YWAM Bethlehem's SOFM targets the unreached people groups in Africa, South America and the 10/40 Window. YWAM Frontier Mission is a ministry of people bonding together to reach the unreached people groups by crossing the cultural borders in order to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to fulfill the Great Commission.
The SOFM promotes a general approach to different cultures and beliefs. The focus is to train workers to go with their vision to any unreached, unevangelised or undiscipled people group and being prepared for it. An overview of missions with some specific skill training is introduced during the initial three-month training phase and developed further during the field assignment (outreach).
Frontiers (a definition): Focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribes and Buddhists. The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new converts.
Curriculum of the SOFM:
1. Foundations for missions: Biblical and historical foundations for missions, the nature of the church, worldview, discipling the Nations.
2. Inter-cultural communication: Principles of and skills for learning another language and culture, research skills.
3. Missions strategy: Evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development, fear of God in the Mission field, living by faith.
4. Personal and team relationships: The worker’s relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, fund raising, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team.
Lecture phase: 12 Weeks (or 3 months)
Field assignment (Outreach): 10-12 Weeks (almost 3 months)
Dates: Starts 2nd week of July every year (please check Upcoming Events for any change of schedule). We aim to run SOFM at least once a year. If SOFM is not running, we run SOSM (School of Strategic Missions).
*The SOFM graduate is advised to continue to work with us for 6 months to 1 year and then we help you get deployed to work with a people group from our target countries.
Cost: To go to Financial Policy now, click here!
Outreach Fees: We advise that you budget a minimum of US$2000 to cover for flight tickets, visas and transportation expenses. Food, accomodation, ministry expenses, insurance and medical cover is another budget and we are flexible with the amount.
Join us in this exciting challenge of learning, growing and going! There is an unfinished task remaining uncompleted, what drives you to be a part of seeing it come to completion? See life differently and let God shape the world through your life. Elevate your expectations for this!
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