GFM’s missionary residencies are designed with bi-vocational lay people in mind. Our passion as an organization and movement is to make disciples that make disciples and plant churches that plant churches among all of the remaining unreached people groups of the world.
Many Christians know that they should be making disciples but they simply have never been discipled themselves or given the tools that they need in order to participate in the Great Commission. Our missionary residency is designed exactly for that purpose: to disciple Christians and in turn give them the tools they need to immediately go out and make their own disciples from “Jerusalem” to the ends of the earth!
Missionary residencies are crafted for people that are working part or full-time jobs but willing to dedicate several hours per week getting equipped and then several hours per week going out into the harvest making disciples. It is a place where Christians can get the head (knowledge), heart (character), and hands (skills) that they need to share Good News, make disciples, start Bible studies, and form house churches right here in our home context as a way to get better prepared to do the same type of work cross-culturally.
Global Frontier Missions has strategically chosen gateway cities that have people from many different backgrounds (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists, Animists, etc.), so these are great places to get cross-cultural experience before going overseas. How great would it be if you were able to lead a few Chinese people to the Lord or start a Bible study or house church among Chinese students or business professionals here before launching over to China? How much more effective will missionaries be in the Middle East or North Africa if they have been a part of an emerging church planting movement here? Missionary residencies give believers the skills that they need to make disciples whether they stay at home and live “on mission” here or go to the ends of the earth sharing Christ with those that have never heard.
September 1, 2019 – December 20, 2019 – $100 + $25 application fee