It is human nature for us to question whether or not God can use us to take the Gospel to the nations, to the orphan, to the widow, to the poor, and to the rich. . Many Latin Americans question this same thing. But the Bible is clear that God does want to send His people “…into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
Some of the most common objections are: I don’t know how to preach, how to express myself, I don’t have the funds, and many others that reflect the fear and inability of human beings. Many Latin Americans need to be told that God is not looking for your resources, your resources, your eloquence, or your knowledge. God seeks those that have hearts that are willing to believe and obey. (1 Corinthians 23-31)
Our school will be used to encourage and provide tools to help those that have been called from Latin America to discover and explore their callings. It will also train them to develop their own leadership schools and discover their identities in Christ through spiritual principles and practical training. A well-equipped body of believers is necessary for the call God gave us in the Great Commission to expand the gospel across all nations.
The school will develop a number of issues related to the world of missions. Our curriculum will be based on the Bible and we will specifically explore the teachings of Jesus Christ in order to teach the believers of Latin America to walk in their Christian faith. Other topics include: Who Jesus is, his life and ministry, other religions and their differences with Christianity, the Great Commission, life and a missionary calling, discipleship and evangelism.
The school will have two phases: the theoretical phase and the launch phase. The theoretical phase involves intensive training for 9 months (May to January). Each student will be living in community with the other students and families who are attending the missions’ school. We will also be providing basic knowledge of English through classes and interactive practices that help develop practical communication skills.
After the lecture phase we will undertake a practical training trip to a country outside Latin America wherein the students can apply what they have learned in the classroom to further increase their ministry skills. This practicum will end the training phase and begin the launching phase. The launch phase is the consolidation of the missionary’s ministry vision, strategy and project development, and the processes of raising funds and creating a support team.
God has called all of His church to leave their proverbial nets and become “fishers of men”. The purpose of the mission school is to encourage and prepare those that are willing to follow in obedience and fulfill the vision that God has placed within their hearts (Matthew 4:19-20).