OPEN AIR CAMPAIGNERS - USA / Box D / Nazareth / PA / 18064
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A word from our Field Director
(W. Eric Briscoe)
Most of us never encounter Jesus in such a dramatic fashion as the
Apostle Paul. One day, without any lights, voices, or great fanfare, Jesus
simply meets us on the road and forever changes our path. And just as Paul was
called to carry the name of Jesus, we also have been called to carry His name to
whomever He places in our path and wherever that path may lead. God could have
chosen the rocks and trees to advance the Gospel message, but He didn't - He
chose us! With all our bumps and bruises, cracks and flaws, we are the
messengers to a dark and dying world. It's exciting to be an ambassador
for Christ. Why not consider joining with us as we go out into the
highways and hedges to "Present Christ By All Means Everywhere." We
would love to have you pray about this possibility.
HOW SHALL THEY BELIEVE?
Christ saw the multitudes as sheep without a shepherd, and being moved with compassion, He began teaching them. The early Church went everywhere preaching the word. Philip, the evangelist, traveled from town to town in Judea and Samaria preaching the Gospel. The apostle Paul stood daily in the market place of Athens proclaiming Jesus and the resurrection. Christ taught that He is the only Savior of lost mankind. He said, "No-one comes to the Father but by me." Compelled by His love, the Christians evangelized the known world. Today, as multitudes are dying without Christ and without hope, the Lord of the Harvest calls us to be involved in evangelizing the whole world. OAC staff are involved. Our staff are located in over 21 countries around the world, working with local churches, other mission boards and Christians of many different denominations to know Christ and make Him known.
For over 100 years, we have attempted to faithfully follow Christ's command
to Go into all the world and preach the Gospel; to Hindus and Muslims in
Indian villages; to children in the inner-city of Philadelphia, to students in
Jamaican public high school; to folks on their way to work in the Boston
subways; to Catholics in Brazilian plazas; to Indians in central Paraguay.
The message of Christ is being preached publicly to thousands every week
by OAC staff and ministry workers. You can be part of this type of dynamic
front-line ministry as well. Read on to find out more.
SHORT-TERM INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We can custom-make a time of ministry to help you fulfill personal goals or educational internship requirements. The time with us would consist of 8-hour days in which you would actively pursue direct contact with people. For educational requirements, we can dovetail your experience with us so it will reflect specific training related to your major. Daily activities can involve preparation for ministry whether it is in the area of evangelism, children's clubs, tract distribution or one-on-one spiritual counseling. We run programs in the USA and beyond for periods ranging from a week to a year, you choose the extent of time to suit your specific goals. Some of your assumptions about people may be challenged as you work with Christians from different backgrounds. You will share the joys and frustrations of life outside the realm of your normal routine. God has used this time of short-term ministry to mature, encourage and forever change many individuals who have taken advantage of this opportunity through OAC. Click here to read some of their testimonies.
You can work alongside full-time evangelists who not only have the experience needed for dynamic outreach, but the desire to disciple you personally in this often neglected area of spiritual gifting. All our open-air outreach ministry includes a training component so you will learn to share your faith more effectively in a variety of contexts as instruction takes place step-by-step. A portion of your time with us can also include support ministries.
You will always be under the direct supervision of our local missionary
workers and also have opportunity to be evaluated and receive valuable personal
feedback to help enhance and multiply your personal potential of service.
If you are considering a career in missions, this is a great way to start! If you want to be more effective in your local church, this experience will give you tools which will be used your entire lifetime. If you need to fulfill a practicum, internship or summer missions trip requirement, OAC short-term ministry is perfect.
SHORT-TERM SERVICE FOR TEENS
Experience has shown us that youth groups can be very creative! Perhaps God has given special abilities or interest to your young people. Below is a partial list of some activities which the Lord can use very effectively in the open air:
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None of these sound like your group? No problem. A spirit of willingness to be used of the Lord is the primary requirement for effective ministry. Our helpful staff can work with you in providing some basic ministry skills, even if this is your first outreach involvement. Click Here to request additional information.
Location Quick Find:
Baltimore | Boston | Europe | Los Angeles
Overseas Ministry Office | Wyoming
SPECIAL SHORT-TERM SUMMER CROSS-CULTURE MINISTRY TEAMS
Come join us for a time of exciting outreach ministry in the open air. Each ministry listed below will begin with a week of training at one of our national sketchboard evangelism training. This instruction will be held at the following locations, you choose one;
Boston is called "The Hub of the world" where people from every tongue and nation live. Preach on Boston Commons like George Whitfield. Or, preach to children who live in the shadow of the Bunker Hill Monument. Limited to 4 individuals, 4-8 weeks. Click here for more information.
Wyoming (Indian Reservation)
The Wind River Indian Reservation in Riverton, Wyoming is home to both the Shoshone and Arapahoe Native Americans. Pow Wows and housing developments will be sites for open air meetings.
Limited to 2 individuals, 4-6 weeks.
Training and outreach in and around the greater Baltimore / Washington DC area will be a blessing as you share the gospel with people of all social and ethnic backgrounds.
Limited to 2 individuals, 8 weeks.
Beaches, Piers and the night life. See how the black light unit will attract hundreds of people to the sketchboard from all backgrounds. Brush up on your Spanish.
Limited to 2 individuals, 4-8 weeks.
The training cost is generally around $200 for the week which includes all meals, training and accommodations. In addition, each short-term ministry package listed above will be $100 per week ($150 per week for Philadelphia) and will include all meals, accommodations (private homes for Philadelphia team after the training) and transportation during the term of service. These prices do not include transportation TO the city of service.
Click Here to sign up or request additional information about the above ministries.
Here to request information about other overseas opportunities.
Open Air Campaigners is looking for committed Christians who are willing to use their gifts and abilities to glorify God as people are reached for Christ. A variety of gifts, talents and abilities are needed within our mission including; evangelists, follow-up secretaries, disciplers, church team workers, administrators, and bookkeepers. These positions can be filled by full-time, part-time or volunteer help, including retirees. Open Air Campaigners is a faith ministry whose staff members trust God to supply their personal and ministry needs through His people. Reasonable support levels are set for each person as they trust God to raise up churches and interested individuals for prayer and financial support. All gifts received are issued tax-deductible receipts. Solicitations for funds are never made in the open air.
Steps To Staff Appointment
Fill out a contact card. (Click here for contact card information)
Complete a formal application, including reference forms, medical forms
and school transcripts.
Application for married folks | Application for singles
Participate in a national, one-week open-air evangelism training or equivalent.
Participate in one of our orientation-candidate school classes which last about one week.
Enter into a two-year staff internship program
Full-staff appointment is made.
The first official step is to request a contact card from us, fill it out and send it back. If you prefer, go to our online contact card information, click here right now. There is no cost or obligation, it's just a simple preliminary, information-gathering tool. If you would rather print out the contact card and mail it to us, click here.
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