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Missionary Gospel Academy

School of Outreach-Evangelism Training

“We Preach Christ Crucified!”
Mark 16:15 -- 1 Cor. 1:23

MGA 5 Information:

MGA 5 Fall 2022 semester will only be available for students from semesters 1 – 4.  MGA 6 will resume as usual in Spring 2023.  More information to come.

Mission:

Educate and equip believers to reach out to a variety of religious, social, and cultural people groups with the Gospel and inspire an exploration of potential calling within these or other evangelistic ministries. Simply stated, we aim to disciple local missionaries to make disciples of every nation (Matthew 28:19).

Overview:

A one-semester missionary crash-course designed for passionate Church members, with an emphasis on practically training and discipling believers from all age and status groups to take every opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A general variety of topics will be covered but interns will be encouraged and mentored to study deeper into areas of personal ministry interest. Though this course is designed for M.G.C., members of other congregations are more than welcome to apply as well. 

Our moto is INSPIRE, EQUIP, SEND: Inspire believers to seek a personal calling in outreach ministry within their local congregations, Equip them with foundational knowledge and practical training experience, and Send them into dedicated ministry with specific resources for their particular field of outreach. 

(Romans 10:15 – it is the Savior Who does the sending)

Administrative:

  • MGA Staff
    • Head of MGC Missionary Dept.
      • Petr Smolin – (916) 548-8232
    • Directors
      • Daniel Melnik, BSc – (916) 512-9311
      • Daniel Borisov, BSc – (509) 230-2704
    • Administrator 
      • Liana Velichko, BSc
    • Core Instructors
      • Yuriy Chiley, MDiv
      • Yana Katsura, MA
      • Joseph Dunca, BSc
    • Adjunct Instructors
      • Paul Anand, MA
      • Peter Makovey, BA
      • Daniel Zakharchuk, BSc
      • David Gregory
      • Harry “Bud” Reeves
      • Troy Albano
      • {Daniel Kirillov}
    • Assist Staff
      • David Vovnyar            (Media Processing)
      • Tim Megediuk            (Web Development)
  • Applicant Qualifications 
    • Commitment to prayer & holiness 
    • Burning desire to fulfill Great Commission
    • Baptized member of a Biblical congregation
      • Exception: personal recommendation from congregational leadership
    • Minimum Age – 18
      • Exception: personal recommendation from congregational leadership
    • English Proficiency
  • Class Size
    • Up to 18 missionary interns per semester 
      • Small class allows for more personal training on the local mission field
  • Schedule
    • Academy recurring each Spring/Fall semester
    • 16 Sessions
      • Weeks 1-5: Lecture only (book review & documentary weekends)
      • Weeks 6-16: Lecture + Field-trips / Events
    • Lectures
      • Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:00PM
    • Labs (role-play practice + discussions) 
      • Fridays 7:00 – 9:00PM
    • Field Trips
      • Select Saturdays + Sunday evenings -> see current schedule 
  • Recording
    • David Vovynar Studio
      • Recordings available to current & former MGA missionary interns
      • Beginning Spring 2022, limited academy recordings will be available on mgchurch.com/missions
  • Officially recognized by Missionary Gospel Church as an authorized extension of the MGC Missionary Department, with all associated rights and responsibilities.

Finances

    • Binders w/outlines, dividers………………………..……..….$5.00
    • Textbooks & reading materials…………………………….…$90.00
    • PPT/video materials…………………………………………..…..$10.00
    • Tracts/pamphlets……………….………………………………….$20.00
    • Transportation/etc. for field trips……………………………$30.00
    • Guest speakers charge……………………………………………$100.00
    • Food…………………………………………………………………….…$200.00

The MGC Missionary Dept. will cover all expenses except food; there is a $200 charge for this reason. If for any reason this would cause a financial burden, please let us know and we will gladly cover your cost! Payments will be collected by the MGA administrator either before or at orientation.

Charge per Intern:                                                          $200.00

Session Topics:

  1. What is the Gospel?
  2. History & Heritage of Christianity 
  3. Genuine Christian Lifestyle

  1. A Scriptural Panorama 
  2. Where Do You Stand?

  1. Why Believe in God’s Existence? 
  2. Why Surrender to Jesus Christ of Nazareth?

  1. Why Trust the Holy Bible?
  2. Studying Scripture in Context

  1. Biblical Doctrines

  1. Truths to Bear in Mind
  2. Communication Principles
  3. Courtesy & Etiquette 

  1. Approaching 
  2. Bringing Conversations to Christ Crucified
  3. Concluding 

  1. Psychology
  2. Empathy & Compassion

Arrows indicate a field trip opportunity —

Teen Challenge 

ProLife Proclamation 

Planned Parenthood ministry

Golden Gate Bridge & Downtown S.F. ministry 

College or University campus ministry 

Catholic high school ministry 

Arab-American Learning Center ministry

Mormon elders ministry (& Mormon.org)

