Which Denomination Makes Better Missionaries?
The Chinese vision of Back to Jerusalem appeals to Christians around the world, because it applies directly to the promise of Jesus found in Matthew 24:14. Back to Jerusalem, as an organization, works with all denominations across the entire spectrum – Methodists, Baptists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Apostolic, Amish, Mennonite, Coptic Christians, Orthodox Christians, Assyrian Christians, Chaldean Christians, and so many more . We even, on occasion, when no one is watching – work with Southern Baptists.😂 😂 😂
After working with Chinese house church missionaries in the nations between China and Jerusalem for many years and coordinating their efforts with different mission groups, this question has often occurred to me: which denomination better prepares their missionaries for the trials that they will face on the field?
Which denominational mission group has what it takes to send their missionaries to survive in the same rough conditions with the meager resources as the Chinese underground house church missionaries?
Maybe there is only one way to find out.
What if we invited missionary prospects from around the world to represent different denominations, to join us on the field with underground house church missionary prospects and train them together to see who makes the cut and who doesn’t?
Each denomination would compete with BTJ missionaries to complete different mission tasks. The tasks would include typical mission challenges like navigation, learning foreign languages, cross-cultural communication, life skills, food sustainability, guerrilla ministry techniques, simple-structure construction, small business capabilities, and simulated interrogation all while going through sleep deprivation, food deprivation, and sensory overload simulations while living in extreme weather conditions.
The training would take place over a period of several weeks at an undisclosed location. Those that survive till the end of the training would have the opportunity to be plugged in with other BTJ missionaries, in a nation in the 10/40 Window with access to BTJ resources to share the Gospel.
BTJ training has never been available to non-Chinese before, but if you think that you have what it takes to survive BTJ mission training, we would love to hear from you.
Simply send an email to email@example.com with a short introduction about yourself and why you would like to join the BTJ mission training.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Wow, wow, wow! I would love to sign up but I’m a very new missionary. I just got back from a three month missions trip in Thailand and want to go full term eventually. I’d never make the cut but serving with BTJ has been such a dream of mine since reading “The Heavenly Man.” Hopefully some day
-YWAM N.I. staff
“All men are equally lost, but not all men are equally needy.”
Don’t give up before you try. An open heart goes farther than knowledge!
This is great to hear! I pray this remains open. The door for me just isn’t open at the moment.
Sounds great. I would like to join but have a few things planned before I could do something like this. It would not be easy, but it would certainly be possible for me. I will see what my schedule looks like when I get back from a three week literature smuggling and distribution trip into china this fall, Lord willing.