Special Forces Christians Series – Have You Ever Been To Boot Camp?
David here with another in my SFC Series. Last time in Part 4, “Join the COIL Coalition,” I shared that The Commission of International Laborers (COIL) isn’t just a novel idea; it’s a template for action! COIL is a major force in my current novel series. (The COIL Series) Using that template, I’ve come up with ideas of how we can get busy for Christ!
Last week, that unmowed grass was just a patch of weeds in your neighbor’s back yard. Today and tomorrow, it’s a training field for Christians on a mission…
Name, Rank, Serial Number!
Okay, maggot! You’re going to Boot Camp, but no Boot Camp you’ve ever heard of. You’ve gotten other like-minded Christians from your community together for belly crawling under barbed wire and pushups in the mud.
The excursion itself is social, perhaps, but its purpose is two-fold: to share and pray about Christians in the field, and to support one another in his/her ambitions to enter the field—be it down the street, or across the ocean.
Admit Nothing, Deny Everything, Make Counter Accusations!
Okay, you haven’t been taken prisoner yet, but we are in enemy territory! A Boot Camp for believers can be a time to educate others about the dangers Christians face in other countries. What are some methods believers use to reach others? Or how do they perform a baptism in Vietnam? Can we contact these Christians?
To top off your Boot Camp outing, invite a missionary or two who are in the States on furlough, or a VOM rep, or a Christian ex-military man, to drill everyone through the physical aspects of the camp.
The point is to educate people as well as inspire them to action. Get muddy. Pull a few muscles. But everyone should walk away desiring for God to show them how they can be activated as a Special Forces Christian.
If you are planning a church retreat with a Boot Camp theme, let us know. If you pull it off, tell us how it went.
There are many ministries that provide opportunities for involvement in God’s work. Some Christian organizations even engage in covert activities in order to share or deliver God’s Word. Here is a list of a few Christian ministries that do just that. Check out: Bibles Unbound, Vision Beyond Borders, and Open Doors.
Hope to see you in the field!