1 The A Conservative Evangelical Newsletter of Light of Life Ministry Illuminator Reflecting the Light of Christ into a Dark World - - -SPECIAL ISSUE- - - Details - Two New LOLM Ministries n May 2009 Light of Life Ministry (LOLM) I will celebrate its third year since its founding. While these first three years have gone quickly, much has already been accomplished and the Lord is opening many doors for ministry. We are ready to enter a new phase in the life of LOLM and this special issue of The Illuminator will give details on the two new ministry programs that are now being made available to the Southern Methodist Church and to other churches and denominations that choose to take part. Light of Life Ministry presented for approval and endorsement two separate but connected ministry programs to The Southern Methodist Church General Conference Board of Administration (GCBOA) during its March 2009 semi-annual meeting. Both ministry programs were reviewed, approved, and endorsed for use in the Southern Methodist Church Knowing that many of you who receive this newsletter are not Southern Methodists, please 1 understand that this information still pertains to you. As the Director of Christian Education for the Southern Methodist Church (SMC) it is only natural that I introduce these ministries first within the SMC. But the material and programs that will be described herein are equally available and recommended for use by individuals and churches outside Southern Methodism. Information on the Bible and Ministry Training Institutes begins on page 2 while information on the Small Group Outreach and Discipleship Ministry begins on page 6. It is our sincere desire and prayer that each of you will now take the time to review these two ministries carefully to see how you and/or your church might begin to implement them in your local church. I hope to hear from many of you in the next few weeks pertaining to these ministry programs. The books pictured here are the first four studies in the Bible and Ministry Training Institute.
2 Light of Life Ministry Bible and Ministry Training Program ne of the original purposes of Light of Life O Ministry (LOLM) was to write a foundational series of eight studies consisting of twelve lessons each that would lead a person from a basic understanding of God to the place of experiencing what it means to be conforming to the image of Christ. These eight studies include both academic and practical applications in the life of a Christian. While these eight studies are still at the core of the LOLM program, there have recently been added to these eight courses an additional fourteen courses for a total of twenty-two studies that will now be written and/or compiled for this revised program to be complete. Without going into all the details as to how this came about, suffice it to say that I was asked by Dr. John Hucks, Jr., the President of The Southern Methodist Church, to consider if LOLM would be able to develop a program that could be used by the SMC to meet the need for the training of laity in our churches as well as advanced courses to train clergy who desire ministerial advancement but have not been able to receive formal college ministry training (such as that received at the Southern Methodist College). After several revisions the Six Year Bible and Ministry Training Program was presented to the General Conference Board of Administration (GCBOA) during its March 2009 meeting. This Continuing Education Unit (CEU) program was reviewed and approved to be the official lay ministry training method for the SMC as well as an accepted and endorsed program for ministerial advancement of clergy not able to attend the Southern Methodist College or other institutes of Biblical and ministerial training. LOLM will be working in conjunction with several college and denominational leaders in the preparation of course materials for the advanced third through sixth years of study. (Cont on page 4) NOTES CONCERNING THIS PROGRAM Each course consists of twelve lessons, and as presented would require 2.5 hours of class work per lesson. One CEU is equal to 10 hours of class work. Each lesson will require from two to three hours of class time. Therefore, each course equates to approximately 30 hours of class work or 3 CEUs. During Years One and Two of this series the primary out of class assignment will be that of reading through the Bible once during each year according to a structured Bible Reading Plan that will be provided. If during this program a person decides it is desirable to seek an earned degree through a Bible College, most colleges will offer up to 12 credit hours to students who have successfully completed CEU courses. Approved Free Elective Courses may be taken and added to total CEUs at any time during this study. Years One and Two: Christian Foundation Certificate for 24 CEUs. First two years are for both laity and clergy tracks. Year Three: Laity - Intermediate Certificate for 36 CEUs / SMC Clergy Tract - Licentiate Status available for men. Year Four: Lay Track - Advanced Certificate for 48 CEUs / SMC Clergy Tract - Progression toward ordination. Year Five: Clergy Track - Ordination as Deacon available with completion of 56 CEUs and SMC approval. Year Six: Clergy Track - Ordination as Elder available with completion of 72 CEUs and SMC approval. 2
