The basis of praising God among the nations is His unparalleled love (vs. 1) and unending truth (vs. 2). Love and truth are the two ingredients in a transforming relationship. God transforms people through his love and truth.
How did God attract you to himself though His love?
How did God inform you about himself through His truth?
How is this relevant to bring the gospel to unreached Tribes?
They spend a week with Tribal believers, living life with them and worshipping with them. It is by far the most impactful part of the program.
Describe how first hand experience differs from learning about Tribal missions in a small group by viewing it on a video and then answering great questions? :-)
To be able to see the difference was absolutely incredible. …Peoples lives were completely changed and transformed.
How does God use the testimony of transformed Tribesmen to invite others to involvement in Tribal missions?
Lots to times participants learn they do have an aptitude for language, or translation or have an ability to make relationships easily with national people.
Why might these things only be discoverable on site and not from a distance?
If God has put missions on your heart in any way, and you have no idea where you might fit in that process, Interface is the perfect vehicle for you to see the entire process of Tribal Church planting. How it’s done and how you might fit in.
Do any of those words speaking loudly to you? Explain. How might you pursue this type of experience if you only have two or three weeks to give?
Is there any value in going on Interface even if don’t become a Tribal missionary?
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” — Jim Elliott
Even if you’ve heard this quote before let it speak to your heart afresh. Slowly look it over again and let the Holy Spirit read it to you. What did He just say? Anything new? Did He speak to you about Tribal missions?
Jim…came to see that missionaries were not “special” or superhuman. Instead, missionaries were ordinary people with an extraordinary message to share. Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2011-10-18). Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Location 183). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
What is the importance of this truth in the context of Tribal missions?
Lord, I give up all my own plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept Thy will for my life. I give myself, my life, my all utterly to Thee to be Thine, forever. Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit. Use me as Thou wilt, work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever. — Betty Stam. Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2012-03-22). Elisabeth Elliot: Joyful Surrender (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 380-382). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Elisabeth Elliott wrote Betty Stam’s prayer in the front of her Bible and prayed it often. What is the value of praying this prayer on a regular basis?
What is the value of allowing God to answer it as He sees fit?
“The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds. He will not allow quietness.” — Elisabeth Elliott
How might these three things keep a believer from becoming involved in Tribal missions? What might we do to create the quietness in our lives necessary to hear God?
“The fact that I’m a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I’m a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.” — Elisabeth Elliott
Ladies, how does this change your perspective about Tribal missions?
Skip ahead and read Global Starting Point #13 about World Teams
Supporting Others or Going Yourself
Starting Point #13 talks about a World Team. How might you add people to the Tribal part of your World Team? Below is a list of mission agencies and support agencies that focus on Tribal missions. Become an informational partner with a worker and see if it develops into becoming a prayer partnership and/or financial partner.
The following resources are here to explore on your own so you can gain more understand on what part God wants you to play in bringing the gospel to unreached tribal peoples.