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Resources

Student Groups:

Student Missions Fellowship

The vision of Student Mission Fellowship is to cultivate an on-campus awareness of, burden for, and plan to reach the unbelieving populations of the world.

This is accomplished through daily prayer meetings for unreached people groups and occasional on-campus gatherings for the purpose of stirring students to think deeply about God, his glory, and his plan to redeem people from every tribe, tongue and nation.

Each day, students gather on campus to pray for the nations and specific people groups around the world, led by various student leaders (details below).  No weekly or daily commitments are necessary for participating students.

When: Monday-Friday, 7:45-8:15am
Where: Patio outside of Founders and Honeycutt (Meet in the Bevin Center should there be inclement weather)
Who: All Boyce/Southern students welcome

For more information, email J.P. Stokes (jpstokesv@gmail.com) or stop by the Bevin Center.

 

Student Association of Evangelists

The Student Association of Evangelists (SAE) exists because the majority of Louisville’s population lives without a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

The vision and goal of SAE is to promote evangelism among the student body by increasing awareness of lostness in Louisville and providing evangelism opportunities through student-led projects.  Because effective evangelism results in discipleship, we partner with local churches in order to see lost people come to saving faith and become active members of the body of Christ.

Also, SAE meets regularly for mutual encouragement and scheduled evangelism projects.

For more information, email Chad Nuss (rnuss468@students.sbts.edu) or stop by the Bevin Center.

 

Global Resources

Global Resources is a team of students that gathers needed items for missionaries and ministries abroad. Items include theological books, medical supplies, household goods, clothing, and needed equipment. All items are donated by Southern and Boyce students who desire to share their resources to impact the nations.

Once gathered, the resources are boxed and are either sent back with missionaries or shipped directly.

Global Resources will meet twice a semester to pray for international gospel-laborers, disseminate information, collect theological resources, and Skype with field-missionaries.

For more information, email Sean Perron (sjperron@gmail.com) or Renee Jarrett (rjarrett@sbts.edu).

 

Reaching Internationals Through Education

Louisville is growing increasingly diverse and, more specifically, international. It is estimated that 10% of Louisville’s population is international; a percentage that is growing every year.  Those who’ve spent time in Louisville have likely interacted with students, immigrants, refugees, or new citizens from Algeria, Burma, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Puerto Rico, Somalia, Thailand, Vietnam, and many other parts of the world.

Reaching Internationals Through Education is one platform for making Jesus, the Son of God, known to Louisville’s international residents. Through this ministry, many who wouldn’t think twice about visiting a church, meet regularly with believers who incarnate and articulate the gospel among them.  The prayer and goal of this ministry is that many Internationals and their families would become lifelong disciples of Jesus, the risen Lord.

To this end, R.I.T.E currently offers ESL platforms and after-school programs.

For more information, email J.P. Stokes (jpstokesv@gmail.com) or stop by the Bevin Center.

 

Resources:

Language Learning Software:

The James P. Boyce Centennial Library subscribes to Mango Languages online to provide convenient language instruction to current students, faculty, staff, and their households.  It offers a wide variety of languages including many that our Bevin Center short-term missions teams will encounter along their voyages, and other helpful languages such as Spanish, French, German, Greek (Modern, Classical, and Koine), Hebrew (Modern and Biblical), and Arabic.

Click here to create your personal profile.  If you are accessing from off-campus, you will first need to sign in with your SBTS library login before creating your Mango account.

You can access Mango Languages from a flash enabled browser, via the iPhone/iPad app, or with an app for your Google Android device*.

*Due to Android’s lack of native support for certain character sets, some language options will not be available on those devices.

EXTERNAL RESOURCES:

International Mission Board

Considering going overseas short or long term?  The International Mission Board is looking for missionaries with skills and calling for media, church planting, and leadership training related jobs.  Click here to read about prayer needs, missions, and mobilization opportunities.

North American Mission Board

The North American Mission Board is about moving people and churches to all regions of North America to spread the gospel and plant churches.  To learn more, click here.

Great Commission Women

Great Commission Women is a part of the Graham School for missions and evangelism at SBTS.  They exist to serve women in the seminary community who are interested in missions. Panel discussions, events, and mentoring are available and more information can be found here.

Reaching and Teaching

Graham School Associate Dean of Missions and Professor of Missions and Cultural Anthropology David Sills hosts a website devoted to reaching and teaching the nations through short term trips, consultation, and peoples groups research.  The website contains many resources related to orality, church planting, and research.

Culturnicity

Culturnicity is a blog devoted to thinking about all things related to missions and culture.  You’ll find ethnographies and papers on orality, ethnographic research, anthropology, and intercultural communication.

Missiologically Thinking

Dr. J.D. Payne hosts a website devoted to equipping you for multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches.  Dr. Payne regularly provides data on immigration and the diaspora movement in North America.

The Joshua Project

The Joshua Project is a mobilization website providing research, prayer needs, and service opportunities focused on the least reached peoples of the world.

IMB Global Research

The IMB’s Global Research department provides statistics on peoples groups, church planting, world population, and maps of the peoples of the world.

Operation World

Operation World provides information and prayer needs for every country in the world.

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.