3 Below are presented the 24 courses that make up the complete 72 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) program. Two courses (6 CEUs) are free electives and can consist of various subjects and classes from 1/2 to 3 units each. Year One Laying the Foundation - God's Answer To Your Questions 3 CEUs Year One Building on the Foundation - Understanding God's Revelation 3 CEUs Year One Becoming an Effective Witness - How Do I Tell Them? 3 CEUs Year One A Study of the Christ - Jesus from Creation to Consummation 3 CEUs Year Two Free To Serve God - Answering the Call To Christian Service 3 CEUs Year Two The Holy Spirit - His Work, His Gifts, His Fruit 3 CEUs Year Two Ministering to the Hurting - God s People in Action 3 CEUs Year Two The Two Great Commandments - Relationships with God & Man 3 CEUs Year Three Understanding the Bible - Bible Survey and Bible Study Methods 3 CEUs Year Three Major World Religions and Christian Cults - A Basic Overview 3 CEUs Year Three Survey of Christian Education - Growing in Grace and Knowledge 3 CEUs Year Three Biblical Systematics - A Structured Approach to God's Word 3 CEUs Year Four A Review of Church History - Early Church through 20th Century 3 CEUs Year Four John Wesley - His Life, Ministry, and Doctrines 3 CEUs Year Four Biblical Ethics - Doing What Is Right (In Every Situation) 3 CEUs Year Four Preparing & Delivering a Sermon (laity - choose course from Year 5 or 6) 3 CEUs Year Five The Pastor/Teacher - His Personal Life and Public Work 3 CEUs Year Five Character Studies in Leadership - How to Lead God's People 3 CEUs Year Five Concepts of Church Growth - Home Missions & Church Planting 3 CEUs Year Five Free Electives - various.5 or 1 CEU programs available 3 CEUs Year Six Understanding Our Wesleyan Heritage - Where We Are Today 3 CEUs Year Six A Theology of Missions - Reaching the World for Christ 3 CEUs Year Six Biblical Counseling - Applying Scriptural Truth to Personal Life 3 CEUs Year Six Free Electives - Various Denominational Programs & Requirements 3 CEUs 3
4 (cont from page 2) Plans are currently underway to open four Bible and Ministry Training Centers within the next six months (one by June and three by early fall) with two more by year end. These centers will be using the original eight LOLM studies for the first two years of training and will enroll students in either the Lay or Clergy Certificate Programs after year two is completed. One center will be located in the Nashville, TN area at the New Beginnings SMC and administered by Rev. Dan Shapley. Another will be located in the Marion, SC area and administered by Rev. Lanny Carpenter. The third will be located in the Meridian, MS area, and will be administered by Rev. Joseph Hallman. The fourth will be in the Orangeburg, SC area at the Southern Methodist College and administered by Rev. Gary Briden. Currently there are at least six additional centers that should be open by Summer Bible and Ministry Training Centers... Why are They Necessary? The need for Bible and ministry training among Christians is not in question. Knowledge of God s Word and training for ministry have always been and will continue to be a function of the Church. LOLM is considered a parachurch ministry. This simply means that it is a ministry that comes along side the local church to help it carry out some specific purpose or work for which it has a biblical responsibility. While Bible Colleges have served in the training of professional ministers, the majority of church laity do not receive this same organized and systematic approach to Bible study and ministry training in the local church. Paul states in Ephesians 4:12 that part of the work of the pastor-teacher is to prepare the saints for the work of the ministry. These training centers will help to accomplish this need for preparing the saints in the church. In addition it will also help to prepare those called into professional ministry who might not be able to receive a Bible college or Seminary education. Below are ten important biblical reasons why this training is needed in the church (order is not indicative of importance). Ten Biblical Reasons to have the LOLM Bible and Ministry Training Program Available for Your Local Church 1. To help believers become approved unto God through the study of the Word. (2 Tim 2:15) 2. To increase one s faith through the hearing and understanding of the Word. (Rom 10:17) 