One of the best places I know of to get training for missionary work and for the ministry is the Our Generation Training Center. The training center is unique for the following reasons:
- More about personal mentorship than a series of classes
- Real hands on training and ministry experience in a local church
- Professors who are actively involved in pastoring or missions work
- Training on the field as part of the program
- Module type classes with many of them taught by missionaries on furlough
- High percentage of graduates are being greatly used by on the mission field right now
- Cheaper than most Bible colleges and can be finished in just three years if all modules are taken throughout the year
- A family type atmosphere where you are given personalized discipleship and training
The following is a schedule of the classes that will be taught this summer and fall. Even if you cannot attend all the classes, let me encourage you to come down for at least one week to get a taste of what the training center is all about. The classes are taught from 8am-12pm Tuesday through Thursday and then there is a combined class with Pastor Austin Gardner on Fridays from 9am-1pm.
July 23-26 – The Preacher’s Self-Development (Professor Tony Howeth)
Pastor Tony Howeth has served the Lord in full-time ministry for over twenty-two years as a youth pastor, pastor, and missionary. Pastor Tony will teach on the what-to-do’s and how-to’s of a preacher. Why don’t you check out the Training Center and find out what is required of a preacher/missionary and work on your game plan as you seek to fulfill those requirements.
August 6-8 – Time Management (Professor John Pearson)
John Pearson is a model occupational servant who not only has been successful in the business world but also has a heart for missions. On August 6-8, John Pearson will explain how to successfully manage your time. If you are looking to learn how to be a better steward of your time, this is a not to be missed module that will equip you to better serve the Lord.
August 20-22, 27-29 – Missions in Africa (Professor Keith Shumaker)
Keith Shumaker has been a missionary in Africa for almost 10 years. He has lived in and served in several countries on the continent of Africa. Currently he is working in Burkina Faso. Learn from this experienced missionary as he speaks from his experience and the Word of God on how he has done missions in Africa.
September 3-5 – To Be Announced (Professor Jeremy Hall)
September 17-19, 24-26 – Issues in Missions ( Professor Jeff Bush)
Jeff Bush was a missionary in South America for over 10 years. The Lord has used him to start four churches in Argentina, a bible college, and radio station in La Plata Argentina. During his service on the foreign field, Jeff dealt with many different issues that a missionary faces or maybe even creates due to a lack of knowledge. It is his d,sire to equip you so you can identify and avoid these common pitfalls.
October 22-24, 29-31 – Building an Effective National Pastor Team (Professor Jason Holt)
Jason Holt, missionary in Chile, will be in the States for a short furlough. During this time, Jason will be teaching how to go about creating an effective national pastoral team by identifying and training leaders. Come to learn how to create an environment to grow a close knit group of soldiers that will go about in fulfilling the Great Commission.
November 5-8; 12-14 – Missions in India (Professor Trent Cornwell)
Trent Cornwell is a pastor at Vision Baptist Church and has a heart for the country of India. This year he partnered up with a filming crew to make a documentary sharing the need of Northern India. Trent will share the burden for and the need of a country that contains over 1/7 of the world’s population. He will deal with topics like Christianity in India, developing a plan to evangelize India, and the main need in the country of India.
December 3-6; 10-13 – Discipleship (Professor Austin Gardner)
Come learn what a biblical disciple is and how you can go about making disciples. Austin Gardner has over 40 years of experience, and many men and women have become a disciple of Christ because of his ministry to the Lord.