Do you have a passion to share Jesus among the many unreached peoples of SE Asia? Do you want to serve on a ministry team in Thailand? If so, the upcoming School of Frontier Missions (SOFM) in Chiang Mai is for you.
Learn. Grow. Explore.
The Chiang Mai SOFM is focused on preparing students to share the Good News with Muslims & Buddhists in SouthEast Asia. Get trained to understand the worldview and belief systems of unreached people groups, plant growing churches, and get placed on a team.
This is no lecture-heavy, theoretical training. Staff and students will be experimenting with culture, worship, and local-style evangelism throughout the school. We will visit mosques and temples together, spend time in local communities, and learn from those around us. You will hear from experienced field workers, staff & church planters, who have years of ministry, countless stories, and eye-opening case studies to learn from.
Topics we will cover include:
- Biblical and Historical Basis of Missions
- Understanding Culture and Worldview
- Language Learning & Cross-Cultural Living
- Pioneering, Planting and Multiplying the Kingdom of God
- Disciple Making Movements (DMMs)
- Worldview and Beliefs of Buddhists and Muslims
- Church-Planting among SE Asian People Groups
- Mission Strategy (planning field strategy)
- Business, Community Development and Media
- Effective Teams and Pioneering
- Team Building and Dynamics (how to build great team relationships)
- Building a Great Support Base (financial, prayer, coaching, etc.)
- And more!
Training / Field Assignment
This year’s school covers a full year – September 2018 through October 2019. After 4 weeks of training in Chiang Mai, the first phase of internship begins – 3 months on a field location, learning the language and culture of unreached people. This will be followed by the 2nd phase of training – 2 more weeks in January 2019. By alternating between the training and field internship phases, everything that has taught can be immediately put into practice. The following training times will include real life questions and situations to process.
After the SOFM finishes, you will be paired with a church-planting team for 1 year or more – often in the same location you’ve been working in during the SOFM internship phase. In addition, you will be offered additional training and coaching opportunities with experienced field-workers. Please consider coming with a vision for at least 2-3 years of full time ministry here in Thailand.
There are several field assignment locations available throughout this beautiful country. If you have a specific people group or location in mind, let us know!
The School of Frontier Mission (SOFM) will be an accredited course through YWAM’s University of the Nations (UofN). You will receive a total of 24 credits through the UofN for completing the SOFM + Field Assignment.