99th Stated Meeting
September 24–25, 2021
Lake Forest EPC
World Mission Committee
The World Mission Committee, comprised of teaching and ruling elders from churches within this Presbytery, exists to promote and support the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ as it is carried out by the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic.
For more information or questions, please contact TE Jeff Smith, PMA World Missions Committee Chair.
Global Training Network
Doug and Abby Vinez are missionaries to Zambia and Namibia with Global Training Network. Doug is a Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic Teaching Elder and Abby is a candidate for ordination in the EPC. Together, they have 80+ years of ministry experience. They train pastors and leaders who have limited access to formal biblical education, especially those living in the bush. Doug and Abby work with their dear Zambian friend and GTN colleague, Pastor Percy Muleba, with whom they have partnered for ten years.
Opportunities are sometimes available for others to join them on mission. Pastors or laypersons with strong teaching gifts and good relational skills who are interested in exploring possibilities may contact Doug or Abby at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please check out Doug and Abby's website: www.DougandAbby.org.
At Equip International, we believe faith and work go hand-in-hand. We help missionaries live out their faith in Christ in tangible, relevant ways through practical skills training. We offer a variety of multi-day courses at our headquarters in Marion, North Carolina, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Our field-tested courses prepare missionaries to serve in their context, giving them specialized skills to minister to the physical as well as the spiritual needs of those they serve. Our experienced instructors teach missionaries, whether career missionaries or short-term mission trip laypeople, how to be versatile in their settings, creatively using the resources available to serve their communities.
Equip teaches specialized courses that address four major areas of human need: water, shelter, health care, and community development—
Timothy Two Project International
Timothy Two Project International (TTPI) exists to serve a critical need around the world. We are committed to equipping and training indigenous pastors and ministry leaders with the essential truths of the Christian faith so they can train others. This way, the mandate from Christ in the Great Commission to “make disciples” can be accomplished in areas of the world where there is little or no formal biblical or theological training available.
What sets TTPI apart is the Philosophy of Ministry we use. We travel to cities and villages where pastors need training, but cannot leave their homes and families to go to a Bible College. The Lord raises up a host pastor, who invites 8-12 key pastors in the area to a workshop. This interactive training week enables local pastors to receive a foundation for their faith. TTPI is based upon 2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” When a pastor finishes a TTPI workshop, he leaves with all of our material in his own language, plus notes he has taken from the dialogue we use to help transfer biblical truths from the head to the heart. He is ready to use this same material to train others. All of our theology is based upon the Westminster Confession of Faith.
RE Dr. Steve Curtis is the Director of TTPI and oversees the work in Asia. You can contact Steve at email@example.com or 910-508-9229.
TE Dr. Bryan Slater is the Director for Africa. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-547-8891.
TE Rev. Dan Sonnenberg is the Director for Latin America. You can contact him at email@example.com or 910-274-1470.
If any Teaching Elder is interested in joining us, we welcome you! You can use your study time or vacation time to impact pastors around the world! We ask that a TE or biblically well-trained RE sit through one workshop with a TTPI trainer so the TE or RE can experience the model we use. Then we would send him/her out to train another group of pastors on his/her own.
For more information, please go to www.timothytwo.org.
ITEN - International Theological Education Network
ITEN—International Theological Education Network—is part of the ministry of the World Outreach of the EPC. ITEN focuses on theological education and leadership training for nationals, and their purpose is to develop teachers among unreached peoples who will develop teachers among other unreached peoples. ITEN works in tandem with World Outreach church-planting efforts among unreached people groups, particularly Muslims.
They are always searching for people with unique skills and expertise to aid us in this work. If you have experience in any of the fields below and are able to share your time and talents with ITEN, please contact ITEN.