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Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by SaggyWoman, Apr 7, 2002.
None at all?
Our church has a Bible Institute that trains all our preacher candidates. They not only attend classes, they are involved in many practical prgrams. There is no difference in the classes for missionariy or pastors. Our pastor candidates are missionaries when they leave our church to start another church.. We don't train them to fill pulpits as a career, but to start new churches.
Have any of our preacher candidates taken positions as pastors of already established churches? Yes, but they are trained to start from nothing.
They have many opportuities to preach both in our church, other churches, jail, nursing home, homeless shelter,etc.
Mostly they are trained to be soul winners, if they aren't soul winners they aren't going to be successful pastors.
In San Francisco, the mission field is right out side our meeting house door. But in answer to your question, we keep the various fields in front of us by: </font>
Posting Letters from our Missionaries on the bulletin boards in the Main Entry. </font>
Having a Missionary night once a month during the Mid Week service. Letters are read by our pastor reporting on the activites of our missionaries. </font>
Having Missionaries in the pulpit to present their fields. Usually, they have the full service.</font>
Being in San Francisco, we have more missionaries in than we actually financally support. For one thing, we have a Prophet's Chamber that rivals any decent motel/hotel room. This allows a missionary to room with us and then visit other area churchs.