It is that time of year to begin thinking about our Ecuador partnership and considering whether God might be leading you to participate with our 2012 Ecuador Mission team. Ecuador is our oldest and most established missions partnership. Steve and Carol Thompson have been (more…)
June 18 – 26, 2010
Pastoral Training Resourses
Classic Christian books for pastors and leaders are one of the most important aspects of our Ecuador Mission trip next month. We’ve assembled a good set of solid biblical resources in Spanish that we feel will be helpful in encouraging and equipping the Ecuadorian pastors and leaders teach their families and lead their churches. We would like each of our Morningview families to look over the list of books below and consider giving to help provide these books for the pastors/leaders. Each ‘Pastor Training Pack’ contains key theological books, family shepherding books, and pastoral reference books in Spanish. The retail value for each packet is about $85.
Here are the books each pastor or leader will receive in Spanish:
For Biblical and Theological Training:
Finally Alive by John Piper
Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
Let’s Study Ephesians by Sinclair Ferguson
For Biblical Pastoral Ministry:
Introduction to Biblical Counseling by John MacArthur
All Round Ministry, 2 Vols by Charles Spurgeon
The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges
For Biblical Family Training:
Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Please prayerfully consider how you can give towards a ‘Pastor Training Pack’ to help us provide these great resources to the church leaders in Ecuador. Each family may want to consider giving half of the cost of a packet, which is about $40. Sunday school classes can sponsor a pastor for $85; we’re training (30) pastors in total. Whatever part you can have in helping us will be greatly appreciated. These packets will be an excellent resource for the Ecuadorian church leaders for many years to come. Thank you church family for your prayerful support of this ministry. Please mark your giving envelope, ‘Ecuador Pastor Training Pack’.
I has been a supreme joy to me to be able to work through the first 18 verses of Matthew 6 over the past several Sunday mornings. Giving emphasis again to prayer has been especially significant, because I believe this is an area where our church family has great potential to deepen and grow. And if we add the discipline of fasting to our prayer lives, I know God will draw us deeper still.
As I said on Sunday morning, the reward for fasting and prayer is personal conformity to God’s will and person, a clearer picture of His splendor, and a stronger confidence (more…)
Once our mission team was on the ground in Ecuador, they learned that some serious political changes had taken place during the last year. In 2008, Ecuador adopted a new constitution (which happens there about every 8.5 years). This new constitution is much more socialistic than the previous one. For all practical purposes, it puts in place a soft dictatorship under Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. The majority of seats in the new government (more…)