“What do I need to prepare for global missionary service?”
“Why is the church growing in certain parts of the world and not in others?”
“How do I help my church understand our changing demographic as a mission field here at home?”
These actual questions represent some of the reasons why 服务全球 (内阁的优先事项) 福音圣约教会) and 北公园神学院 developed the 世界基督教研究中心 (CWCS). This multi-directional venture brings the resources and connections of 服务全球 into the 神学院, and shares the resources of the 神学院 with our global network of partner churches and organizations. The CWCS offers a certificate in intercultural ministry for preparation in ministry wherever one is called to serve. CWCS也是一个更大项目的一部分, developing tools that will help churches address the challenges of their changing demographics.
Recently, the Covenant Church gave a large grant to 世界基督教研究中心. These funds will help us accomplish our mission of connecting students and pastors with the resources of the denomination, the 神学院 and the world in which we serve.
透过禁化武委员会的倡议, qualified leaders are brought from around the world into 神学院 classrooms, 有些人亲自来，有些人在网上. 与…合作 世界救济会, 神学院 students are given the opportunity to take courses in Africa, Asia and Latin America to learn firsthand about the ministry experiences of national leaders and missionaries. 一些学生留下实习时间更长. Some NPTS faculty travel to teach overseas. The multi-directional movement of mission today is a very enriching experience.
Connecting Students to World Mission Opportunities
Another important reason for the CWCS is to allow 服务全球 to be more intentionally involved in the 神学院学生的辨识过程 who are considering global ministry opportunities. Personnel directors from 服务全球 are available on campus on a regular basis to help students who are interested in discussing current opportunities in global mission service. 服务全球 can also become more aware of student needs and interests. An important component of ministry training today is connecting the right people with the right combination of gifts and abilities with appropriate ministry opportunities around the world.
Partner with the 世界基督教研究中心
Your gifts — both prayer and financial — are important to the work of the Center. Please consider partnering with us as we connect 神学院 students and Covenant churches to the work of Christ’s church all over the world.
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We are grateful for the generous support of many friends around the world, and thank you for your financial gifts as well as your prayers.
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