Missionary Movement- In the last 200 years a Christian missionary movement was characterized by leaders being sent from churches or denominations to culturally different or geographically distant places. Check out this link to find out more. While that is still seen today to some extent, a new missionary movement is occurring. This is a missionary movement where the “children” of the historic or current missionaries are the indigenous missionaries.
This new missionaries movement will literally live out Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”(NIV) The fact is all Christian leaders are missionaries, starting in their own communities, then expanding out from there. These ‘children” of the missionaries will reach their communities, their regions and beyond. Some have said that missionaries from Africa and Asia may someday be sent to the USA or Europe.
Missionary Movement Leaders Are Getting Ready
These new Christian leaders are motivated. They ready to take the mantle of leadership. There are tens of thousands of these leaders ready to take the next step and be trained for this new missionary movement. This means that at Christian Leaders Institute students are generally very committed to staying in their countries. They sign up because they have access to high-quality ministry training in their local context. They have not been asking if CLI training will help them move to another country. They want to stay and minister where they are placed by the Lord.
This new missionary movement may include people like Vic Lyndon Ariar of the Philippians. Vic has finished his Christian Basics Certificate on his way to more advanced training. He is vitally interested in being trained to proclaim the Word of God worldwide.
Vic writes, “I am also a student of Bible School, taking up subject in Theology and soon I will become a pastor and will do more teaching. My ministry dream is to preach the Word of God worldwide and I dream to have a church”.
Why does Vic need training for this new missionary movement? Vic has no other way to get the in-depth training needed to be a missionary pastor. Vic said, “CLI is important because I can learn more about GOD, new revealed lesson, purpose of preaching, teaching and reaching. The Glory and Honor belongs to our GOD for ever and ever.”