OC INTERNATIONAL [revised 2/97]
Founded by Dr. Dick Hillis, OC International, began working with the church in Asia, helping them to reach their countries for Christ. In the early days, OC was known as Orient Crusades. As OC began to expand to other areas of the world, the name was changed to Overseas Crusades and then OC International. Since that time, the ministry of OC International has expanded to include 22 countries with resident teams on five continents. OCI's strategy is assisting national Christian leadership to reach their own nation for Christ and in to reach unreached areas of the world. Our strategy is based on four foundational distinctives: Focus on the whole nation, multiply the church, work through the entire Body of Christ, and teamwork. Provided is information on OCI's ministry locations (Asia; Western, Central, and Eastern Europe; Africa; Latin and North America), Short Term Mission Opportunities, Career Opportunities, Hot From the Field (recent news), OCI's Sports Ambassadors, OCI's Church Ministries, and a link to Outreach Canada.
OMF INTERNATIONAL [revised 5/96]
Formerly the China Inland Mission, established by Hudson Taylor 130 years ago, and then as the Overseas Missionary Felowship, OMF International is a major mission agency that has done much work in Asia. OMF International includes 1,000 members working in as many as 75 unreached/ unevangelized people groups in East Asia. They also provide an immense amount of missions information by way of the OMF Books ministry, newsletters and so forth. Available on site are sections describing a few of the countries where OMF International is involved, including Japan, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Pages are provided for OMF's Regional Offices, including Australia, the British Isles, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Southern Africa, Switzerland, and the USA, including contact information. Detailed digests of selected books are available, and an on-line "response form" to provide a way to get their book catalog or request related information. There are also detailed digests describing OMF International's video tape collection. Finally, but not least, is information about how to obtain the paper copy of OMF International's four-star magazine, East Asia's Millions. Highly recommended.
AN OPEN DOOR... REVELATION 3:8 [new 4/97]
The missions page of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America (Unofficial). A general Information section provides a statement on The Faith and Practice of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America in (English and in Spanish languages); A Message from the Mission Committee; A History of Protestant Reformed Missions (in process); and a Daily Meditation. A section of Miscellaneous information includes an E-mail directory, a guest book, a form for questions that visitors may wish to express and a list of links to other sites of interest on th internet. A Mission Fields section provides information files and contact information for missions North American, British Isles, and Ghana, Africa. Another section includes information on Sister Churches: the Evangelical Reformed Churches of Singapore and the New Zealand Protestant Reformed Church. SWAMI (Sindhis With a Mission International) ministers to youth who have converted from Hinduism to Christianity. Information about the ministry includes background information, mission, belief, goals and conferences. Another Literature section provides the Reformed Freee Publishing Association's Catalog and a large catalog/ price list of PRC literature. The Literature section also includes on line versions of: Missions: or, "I Will BuildMy Church", by Reverend C. Hanko; and, Cross-Cultural Missions: Part 3, by Robert D. Decker. The final section focuses upon Covenant Reformed News, a short fortnightly newspaper published by the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland (mentioned in the Newsletters/ Journals section of this guide).
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Main Page: http://www.iserv.net/~prc/
OPEN DOORS INTERNATIONAL FIELD OPERATIONS [new 4/97]
We believe that all doors are open and that God enables His Body to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. We therefore define our ministry as follows: To strengthen the Body of Christ living under restriction or persecution, by providing and delivering Bibles, materials, training and other helps, and encouraging it to become involved in world evangelism; To train and encourage the Body of Christ in threatened or unstable areas, to prepare believers to face persecution and suffering, and to equip them to maintain a witness to the Gospel of Christ; To motivate, mobilise and educate the church in the free world to identify with and become more involved in assisting the Suffering Church, believing that "when one member suffers, all members suffer with it" (I Cor. 12:26 NKJV). Field Operations, a department of Open Doors International, is responsible for Open Doors projects in the Muslim world extending from Morocco in north-west Africa via the Middle East to Central Asia. -- Adapted from introductory statement and vision statement. Open Doors Field Operations has provided Detailed Country Information on Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Northern Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. There is information provided relating to Open Doors' News and Prayer Items monthly (detailed in the Newsletters/ Journals section of this guide). Information has been made available regarding Christin Prisoners in the Muslim World. A Directory of E-mail addresses for Open Doors offices around the world has been made available. Also there is an Archives Section that includes back issues of News and Prayer; Open Doors World Watch List, Maps (.gif image format), and a document series entitled Persecution of Christians in... (Egypt, Iran, Sudan, and Uzbekistan). Open Doors World Watch List, maintained by Wybo Nicolaia, is a survey resulting from questionnaires made by Open Doors. It provides the status of Christianity in countries ranging from the worst situation to total freedom of religion. Very highly recommended.
