Missions

Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. -John 4:35

Mission Partnerships

Learn more about the global mission arm of the Southern Baptist Convention by visiting imb.org.

Learn more about the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention by visiting namb.net.

SPAIN (June 19-27) $2400

Seville’s architectural structures and beauty are breathtaking! It’s known for its flamenco music, monuments, traditions, and artistic heritage. Most of the people are beautiful on the outside but have failed to find identity on the inside. With

the area being less than 2% Christian, the need for the Gospel there could never be greater. We’ll help move our IMB missionary’s ministry forward through English camp, park ministry, and personal evangelism.

Seville’s architectural structures and beauty are breathtaking! It’s known for its flamenco music, monuments, traditions, and artistic heritage. Most of the people are beautiful on the outside but have failed to find identity on the inside. With the area being less than 2% Christian, the need for the Gospel there could never be greater. We’ll help move our IMB missionary’s ministry forward through English camp, park ministry, and personal evangelism.

- We’ll be working in several suburbs of Seville.

- We’ll be staying in a hotel.

- Teams will be transported around the city via church vans and on foot.

- We’ll be partnering with the International World Changers.

- The team will be working with a missionary in various projects to move their ministry forward and share the

gospel. We’ll be doing an English camp and a government school, a block party event in a park, sharing the

gospel in the city center of Seville, Distributing literature, etc.

- There will be a free day in the historic area of Seville.

Learn more about the Great Plains Baptist Association by visiting gpbaok.org.

Learn more about the Disaster Relief Ministry of Oklahoma by visiting www.okdisasterhelp.org.

Mission Opportunities

PRAYER POINTS

Christian leaders, who are few in number, must rise to many great challenges. Lack of training in the past, need for funding today and loss of many pastors and educators through emigration contribute to this lack of leaders. The role of foreigners will be highly limited; solutions must come from within Russia. Pray for these needs:

a) Biblical leadership patterns need to be instilled. Authoritarian leadership styles, a legacy of Russia’s past, sadly shape how most Russian pastors operate today. This is particularly difficult because women make up the large majority of churchgoers, men have a much lower life-expectancy and too few pastors have an extensive theological education. Christian Women in Partnership is a joint venture that prepares women to be effective in ministry.

b) Discipleship patterns are sorely inadequate. Many churches across all evangelical groups are filled with younger folk. But most of these come from non-Christian backgrounds and need grounding in Scripture and a Christian worldview. Systematic Bible study and expository preaching are rare. Cell-based Bible study groups are one key solution; pray for their multiplication.

c) Theological education is crucial. Hundreds of theological institutions have formed since 1991, from discipleship schools up to seminaries. Pray for the Euro-Asian Accreditation Association that seeks to ensure high standards in the more academic institutions. Theological education needs to be indigenized and to address the issues relevant to Russia’s unique situation.

-More information available through OPERATION WORLD.