Volume 4 1987
What’s involved in being a Frontline Fellowship Field Worker?
Missionary work has always involved dangers, difficulties and great distances of travelling. And although few modern missionaries end up in the cooking pot, we do get into hot water in other ways.
Visas and vaccinations, customs posts and roadblocks, mosquitos and sleepless — nights, long days and longer roads, heavy packs and blisters on your feet, map and compass work, warm welcomes and marathon church services, hours of Bible teaching and counselling, gruelling — schedules and changes of plan, mechanical breakdowns and shortages of water, ambushes and arrests, preaching to soldiers, tribesmen, prisoners and policemen, ministering under fire and in concrete cells, all these aspects can form part of a Frontline mission-worker’s life and work.
For this reason,
THE SELECTION AND TRAINING OF FRONTLINE FELLOWSHIP FIELD WORKERS IS AIMED AT PRODUCING CHRISTIAN WORKERS WHO WILL BE ABLE TO:
— Travel and evangelise in war-zone situations.
— Operate effectively under extreme pressure in difficult situations, alone or in a group, in hostile environments.
— Assist persecuted churches with Bible-distribution and Bible-teaching.
— Present Gospel and missionary messages in a clear and concise manner.
— Understand the Biblical basis, history and practical strategies involved in persecution, missions, evangelism and revival.
— Effectively counter false religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and the cults, and evangelise their adherents.
— Effectively counter secular ideologies such as Marxism, Humanism and Existentialism and evangelise their adherents.
— Effectively expose heresies such as Modernism, Liberation Theology, Pacifism, etc., and evangelise their adherents.
— Counsel people in crisis situations, including drug addiction, homosexuality, alcoholism, victims of child abuse, wife-beating, rape, divorce, potential suicides, runaways, etc., presenting practical and Biblical help.
— Apply the Gospel in cross-cultural situations, understanding tribal customs and the problems of witchcraft, polygamy, ancestor-worship, etc., being able to preach through interpreters.
— Undertake film, literature and record evangelism.
— Continue effectively, even when deprived of sleep, food, fellowship and civilized facilities for extended periods of time.
— Be self-motivated, persistent and wholehearted, capable of initiative, improvisation and flexibility in order to complete every mission to the Glory of God.
Perhaps God is calling you to either volunteer to be trained as a field worker or to prayerfully and practically support those who answer His call.
These training courses will be followed by field outreaches, and are open to suitable men or women with either extensive evangelistic or operational experience.
Please write in immediately to receive your application forms, required reading list and orientation letters.