VMC Pre-Training Tasks

To begin your training experience with Adventist Frontier Missions, you will need to submit a few documents to our training director. Once these forms are submitted, your registration process can proceed.

Complete Bible Knowledge Inventory

Please complete the AFM Bible Knowledge Inventory. There are 101 questions in the inventory and the entire inventory must be completed in one sitting. Please set aside adequate time to complete the exercise. You will be asked for a password which will be supplied to you by the Training director. The inventory will be scored upon completion and a copy of the results will be sent to you after they have been reviewed by the training department. Results will be used to help you to sharpen the focus of your Bible reading and study as you prepare for mission service.

Register

This Form is for Volunteer Missionary Candidates (VMC) to register for the Summer Institute of Frontier Missions (SIFM) training, request housing, sign liability waver and agree to AFM code of conduct.

Childcare:

You are responsible for making arrangements for childcare during training. Please talk to your supervisor for assistance and suggestions.

Complete Training Prerequisites

At orientation you were given several assignments that art to be completed before you come to training. Use the links below to submit your assignments. Text that is underlined is a link to your assignments or resources you will need to complete your assignments.  Click to be taken to the appropriate form or resource.  Under the Study section you have two kinds of assignments. You will be required to answer questions at the end of each chapter and essay style questions at the end of each section.

You only need to submit one response per family. No one will stop you if each of you wants to submit your own.

Watch

Please view the lectures by Ty Gibson and David Asscherick presented at Andrews University for Week of Prayer 2013 (Asscherick) and 2015 (Gibson) and reflect on the Character of God and His Story presented in the word. Please come to training prepared to discuss the what you agree with, what you might disagree with and what might be useful to you as missionary.

Please also watch this presentation on prayer by Pavel Goya

Study

PathWays to Global Understanding

Use the following links to complete the assignments in the PathWays workbook:

Biblical PathWays
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Biblical: Personal Response

Historical PathWays
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Historical: Personal Response

Strategic PathWays
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Strategic: Personal Response

Cultural PathWays
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Cultural: Personal Response

Partnership PathWays
Chapter 12
Partnership: Personal Response

Read:

You have two kinds of reading assignments.  You will complete thought questions for Draw Close to the Fire and  Anthropological Insights for Missionaries.  The rest will submit a report that simply states that you have read the book.
The links under Order Here will direct you to paper, electronic and audio versions of the books you are requred to read.

Draw Close to the Fire
Submit reading interaction sheet

Leadership and Self-Deception
Submit confirmation that you have read this book 

Order Here:
Amazon Books
Amazon Kindle
Audible

Difficult Conversations
Download and read this summary before you read the book.
Submit confirmation that you have read this book 

Order Here:
Amazon Books
Amazon Kindle
Audible

Additional Resources:
Small Group Study Guid
Preparation Instructions
Preparation Worksheet
QuickPrep

Anthropological Insights for Missionaries by Paul Hiebert
Submit reading interaction sheet

The Advantage
Submit confirmation that you have read this book 

Order Here:
Amazon Books
Amazon Kindle
Audible

The Bible
Please read through the entire Bible in preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Take special note of passages that speak to your calling to serve your unreached people group.
Submit confirmation that you have read this book 

Miraculous Movements
Submit confirmation that you have read this book 

Order Here:
Amazon Books
Amazon Kindle

Reading for Dale Goodson Classes

Module 1 –Discipleship Principles (June 23-26)
Module 2 – Making Disciples in Cross-cultural Contexts (July 28-August 3)

This is a large file so may take a little while to download.

Recommended Reading:

If you get done with the required reading and would like to further equip yourself please work through the following resources:

Books for Building your Mission Vision – Strongly Recommended

Spiritual Preparation

Books for Organizing Your Life

Teach

Teach three 1.5 hour classes on missions using PathWays.  You must submit teaching materials and student evaluations fore each presentation.

Teaching Assignment One
Submit PowerPoint and Notes
Send the following link to your students and ask them to evaluate your presentation:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AFM-MIT-TeacherEvaluation

Teaching Assignment Two
Submit PowerPoint and Notes
Send the following address to your students and ask them to evaluate your presentation:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AFM-MIT-TeacherEvaluation

Teaching Assignment Three
Submit PowerPoint and Notes
Send the following address to your students and ask them to evaluate your presentation:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AFM-MIT-TeacherEvaluation

Research

Complete your people-group research project and submit to the training director

Thank you so much for taking the time to prepare yourself for more effective mission service!  we look forward to serving you at summer training.