3. To grow in the grace and knowledge of our God by diligently seeking Him. (Heb 11:6) 4. To gain victory over sin by hiding His Word in our hearts. (Psalm 119:11) 5. To learn how to effectively use the Sword of the Spirit in our spiritual warfare. (Eph 6:17) 6. To have the gift of the Holy Spirit stirred up within us and used within the church. (2 Tim 1:6) 7. To prepare the saints for the work of the ministry for the edifying of the Body. (Eph 4:12) 8. To train believers to apply their faith through practical works. (James 2:18-26) 9. To bring Christians into the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph 4:2-4) 10. To teach conservative Bible believing Christians our Christian heritage (who we are), our Wesleyan-Arminian doctrines (what we believe), and most importantly our Biblical foundations (why we believe as we do). (I Pet 3:15) If these are important to you as a believer, then you need to be a part of this ministry! 4
5 Frequently Asked Questions about the Bible and Ministry Training CEU Program Q. Who can take these courses? A. Anyone who has a desire to learn more about the Bible and ministry, has access to a location where the classes are being offered, and is willing to commit themselves to a regular and systematic learning environment. Q. How long do the classes last? A. Each of the 22 LOLM courses consists of twelve lessons each. Each of the twelve lessons will require 2.5 hours of classroom attendance. This amounts to 30 classroom hours per course which converts to 3 CEUs per course. The program as presented on page 3 has one lesson per week, or 2.5 hours per week of class work. But if a teacher and students prefer to do 5 hours at a time twice per month (say on a Saturday), that is acceptable and the time track will be the same - one course every quarter. Some may even want to go for one weekend per month and get all ten hours completed (2 hours Friday evening, six hours Saturday, 2 hours Sunday afternoon, etc.). Q. Do I have to take every course, or can I just select the courses I want to take? A. That depends on whether you are working toward a certain Certificate of Completion, or if you are simply taking courses that interest you. We recommend that everyone take the first two years (or first eight courses) as these are considered foundational courses. Laity that want to achieve the Advanced Lay Certificate will need to complete the first four years (or sixteen courses). If you are working toward ordination (in the SMC) you will need to complete through year five, and for Elder, through year six. Q. Where will this program be offered? A. We will be working to establish a program through any church that has a desire to implement it. In some areas there may be one location hosting the classes with other area churches or individuals participating at that location. 5 Q. Who will be teaching the classes? A. LOLM along with the SMC will be certifying teachers for each location. For the first two years of courses, the classes will normally be taught by someone locally. Advanced courses will of necessity be taught by someone qualified in each course area. The material taught will be consistent for each location, and the teachers will be taught how to present the materials, so classes from one location to another should be basically the same. Q. How much will this program cost? A. It is the desire of LOLM to provide a quality, systematic, and accessible Christian education outlet through the local church to all who will attend. We realize that cost is a major factor for many if not most people. Therefore, we have attempted to make these courses available as inexpensively as possible. We are asking each church who has people participating in the CEU program to commit to at least a $50 per month sponsorship fee (whether hosting the training center or attending at another location). Where this occurs, we will be offering the courses to individuals for just $30 per course (or $50 per couple), and that fee covers your study manual, registration, records and files, and the teacher s materials (if at least eight in the class). You will not find a less expensive CEU program! Q. How many have to attend each class for it to be offered? A. We recommend setting a goal of at least eight and no more than sixteen for each class. But we are willing to work where these numbers are not realistic, in either direction. Q. How can I help support this program? A. As you might guess, the fees collected for this program lack considerably in meeting the costs of producing materials, maintaining records, paying for salaries and travel expenses, etc. LOLM is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry that depends on your individual and church support to survive. You can help by becoming a regular monthly supporter (much needed), or by sending an occasional gift. Please prayerfully consider what you can do!
