Welcome to the GFM 101 missions course!!! Every participant in our short term mission trips, summer internships and missionary training schools is exposed to some version of each of these key missions teachings because they make up the DNA of who we are as a movement. Each of these short videos will help give you insight as to the “why” not just of Global Frontier Missions, but of missions in general. The links below will take you to pages where you can watch the video clip and also will have some downloadable material such as notes, PowerPoint slides, and infographics that you can use to teach the information to others. You may want to use these resources for your small group, Bible study, Sunday school class, missions committee, or church. Let’s work together to spread the word about God’s glory among all the nations! Feel free to share these resources on social media as we help raise awareness of the unreached people groups of the world.
If you are in the Atlanta, Richmond, or South Asia areas, a GFM staff member will gladly come to visit your church, small group or Perspectives class to engage in a much deeper time of teaching on each of these topics. Contact us to set up a time.
GFM 101: What is a UPG?
Have you ever heard of this term before? How about an Unreached People Group? Global Frontier Missions mobilizes individuals and churches to get involved with UPGs close to us and around the world. Find out how missions organizations define this term and how it is used to direct our work.
GFM 101: The Biblical Basis of Missions
Is missions really mentioned in the Bible? How important is it? This teaching starts you from Genesis and goes all the way to Revelation to see how much God cares about all peoples. God’s command has always been to take the knowledge of His glory to the ends of the earth. Take five minutes and learn about His-tory.
GFM 101: The State of the World
Now that you know what an Unreached People Group is and understand that we have a God on mission to display His glory among all the people of the earth, how is the Christian church doing? It has been almost 2000 years since Jesus gave us the Great Commission; we must be getting pretty close to completing it, right?
GFM 101: God’s Heart for the Foreigner
So, we know that God has a heart for all nations and desires people from every tribe, tongue, people and nation to be a part of His kingdom. We see the need around the world and the places that don’t have any access to Good News? But what about the influx of internationals living among us? What does God think about all of these people migrating throughout the earth?
Worldview varies from one culture to the next and is one of the biggest obstacles in the presentation and understanding of the Gospel. Cultures tend to be based on guilt/innocence, honor/shame or fear/power. By increasing our understanding of each worldview, we will learn the most effective ways to share the Gospel with people from different cultures.