** Street Preaching & Miscellaneous Outreach Opportunities Throughout **

  • 5 Fundamental-Knowledge Sessions
  • 3 Speaking-Skills Sessions
  • 3 Circumstance-Outreach Sessions
  • 5 Religion-Outreach Sessions

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16 Total Lessons

  • 12 Field Trips 
  • 4 Street Preaching Trips
  • Misc. Events (i.e. S.F. Walk for Life, Phoenix Jewish Outreach Festival, etc.)

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16+ Total Events

Diagnostics:

  • Entry Questionnaire: Administered at orientation (1 week prior to first lesson) in order to gage spiritual knowledge and understanding of incoming missionary interns. This is not graded and will not be used to determine eligibility; its sole purpose is to gage where interns stand at the beginning of the academy.
  • Session Feedback: After each lesson interns will have an opportunity to share what they learned, what was unclear, and suggestions for course improvement. 
  • Encounter Reports: Each intern will complete a minimum of two reports analyzing a personal evangelistic encounter that occurred throughout MGA. These should be written 1-2 days after the encounter for purposes of reflection and will serve for constructive-criticism throughout the academy. 
  • Academy Survey: Interns will be requested to highlight pros and cons of the academy, and suggest areas for improvement in future semesters.
  • Exit Examination: Will consist of an open-response written review of each lesson, fill-in- the-blank memory passages, and time to share personal witnessing testimonies. This exam is for personal growth and group fellowship, not a determination of pass/no pass for the course. 
  • Exit Questionnaire: The same five questions as the entry q., for purposes of comparing pre- and post-academy answers to gage growth. 

MAIN GOAL

Missionary academy interns will be equipped and thoroughly challenged to seize the various opportunities they encounter in their daily personal lives to share the glorious Gospel.

Interns will be also be encouraged to consider a dedicated calling to one of the outreach ministries covered throughout the academy, or even other outreach ministries not explicitly covered such as sexual abuse/disorientation ministry to LGBTQ community, sex trafficking prevention & rescue outreach, senior care ministry, foster care system outreach, prison ministry, New Age outreach, etc. within their local congregation.

Although only some believers are called to be pastors & evangelists, 

ALL believers are commissioned to witness the great Gospel in their day-to-day lives!

Tentative Academy Schedule

1/19 Orientation & Entry Questionnaire

1/22 Prolife Concert @ Destiny Church

1/26 Session 1: Foundation

1/29 Discuss “God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life” Book

2/2 Session 2: The Full Gospel

2/5 (Buffer)

2/9 Session 3: Apologetics 1, Faith

2/11 Apologetics Lab

2/12 Spiritual Heritage Documentary

2/13 Teen Challenge 

2/16 Session 4: Apologetics 2, Scripture

2/18 Apologetics Lab

2/19 American Gospel Documentary, Part 1

2/23 Session 5: Theology

2/26 American Gospel Documentary, Part 2

3/2 Session 6: Communication

3/5 Old Sac Street Preaching

3/9 Session 7: Advising

3/11 Witnessing Lab

3/12 Special Session – Spiritual Warfare

3/13 Teen Challenge

3/16 Session 8: Prolife

3/19 ProLife Proclamation 

3/23 Session 9: Witnessing

3/25 Witnessing Lab

3/26 Old Sac Street Preaching 

3/30 Session 10: Counseling

4/2 (Buffer)

4/6 Session 11: Depression / Suicide 

4/8 Witnessing Lab

4/9 Golden Gate Bridge & SF Street Preaching

4/10 Lincoln Teen Challenge

4/13 Session 12: Atheism / Agnosticism 

4/17 --> Celebrate Resurrection Sunday!

4/20 Session 13: Buddhism / Hinduism 

4/22 Witnessing Lab

4/23 Old Sac Street Preaching

4/27 Session 14: Catholicism / Orthodoxy

4/30 Intra-MGC Outreach

5/4 Session 15: Islam

5/7 Mosque Tour & Arab American Learning Center

5/11 Session 16: Cults

5/13 Witnessing Lab

5/14 Conversation w/Mormon Missionaries

5/15 Lincoln Teen Challenge 

5/18 Exit Examination & Course Evaluation

5/21 Old Sac Outreach 

5/25 Kahoot! Party

MEET THE TEAM

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