6 I Light of Life Ministry Outreach and Discipleship Program (Through Small-Group Ministry) hope all of you are as excited about the CEU Bible and Ministry Training centers as we are. In the future we have the possibility of seeing many such Bible training centers, both in the SMC and among other Arminian groups. But while we anticipate many of our existing church members being a part of this training, either by pursuing a specific certificate or just by taking selective courses, it will be through the LOLM Outreach and Discipleship Program that we anticipate an even greater opportunity to train believers in the Bible and prepare them for the work of the ministry. This small-group ministry concept was also presented to the GCBOA at the March 2009 meeting. LOLM sought the endorsement of the SMC as we intend to establish local small-group ministries throughout the Southern Methodist denomination. Again, we received a unanimous recommendation and the promised support of the GCBOA members in the coming implementation of this ministry into the SMC. But just as with the CEU Bible and Ministry Training program, it is the desire of LOLM to also establish the Small-Group Outreach and Discipleship ministries outside the SMC. Please understand that this is also a new ministry and there are details that still need to be refined. But we have already begun to prepare discipleship materials that will be supplied to Group Leaders for their weekly meetings. We will also be preparing the materials for Group Leader training that will begin this fall. We have begun recruiting the first fifty group leaders to be trained (you may have noticed the Looking for a Few Good Men and Women ad in the last issue of The Southern Methodist magazine and in the previous Illuminator). There is much work to be done, so please pray for the Lord to begin preparing hearts for this ministry. I truly hope you as pastors and church leaders will not just glance over these pages today only to forget them tomorrow. God is opening doors we must be ready and willing to walk through them. Covenant to pray with me for the Lord to touch the hearts of His people to be involved in this great opportunity for reaching, discipling, and preparing people for the work of the Church and the work of the Lord. There is no doubt that God wants us to proceed and be successful in this endeavor. For the sake of those who are lost and without Christ, for the sake of those believers who need to be discipled into Christian maturity, for the sake of those called to ministry who need training, and for the sake of the future of the Southern Methodist Church and other conservative, Bible believing groups, I pray you will press forward with us in this effort! Beginning on the next page is a basic presentation of how this ministry will function. Please look over it carefully, and consider how you might be involved. 6
7 Proposal for Evangelism, Discipleship, Church Growth, and Church Planting The following plan is the result of seeking the most efficient and effective method of reaching people for Christ (evangelism proclaiming the Gospel) and then discipling them into Christian maturity (education teaching them to observe). It incorporates the small-group meeting concept of John Wesley and the early Methodist movement for reaching and discipling people for Christ, as well as provides for the immediate need in the Southern Methodist Church (and I am sure in many other groups also) to initiate growth in existing churches and to plant new works across the country. Listed below is a timeline and general structure of how this ministry program is proposed for implementation. Phase One (March - July 2009): Present to the GCBOA in March In April begin selecting 50 Group Leaders (preferably laity, not clergy). A Group Leader may consist of an individual man or woman, or a married couple (considered as one group leader unless each has a separate group). These persons will be chosen through personal contacts, pastoral recommendations, and appeals in available periodicals. Group Leaders will be required to meet established standards in lifestyle and conduct, must have a pastoral or church recommendation, and must agree to a specific long-term (two years) commitment to small-group ministry. Phase Two (August December 2009): Continue selection of 50 Group Leaders. Plan for first training sessions for Group Leaders 7 through a weekend retreat or meeting for each region. Some leaders may need more training than others. When group leaders are prepared to lead their small-groups, they may begin to form groups immediately and not wait until April Phase Three (January March 2010): Training for Group Leaders will continue through additional weekend meetings as is needed, culminating in a joint weekend retreat for all Group Leaders around March. Phase Four (Beginning April 2010): Group Leaders will begin outreach to establish groups of no fewer than six or more than fourteen persons (average is ideal). This group will meet once weekly at the time and place decided by the Group Leader in conjunction with his or her group. Materials will be furnished to the Leaders for use in discipling the group toward Christ-likeness. Each member of the group will be presented with the Seven Spiritual Steps toward which they are expected to work, signing off on each step as it is accomplished in his/her life. No person will be eligible to become a Group Leader until having signed off on these seven spiritual steps. In addition there are seven expectations for each member of the group to abide by as is possible. These seven spiritual steps and the list of expectations are printed within this document. (50 groups with an average of 10 persons per group = 500 persons being discipled) (Cont next page)