OPEN DOORS WITH BROTHER ANDREW (CANADA) [new 4/97]
A friend in missions once reminded me that one of the reasons Christians face suffering is because Christians put themselves in that vulnerable position to reach out to others. People in missions frequently risk comfort, health, and life to open that opportunity for others to know Christ. If you have read God's Smuggler, by Brother Andrew, then you know of the risks, and of God's protection. Open Doors has been instrumental in promoting faith, bringing prayer to God, and calling upon His compassionate response for the sake of the Great Commission. With God's blessing Open Doors has promoted the cause of the suffering Church in compelling ways. We are very pleased to note that Open Doors With Brother Andrew in Canada can now be found on the internet. Open Doors believes "... that all doors are open and that God enables His Body to go into all the world and preach the gospel." The mission of Open Doors is: To strengthen the body of Christ living under restriction or persecution, by providing and delivering Bibles, materials, training and other helps, and encouraging it to become involved in world evangelism; To train and encourage the body of Christ in threatened or unstable areas, to prepare believers to face persecution and suffering, to equip them to maintain a witness to the Gospel of Christ; and, To motivate, mobilize and educate the church in the free world to identify with and become more involved in assisting the Suffering Church, believing that 'when one member suffers, all members suffer with it' (1Cor. 12:26)" -- adapted from the Vison Statement. Information that Open Doors With Brother Andrew Canada have placed on line include the Vision Statement and a section entitled The Suffering Church, which will include a list of pertinent regions around the world. At the time of our survey a feature article written by Johan Companjen, Prayer and the Suffering Church, is available. Another document, provides Brother Andrew's views on over 40 years of Ministry, and a companion file provides a "time line" of important dates marked by Open Doors. Also provided is a calendar of scheduled events. Very highly recommended.
OPERATION MOBILISATION [new 4/96]
A globe-spanning missionary force headed by George Verwer. OMs role in the body of Christ is to motivate, develop and equip people for world evangelization, and to strengthen and help plant churches, especially among the unreached in the Middle East, South and Central Asia and Europe. OMs vision is Focusing on the unreached; Partnering with churches; Caring for OM members; Training & equipping world Christians; Mobilising the next generation; Globalising and strengthing OM's ministry. Information is provided about OM's standards, ministry and goals. The Information Resources section contains Webline: Stories From the OM World, including India, France and Hungary. Several periodicals are available on line, including: OM News Bytes, OM World News, Prayerline, and Relay -- Operation Mobilisation's Worldmagazine (described in the newsletters/ journals section of this guide.) OM provides useful ways to get involved, including campaigns and job openings. There is also a World Awareness Quiz to further edify interested visitors. A strongly motivated international missions organization.
OPERATION NEHEMIAH FOR SOUTH SUDAN (SSCCA) [new 5/97]
...An American based Christian charitable relief and developmental organization established with a domestic and international vision and goal to support churches and other non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army, Operation Blessing, AmeriCares, World Harvest etc. At international level, its mission is to send relief and developmental support to South Sudanese refugees who are displaced by war from their country of Sudan to neighboring countries of Uganda and Kenya and those who are internally displaced. [Their] vision and goal is grounded on four key areas of operation to help alleviate the suffering of the Christians and those who are facing Islamic genocide in the Sudan. [Their] vision and goal includes sending agricultural development, education, medical needs and spiritual growth. -- adapted from The Goal and Vission of Operation Nehemiah, William L. Ochan Ajjugo. Provided on site is a document entitled The Position of the Sudanese Chuch on the Curent Conflict in the Country, and the organization's latest newsletter (reported in the Newsletters/ Journals section of this guide).
