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Missionary Gospel Academy

School of Outreach-Evangelism Training

Making Disciples of All Nations
Matthew 28:19


quip and train 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.


A one semester missionary crash-course designed for those passionate about the Great Commission, with an emphasis on discipling and practically training believers from all age and status groups to take every opportunity in their personal lives 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. Members of any biblical congregations are welcome to apply.

Our moto is EQUIP, TRAIN, SEND: Equip inspired believers with foundational knowledge, Train them with practical hands-on experience in simulated as well as real-world settings, and Send them into dedicated ministry with specific resources for their outreach calling.


    • 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 language proficiency
    • Up to 18 missionary interns per semester
      • Small class allows for more personal training on the local mission field
    • 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
      • Daniel Zakharchuk, BSc
      • Peter Makovey, BA
      • David Gregory
      • Harry “Bud” Reeves
      • Troy Albano
      • Daniel Kirillov
    • Media Staff
      • David Vovnyar            (Recording / Processing)
      • Tim Megediuk            (Web Development)
    • 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
    • David Vovynar Studio
      • Recordings available to current & former MGA missionary interns
      • Online curriculum available in the future


(cost per missionary intern)

  • Textbooks & reading materials…………………………….…$90.00
  • Binders w/outlines, dividers………………………..……..….$10.00
  • PPT & video materials………………………………………..…..$15.00
  • Tracts/pamphlets……………….………………………………….$25.00
  • Transportation/etc. for field trips……………………………$40.00
  • Guest speakers charge……………………………………………$100.00
  • Food…………………………………………………………………….…$200.00

TOTAL:                                                                                $480.00

The MGC Missionary Dept. has agreed to cover all expenses except food; thus, there is a $200 charge to each enrolled intern. 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 during orientation.

Charge per Intern:                                                          $200.00

Session Topics:

1. Foundation – Being Kingdom-Minded 24/7 (Daniel Melnik & Daniel Borisov)

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

2. The Full Gospel – The Centerpiece of Biblical Christianity (Yuriy Chiley)

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

3. Theology – What Does the Bible Actually Say? (Yuriy Chiley)

  1. Biblical Doctrines
  2. Staying True to What is True

4. Apologetics 1, Faith – Reasonable Framework for Believing Christ (Daniel Borisov)

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

5. Apologetics 2, Scripture – A Reliable Final Authority (Daniel Borisov)

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

6. Being Led by the Spirit – The One Thing that Matters Most (Joseph Dunca)

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

7. Witnessing – How to Share Your Faith (Daniel Borisov)

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

8. Depression/ SI Counseling – Understanding the Human Psyche (Yana Katsura)

  1. Psychology
  2. Empathy & Compassion

 Golden Gate Bridge & Downtown S.F. ministry

9. Addiction Outreach / Advising (Daniel Zakharchuk)

Adult & Teen Challenge Center

10. Prolife Outreach (Ben Ito)

ProLife Proclamation 

Planned Parenthood sidewalk ministry

11. Atheist/Agnostic Outreach (Peter Makovey)

College or University campus ministry 

12. Eastern Religions - Hindu/Buddhist/Sikh Outreach (Daniel Krillov / Paul Anand)

13. Catholic/Orthodox Outreach (Yuriy Chiley)

Catholic high school outreach

14. Muslim Outreach (David Gregory)

Arab-American Learning Center ministry assistance

15. Cults (LDS/JW) Outreach (Joseph D & Daniel B)

Mormon elders ministry (&

** Street Preaching & Miscellaneous Outreach Opportunities Throughout **

Session Overview

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


16 Total Lessons

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


16+ Total Events


  • 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.


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

Fall 2023 Overview

8/16 Orientation & Entry Questionnaire

8/23 Session 1: Foundation

8/26 Discuss “God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life” Book

8/30 Session 2: The Full Gospel

9/6 Session 3: Theology

9/9 Documentary

9/13 Session 4: Apologetics 1, Faith

9/16 Apologetics Lab

9/20 Session 5: Apologetics 2, Scripture

9/27 Session 6: Being Led by the Spirit

9/30 Special Session – Spiritual Warfare, Troy Albano

10/4 Session 7: Witnessing

10/11 Session 8: Advising

10/13 Witnessing Lab

10/14 Street Preaching

10/15 Adult & Teen Challenge

10/18 Session 9: Depression/Suicide

10/21 Golden Gate Bridge & SF Street Preaching

10/25 Session 10: ProLife

10/28 ProLife Proclamation

11/1 Session 11: Eastern Religions

11/4 Street Preaching

11/5 Yuba City Sikh Festival

11/8 Session 12: Atheism / Agnosticism

11/9 Sac State Outreach

11/15 Session 13: Catholicism / Orthodoxy

11/18 Olivehurst Outreach

11/22 No Class – Thanksgiving Week Holiday

11/29 Session 14: Islam

12/02 Mosque Tour & Arab American Learning Center

12/6 Session 15: Cults

12/8-9 Night of Hope Concert Outreach

12/13 Exit Examination & Course Evaluation

12/16 Holiday Desserts Outreach

12/20 Kahoot! Party

Entry Questionnaire:

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