8 Phase Five (Beginning June 2011): After one year of small group participation, it is expected that at least one person per group will have a desire to become a Group Leader, and will have signed off on each of the Seven Spiritual Steps. These 50 additional Group Leaders will then be trained (as were the first 50) in the summer and early fall of Phase Six (Beginning January 2012): Repeat of Phase Four above. (100 groups - 50 original with 50 new groups - with an average of ten persons per group = 1000 persons being discipled) Phase Seven (Beginning January 2013): Repeat of Phase Five above with + or new leaders. Phase Eight (Beginning July 2013): Repeat of Phase Four above. (200 groups existing plus 100 new groups - with an average of ten persons per group = 2000 persons being discipled) Now before you ask the inevitable question, Do you really think it will work that easily? I will answer it with the statement, With God all things are possible! But realistically, I would be surprised if the timing and numbers will be exactly as reflected above. It might take twice that long to reach that number, or it could take just half that time. But even if it takes twice the projected time, the fact remains that this is a viable plan of action coupled with a systematic approach of reaching and discipling lost and unchurched people for the kingdom of God. Without a doubt it will work when God s people take advantage of the training, commit themselves to the work, and trust God to open the doors (just as He has promised in Rev. 3:7-8). Recruiting has already begun for our first 50 Group Leaders. By faith we are now underway. Phase Nine (Beginning July 2014): Repeat of Phase Five above with + or new leaders. Phase Ten (Beginning January 2015): Repeat of Phase Four above. (400 groups existing plus 200 new groups - with an average of 10 persons per group = 4000 persons being discipled) These cycles can continue to repeat as long as there are people willing to work and as long as there are people to be reached, discipled, and prepared for Christian service. The only limitation is our own! 8
9 SEVEN SPIRITUAL STEPS The following Seven Spiritual Steps are presented as essential areas in the life of a Christian to move him or her from a status of babe in Christ to one who is maturing in Christ. Those who desire to become Group Leaders must sign off on these seven steps as applicable in their personal lives, and also be recommended by their Pastor or Group Leader. While these seven steps are not an end to the journey of Christ-likeness, they are certainly a good beginning. To come to an understanding and acceptance of salvation by grace through faith as interpreted through the Arminian understanding of God s sovereignty. To experience personal assurance of salvation both through faith in God s Word and through the witness of God s Spirit. To understand the doctrine, and to be in pursuit of the reality, of loving God with all one s heart, soul, mind, and strength (doctrine of Perfect Love ). To understand the process of, and to practice being, a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ. To grow in the spiritual disciplines, particularly in the areas of systematic Bible reading, daily prayer, and regular Christian fellowship. To become a cheerful giver of at least a tenth part of one s income while learning the principle of stewardship of all our, or more correctly, of all God s possessions. To enter into a relationship as a spiritual leader (Mentor) to someone outside your existing group. 9 Other Considerations Every person entering into a small group will hopefully stay in the group until he or she can sign off on each of these seven areas. Some will obviously progress more quickly than others in this process, but it will be one of the responsibilities of the Group Leader to shepherd each individual along the way. As those who feel called to start a small group leave to do so, and as others drop out of the small group as will most certainly happen, the Group Leader, along with other group members, will seek to bring new people into the existing group to begin the process anew with them, thus constantly reaching people for Christ, discipling them into a mature walk, and sending them out to duplicate the process. It may be necessary to eventually have two small groups, one for new believers and one for those more mature in their own spiritual walk with the Lord. Leaders should never feel as if they have a full group and stop trying to reach new people for salvation and discipleship. It is anticipated that during this process the local church will grow as new believers and those previously unchurched will seek a place to worship. The Group Leader will help direct these into a sound evangelical church. In a location where there may be two or three groups in close proximity, the possibility is that a new church can be planted by these groups working together, or perhaps even by the multiplication of a single group. A person leaving a group to become a Group Leader who has received training in Church Planting (CEU training) is also a candidate for starting a new work in an area without one of our churches. Thus we should see growth in the existing local churches as well as see new churches planted.
