Jesus' »Great Commission« as we can read it in above verses, seems to be an old-fashioned statement in our days. There are books, conferences, seminars and events on all kinds of topics, however, hardly ever these concentrate on missions. In addition we are impacted by some very old ideas and images regarding missions. It seems to be a very challenging topic, too, for it shows what stuff your are made of. »Perhaps God is sending me in the end to some nation I never wanted to go to?« No, THIS has definitely nothing to do with missions. Jesus didn't give us his commission that it becomes a burden, rather he gave it to us to enjoy it. Love and passion for Jesus are his one desire, for: »God wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.« 1 Timothy 2:4 (NIV)
»Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation ... Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.«
Vision for MissionWe want to invite you to Vision for Mission. Let's have a look at Jesus' »Great Commission« together and discover what our part is. Throughout Vision for Mission, you will not only hear about missions, but make an experience, for the FCJG/HELP community has been working in the nations for several decades already. Amongst our speakers are Petra Feddersen and Walter Heidenreich as well as missionaries of our various HELP bases. Furthermore, the students of the REVIVAL SCHOOL will also be part of these weekends. As missionaries in training they are preparing for fulltime ministry and missions.
Whom is Vision for Mission for?It's for everyone who wants to know more about missions and is planning to take first steps onto the mission field. One first step could be that you take part in one of our outreaches ... in that case your participation in Vision for Mission is mandatory. You may choose which Vision for Mission weekend you want to join.
DatesVision for Mission starts on Friday nights and closes on Sundays with breakfast at the REVIVAL SCHOOL. An important part of this weekend is the other Worship Service (Saturday nights at 8:00 PM at the Wiedenhof). Please choose from following dates:
January 25 - 27, 2019
March 29 - 31, 2019
May 24 - 26, 2019
July 19 - 21, 2019 (with Walter Heidenreich)
Important: If you take part in one of HELP International's outreaches, you have to attend one of the Vision for Mission weekends prior to going on outreach.
This awaits youSpiritual inputs & Teaching
God's view of missions and his commission are the foundation for everything we are doing, and the bible is full of this. Experienced leaders and staff as well as HELP International's missionaries speak about God's commission to each of us and share personal experience and insights.
Saturday afternoons we want to do workshops in which we inform about specifics and culture of certain nations and where we explain what outreaches look like in HELP International.
Prayer & Worship
Prayer crosses all boundaries and worship unlocks the heavens. One cannot be separated from the other ... and therefore we are taking extensive times of worship - especially Saturday nights in the other Worship Service. We pray for the nations, pray for one another, worship Jesus and receive what God is speaking to us and the deep works of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
We want to get to know you, however, we also want you to get some insight into our lives. We are happy to answer questions and want to give you an idea of how we live together and what ›sharing lives‹ means to us.
AccommodationArrival: Fridays between 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM
Departure: Sundays after the brunch (approx. 11:00 AM)
Fees (incl. board and lodging at the REVIVAL SCHOOL, plus seminar): 55 EUR
Seminar fees only: 10 EUR