Reach the World Next Door

Train for Missions by Doing Missions

Training Lessons

Welcome! This page has everything you need to lead a Reach the World Next Door small group training. Please make sure you have registered to use this by writing to us at info@reachtheworldnextdoor.com. Pastor Scott Griswold is ready to coach you as you get started. You can contact him also at 707-380-9554. 

If you prefer to do this course by yourself or to facilitate a group where participants complete assignments online, go through this same course at adventistlearningcommunity.com/courses/rwnd. 

Keep Your Vision Clear

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come" (Matthew 24:14). Jesus does not want to come back until every people group gets a chance to know Him and receive His salvation.

“We should be able to see in the multiplying opportunities to reach many foreigners in America a divinely appointed means of rapidly extending the third angel’s message into all the nations of earth. God in His providence has brought men to our very doors and thrust them, as it were, into our arms, that they might learn the truth, and be qualified to do a work we could not do in getting the light before men of other tongues” (Evangelism 570).

We want to see Jesus return sooner then if we sat back and did nothing! Reach the World Next Door can help that happen.

To Get Ready in General:

1) Read the Introduction and watch the introduction video to help you know what to do and how to lead the group.

2) Print a Mission Checklist for each person planning to attend. Keep track as the members complete various assignments to help them grow and to be able to give them a certificate of completion at the end.

3) For each person planning to attend, print or email the workbook lessons week-by-week as available below or use the entire file available here: RWND Training Workbook.

4) Print 5 sheets of the Contact Log for each person attending (by lesson 9 add the Disciple Log). (Or email them). 

5) Print or share electronically these booklets which will be used for each lesson: Praying for the World Next Door and My Favorite Missionary 

6) Keep handy the Answer Sheet for lessons that have blanks to fill in for the presentations.

A hard copy of the training will be available soon for a donation at ASAP Ministries (269) 471-3026. In the meantime they do have some copies of Praying for the World Next Door.

Remember, we're happy to coach you in leading and doing this. If you have any questions contact us: Pastor Scott and Julie Griswold, scott@reachtheworldnextdoor.com 707-380-9554 and julieagriswold@gmail.com 707-380-9864.

To Get Ready for Leading Lesson 1

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 1: Befriending the Unreached Next Door. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

  • Presentation: Befriending the Unreached Next Door
  • Assignment-Video Clip Here’s how to give good news in more than 180 languages; Elder Dan Serns shares further how to be a good neighbor; Ms. Anna Coridan tells her story of moving into a refugee apartment complex to start ministry; Dr. Conrad Vine further explains who the unreached are and what we can do.

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

To Get Ready for Leading Lesson 2

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 2: Enjoying and Navigating Cultural Diversity. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO Get Ready for Leading Lesson 3

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 3: Coming Close to the Heart of Refugees. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

Watch at least one of the following video clips to learn more about the experience of refugees:

  • Assignment-Video Clip 3A Ms. Tara Vang tells the huge impact church members made on her refugee family (GYC) (Start at 15:53).
  • Assignment-Video Clip 3B Three friends from Iowa, Missouri, and the world share, “Refugees, Pain and Trauma Deal- ing with Everyday Life” (3ABN).
  • Assignment-Video Clip 3C Pastor Desta describes the journey from Ethiopia to Minnesota and how to help refugees adjust (ASAP Ministries).
  • Assignment-Video Clip 3D See what God’s people are doing around the world to help refugees.

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO Get Ready for Leading Lesson 4

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 4: Tangibly Help New Arrivals. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

Watch at least two of the following video clips to learn more about how people are helping people who have arrived recently:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO Get Ready for Leading Lesson 5

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 5: Being a Spirit-Filled Disciple. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 6

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 6: Building Bridges to People of Other Religions. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

Watch at least one of the following video clips:

  • Assignment-Video Clip 6A Elder Bryan Gallant shares the power of the gift of time; Mr. Lauran Merginio tells about his experience in refugee ministry.
  • Assignment-Video Clip 6B Elder Stephen Po tells what it was like to be a young refugee moving to America and how to help refugees thrive

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 7

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 7: Sharing Life-Changing Stories and Experiences. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 8

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 8: Leading Up Step-byStep. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 9

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 9: Making Disciples Like Jesus. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 10

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 10: Partnering to Redeem the Culture. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 11

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 11: Building the International Body of Believers. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

Watch at least one of the following video clips to learn more about how to build God’s church:

  • Assignment-Video Clip 11A Elder Dan Serns, Mr. Fabian Reid, and Elder Scott Griswold share their experiences in starting home groups and ethnic churches.
  • Assignment-Video Clip 11B Dr. Anthony WagenerSmith passionately shares the importance of church planting and the basic steps.

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 12

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 12: Effectively Managing Cross-Cultural Conflict. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 13

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 13: Celebrating God's Glory and Seeking for More. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Here are the videos for the presentation during the small group meeting and the homework assignments:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach.

References for the Training Program

Related Information

Train for Cross-Cultural Ministry Course Resources Field Training IN texas ONLINE Training