10 GROUP PARTICIPANT EXPECTATIONS The purpose of the Small-Group is to aid Christians in their personal walk with God. The small-group should be a place where each person is encouraged in this walk. The Seven Spiritual Steps are presented as areas that need to be applied into one s life in order to grow into spiritual maturity. The works that are presented are to be evidence of faith just as James taught (James 2:18). These works are presented in Scripture as an expected part of the Christian life (Eph 2:10). Below are also presented seven expectations (or recommendations) for each person involved in the Small-Group Meetings. Not all of these are required, but as stated, expected and even encouraged. Meeting these expectations will aid participants in their Christian walk, provide new people and finances for the local church, and help the work of Light of Life Ministry to continue and grow. It is expected and/or encouraged that you as a group participant will: 1. Commit to developing the Seven Spiritual Steps into your personal life. 2. Regularly attend the weekly group meeting unless providentially hindered from doing so. 3. Attend the Church of your choice on a weekly basis (guidance from the Group Leader will be available if needed in selecting a good church). 4. Participate in an Accountability Group or have an Accountability Partner with whom you will be mutually accountable in your personal pursuit of holiness and your spiritual development into the image of Christ. These accountability groups are a part of the small-group concept of discipleship. 5. Become involved in the formal Christian education program offered by Light of Life Ministry. This Continuing Education Unit (CEU) program offers up to 24 separate courses with up to 72 CEUs and provides training tracts for both laity and clergy. All Group Leaders will have more details on this program. 6. Determine to continue being a part of a small-group that reaches and disciples people, either as a worker, or if you feel so inclined, as a Group Leader yourself. As Christians we are to be witnesses as we are going into our part of the world. Once people come to Christ we are to be teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you just as Jesus declared in Matthew 28:20. The Small-Group Ministry is an excellent way to do this! 7. Consider supporting the work of Light of Life Ministry as a part of your tithes, gifts, and offerings to the work of the Lord. Your support in prayer and finances will allow the ministry and programs of LOLM to continue, staff to be added as needed, and materials and training to be provided for the smallgroup ministry. While any amount given will be appreciated, a Ministry Partner is encouraged to give a minimum of $25 per month. While your support of LOLM is not a requirement to participate in the Small- Group program, your gifts to LOLM will allow us to continue the important work of Christian discipleship. 10
11 Frequently Asked Questions about the Outreach and Discipleship Small-Group Ministry Q. Who can be a Group Leader? A. Any believer who knows and loves God, but wants to know and love Him more; one who desires to serve God in a way that changes people s lives for eternity; one whose personal life, while not perfect, reflects growth toward Christ-likeness; one who believes God wants to use him/her in a new and better way; and one who is willing to commit time weekly to this ministry. Q. How much time weekly do I need to invest in the small-group ministry? A. That depends on your individual schedule and desire, but we expect that it will take at least five hours per week when counting group meeting time (about 1.5), contacts with group members, and follow-up contacts as needed. As a shepherd/ mentor you will be able to impact other s lives by spending some individual time with them also. So, to answer your question, plan for a minimum of five hours per week, and two weekends per year for Leader seminars and retreats. Q. What if I feel led to be a group leader, but don t really know what to do? A. LOLM is committed to help you by offering the Group Leader Training Course, an annual Group Leader training seminar, and an annual Group Leader Retreat. We will also provide the materials you will need for discipling your group. But ultimately, those God calls into any ministry, He will equip. Being a small-group leader is most definitely a ministry, so seek the Lord first! Q. Do you actually think this type of program will work? A. Yes! Most definitely. It has worked effectively from the time of the early Church. John Wesley used the small group concept to reach thousands of people, to disciple them, to start churches, and ultimately begin the Methodist movement. This is simply the Biblical concept of carrying out the Great Commission (but don t tell anyone; it might scare them off). 