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Mission Preparation Training - Preparation for Short-Term Mission Trips (STMs) - Evangelism, Teaching, Discipleship and Ministering in the Power of the Holy Spirit by Mathew Backholer

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The book in conjunction with the full use of Scripture will aid the reader to discern the voice of God, finding His will and direction and how to implement and prepare for the call on their life. The book covers the practical application of preparing for a short-term mission trip, to include: implementing a God-given vision, financial, emotional, physical and spiritual preparation and how best to prepare.

Once on the mission field (or your own home town) the book covers the various aspects and approaches which can be used in evangelism and shows the biblical methods of teaching other believers the truths of Godís word and how they can enter into the fullness of God by being set free from past bondages and afflictions; (in practical hands on ministry) being made whole in body, soul and spirit, whilst being built up in the most holy faith.

The ĎMission Preparation Trainingí book covers 29 topics in 35 lessons and is an ideal resource for individual or group study. The book covers four sections: Hearing and Implementing the Call of God, Preparation for Short-term Mission, Evangelism, Teaching and Discipleship and Ministering in the Power of the Holy Spirit.

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Size 8.5 x 5.5 inches


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • What is Discipleship?
  • Mission Related Scriptures

    Section One - Hearing and Implementing the Call of God

  • Being Responsible for World Mission
  • Evaluating my Growth in God
  • Discerning the Voice of God
  • Finding Godís Will
  • Finding Godís Direction
  • Knowing the Way to Fulfil Godís Direction
  • The Call of God for Service
  • Servant-hood
  • Being Faithful in Preparation for the Call of God
  • God-given Vision

    Section Two - Preparation for Short-term Mission

  • Christian Workers and Finances (part one)
  • Christian Workers and Finances (part two)
  • Preparing for a Mission Trip
  • Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Preparation
  • The Warnings, Dangers and Hazards in Mission
  • Long-term Mission Work
  • Financially Preparing for a Mission Trip

    Section Three - Evangelism, Teaching and Discipleship

  • Evangelism Techniques on the Mission Field (part one)
  • Evangelism Techniques on the Mission Field (part two)
  • Evangelism Techniques on the Mission Field (part three)
  • Teaching Others Knowledge (part one)
  • Teaching Others Knowledge (part two)
  • Teaching Others Knowledge (part three)

    Section Four - Ministering in the Power of the Holy Spirit

  • The Cross and the Blood of Jesus
  • Sin, Sickness and Healing
  • How to Minister to People
  • Anointing with Oil
  • Laying on of Hands
  • Inner Healing (part one)
  • Inner Healing (part two)
  • Sins of the Forefathers and Generational Curse
  • Blessings and Curses
  • Soul Ties and Dominating Relationships
  • Deliverance, the Casting out of Demons
  • Demonised Land and Buildings
  • Epilogue

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    The Author:

    Mathew Backholer has been on more than thirty short-term mission trips in over forty countries on four continents. The author has not researched theology books to collect information for this book, but with more than twenty years of diligent study of the Holy Bible and more than a decade of practical ministry, he has written from personal experience, whilst being guided by the Holy Spirit. Also he has gleaned from the experience of others with whom he has worked and who have helped train and mentor him, and there are many precious lessons that have been learned.

    This book is an essential for any disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, but especially those who desires to understand their responsibility in fulfilling the Great Commission, making and teaching disciples as part of the whole counsel of God. Mathew films and present ByFaith TV and is author of Revival Fires and Awakenings (2006, 2009), Global Revival (2007, 2010), Revival Fire (2007, 2010), Understanding Revival (2009) and How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission (2010).

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