Into All the World
Taught by Terry Lowder
Rescheduled for December 13-14, 2013
Whether we are called to foreign countries or not, Jesus has commanded all believers to go into the world. Our churches should see the harvest field in their local cities as well as the global need. Join us for this class and be equipped to establish a total-missions culture in your church.
Into All the World
Establishing a total missions program and culture in the local church — partnering with missionaries, short-term mission trips, hosting missionaries and world vision
Terry Lowder is a husband, father, church planter, and pastor. He serves as Missions Director for Heartland Conference IPHC. His missions trips include Russia (twice), Bahamas (seriously), Costa Rica, Peru, Haiti, Argentina and Dominican Republic. He is pastor of Northwest Christian Center in Oklahoma City, serves on the Heartland Executive Council and Southwestern Christian University Board of Regents. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College and Master of Ministry from Southwestern Christian University. He and his wife Kendra have two children Rachel, 15 and Will, 8. He enjoys golf and traveling with his family.
Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions
by John Piper
This new edition of a bestselling textbook (over 185,000 copies sold) draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. John Piper offers a biblical defense of God's supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching "all nations." The third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the prosperity gospel. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. It also offers enlightenment for college and seminary students, pastors, youth workers, campus ministers, and all who want to connect their labors to God's global purposes.
Part 1 — Read the book Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper. Write a 1/2 page response to each chapter in the assigned textbook (preferably typed).
Part 2 — Answer the following questions about your church:
- Is there a designated area for missions material such as brochures or poster?
- Do you have a missions leader at church?
- Does your pastor encourage missions support?
- Would you say your church has a heart for missions?
- How many missionaries have visited your church this year?
- Do you financially support missions on a regular basis?
- If your church does not have a heart for missions, do you think God would bless it more if it did? Why or why not? Support your answer with Scripture.