11 Q. When will the small-groups begin? A. For sake of space, I will refer you to the proposed timeline shown on pages 7 and 8 of this issue of The Illuminator. Q. How much will this program cost? A. It will not cost the participant anything to be a member except to purchase the discipleship material packet (small one-time price not yet established). There is no cost to the Group Leader from LOLM; in fact we hope to be able to provide materials to you at no cost (if support is sufficient to do this). Travel to training seminars will be at Group Leader expense, but this should be a minimal cost. Cost for the Annual Group Leader Retreat has not been established at this time. Q. How many people make a Small-Group? A. We suggest you have at least six, but probably not more than twelve, with ten being a good goal. Too few limits the group dynamics while too many prevent the Leader from being able to provide the individual attention and mentoring each participant needs. Q. What about the gender issue? A. A male/female Small-Group Leadership team works best as they can establish a mixed group, but can also insure time for men to be with men and women to be with women. The needs of the two sexes often differ when it comes to discipleship and accountability. It is recommended that an individual male Group Leader establish a smallgroup of men. The same for a female Group Leader as her group should consist of women. Q. How is this ministry being supported? A. Once again, just as with the CEU program, the funds collected through this ministry lack considerably in meeting the costs of producing all the materials, maintaining the records, paying for LOLM salaries and travel expenses, etc. Small- Group participants will be asked to consider supporting the work of LOLM on their own, but this is not a requirement. As a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry that depends on individual and church support to survive, we still need the generous support of individuals and churches.
12 OK, I Like It! But What Do I Do Now? Bible and Ministry Training CEU Program If you are a Church Pastor considering a CEU program for your people, or... If you are interested in hosting a CEU Training Center in your area, or... If you are a Pastor or Teacher with interest in teaching in the CEU Program, or... If you are a person interested in enrolling or taking courses in the CEU Program, then... Contact Rev. James O. (Jim) Jones preferably at his or call his cell phone at , or just send a letter to the address shown below. Outreach and Discipleship Training Small-Group Ministry If you are a Pastor wanting to recommend a lay person or persons in your church, or... If you are a lay person considering becoming a Small-Group Leader, or... If you are a Pastor or Teacher who would like to help in Group Leader training, or... If you simply want to get more information as it becomes available, then... Contact Rev. James O. (Jim) Jones preferably at his or call his cell phone at , or just send a letter to the address shown below. You can also contact Rev. Dan Shapley at or at Or you can contact Rev. Lanny Carpenter at or at Or you can even contact Rev. Gary Briden at or at Classes and Conferences You can also contact LOLM about your church hosting Revival Services, Bible Study Conferences, or Christian Education Seminars on these and other topics: Becoming an Effective Witness Foundational Truths of the Church Building the Church through Sunday School Scientific and/or Biblical Creationism Laying the Foundation for Sound Doctrine Free To Serve God 7 Principles of Philippians Revelation and the End Times 7 Feasts of the Lord and Man s Redemption Christ as the Passover Lamb of God Wesleyan-Arminian Doctrines The Sacraments and Holiness Our Methodist Heritage Contact Information Ministry Address: Light of Life Ministry P. O. Box Nashville, TN Director: James O. (Jim) Jones, Jr. Phone Numbers: Ministry # Cell # Web-site: 12