Truly, our faithfulness is but the smallest reflection of the One Who is eternally faithful to us, “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” (I Thessalonians 5:24). We can be faithful, because our God is Faithful!
It is God Who calls us, graces us, leads us, provides for us and Who makes possible absolutely everything good that we do – to God be all the glory for the great things He has done!
Milestone #3: Be faithful. Keep showing up. Do not give up, and do not quit. Be encouraged when you are not wise, noble, mighty or strong, because all of the glory then goes to the One Who is all of those things, and for the great things He has done! (See 1 Corinthians 1:26-31.)
Of course, it is only because of the wonderful faithfulness of our World MAP donors – expressed in their sacrificial prayers and offerings – that we have the resources needed to fulfill God’s call and purposes for World MAP.
We also want to acknowledge the many great people God has given to serve with us in our USA and Canada offices, and our diligent networking partners around the world.
To each one of you who has prayed, given and served, we are so grateful to partner with you in advancing the Gospel. On behalf of the millions of pastors helped, thank you! May the Lord multiply His blessings to you and expand His purposes through you.
As we conclude 20 years of service at World MAP, we can say with joy, confidence and faith that God’s call for us to serve Him at World MAP is not finished!
All that has gone before has served to strategically position us for a lengthy season of fruitful service in the years to come, should the Lord tarry.
Of course, World MAP will continue to print and distribute The Shepherd’s Staff and conduct World MAP pastors’ seminars in the nations of greatest need as the Lord directs.
Global needs are still much the same, but great changes have taken place in the world that affect the Body of Christ. Our God is a Creator God who delights in doing His work in fresh ways (Isaiah 43:16-21), so we always remain open to His new means or methods for effective ministry.
AUDIO/ VIDEO TEACHINGS
One current strategy is to video-record the key, foundational teachings that we present in our pastor’s seminars – allowing even broader distribution, and the ability to send the teachings to places we could never physically go.
These Bible teachings help pastors not only form a sound biblical worldview, but also help them avoid some common ministry pitfalls and the errors of human (and even demonic) “wisdom” prevalent today.
Among the subjects now being recorded are the Kingdom of God, Making Disciples, the Nature and Purpose of the Church, the Anointing of the Holy Spirit, and Spiritual Authority; with many more to come.
World MAP has decades’ worth of teaching and equipping articles that formed the content of ACTS magazines. These ACTS issues are currently being digitized, to make them readily accessible to the 2 billion people in the world with smartphones – many of whom are pastors without other means of ministry training.