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March Update: Missions

by Mike Niemi on March 01, 2020

Back from the Field...

MeadowBrook’s latest global team just returned on February 29th from a week of training South Sudanese pastors and church planters. The training revolved around biblical marriage, Christian family and ministry/work and the balance of it all, since they as the church leaders are the pace setters and examples in their community for all of those things.

This was the final training for our second group of pastors and church planters. Each training cycle takes about 3 years to complete. During their cycle, they will encounter the following trainings in order to equip them to be the most effective they can be through our help for Gospel ministry…

  1. Hermeneutics – how to understand and interpret the Bible in order to communicate it to others
  2. Community Health Evangelism (CHE) – a community development model
  3. The Story of the Old Testament
  4. The Story of the New Testament
  5. Bible Doctrine & the New Testament Letters
  6. Revelation
  7. Homiletics – how to proclaim in sermon-form the truths and applications from the Bible
  8. Marriage, Family, & Ministry

We have two more trips this year heading over to Uganda to begin the next cycle with a whole new group of South Sudanese pastors and church planters who are seeking to engage with the Gospel the over 1 million people in the refugee camps in northern Uganda! If you are interested in either of those trips or any of our other global trips and partnerships, check out the global missions web page HERE

 

Serve Weekend!!!

Serve Weekend is coming up this weekend (Friday, 3/6 – Sunday, 3/8)! This is a great opportunity for you and your family and Life Group to come alongside one of our local ministry efforts and serve for a few hours in a way that will enhance their ability to effectively minister regularly throughout the year. You will also have an opportunity to learn about the local ministry you come alongside and possibly plug in to it regularly!

To sign up for Serve Weekend, click HERE

Worth Reading…

Here some books to consider adding to your collection this month…

“Knowing God” by J.I. Packer

In Packer’s own words, “The world becomes a strange, mad, painful place, and life in it a disappointing and unpleasant business for those who do not know about God. Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you. This way you can waste your life and lose your soul.” (Chapter 1, p. 19) This book is a modern classic that will drive you into a deeper understanding of who God is and move you to marvel at and glorify Him with your whole life.

To order a copy of this book you can click HERE

“Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas

“What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?” Gary Thomas in this book seeks to answer this question and give us a more biblical view of marriage. Stronger biblical marriages will lead to stronger Christian families and a healthier local church who worships and does life well together and effectively engages their community and the world for the sake of the Gospel.

To order a copy of this book you can click HERE

Ways you can engage this month…

  1. Participate in Serve Weekend (3/6-3/8)!!!
  2. Help out at the Parents Night Out caring for the kids of foster families (Monday, 3/9)
  3. Be praying for your neighbors and co-workers or others in your circle of influence that do not know Jesus as Savior and Lord. Look for ways to spend time with them and opportunities to ask spiritual questions and share the Gospel.
  4. Pray for the work of ministry and missions that MeadowBrook engages in regularly throughout the year. Pray that the Lord will do what only He can do to save and transform individuals, families, and friends for His name’s sake.

Call to action

If you’re interested in one of our local or global opportunities you can contact Mike Niemi, Missions Pastor at or by checking out the church website at…

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