Children playing, people being ministered to through prayer, discussions of the work of the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Warfare, generosity from our community of faith, and partnership – these all characterized our second year of the Spiritual Dynamics of Global Mission held at the Community of the Cross in July.

Once again we partnered with Evangelical Presbyterian Church World Outreach (WO) to prepare workers going to the mission field. WO’s mission statement is:

“Our global vision is to glorify God through full cycle church planting which firmly establishes the Church of Jesus Christ among unreached/unengaged people groups, with a primary focus on the Muslim world.”

What a privilege to partner with this Christ-centered, mission-minded organization. This year we worked even harder to engage WO as partners.

Phil Linton, Director of WO along with his Team Development Coordinator joined our team meetings, bringing helpful insights, advice and feedback from the EPC workers.

Several evenings we heard reports from mission fields in various parts of the world. Members of the WO mobilization team joined us in leading times of corporate prayer.

After mornings spent engaging subjects such as intercessory prayer, spiritual warfare and evangelism, the workers were free to receive prayer ministry, take prayer walks, have time for serious discussions, take the family elsewhere for some fun, or simply rest and relax.

Later on, the EPC workers met for debriefing and further discussion. After dinner we had a short time of worship and prayer, then time to relax, either here at the Community of the Crossor back at host homes.

In the midst of so much concern about what is happening in the Muslim community, we praise God for these committed individuals and families who are willing to share the love of Jesus wherever God sends them.

One of the comments that we heard repeatedly was, “This is just the tip of the iceberg. How can we get more equipping?”

So in the coming months we will be looking at more ways to equip these workers and the people who support them.

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