PASTORS MEETINGS

Pastors Meetings or (PM's) are vital to our ministry.  In Pastors Meetings, we ask the indigenous pastors to share what God is already doing to reach the unreached in their country and area. We then share what Live School is and how it can be an effective tool to equip and mobilize some of their mission-minded people to make disciples among the unreached. Our pastors meetings last typically from half of a day to 2 full days.


FACILITATOR'S TRAINING

Facilitator Training is critical to our mission.  Once we connect with our pastors at the Pastors Meeting, we return to train a few individuals from each church wanting to host a Live School. The Facilitator Training (FT) takes approximately 3 days. After the Facilitator Training, the facilitators recruit mission-minded students to take part in the Live School training.  We train 1 facilitator for every 8 students expected to take part in the Live School training. Each host church agrees to use Live School repetitively for 5 years.

LIVE SCHOOL

LIVE SCHOOL - A MOST EFFECTIVE TOOL

“Live School doesn’t just train missionaries who go to the jungle. We train missionaries from the jungle, in the jungle.”  - World Mission Centre

We train local national believers to be indigenous missionaries through Live Schools (LS).  We believe that God gave the church the Great Commission.  Partnering with mission minded churches, we help the pastors train their extraordinary leaders through Live School. Indigenous students of Live School become part of a worldwide church planting movement, where in over 70 countries 2.4 churches are being established for each intake of students.

Live School is a comprehensive and portable missions training and discipleship program that trains indigenous believers in rural and urban areas of the world to plant sustainable churches and be missionaries to their own and neighboring people groups.

Live School partners with local churches and pastors around the world and mobilizes them to the call of the Great Commission. It provides the training curriculum on a small device, which can be connected to and watched on a television. Live School then trains facilitators who will lead a small group of students (local believers and church members) in a classroom, church, house, or another place within the community. The students go through the six-month program covering theology, leadership, evangelism, character development and much more. Afterwards, students are sent out for in-field training and outreach and will go on to transform communities, plant sustainable churches and preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

*Live School is a product of World Mission Centre.

TRAINING INDIGENOUS BELIEVERS SIMPLY MAKES SENSE

  • They live close to unreached peoples.
  • Understanding the language and customs reduces the time for cultural acquisition.
  • The students live at the same economic level of those they seek to reach.
  • They already have influence in the culture they seek to transform with the Gospel.
  • They have access to countries closed to Westerners.
  • They are able to train other indigenous missionaries for less cost.


FARMING GOD'S WAY

Farming God's Way is not just a great idea, it is God's idea!  Farming God's Way is equipping the poor to appropriate the amazing revelations God has provided for them to come out of poverty. We have seen such amazing traction using this tool.  Not only is this feeding nationals, it is creating a way of means for them.  In a couple countries, the coordinators have planted anti-malarial Artemisia annua, where they will make a tea out of the leaves.  This will greatly lessen the effect and pain of malaria sickness.


LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

Leadership Development Academy (LDA) is a full-time, residential training held in a cross-cultural setting, with students from West and Central Africa (WACA). The LDA student will be trained to be a facilitator and qualified to be a trainer of facilitators to rollout the missionary training school, Live School (LS).

The goal of a LDA is to build teams to rollout Live School among the churches of each student’s country that the unreached there might become true disciples of Christ. While having gone through LS is not a LDA prerequisite, the student who has done so will have an advantage. By imparting its values to the student, Sonrise International seeks to transfer its DNA to him or her.

The LDA is also used to train LS rollout teams for larger denominations, so that they can use LS autonomously.

World Mission Centre

Sonrise works with World Mission Centre in West and Central Africa to assist local-national churches there to train, mentor, and disciple church members to reach the least reached.  World Mission Centre was founded in 1989 by Willie and Lydia Crew, who serve as the international team leaders of the WMC leadership team. The leadership team consists of a team that has served the organization in various capacities all with the task of sharing the Gospel of Christ till every ear has heard.