We want each person to be able to access resources that will help them grow in their understanding of ministry and their ability to disciple others in their faith. The following are recommended reading material, classes offered through Grace, and other resources. We challenge you to pick a book to read or take a class as you jump into serving others!
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1. Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life by Bob Lupton
2. When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
3. Revolution in World Missions by K.P. Yohannan
4. Antioch Revisited by Tom Julien
5. Radical by David Platt
6. Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
7. The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson
8. Scaling the Wall: Overcoming Obstacles to Missions Involvement by Kathy Hicks
9. Helping Without Hurting in Short-term Missions by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
10. Serving with Eyes Wide Open by David A. Livermore
11. The Hole in the Gospel by Richard Stearns
Give It Away Classes with Grace
Discovering Global Missions
A GO Team trip pre-requisite, this class takes a look at biblical foundations of our role in global missions, expectations, and overall strategies as we look to Give It Away around the World.
SHAPE: Discovering Yours
Discovering how God has wired and “shaped” you by exploring scripture and the different things that make you “you”. This class helps you discover not only how God has made you unique, but also how your uniqueness fits in the bigger picture of what God is doing. Learn what ministries and opportunities are available so you can pursue your spiritual passion.
The Bible is clear that we should be concerned for the poor but to properly help, we must understand poverty better. This class will provide you with the structures, ideas, and concrete tools an individual needs to help prevent and reduce poverty. The class readings and homework will also help you establish a biblical foundation towards understanding poverty.
Essentials of Discipleship
The Essentials of Discipleship explains the essence and interworking of our mission as followers of Jesus Christ. The class covers the following topics: what the Gospel is and how it is the power of God to change lives, how to express what God has done in our lives, what it means to walk with God and interact with his Word, and how to help others become Christ followers and guide them as a disciple. Jumping into this foundational class will prepare you to minister effectively and enrich your relationship with Jesus.
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Other Ministry Training
Engage 5 is Encompass’ 5 week training program that enables their cross-cultural workers to prepare for the work they will do on the field and to prepare for possible challenges they may come across. For more information on this opportunity email Sarah at email@example.com.