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN RESOURCES [new 10/97]
A Christian online bookstore that specializes in books on Church history, and Orthodox Christianity. Major emphasis on this page is to provide information about Orthodox publications that can then be purchased at www.amazon.com, however there are other nuggets in the form of links to Orthodox sites. The www.amazon.com books selection provides bibliographic information and a short descriptive digest for each entry. At the time of our survey, a Links section includes resources for Christianity in Pakistan, and to Voithia, an independent Orthodox news archive of the Orthodox Christian Assistance Foundation.
OUTREACH CANADA [revised 2/97]
Affiliated with OC International, Outreach Canada provides resources for churches and church leaders and information on: Ministry Assessments, Community Profiles and Demographics, Church Planting Assistance, Mapping of Cities and Regions, Intercultural Ministries, Lifestyle Evangelism Resources, and Corporate Strategy and Planning Materials. Also available from Outreach Canada is a ChurchInfo Center, providing church management software.
OUTREACH MISSIONS, INC. [new 12/96]
Outreach Missions purposes to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world by every means available. They are presently ministering through radio, distribution of Bibles, assisting Filipino native pastors and American missionaries with monthly financial assistance. Outreach Ministries helps support American missionaries in Belgium, Latavia, South America and Indonesia. They help support Home Missions in the USA. Provided on line are information about the Childrens' Assistance Program, Sponsorship Agreement, and Newsletter. Frames and graphics dependent.
OVERSEAS MINISTRIES STUDY CENTER [new 12/96]
Renewal for World Mission. "Several generations of North American missionaries know the Overseas Ministries Study Center for its warm 'home away from home' accommodations and its program of continuing education for cross-cultural ministries. From 1922, when OMSC was founded by the family of gospel hymn writer William Howard Doane, OMSC has welcomed Christian workers from many nations into residence for personal renewal, updating of ministry insights and skills, and Christian fellowship that crosses national, ethnic and denominational boundaries." -- Renewal for World Mission. The web site includes information about OMSC Study Programs, Residential Opportunities, Doan Missionary Scholarships and Research Grant Opportunities, as well as introductory information for OMSC Senior Mission Scholars. OMSC publishes the International Bulletin of Missionary Research for which a list of articles for the current edition is listed, as well as article planned for the next edition, and subscription information.
PACIFIC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CENTER [new 5/96]
The Pacific Emergency Management Center is a network of emergency professionals, educators, trainers, local, state and federal government officials, business executives, nonprofit leaders and neighborhood activists believes that the more we help each other, the safer we are going to be the next time around. This site provides well organized listings of emergency response networks to natural disaster.
E-mail Directory: http://www.simeon.org/email.html
PALM BEACH INTERVIEW SERIES [new 6/97]
The series of interviews by Speed the Need recalls and updates the history of a fateful move of Christian men and women known as missionaries to freely give the Word of God to the Aucas in Equador. It is a testimony of humble men and women who carry the fellowship of Christ's love first and foremost in their hearts, as expressed by their deeds, made possible by His grace. Becoming a part of His will in their lives they became a part of God's promise, that His Word does not return to Him incomplete -- neither in the lives of these men and women or in the lives of whom they are called to inform. Five missionaries died for their beliefs in Christ on a "Palm Beach" in Equador in January 1956. Many of the Aucas (now Waorani) have become Christian people who will continue to see God's Word return to Him completed only because Christian men and women shared the burden of Christ's love as a part of the Great Commission. Documentation on site includes information from interviews with STN and men and women who were directly involved in the Waroni story. Sections include: Vital Background Reading - Preface; The Hobey Lowrance Interview - The Gift Drop Goes On; The Chuck Howard Interview - "Palm Beach" Impacts a Young Boy; The Bob Griffin Interview - Flying in the Same Faith Space; The Judy Maxwell Interview - Gikita Touches a Heart; The Steve Saint Account - About Gikita; An Eyewitness Account - The Waorani New Testament Dedication Service; Book/ video list - Palm Beach Resources; and, Acknowledgements. Highly recommended.
