategic an exposure as is offered in this program."
Resources for Missionary Work - especially among unreached peoples
Edited by Ian E. Benson
A new 94 page directory brimming with information on where to obtain resources world-wide - e.g. free computer and technical assistance, sources of communications media in different languages, healthcare, travel advice, sources of help with church planting, training, tentmaking, children's education and development, etc. etc.
“Ian Benson is on the cutting edge of mission mobilization and his Resources for Missionary Work is a very useful and valuable tool in the great task that so many of us are involved in.”
George Verwer, Operation Mobilization
“An excellent resource. I hope this booklet has a wide circulation. It should help many find the resources they need.”
Martin Lee, Director of Global Connections
The world's largest unreached peoples and practical suggestions for a church programme to make a real difference among an unreached people.
"I heartily recommend the use of this booklet".
Patrick Johnstone, author of Operation World.
How to form and lead a missionary team. This study helps a team develop a memorandum of understanding and an action plan. It outlines responsibilities of team members and the team leader. Other areas covered include:
Dr Kelly O'Donnell, Psychologist, Member Care Associates, YWAM.
A practical manual covering the following themes:
Taking the Gospel from one culture to another involves special understanding and skills. This helpful booklet, based on the best scholarly research and biblical grounding, gives practical guidance for successfully making disciples.
A practical guide written by Dr. Betty Sue Brewster based on the LAMP method. For learning almost any language. Some missionaries find LAMP too cumbersome: this handy simplified version gives all the essentials.
How can a local church be effective in sending missionaries?
"This book is urgently needed in our churches today. Being an Antioch, Acts 13 kind of church is not getting any easier and this book can be a huge help to those who are serious about sending out workers."
Tentmaking Missionaries -
|Principles, ethics and dangers of tentmaking|
|Organizing a tentmaking team|
|Successful businesses for church planting|
|Self-evaluation for business|
|Business plan and planning charts.|
"Having both started businesses and planted churches in restricted access nations I can highly recommend the booklet "Tentmaking Missionaries". It is extremely practical. It will help anyone considering serving in a restricted access nation to think through issues and problems they should prepare for before heading overseas." Brother Robert
While laying a solid groundwork for understanding Islam and its way of life,
this guide focuses on practical measures for making disciples and beginning
churches. We pray for God's blessing on all who evangelize Muslims.
Rev. Dr. Bill Musk, author of "The Unseen Face of Islam", "Passionate Believing" and "Touching the Soul of Islam" says
"This is an excellent basic introduction. The Lord has obviously guided you".
Understanding Hindus and Buddhists can be a hard task for those with a
Christian background. This booklet helpfully explains key features of
Hinduism and Buddhism and synthesises proven advice from successful
evangelists. As Buddhism arose in a Hindu context, it is helpful to have
guidance on both these religions in one booklet. We pray that this practical
guide will be helpful for those hoping to make an impact for the Lord Jesus
among adherents of these religions.
An example of a church planting manual.
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A simple self-check-list to help you as, you read the Bible, to put into
practice what you learn.
Only 2 pages, FREE to download.
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