Session Outline

Foundations

Biblical Foundations

“Biblical Mandate for Cross-Cultural Mission”
Dennis Wiles – Pastor, First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas

Theological Basis and Motivation

“Witness to God’s Glory among All Peoples”
Michael Stroope – Associate Professor of Christian Missions, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas and GCPN Missiologist

Call

“God’s Call”
R. Keith Parks – Former Missionary to Southeast Asia, Former President of the International Mission Board, SBC and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

World Christian Movement

“God’s Redemptive History”
Stan Parks – GCPN Strategic Catalyst, Southeast Asia

Character

Missionary Role

“Role of the Modern Cross-Cultural Witness”
Stan Parks – GCPN Strategic Catalyst, Southeast Asia

Character of a Witness

“Heart and Soul of a Missionary”
Video Panel Discussion
Panelists include:
Katy Carter – Former missionary in Asia
Kathy & Rick Owen, LMFT – Former missionaries in East Africa
Mike Cahill – Former missionary in West Africa
Don & Sue Gardner – Former missionaries in Asia

The Spirit and the Gifts

“Spiritual Gifts in the Cross-Cultural Context”
David Bonnet – Strategic Leader of Education Strategies, Project Restore Hope: Sierra Leone
Cindy Wiles –Executive Director, GCPN

Discipleship and Obedience

“Obedience in the Life of the Believer”
Mike Fritscher – Pastor, Cottonwood Baptist Church, Dublin, Texas

Spiritual Health and Maintenance

“Spiritual Vibrancy”
Dave Bollenbacher – Minister of Missions, Cottonwood Baptist Church, Dublin, Texas and former missionary to Central Asia

Community

Interpersonal Relationships/Resolving Conflict

“Building Relationships Cross Culturally”
Co-Authors include:
Mike Stedham – Associate Pastor, Center for Counseling and Enrichment at First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas
Carol Bowman – Editor of GCPN’s PANORAMA Series, Adjunct Professor of Communication at Dallas Baptist University, Consultant and Master Trainer

Marriage and Family

 “Partnered Together with Purpose”
Michael Stroope –Associate Professor of Christian Missions, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas and GCPN Missiologist

Singleness and Community

“Single and Serving in Another Culture”
Katy Carter – Former college campus church planter, Asia.

Teams and Teamwork

“Cross-Cultural Ministry Teams- Becoming Family Along the Journey”
Co-Authors include:
Don Beacham – Pastor of Cross-Cultural Outreach, Grace Community Church, Arlington, Texas
Stan Parks – GCPN Strategic Catalyst, Southeast Asia

Partnership

“Partnership in Cross-Cultural Ministry”
Stan Parks – GCPN Strategic Catalyst, Southeast Asia

Connections

Sending Church

“Cultivating Relationship with the Sending Church”
Matthew Sprink – Pastor of Disciple Making, First Baptist Church, Blue Springs, Missouri

Advocacy

“Advocacy in Cross-Cultural Ministry”
Miriam Plowman – Business Administrator, GCPN

Prayer Networking

“Prayer and Prayer Mobilization”
Kay Parks – Cross-cultural missionary in Southeast Asia and Prayer Advocate/Trainer

Support and Communication

“Financial, Logistical and Communication Support”
Cindy Wiles – Executive Director, GCPN

Covenant

Mission Field Objectives

“Accountability”
Michael Stroope – Associate Professor of Christian Missions, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas and GCPN Missiologist

Accountability and Reporting

“Means of Accountability”
Michael Stroope – Associate Professor of Christian Missions, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas and GCPN Missiologist

Commissioning

“Planning My Unique Mission”

Competency

Strategic Thinking

Michael Stroope – Associate Professor of Christian Missions, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas and GCPN Missiologist

Cross-Cultural Living

“Challenges of Cross-Cultural Living”
Michael Stroope – Associate Professor of Christian Missions, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas and GCPN Missiologist

Ethnographic Methods

“Reading Cultures for Healthy Engagement”

Principles and Methods

“Principles for Selecting Missions Methods”
Michael Stroope Associate Professor of Christian Missions, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas and GCNP Missiologist

Biblical Application

“Wonderful Words of Life: Interpreting and Applying the Bible”
Todd Still – Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas

Witness Among Other Faiths

“Approaching People of Other Faiths”
Michael Stroope – Associate Professor of Christian Missions, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas and GCPN Missiologist

Islam

“Quest for Understanding Islam”
Kay Lyn McGowan Hopper – Assistant Director of Spiritual Life, Dallas Baptist University

Hinduism

“Hinduism and Contextual Ministry among Hindus”
Rick Hivner – Associate Professor of South Asian Studies, William Carey University, Pasadena, California

Buddhism

“Understanding and Influencing Buddhist People”
Liz Adleta – Executive Director, Global Christian Network Inc.

Non-Believers

“Cultural Christianity and Non-Belief”

Animism and Folk Religions

“Understanding Animism and Folk Religion”
Sharon Hill – Former missionary in West Africa for 34 years with the International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention

Evil Forces

“Encountering Evil Forces”
Co-Authors include:
Eddy Hallock – Minister of Missions, Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston, Texas
Ben Sustar – Missionary serving in West Africa

Language Acquisition

“Enhancing Language Learning”
Sharon Hill – Former missionary in West Africa for 34 years with the International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention

Safety and Security

“Best Practices in Missionary Safety and Security”

Holistic Ministry

“A Human Needs Approach to Missions”
Jeff Palmer – Executive Director, Baptist Global Response

Market Skill Engagement

“Integrating Faith and Witness in the Marketplace”
Jayson Berryhill – Creative Director, Three Stream Internet Consulting & Technology Services

Storying the Gospel

“Orality and Storying”
Erika Parks – Mission to Unreached Peoples and Former missionary to Southeast Asia

Church

Contexualization

“Contextualizing the Good News”
Michael Stroope – Associate Professor of Christian Missions, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas and GCPN Missiologist

Church Planting Leadership

“Catalyzing Insider Church Planting Movements”
David Watson – Church Planting Movement Leader and Author

Indigenous Church Leadership

“Leaders Reproducing Leaders”
Stan Parks – GCPN Strategic Catalyst, Southeast Asia

Money and Missions

“Dependency and the Use of Money in Missions”
Ron Hill – Former missionary in West Africa for 34 years with the International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention and GCPN Strategic Catalyst, West Africa

Our Services

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Missional maturity for the local church is a process. We help churches implement cross-cultural service training, strategy development, and network with other churches for peer-to-peer mentoring.

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Recognizing the interconnected nature of issues such as poverty, disease, and danger, we work with extremely vulnerable communities to implement responsible solutions that holistically address their needs and help them overcome disasters.

We want to join you in taking the whole Gospel to the whole world!

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