School of Global Harvest

9 January – 28 June 2019

Chiang Mai, Thailand

“School of Global Harvest stands out because of the focus, the content, and the participants. Participants focus on the biblical foundation of our global mission and then combine this with the realities and challenges of being a message-bearer in our contemporary world. And all of this is done in a global, multi-cultural learning setting so that participants understand that they are literally joining the whole church taking the Gospel to the whole world.” -Paul Borthwick, Senior Consultant, Development Associates International

“School of Global Harvest provides cutting-edge missionary training for strategic missions.” – Lalano D. Badoy Jr., National Director, Philippines Mission Association (PMA)

“School of Global Harvest is the kind of training I wish I could have had before serving as a cross-cultural missionary. The combination of looking at current mission trends and practices through the light of Scripture as well as learning and praying together with those from many different cultures who have a common drive to fulfill His Great Commission is a magnificent opportunity that anyone headed into missions should take advantage of.” – John Robb, Chairman, International Prayer Council, USA

Overview

School of Global Harvest is a six-month ministry training program equipping participants for effective life and ministry among unreached and unengaged people groups.

This school provides an atmosphere of spiritual and academic stimulation encouraging spiritual growth, dynamic reflection and hearing from God that ignites effective preparation and service for the Lord.

School of Global Harvest combines biblical, theological, and missiological study with
the foundations of prayer and intercession, spiritual equipping and practical strategies for global harvest. Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, participants have the unique opportunity to study and encounter God in the context of an unreached people group.

Community and learning from one another (from differing cultures) is a significant part of the learning process of the school. Through small group Bible studies, life on life accountability and prayer, and mentoring from instructors and staff, participants experience the role of solid community in cross-cultural mission, emulating it in their ministry environments when they leave.

The School of Global Harvest offers optional Master’s level credits through Asia Pacific Theological Seminary(Baguio, Philippines) that can then be transferred to most Seminaries/Bible Schools internationally. The training program can be taken for either for credit or not for credit.

Instructors include Fuller Theological Seminary professors and graduates as well as other experts. Participants are from a range of denominational, organizational and cultural backgrounds. Thai, Chinese, and Spanish language tracks available.

Outcomes:

  • Participants will apply principles of deepening the spiritual life, and its implications in the Great Commission, into their own lifelong spiritual development.
  • Participants will identify and apply practical steps, methods, and strategies for reaching unreached and unengaged people groups.

 

Who Are the Participants?

Those preparing to be message bearers (alternative term for missionary) or current message bearers desiring further training and education to do their work more effectively.

Qualifications:

  • Calling to serve God in the nations – particularly among the unreached/ unengaged
  • Recommendation from sending organization/ ministry, etc
  • Eager to grow in spiritual disciplines, passion for Jesus, compassion for the lost, leadership capacity
  • Possess mature discipleship character traits such as humility, servant heart, teachable spirit, learning posture

 

Optional Master’s Level Credits

The School of Global Harvest offers optional Master’s level credits through Asia Pacific Theological Seminary(Baguio, Philippines) that can then be transferred to most Seminaries/ Bible Schools internationally.

Instructors include Fuller Theological Seminary professors and graduates as well as other experts. Participants are from a range of denominational, organizational and cultural backgrounds.

 

 

Components:

  • Classroom Studies Include:

Biblical Foundations of the Abandoned Devotion Lifestyle

Becoming a Bible Centered Message Bearer

Historical Development of the Mission Movement

Spiritual Equipping For Mission

Studies in the Sermon on the Mount

Holy Spirit and Global Harvest

Biblical Foundations of Spiritual Leadership

Dynamics of Global Harvest Intercession

Studies in the Kingdom and Mission

Foundations of Business as Mission

Biblical Strategies of Global Harvest

Serving Among the Unreached

Current Trends in the Mission Movement

Mission Theology In Old and New Testaments: Survey of God’s     Mission

Studies in the Book of Acts

Encountering the World of Islam

Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

Anthropology and Cultural Contextualization For Message Bearers

  • Daily Lecture Classes (3 hours)
  • Assignments (Reflection Papers on Readings, Reading Log, etc)
  • Daily Hours (2) in the Prayer Room
  • Daily In-Depth Personal Bible Study (On Bible Book of Choice)
  • Keeping a Daily Journal
  • Cross-Cultural Outreach With Local Project (2 times a week)
  • Small groups for reflection and mutual encouragement (once a week)
  • Small Group Bible Study
  • Introductory Thai Language Learning
  • Mentoring With School Staff

 

Thai, Chinese, and Spanish language tracks available.

 

Country of Nationality Fee for School of Global Harvest (Covers 6 months)
African Nations $1000
South American nations, Latin America $1500
India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and Other South Asian Countries + $1500
Thailand, Malaysia and Other South East Asian Countires * + $2000
Singapore, China, Taiwan, Europe, North America $4000
*The fee for these countries is higher because the travel costs (flight tickets, visas, etc.) are cheaper
+If you have any questions regarding which country falls under which section, please contact us at your convenience.

 

For more information, contact Thip.