Resources for Church Planters from NAMB are provided to assist the church planter in the various aspects of planning a new church. These resources are available in Arabic, Basic English, Chinese, French, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Click here to visit the website.
Adult Discipleship also available on the website above:
Share Jesus Without Fear – William Fay & Ralph Hodge
Share Jesus Without Fear will equip leaders to train persons to share their faith in Jesus with confidence and without fear. This easy-to-use, relational approach to witnessing teaches people that they cannot fail in sharing their faith if they depend on the power of God for the results. Participants discover ways to guide a witnessing conversion without fear of failure or rejection.
This free downloadable Member's Book (in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese) provides encouragement and confidence as it guides participants in a biblical and practical study for 5 days a week over a 3-week period.
This resource is also available at LifeWay.com
In effort to serve churches in their ministries, BaptistWay Press offers free downloadable resources for your use. If your church has a relationship with a language church or an ESL ministry, we offer free downloadable studies in Spanish, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Chinese, Korean, and Simplified English.
Go to www.baptistwaypress.org where you can access these free studies and get more information.
The following resources are also available:
Scriptures portions, Bibles, and New Testaments can be obtained either in printed form. These are available up to 5 per item for use in Georgia in 30 + languages. Please contact the Intercultural Ministries office to order, at 770.936.5217
Bosnian New Testaments Bosnian new testaments are available from the Georgia Baptist Convention at cost ($5.00/New Testament) plus shipping.
Applications for college and seminary scholarships are available by contacting Intercultural Ministries. Some scholarships include the Fanshaw Scholarship - deaf students; Silva Scholarship - Hispanic and other ethnic students; Language Missions Scholarship from North American Mission Board for people preparing to work as pastors and missionaries in the United States with language culture people.
Persons are invited to request pamphlets, tracts and videos regarding varied language groups, Literacy Missions, refugees, international seamen and the blind. Please contact Intercultural Church Planting & Missions Ministries at 770-936-5217 to request Tracts.
JESUS the movie:
by The JESUS Film Project has a DVD that we have available for you to check out from our media library. This DVD contains audio tracks in eight languages: English, Arabic, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Mandarin and Spanish. The film is subtitled in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Arabic.
Or if you prefer, you can watch and listen in your own language online at The Jesus Film Project. There are 1,145 languages listed!
On-line Intercultural magazine:
"Unity in Christ"
Check it out at: www.unityinchristmagazine.com
Funds to start new churches are available from Georgia Language Pastoral Assistance. Additional support can be requested from joint funds with the North American Mission Board for Congregational Assistance. Both funds decrease annually and depend on availability of current monies. All support funds are to assist new churches and are not permanent support.
Here's your opportunity to help! Churches within 100 miles of Atlanta need assistance in sponsoring refugees in their area. Also, assistance is available in helping relatives and friends with processing applications to sponsor refugees.
Church World Service Refugee Resettlement
Atlanta World Relief
The UN Refugee Agency
Cultural Orientation Resource Center The COR develops informational and resource materials for refugees, service providers, any anyone interested in learning more about refugee communities in the United States.
- Culture Profiles
Recent Refugee Backgrounders
Welcome to the US: Guidebook for Refugees
Welcome to the US: Refugee Orientation Video/Trainers’ Notebook
Refugee Family and Youth Orientation Videos
Migration Policy Institute - Refugee and foreign born statistical data:
"The United States, with its large and changing immigrant
population, has an enormous stake in international migration. Equally important
is the impact that US immigration policies have on the rest of the world. With
the interests of so many people hanging in the balance, it is crucial that the
US immigration policy debate be guided by reliable data and analysis. The US in
Focus page aims to provide easy access to this information."
Church Planter Resources:
The following are links to different websites that offer information to assist church planters.
Portable Traveling Baptismal Pool:
Are you ready to have a Baptism Celebration Service? Our heated portable Baptismal pool is equipped to travel all over Georgia. The fee is $25 a day, and a lightweight truck can haul the trailer. Call Connie Saltamacchio for specific details at 770.936.5346 or 1.800.746.4422 x346.
for GA Baptist Ministers, Employees and Churches
Child Protection for your Church:
Child Protection for your Church: Click here
Sample Policy from GuideOne: Click here
Immigration Services Announcement:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card—commonly known as the “Green Card”
For the Fact Sheet, Click Here
For Questions and Answers, Click Here
Immigration Ministries Website:
People Portraits around the World:
Church Planting Village People Portraits
Nation's Foreign-Born Population Nears 37 Million
More Than One in Five People in the U.S. are are First or Second Generation
Read Full Article Here