By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Education | Issue: May 2010
Chip Carroll, Kathy Carroll and Brenda Duplessis invite you to attend Live School’s informational fundraising banquet at the Bailey Education Foundation on May 27.
The Live School is developing a modern take on Jesus’ Great Commission – to make disciples of all nations – by equipping nationals in the rural areas of the world to reach out cross culturally with the Gospel to the unreached and least reached people groups through evangelizing, making disciples, and planting churches in culturally relevant ways.
Chip Carroll, owner of Sonrise Ranches in Oologah, has been involved with Live School for six years. He has traveled to Mozambique, Western Africa, Ukraine and Sweden to administer the Live School training course. “Live School is a great tool to mobilize mission-oriented churches, to equip them to go into the hard places,” he says. “We’ve seen amazing things.”
On Thursday, May 27, there will be an informational fundraising banquet at the Bailey Educational Foundation at Bailey Medical Center, 10502 N. 110th E. Ave in Owasso. “This event will feature a synopsis of the course and let you know how you can be involved,” says Carroll. “Everyone is welcome – churches, businesses and people with a calling for missions, whether you’re interested in supporting through prayer, financial support or going yourself.” This is the first such event in the Tulsa area. Tickets are $20.
The Live School is an outreach of the World Mission Centre, a global ministry founded in 1989 by South African pastor Willie Crew. Live School’s vision is to train Christian workers across denominational lines, with a special emphasis on people in regions that have no access to mission training, in order to spread the Gospel to the least-reached people groups all over the world.
Rather than sending missionaries in the conventional sense, Live School strives to equip nationals to conduct evangelism in their own countries and neighboring regions, eliminating a large number of the cultural barriers Western missionaries experience and giving local ministries deeper roots.
The Live School offers a five-month practical training curriculum consisting of 240 hours of DVD courses taught by internationally-experienced practitioners, followed by five months of hands-on training. “The Live School course features quality people teaching from their own life experiences,” says Carroll.
The Live School is tailored for pastors and churches seeking a reliable method of training prospective missionaries and church planters. The program’s curriculum was developed under the leadership of Bill Taylor of the World Evangelical Alliance — Mission Commission, with the input of 28 people from eight countries. It was written at a sixth grade level, and designed to be easily adapted to various cultures: in the developed and developing worlds, in any church, society or country, and on every continent. The Live School is currently working to translate its curriculum into a variety of languages.
The Live School is seeking financial support, prayer support and people seeking effective training for frontier missions. “The job of evangelism and mission is not done,” says Carroll. “Nearly a third of the world has not heard the Gospel. Live School is a way that the Church all over the world can work together strategically, efficiently and successfully. Gunnar Olson, the founder of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce, called the Live School ‘A significant tool for the completing of world evangelization.’”
The 2010 Live School Banquet is Thursday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bailey Educational Foundation in Owasso. Cost is $20 per plate. RSVP required by May 10. For tickets or more information, call Brenda Duplessis at (918) 272-1895 by May 14. You can visit Live School on the web at www.liveschool.org.