Speed the Need: http://netnet.net/~dhatch/speed/
PATHFINDERS EDUCATION FOUNDATION [new 5/97]
"Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind." PathFinders Education Foundation is a Christian ministry serving churches and Christian organizations in the two-thirds world. This ministry provides education resources to these ministries, enabling them to effectivly carry out their mission. Ministry objectives are to rovide educational resources (in the form of materials, curriculum and program funding) which equip the Church to fulfill its mission; To respond to the unique ministy needs of local churches in the two-thirds world by linking them with ministry specialists who can provide expertise training in answer to those needs; and, Implement Bible and ministry training programs designed to equip Christians for ministry leadership and spiritual maturity. - adapted from the introductory information. PathFinders Education Foundation Mission Statement and Objectives are presented in the About section at the web site. The Ministry section details the missions involvement in: Training and Development of Church Ministries; Training and Development for Programs Reaching Children at High Risk; Faculty Recruitment and Bible and Seminary Programs for Brazil and Eastern Europe; Bible and Ministry training Program serving the Church in twelve countries; and, Health and Community Education projects. PathFinders Education Foundation is involved in Cina, India, Brazil, the USA, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, the UK, and Australia. Review the Countries of Involvement section for outlines detailing commitments in these countries. For visitors who would like to become more involved, custom fit the skills God has given you to be more influential in The Great Commission, a form page is provided, and consultation freely given. Highly recommended.
PATRICIA'S NEW TESTAMENT GREEK (MACINTOSH SOFTWARE) [new 3/97]
Patricia's NT Greek Vocabulary Review© Version 1.6 is a HyperCard stack that is designed to help individuals learn or review biblical Greek vocabulary words. It automatically keeps track of the words you get wrong, and records them for you to practice on. It contains 1167 of the most frequently used words in the New Testament. Software developer Lawrence Veinott has attempted to include every word that occurs 9 or more times in the NT. It is much more than a flash card stack as it automatically records your mistakes, saves those words, and gives you the option of being tested on the ones you have missed. Patricia's Greek has been reviewed in "The Mac Shareware 500", (Prevost and Terrell, Ventana Press) which highlights some the best Macintosh shareware available. The program is well worth the modest shareware price being asked. Highly recommended.
THE PERSECUTED CHURCH [new 7/96]
The Caleb Project is providing a collection of links and current information on the Persecuted Church. Referenced are Mark Kelley's excellent online report, Advance; current information on the situation with Kuwaiti Christian, Robert Hussein, the recent destruction of churches in Indonesia, persecution taking place in the Peoples Republic of China, and related issues. Referenced are the Global Evangelism Movement's new e-mail conference, Gem-Persecution, being distributed from MAFxc, and to COMPASS DIRECT: Global News from the Front Line. The issues introduced are very high priority.
PETER & JILL MEHL MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL (PJMMI) [new 2/97]
The vision of playing an aggressive part in fulfilling "The Great Commission" remains the heartbeat of PJMMI. Establishing 1,000 home churches in Ukraine, with expansion to Russia and finally China, has remained their dream! PJMMI's emphasis and reason for existence is based out of Acts 1:8, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." PJMMI are witnesses! Because of this, their influence has reached past the Ukranian borders into Russia, Belarussia, Uzbeckistan, Siberia, the Russian Far East, and China. In doing so, PJMMI carries out their Pentecostal heritage of "Turning the world upside down" (Acts 17:6). This dream has now become a reality. -- adapted from The Vision, Peter & Jill Mehl Ministries International. Text describig PJMMI's ministry includes information on the ministry's Operation Mail-out church planting program, Church Planting Kits, Correspondence Bible Conferences; PJMMI Crusades, Video and Audio Ministries, Materials Distribution, Operation Train Robbery (thre million trcts and booklets distributed in Crimea the first year!), Bible Schools, Prison Ministries, Short-term Missions in the Former USSR and China, and Other Ministry Functions, including the ministry's involvement with orphanages, mime ministries, street praaching, hospitals, Siberian outreach, and other countries in the CIS. Highly recommended.
