Part 1: The Gospel

Overview...
The Lord instructs us in 2 Timothy 4:2(a) to preach the Word of God and to be prepared to do so in season or out of season. The goal of this section is to have a full understanding of the Gospel and be able to communicate the Gospel effectively to others of various ages and ethnicities at any given time.

Instructions: Read the following material and answer the questions...

Part 2: Missions

Overview...
The foundation and the drive for missions is love. God is love. God's ultimate demonstration of love is solely through His son, Jesus Christ. Through love, Christ shows us how we can have life more abundantly and then instructs us to make disciples of all nations - thus, our call to missions. The goal of this section is to help equip us for the mission field and to have a full understanding of the Christ-like love we have to exemplify to be an effective missionary.

Instructions: Read the following material and answer the questions...

Part 3: Culture

Overview...
Love knows no boundaries. The goal of this section is to ultimately break the barriers of race, prejudice, language and understanding what it takes to not allow general cultural differences hinder our call to the mission field.

Instructions: Click on the following links to review material...

1. General Cultural Differences...
Information on differences in location and demographics, people and lifestyles.
:: Culture of Germany >>
:: Culture of France >>
:: Culture of Romania >>
:: Culture of Czech Republic >>

2. Messages from our Overseas Ministry Partners*...
France...
:: France 6 Commandments >>
:: Greetings from France >>
Romania...
:: Greetings from Romania >>
:: Romania Welcome Brochure >>

*Content for Germany and Czech Republic will be covered in training camp.

Wrap Up/Closing Thoughts

You have successfully completed the Discipleship Forum. To wrap up, review the following articles for some reflection;
:: Article #1: C.S. Lewis on Pride >>
:: Article #2: The Sinfulness of Man >>

Based off of the articles above, we challenge you to ask yourself the following questions (answers not required for submission):
- Why is pride bad? What is the point of humility?
- How do you think the world views sin? How do you view sin in your life?

Lastly, we strongly encourage you to memorize the following 4 scripture verses that help summarize the Gospel Message. Memorization of these scriptures will greatly assist in your efforts to share the gospel with the lost on the mission field. 
- Romans 3:23 -- "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."
- Romans 6:23 -- "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
- Romans 5:8 -- "God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
- John 5:24 -- "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."