The Traveling Team International
In 2006, we launched “The Traveling Team International” which seeks to take the resources that we have both collected and created over the past decade to places outside the United States. Partnering with campus ministries primarily in Europe, Africa and Asia, The Traveling Team International has been able to cast vision in areas where missions interest is only budding as well as train college students in areas where missions involvement is more established. As the population of Christians continues to follow a trend where non- Western world far outweighs the West in numbers, we are excited to serve the Body of Christ in countries including those of the Global South where potential for impacting unreached nations is incredible.
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For The Traveling Team International, seeing the world is as easy as ABC. In the context of mobilization, A stands for Advanced. B stands for Basic and C stands for Closed. What this means is that the advanced countries are mature in their capabilities to send native missionaries to the nations. South Korea, Nigeria and England are good examples. Basic countries are those that are beginning to come into their own with mission’s facilitation (i.e. Phillipines). Closed countries are those that are not at a missionary sending level of Christian development; potentially they are not even in a missionary receiving level of development. Saudi Arabia and Libya are examples of closed countries. Over the last two years TTTi has been able to mobilize students in several countries (focused in the A and B categories) by speaking on campuses and churches on site. These countries have included Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Phillipines, New Zealand, Netherlands and some churches in the Middle East. We are excited to see what the Lord does as He continues to raise up the whole Church to take the whole gospel to the whole world.
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Here are a few encouraging emails from our hosts:
New Zealand: Thanks heaps for coming to Lincoln. It was great to host you at home and on campus. You’ve given me lots of follow-up conversations, which is excellent. Your time was at just the right level for Lincoln-ites. Never have I seen students listen to a visitor, leave seats to get pad and pen and then start to take notes. That’s cool – and I’ll be following that up. I’m impressed that you wove in references to cricket, O.E., Dunedin – adapting a presentation what you know real well for the local context which is great. Thanks for those resources. Cheers.
Tim Hodge, Lincoln University
Philippines: Just wanted to thank you both for initiating and facilitating this trip, it has been a joy listening to you talk. They are true professionals who have no complaints when it comes to the long travels and the packed schedule. They were good at picking up cultural information which they slipped into their talks, this was really helpful. I think their ministry is amazing and something that can be translatable to the Philippine context with minimum tweaking. Warm blessings!
>>Are you interested in having The Traveling Team visit your country?
Here is a list of our presentations and training:
TALK 1: BIBLICAL BASIS FOR MISSIONS
- See the unfolding plan of God from Genesis to Revelation – the redemption of all nations.
- Hear the Bible broken down into one story with an Introduction, a Plot and a Conclusion
- See missions as a fundamental theme in scripture and not just a peripheral issue. This will provide for them a solid foundation on which to gain a heart for the world.
TALK 2: HISTORICAL BASIS OF MISSIONS
- Learn and be inspired by major missions movement and how they were begun.
- They will gain an invaluable knowledge of what God has done in the past through pioneers in the world mission movement.
TALK 3: THE STATE OF THE WORLD
- We will walk through the remaining task of missions in the world. This includes a look at the 10/40 Window.
- Understand Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese and Tribal Religions.
- They will see the world from a new perspective as they learn about reached and unreached people groups.
TALK 4: ROLES OF A WORLD CHRISTIAN
- Our emphasis here is the practical side of missions. We will look at ways to be involved daily through prayer, giving, mobilizing and reaching out.
- See that missions is more than overseas work and that everyone has a part to play. They will be equipped with easy application points to live out a World Christian lifestyle.
- They will come away ready to challenge others in their heart for the world.
TALK 5: THE VISION OF A MOBILIZER
- See why mobilization is so strategic and is such a great need.
- Learn a practical tool that will help you cast vision for others.
- Understand how to give others tracks to run on and formulate a plan to help move others toward the World Christian lifestyle.
TALK 6: EXIT RAMPS TO WORLD MISSIONS
- Understand the major exit ramps that people face in getting to the field.
- Learn how to move past them in your own life and how to help others as they encounter them.