Foursquare Missions International (FMI) is hosting two concentrated training opportunities this year for anyone interested in serving as a missionary outside the U.S. These Missionary Training Intensives—the first from July 19-31, 2010, and the second from Nov. 8-20, 2010—are designed to prepare potential missionaries for ministry abroad.
Being held at the Foursquare central offices in Los Angeles, these Missionary Training Intensives will be much like a college intensive. Classes and seminars will be held from 8 a.m. through dinner daily, including the weekend, and will feature instruction by veteran missionaries.
Participants will hear directly from and get to know the FMI staff. Class topics will include Foursquare missiology, safety, culture, working with a national church, marriage enrichment, and much more.
In addition, the July session will feature special support raising training with Henri Moreau, who has trained over 1,000 missionaries around the world. Missionaries will learn what the Bible says about raising support, how to talk to people about providing support, writing effective newsletters and more. The session will be held July 28-31 and is included in the cost of the Foursquare Training Intensive, or the session can be attended on its own.
Both the summer and fall 12-day programs are targeted toward new missionaries and those who desire to work with FMI. The training is required for those wanting to partner with FMI but is also available to missionaries being deployed by other sending agencies. For those who are married, both husband and wife must attend.
The cost for the Missionary Training Intensives is $800 per person and includes training, lodging and meals for 12 days. Missionaries can also attend just the special support raising training at a lower cost. For more information, log on to fmi.foursquare.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Audrey Doumen at 213.989.4321.