PILOTS FOR CHRIST INTERNATIONAL [new 3/97]
Members of PCI acknowledge Jesus Christ to be both true God and true man. They accept Him as their personal Savior, and Savior to the world. In gratitude to Almighty God for the gift of flight, PCI endeavors to use their interest and talents in aviation to promote His gospel throughout the international aviation community, in particular, and the world in general, through service. They use only honest and ethical means in serving those in need. They provide their services free of charge to any needy person, regardless of their race, religion, or ethnic identity. Their services include: counselling and instructing youth groups about flying; flying missions of mercy; transporting patients, relatives, and supplies; transporting ministers to their mission stations; witnessing at air shows, airports, and in their daily lives; fostering Christian fellowship at meetings, at or near airports; distributing tracts and Bibles free of charge at air shows and airports - Adaopted from Mission Statement, Pilots for Christ. Provided on line at the time of our survey are organizational files on PCI founder, Reverend William Starrs, and PCI's Mission Statement. More information, including What is PCI, Becoming a Member, a newsletter and bulletins, Mission Resources, Chapter information, an archive, a PCI Store and Sponsors information is in the works.
PIONEERS ONLINE [new 5/96]
Pioneers is a non-denominational mission agency that is intent on reaching the unreached with the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to church-planting ministry among Unreached People Groups. Pioneers also works through innovative strategies, often using non-traditional methods to achieve the stated goal of a church for every people group by the year 2000 A.D. Pioneers' outreach focuses on Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Tribal, Secular, and Chinese unreached people groups.
Pioneers Japan: http://jms09.jeton.or.jp:80/users/fletch/
PLANET EARTH -- WORLD REGIONS [new 9/96]
A well organized listing of connections to networking resources. Arranged by geographic region and country.
Planet Earth Home Page: http://www.nosc.mil/planet_earth/info.html
POLISH CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE [new 7/96]
Owners Anna and Joe Losiak say that this bookstore provides the largest selection of evangelical books from Poland in the United States. It is a very large selection indeed. The master index is available in Polish and English languages. Sections include Apologetics, Bible, Business & Money, Christian Living, Christian Novels, Christian Psychology, Christian Video, Dictionaries, Evangelism, Faith Problems, For Children, For Parents, Friendship, Leadership, Love and Dating, Marriage, Missionary Writing, Philosophy and Religion, and End Times. A peek at the section on evangelism includes Basic Christianity by John Stott, Born Again, and Peace With God, by Billy Graham, Four Spiritual Laws, by Campus Crusade for Christ, Is Anyone There?, by David Watson, Searching for God, by A.W. Tozer, Adventure of Your Life, by Youth for Christ, The Only Way to Heaven, by Wager, and, Witnessing Without Fear, by Bill Brith. This is a family site. Find a Polish Christian Newsletter (also described in the newsletters/ journals section of this guide), PBS interviews (in Polish language), Picture of Camp Moyoca and Alpine Valley (youth camps for Polish speakers in America), Radio reports (transcripts) by Anna Losiak (Christian radio in Polish). Search engine. Online order capability. Highly recommended.
PORTFOLIO SOFTWARE [new 4/96]
This site, provided by NeoSoft, allows users to download shareware copies or to buy the full-fledged versions of NeoSoft products, the following which are represented on line: NeoBook and NeoBook Professional are authoring systems to produce electronic publications; NeoDraw is a Windows-based drawing application; NeoPaint is a paint and image editing application; QuikMenu 4 Windows is a customizable desktop environment for Windows; QuikMenu III is a graphical desktop for DOS systems; QuikMenu Mailbox for Windows is a stand-alone internal e-mail utility which allows networked Windows users to exchange messages between themselves and with DOS users of QuikMenu III (above); eoSoft Viewer for Windows is the ultimate viewer/list/browse utility for Windows; Icon Editor is a Windows-based utility for creating icons and small images; NeoShow and NeoShow Pro are easy to use presentation authoring tools.A complete listing of products and ordering information is available on line at this site.
PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT
Precious in HIS Sight Internet Adoption Photolisting provides a photolisting of children available for international adoption, a collection of adoption information, and links other sites for adoptive parents. Adoptive families (Christians and non-Christians) are being sought for these particular children by various US adoption agencies. The Internet Adoption Photolisting is more than an information clearinghouse. It is a ministry to perspective caring parents. Read about Annette's visit to Ethopia, review general information about adoption.
FAQ for Adoptive Parents: http://www.adoption.com/others.html
PRESBYTERIAN INLAND MISSION (PIM) [new 3/97]
Taking Christians to the Continent. Formerly the Australian Inland Mission, and framed within the PresbyterianChurch of Australia, PIM's reason for existence remains, to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ throughout the inland and remote areas of Australia. Its goals have been to establish fully staffed hospitals in isolated towns, fast and efficient communication, fast transport for the injured and sick to hospital, and to meet the spiritual needs of isolated people. PIM has established regionaloffices in New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Queensland, and South and Western Australia. Visitors to the Presbyterian Inland Mission web site will find historical information about the mission, including Smith of Dunesk Mission, AIM's founding, its hospitals, radio communication project, PIM's Aerial Medical Service, On Track With the Padre, PIM's incorporation with Congregational and Methodist ministries, and information about PIM's current patrols and future plans. Provided is information about Presbyterian Country Ministries in Western Australia, and courses provided through the program. Current activity reports are provided, and PIM's On Track magazine is scheduled to be uploaded (both reported in the Newsletters/ journals section of this guide. There is a directory of regional PIM e-mail addresses provided.Internet links are provided, generally particular to Australia: the Presbyterian Church, other missions, apologetics, Royal Flying Doctors and SOTA are included.
PRISON FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL'S GLOBALNET [revised 6/96]
PFI is a global Christian movement of reconciliation and restoration for all those involved in and affected by crime, proclaiming redemptive power and transforming love of Jesus Christ for all people. PFI's purpose is to exhort and serve the Body of Christ in prisons and in the community in its ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families, and in its advancement of biblical standards of justice in the criminal justice system.
PRISON FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES [revised 6/96]
Prison Fellowship Ministries has sprouted the following ministries: Angel Tree focuses on evangelism and service to families of prisoners. The Iniative Against Crime works with churches, communities, victims, prisoners and ex-prisoners law enforcement agencies. Victims Assistance. A set of pages are currently being developed for Chuck Colson's popular Breakpoint radio transcripts, and PF's monthly newsletter, Jubilee, describing PF's relationship with those who have been influenced by PF programs. Justice fellowship is geared to "restorative justice", the Biblical principle that directs us to restore as well as to punish.
PROTESTANT INSTITUTE FOR MISSION STUDIES (BUDAPEST) [new 3/97]
Protestáns Missziói Tanulmányi Intézet. Established in 1995 in conjunction with the Reformed Church of Hungary, the Lutheran Church of Hungary and the Károli Gáspár Reformed University with certain clearly defined goals ... "To promote and advance the study of missiological questions in such a way that seeks to integrate biblical and theological depth with practical and spiritual warmth and which is aimed at both theologians (pastors) and laity; In close cooperation with the founding churches and institutions to provide and support education in missiology and training in missions, which relates to their history and to the context of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe." - from the main page.
RAVI ZACHARIAS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES [new 3/96]
Primary mission is to promote Ravi Zacharias ministries, distinctive in its strong evangelistic and apologetic foundation. The goal of the ministry will be to reach thinkers and train emerging leaders in key cities of the world - all done to the glory of God.
RAVI ZACHARIAS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES [revised 2/97]
Primary mission is to promote Ravi Zacharias ministries, distinctive in its strong evangelistic and apologetic foundation. The goal of the ministry will be to reach thinkers and train emerging leaders in key cities of the world - all done to the glory of God.
