“And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous – to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17 ).
- Emulate the model of Jesus Christ as we mentor candidates prior to being sent out. Jesus spent time with His chosen disciples giving them experiences and affirming their gifting. (See Mentoring)
- Recognize the value of inter-church cooperation in a given region and seek to bring churches together to share strategy and resources.
- Lay solid foundations for intensive missionary life. Deal with personal strongholds, learn the value of team, understand cross-cultural dynamics, and know the essentials for life in missions. (See Training Link)
- Link future missions personnel with experienced mission’s personnel and impart gifts, know-how, reality and guidance.
- Provide field experience in their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and in foreign fields.
The Approach to Sending
Our approach is simple, practical and personal involving four major steps. The initial steps take place at the Missionary Training Camp and then continue through personal mentorship, the Certification Program and hands-on experience.
- Finding and defining the call an individual may have
- Finding individual gifting
- Presenting issues of cross-cultural living
- Identifying and overcoming personal strongholds (Strongholds are anything that the enemy could use to challenge a person’s faith.)
- Personality profiling and development (to give individuals a clear picture of their strengths and weaknesses in light of overseas team work)
- Character development
- Practical issues needed for being sent (i.e. raising support, writing letters, health, etc.)
- Impart using mentors with missions experience who are able to:
- Coach during a practical ministry assignment
- Encourage during the hard decisions that need to be made
- Teach from experience
- Model faith and love
- Pray for the candidates
- The goal is to send workers to the mission field as a people prepared, healthy, faith-filled, and empowered for service.
- All this is accomplished with the help of the local church.
Elijah Company Training
Missionary Training Camps – If you need a “jump start” or just need to have some solid steps to pursuing a missionary call, write us for the information at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are sorry that we cannot host international workers at this time unless they are already guests in our country with an appropriate visa. This is what individuals are saying about the camp:
“Mission’s Training Camp has given me the steps I need to take to get to the field and the directions regarding how to take those steps.”
“The Elijah Company Missionary Training Camp jump-started my missions career.”
“It exposed for me my shortcomings when it comes to missionary service and intensified my longing to glorify God among the nations.”
“Great teaching on areas that are central but so often neglected in missions: Personal spiritual maturity, intercession, evangelism.”
“It was a great balance of spiritual issues and concepts with the practical and strategic that are a part of ministry here or overseas.”
“I believe this is an excellent tool in preparing people for the mission field. It causes people to count the cost before making final decisions. It opens new thoughts and ideas for those planning to go.”
“Four days of intense, deep reflection on the realities of life as a missionary and the importance of the calling, whether you’ve got it or not; whether you’re ready or not.”
“The Elijah Company Missionary Training Camp was a very informative and valuable session. I would recommend this to all churches and those unsure of their calling.”
Certification – In conjunction with your local church, the Elijah Company can offer a program to certify individuals and couples for a mission’s career. The first step is participation in the Missionary Training Camp.
Intercessors Arise International – This is a department of Elijah Company designed to promote and train in intercession for missions. A weekly letter to encourage and instruct can be received by writing to email@example.com or