We will be starting a mission training school that will teach discipleship-based approaches to church planting. The principles that will be taught are principles that transcend culture; they are currently being employed in church planting movements in India. This approach comes out of one of the core convictions of Feed The Crave: the local church is the vessel through which God plans to make Himself known among every nation. We acknowledge that this will not look exactly the same in every culture. While we believe there are some aspects of the local church that will (and should) look different from culture to culture, we also believe that there are aspects that are necessary regardless of culture; namely discipleship and the proclamation of the Gospel.
In addition to teaching, there will also be regular ministry opportunities to allow students to put into practice the training they receive. The students will also receive training from several seasoned missionaries (some of whom have been serving in Costa Rica for more than 20 years) on what the day-to-day life of a missionary looks like. In addition to western students coming in who come in as part of a cohort, we will also provide weekend conferences for Costa Ricans who are in need of Bible and ministry training.
The school will be on the Cave of Adullam property, which is located in the province of Heredia in Costa Rica. Carlos (Carlos, his wife Raisa, and his family have been missionaries in Costa Rica for over 20 years and are the founders of the Cave of Adullam) is working now to obtain permits for an additional house to provide housing for students.
We are planning on having our first cohort (group of 10-12 students) in Costa Rica in August 2014. After this we plan to run two cohorts a year that will be very similar to college semesters (January to May and August to December). In addition to the time spent in Costa Rica there will be training before leaving the States and a period of debriefing upon returning to the States.
Throughout these cohorts we will also provide the training for the Costa Rican students, however, at this point we do not have a schedule of weekends we will offer training.
We are starting this school/training because we believe whole-heartedly that the vision we have for this school/training is God given. In addition to this vision we see the need for people to be trained and discipled to carry out the call of Christ to make disciples of all nations.
If you are interested in taking the next step and joining us at our mission training school fill out the form online by clicking on the link below. If you have questions contact Andrew.