REACHING OUR WORLD USING ELECTRONIC EVANGELISM [revised 3/96]
ChurchTec missionaries assigned to ICI University at Irving Texas, by the Assemblies of God, are gathering prayer support and providing a number of useful services to the internet community. Sections include Prayer Support, including an online prayer card and prayer guide for folks who are interested. Our Ministry includes information about ICI University and the Kovachs' assignment. The Kovachs have provided a list of selected links to remote sites, including Assembly of God, Berean, Royal Rangers, CHI Alpha, Assemblies of God Church, related Christian sites. The Technical Assistance section provides a sample collection of ChurchTec Reprints and Technical Articles.
REASONING FROM THE SCRIPTURES MINISTRIES [new 11/96]
A discipleship ministry, directed by Dr. Ron Rhodes, that exists to help readers grow strong in the Word of God and equip us to become knowledgeable in the application of biblical wisdom. Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries and offers a number of free publications, including a newsletter, information about a number of books by Dr. Rhodes, curriculum and seminar materials, a new radio show, a weekly syndicated column for newspapers and magazines, and a strong on line presence. Director Rhodes obtained his degress from Houston Baptist University and Dallas Theological Seminary. From 1988 to 1995 Dr. Rhodes was Associate Editor of the Christian Research Journal and Editor of the Christian Research Newsletter. He has written many books and articles relating to Christian apologetics and has been a frequent participant on CRI's Bible Answer Man. Information and advice available from this ministry is as reliable and thoughtful as any ministry one will find anywhere. At the web site readers can find a section on Available Resources detailing books by Ron Rhodes that may be ordered from the ministry and from local Christian bookstores. Another section, Downloadable Articles by Ron Rhodes, includes the following at the time of our survey: Millennial Madness; Confusion in Christian Music?; Recovering from the Recovery Movement; Strategies for Dialoguing with Atheists; The Debate Over Feminist Theology: Which View Is Biblical?; Black Theology, Black Power, and the Black Experience; Christian Revolution in Latin America: The Changing Face of Liberation Theology; The Christ of the New Age Movement; The Jesus of the New Age Movement; Esotericism and Biblical Interpretation; Enter The Dragon? Wrestling With The Martial Arts Phenomenon (Part One: The Historical-Philosophical Backdrop); Enter the Dragon? Wrestling with the Martial Arts Phenomenon (Part Two: A Christian Assessment); The Eye of Faith; Summary of Problems with Posttribulationism; The Doctrine of the Tribulation in Relation to the Rapture; Witnessing to Jews; Witnessing to Liberals; Close Encounters of the Celestial Kind: Evaluating Today's Angel Craze; The Inspiration of Scripture; Interpreting Scripture; Manuscript Evidence for the Bible; The Case for Unlimited Atonement; Is Universalism Biblical?; Is Purgatory Biblical?; Is Reincarnation Biblical?; Is Annihilationism Biblical?; Important Creeds of Christendom; and, A Biblical Perspective on Suicide. Another section, Other Resources on the Net, includes a list of connections to Christian Gateways, Apologetics sites, Theology sites, Cult and Cult Awarenes sites, Research sites, and sites offering miscellaneous information. More than any recommendation that we can give, this ministry recommends itself. For those visitors who want to know how one becomes a Christian, stop by and find out. The ministry offers concise, lucid information well worth the visit. Highly recommended.
THE REFORMED NETWORK [new 3/97]
The Reformed Network provides free web sites to Churches and ministries, including those outside of the United States, as well as various web publishing resources. Available on line are organizational documents, a Statement of Mission Belief and Accountability, and doctrine. The main page highlights noteworthy news. The main section of Directories includes Reformed Network resources and selected outside links under the following categories: News, including Church News, The Apostate Church, and The Persecuted Church; Books, including Libraries (Church Documets, The Early Church, The Reformed Church, Fine Reading, and Recent Documents); Bookstores; Studies (including Bible Schools and Seminaries, and Cults and Religions); Computers (curently client software downloads); and Church and Geographic Resources (Churches, Christian Organizations, Educational Institutions, etc.) The Reformed Network is developing multi-language capabilities: English, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Portugese, and French.
RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION [new 6/97]
Statements about religious persecution today, from the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. At the time of our survey articles addressing general subjects, Israel's Anti-Evangelism Proposal, and China, are available, as well as a statment on persecution by SBC president, Thomas D. Elliff.
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission: http://www.erlc.com/
RESOURCE CENTER FOR MULTI-ETHNIC STUDIES [new 5/97]
Compiled by Scott Barkat, and made available on the internet by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Resource Center provides a large bibliography of titles under the following categories: Articles, Books, Films and Video, Journals/ Periodicals, Pamphlets, and Simulation Games.
RETHINKING MISSIONS TODAY, REV. BASSAM M. MADANY [new 3/97]
Neo-Evangelical Missiology and the Christian Mission to Islam. An article from the Protestant Reformed Theological Journal (1995:Nov.). Protestant Theological School. Recommended. See also the April 1996 file at the link below.
Protestant Reformed Theological Journal: http://www.iserv.net/~prc/prtj/index.html
Protestant Reformed Theological School: http://www.iserv.net/~prc/seminary.html
April 1996 Rethinking Missions Today: http://www.iserv.net/~prc/prtj/apr96b.html
REVIVAL IN CHINA [new 8/96]
The site is dedicated to promoting a world vision for missions with an emphasis on the Chinese people. The developers hope you will find the information included valuable as you endeavor to win the lost at any cost. Sections include the following: Revival Christina Church. Included are RCC's mission statement, vision, information on the history of missions in China, opportunities, logistical information, and an invitation to join in the projects. Hong Kong Ministry. Articles include Worship, Church Growth, Discipleship, and A Forward View (to 1997). Ministry Projects. Basic information on a number of projects involving children, street kids, foster children, Church leaders, and prisoners and their families. The Chinese Church. Includes a good overall history provided in three parts, and entitled Understanding China and the Chinese: A Christian Perspective of the History of China in Outline Form from Antiquity to 1949. Another docuement available is entitled God's Revelation to the Chinese People. A third section, entitled The Challenge of China, includes a collection of articles that include: The Cry of the Indigenous Chinese Church; Northwest China; Miracles in Henan Province; God Manifests Supernatural Power; and, Religious Freedom. Provided also is a section on Networking and Asia, including Tibet, Vietnam, and Vietnamese Camps in Hong Kong. Finally a reminder to Christians world-wide. 1997: What Next? And, the answer. Coming soon! Recommended.
RIFT VALLEY ACADEMY
An MK boarding school in Kenya.
THE ROAD TO REALITY, BY K.P. YOHANNAN [new 5/97]
Written by the President of Gospel for Asia, this book is available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, roughly 1 megabyte in size.
Gospel for Asia: htp://www.gfa.org/
RUSSIAN MINISTRY NETWORK (RMN) [new 10/96]
RMN is the result of a cooperativeeffort between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Episcopal Church. It's goals are to promote effective communication between the Russian Orthodox Church and other Christians, to provide a cooperative environment between organizations, and to engage opportunities for coopertion between organizations. The site contains information about the relationship between the Russian Orthodox and Episcopal churches; a profile of Project Director Richard Kew, Testimony of RMV contacts, comments from Patriarch Alexy, a list of the RMN Steering Committee members, details of the Parish Partnership program; what kind of help they need, and a report covering Director Kew's recent trip to Russia and the Ukraine.
RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF EVANGELISM (ST. PETERSBURG FL.) [new 6/96]
Through formal as well as on-the-job Christian lay training, RSE is committed to the principle of evangelistic multiplication. RSE is licensed by the Russian Federation as a nonprofit Christian educational institute. Approximately 25 students per year attend RSE and come from over 10 Russian churches of various denominations. Doctrinally our emphasis is the essentials of the Gospel, interpreting Scripture as the inspired and inerrant Word of God. Information is provided about RSE programs, including Bible Study, Hope (the RSE Pregnancy Center), Bread of Life (RSE's orphanage, hospital, and prison ministry). One can learn more about RSE Practicum, a missionary field trip which culminates a year of prayer that has been focused on where one might minister. RSE staff information also includes information about Russian mission trips, teaching opportunities, and RSE's material needs.