We have a Christian missionary training center where
we host our "Fishers of Men" Discipleship School which is for individuals
and families that are interested in working in full-time missions. There
is a strong emphasis on frontier mission work among unreached people groups
in Oaxaca, Mexico and the 10/40 Window.
The missionary training school is a nine-month missions internship that includes
classes, homework, papers, and tests. We read through the Bible during the
program as well as many other books to help us understand God's Word and
character. The academic side of the school is somewhat challenging as there
is a lot of reading and writing involved, but we also couple that with group
discussions, debates, videos, and guest speakers to keep things exciting.
There is also a strong discipleship focus in the school including times
of personal devotions, intercession, praise and worship, small groups, accountability,
and fellowship. It's a great way for the students to get grounded in their
faith and grow in community so that they can be more effective in the mission
A large part of the missions training is also dedicated to hands-on experience
doing missionary work alongside full-time missionaries among unreached people
in Oaxaca, Mexico. At least two days a week, we spend time in the villages
participating in community service, teaching English, evangelism, discipleship,
church planting, medical outreaches, children's programs, youth ministry,
house visits, and church services.
We spend at least an hour a day focusing on language learning (Spanish or
Mixteco) using the LAMP technique which will work in other cultures also.
Since people learn differently, students have the option of spending their
language time in class learning grammar and vocabulary, hitting the streets
to speak with the locals, or a combination of the two. Our goal is to have
each student feel comfortable ministering in Spanish by the end of the school.
One other thing that we like to do during the missionary training school
is to expose the students to many different types of ministry. We have different
missionary speakers come in to share about Bible translation, church planting,
discipleship, relationship evangelism, inner-city ministry, medical missions,
children/youth ministry, audio/video dubbing, tentmaking, research/investigation,
missions mobilization, etc. We want students to see how many different ways
there are to get involved in missions and to begin experimenting with their
gifts to see how they can best be used to further the Kingdom of God.
After the ninth
month in the missionary training school, students will be involved in a
very practical two-month long internship. They can choose to be a part of
our Global Adventures Staff,
our Missions Extreme Staff,
intern under another missionary, or go and live out in an unreached people
Overall, this is a great missions training opportunity for people that know
that they want to be involved in missions but want more Bible training as
well as academic, spiritual, and practical discipleship under full-time
missionaries before launching out.
Topics include: Old and New Testament survey, prayer, spiritual warfare, praise/worship,
world missions, anthropology, church planting, language learning, relationships,
knowing God's will, spiritual gifts, cultural adaptation, discipleship,
storytelling, teaching English (ESL), community health, tent-making, mobilization,
support raising, as well as materials from the International School
of Ministry (ISOM) and Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. You
can click on our curriculum page if you want
a complete list of topics.
Missions Books include:
Youth Aflame, No Compromise, A Case for Christ, Intercessory Prayer, This
Present Darkness, Emerging Church, The Calvary Road, Through Gates of Splendor,
Bruchko, Is That Really You God, Intercessory Prayer, Ministering Cross-Culturally, Hell's
Best Kept Secret, The Gospel According to Jesus, Eternity in Their Hearts,
Peace Child, Friend Raising, Stories From the Front Lines, Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts,
Where There Is No Doctor, God Chasers, and many others!!!
Dates: Sept. 5,
2006 - May 24, 2007
( Christmas break is from Dec. 16 through Jan. 3 )
Missions Internships are from May 27 - Aug. 4
10/40 Window Trip: There is an optional 10/40 window mission trip from Jan. 3 through Jan. 17. All students that don't go on the mission trip are expect to be back in Oaxaca for classes on Jan. 3. The cost for the 10/40 mission trip is approximately $1500 for two weeks including travel and we will probably be going to India and Nepal for this year's outreach.
which includes tuition, room, board, books, outreach, and of course an occasional
That's a Christian Bible school education plus room, board, and hands-on missionary training for $3600!!!!!
of our students also join Commission to Every
Nation which handles all of your missionary finances and helps with
newsletters. All of your supporters can send money to CTEN so that they
can get tax write-offs for their missions donations. CTEN will deposit all
of the money into your personal account at the end of each month and then
you will send your monthly tuition to Global Frontier Missions.
recommend that each person planning on going into full-time missions raise
about $800 of total monthly support
for things like travel, insurance, and living expenses. Most students end
up going directly to the mission field after the missionary training school
is over and it is good to have that support base in place.
Requirements: Applicants must be high school graduates that provide us with an application,
pastor reference, and spiritual leader reference. We can currently only
accept applicants from North America. Our main criteria for students is
that they be teachable, hungry for the Word of God, and willing to do anything
for Jesus Christ.
1) Fill out the Missionary Training
School Application before July 1, 2006. Sending in the application does
not commit you to attending the school.
2) Have your pastor and one other spiritual leader fill out the Global Frontier
Missions Reference Form.
3) Once we have received your application and reference forms, we will pray
over them and let you know if you have been accepted as one of our missionary
training school students.
4) We will send an acceptance packet with all kinds of helpful information
including what to bring, travel tips, expectations, etc. The info. can also
be found on our missionary training
school acceptance page.
5) You can go ahead and book your flight into Oaxaca, Mexico (OAX).
Get your flights early! Continental has a flight directly from Houston (IAH)
to Oaxaca (OAX) which is really nice but only has limited seating (about
60 passengers). Submit your Travel
Information form as soon as your plans are set in stone.
6) Send in $800 for your first two months of school to our regional office
(Global Frontier Missions; P.O. Box 394; Goochland, VA 23063). Enclose a
note saying "missionary training school " and your name.
7) Send in your waiver of liability.
This form must be filled out completely by each person or their parents
if under 18 years of age.
8) Get ready for a life-changing experience!