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Missionary Gospel Academy

School of Outreach-Evangelism Training

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

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
    • Dean of MGA (Head of MGC Missionary Dept.)
      • Petr Smolin – (916) 548-8232
    • Directors
      • Daniel Melnik, BSc – (916) 512-9311
      • Daniel Borisov, BSc – (509) 230-2704
    • Core Instructors (from MGC)
      • Ivan Leshchuk, PhD
      • Yuriy Chiley, MDiv
      • Yana Katsura, MA
      • Joseph Dunca, BSc
      • Peter Makovey, BA
    • Additional Instructors (from other congregations)
      • Daniel Kirillov
      • Daniel Zakharchuk
      • David Gregory
      • Harry “Bud” Reeves
      • Paul Anand, MA
      • Troy Albano
    • Assist Staff
      • Dominic Wissa            (Outreach Aide)
      • Liana Velichko, BSc    (Administrative Assistant)
      • Nazar Silchuk              (Outreach Aide)
    • Bethany Bible School staff    (assistance w/street evangelism)
        • future academies
  • Up to 20 missionary interns per semester 
    • Small class size allows for more personal training on the local mission field
  • Intern Qualifications 
    • Burning desire to fulfill Great Commission
    • Commitment to prayer & holiness 
    • Baptized member of a Biblical congregation
      • Exception: personal recommendation from congregational leadership
    • Minimum Age – 18
      • Exception: personal recommendation from congregational leadership
    • English Proficiency
  • Schedule
    • 1st Academy Fall 2020, recurring each Spring/Fall semester thereafter
    • 16 Sessions: lecture + scenario-based skit practice/week
      • Weeks 1-5: Lecture only (book review & documentary weekends)
      • Weeks 6-16: Field-trips/events scheduled each weekend
    • Lectures, Wednesdays 6:00PM – 9:00PM, MGC Youth Hall
    • Labs (role-play practice), Fridays 7:00PM – 9:00PM, MGC Youth Office
    • Field Trips, select Saturdays + Sunday evenings
  • Recording
    • David Vovynar Studio
    • First few academies will be recorded for interns/staff only 
    • Subsequent academy’s lesson recordings will be made public 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 (Requested from MGC Missionary Department)

    • Binders w/outlines, dividers………………………..………….$250.00 (per academy)
    • Textbooks & reading materials…………………………..……$800.00 (per academy)
    • Gospel tracts…………………………………………………….…….$300.00 (per academy)
    • Transportation/food/etc. for field trips……………………$500.00 (per academy)
    • PPT/video materials…………………………………………….…..$150.00

    TOTAL REQUESTED: ……………………….………………….….. $2,000.00

    NOTE: Given the financial coverage from MGC Missionary Department, the Missionary Gospel Academy is offered to missionary interns free of charge 2020 – 2021. 

Session Topics:

  1. What is the Gospel?
  2. History & Heritage of Christianity 
  3. Being Led by the Holy Spirit 
  4. Genuine Christian Lifestyle

  1. On the Road to Emmaus…
    1. Christophanies
  2. “To the Jews first, and also to the Gentiles”
  3. 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. Love: the Ultimate Motivation 
  2. Being People-Oriented
  3. Developing Your Testimony + Grasping The Gospel
  4. Courtesy & Etiquette 

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

    1. Psychology
    2. Empathy & Compassion

Arrows indicate a field trip opportunity —

→ Golden Gate Bridge and Downtown S.F. ministry 

→ College or University campus ministry 

→ Catholic high school ministry

→ Arab-American Learning Center ministry

→ Mormon elders ministry (& Mormon.org)

→ Jehovah’s Witness stand ministry

→ Planned Parenthood ministry

→ {{Lovelock or Red Bluff Rehab Center ministry}}

→ Teen Challenge 

** Street Preaching & Miscellaneous Outreach Opportunities Throughout **

  • 8 Fundamental Knowledge Sessions
  • 5 Religion Outreach Sessions
  • 3 Movement Outreach Sessions

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16 TOTAL Lessons

 

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

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10+ TOTAL Events

Encounter Reports:

  • Personal analysis of evangelistic encounter
  • Each intern, minimum 2/semester 
  • Must be written 1-2 days after the encounter for purposes of reflection 
  • Will form basis for constructive-criticism throughout course of academy

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.
  • Lesson Feedback Sheets: after each lesson interns will write what they learned, what was unclear, and suggestions for course improvement. 
  • Exit Questionnaire: the same five questions as the entry q., for purposes of comparing pre- and post-academy answers to gage growth. 
  • Exit Examination: will consist of a written knowledge-based exam, a final scenario, and time to share personal witnessing testimonies. This exam is purely for personal and group growth purposes, not a determination of pass/no pass for the course. 
  • Academy Survey: interns will be requested to highlight pros and cons of the academy, and suggest areas for improvement in future semesters.

MAIN GOAL

Missionary academy interns will be challenged to consider a dedicated calling to one of the ministries covered throughout the course or other outreach ministries, such as homeless outreach, sexual abuse ministry (i.e. LGBTQ), sex trafficking outreach, senior care ministry, foster care system outreach, prison ministry, New Age outreach, etc. within their local congregation. Furthermore, we hope to challenge interns to seize the various daily opportunities they encounter in their personal lives to share the Gospel.

Tentative Course Schedule

8/18 Orientation & Entry Questionnaire

8/21 Discuss “God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life” Book

8/25 Session 1: Foundation

8/28 Spiritual Heritage Documentary 

9/1 Session 2: The Full Gospel

9/4 American Gospel Documentary, Part 1

9/8 Session 3: Apologetics 1, Faith

9/10 Apologetics Lab

9/11 American Gospel Documentary, Part 2

9/15 Session 4: Apologetics 2, Scripture

9/17 Apologetics Lab

9/18 --- (HofB Conference)

9/22 Session 5: Theology

9/25 ---

9/29 Session 6: Communication 

10/1 Witnessing Lab

10/2 Old Sac Street Preaching

10/6 Session 7: Advising

10/9 Street Preaching

10/10 Teen Challenge

10/13 Session 8: Prolife

10/16 ProLife Proclamation 

10/20 Session 9: Witnessing

10/22 Witnessing Lab

10/23 Old Sac Street Preaching 

10/27 Session 10: Counseling

10/30 Halloween Tracts Outreach 

10/31 Halloween Evangelism 

11/3 Session 11: Depression / Suicide 

11/5 Witnessing Lab

11/6 Golden Gate Bridge & SF Street Preaching

11/10 Session 12: Atheism / Agnosticism 

11/13 Phoenix Festival ? 

11/14 Lincoln Teen Challenge

11/17 Session 13: Buddhism / Hinduism 

11/19-20 University Evangelism 

11/24 Session 14: Catholicism / Orthodoxy

11/27 Catholic Outreach

12/1 Session 15: Islam

12/3 Witnessing Lab

12/4 Arab American Learning Center Outreach

12/8 Session 16: Cults

12/11 Conversation w/Mormon Missionaries

12/12 Lincoln Teen Challenge 

12/15 Exit Examination & Course Evaluation

12/18 Flash-Mob Old Sac Outreach 

12/22 Kahoot! Party

MEET THE TEAM

Entry Questionnaire: