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"Train up a child" in the BIble: Proverbs 22:6
It's widely understood that your upbringing, whether it was kind or cruel, has a major influence on your attitudes and behaviors even once you've entered adulthood. Here the Bible confirms this, and exhorts parents to raise their kids in a godly manner so that they'll continue along that path as they grow.
Teaching IT, computer use, and Web skills, can be an entry point for Christian evangelism
Teaching English has long been a major point of contact and 'way in' for missionaries in many countries. In Japan, for instance, a majority of Christians first came into contact with the Gospel via English lessons. (It is now possible to teach English online as a form of sensitive outreach.) Around the world, there is now a big hunger by people who want to learn how to use computers and gain IT and Web skills – a genuine practical felt need. They see it as a major part of their education and a means of employment advancement. There is thus a big doorway open for local churches and mission agencies to teach these skills.
Impact Eternity: self-study and group-study mission challenge course
A self-study and group-study course from a partnership of major mission groups. See the challenge of the needs of the world, and your place in it. Other groups offer similar material: there is a distance learning missions course Kingdom Expansion 101, and for face-to-face courses on world mission, see the Kairos and Perspectives courses. Check our training page for other online courses on evangelism, ministry and communication.
"Train" in the Bible: 1 Timothy 4:7
When we become Christians, we don't instantly start living a perfect life. Living righteously is something that requires hard work and prayer over time--and so we are exhorted here to "train" ourselves to live godly lives.
"Train" in the Bible: Proverbs 22:6
Proverbs tells us that if we train up a child one way, he will not turn from it when he gets older. The habits we instill in our children at a young age will continue on for the rest of their lives.
LWP - For the Race Set before Us: Training and the Church
The author discusses the importance of training Christians to be authentic followers of Jesus as a pathway for the Church to accomplish its mission in the world.