Special Forces Christians Series Part 4 – Join the COIL Coalition!
Thanks for joining us today! This is another challenge for us all to serve Christ. You can click this link to read the previous Part 3 in the series, “Activate the Three Vs.”
C.O.I.L. in your Church
The Commission of International Laborers (C.O.I.L. or COIL) isn’t just a novel idea; it’s a template for action!
As you grow in your faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit will guide you and test His will against your own. Great leaders are always proven locally or on a small scale before they lead on a grand scale.
COIL is a concept from my COIL Series novels, but it can also be your link to other Special Forces Christian ideas and contacts. Sign up for Telbat’s Tablet weekly stories and posts. Pay attention to the stories; many are developed from real-life Christians on the foreign field and in American neighborhoods.
We’d like to know how you and others are training and entering the field by faith so we can share this information with other “Special Forces Christians.”
C.O.I.L. in your Community
Oftentimes, a major excursion into the field by a Christian outreach program (even an unofficial one) draws the attention of the locals. Maybe even the press. Instead of asking for money, share the Word. Share what you’ll be going to do abroad (or locally). God promises to supply the needs for His willing servants. Quit worrying and get your Sword!
Use your local platform to exercise your evangelism techniques as well as to train younger believers how to reach out in love and share the gospel. Good works are wonderful and necessary, but it’s the Word that changes lives!
C.O.I.L. in your World
I’d love to hear reports of church leaders (you!) rounding up their congregation members and making worldly sacrifices to make sure the gospel is preached. South Africa needs a mud-brick layer for a week? Get your shots and passport, sell the boat or extra car, and go!
Instead of potluck dinners going to the congregation waistline, the potluck food goes straight out to the homeless—with a tract on each plate.
Church socials are gatherings for fellowship, but why not also work on verse memorization and foreign language review? Foreign language review? Yes, for that trip you’re organizing to visit a persecuted church in Azerbaijan.
The world oppresses the common Christian not to inactivity, but to meaningless activity. Meaningless to Christ. In our pews, we are harmless. In our pews, we can certainly be equipped for the field. But if we never enter the field, is our equipment worthless? Just a challenge to make us all consider.
Hope to see you in the field!