This is an article from the October - November 1983 issue: Heroes on the Homefront Part 1

Frontier Fellowship

Frontier Fellowship
  • In September. Len Bartlotti, Frontier Fellowship National Coordinator, and Ralph Winter. USCWM General Director, met with the Frontier Peoples Committee of the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association and the executive committees of both the IEMA and the Evangelical Foreign Minions Association. Under discussion was a call for new partnership In promoting mission education and effecting broad based mission renewal focused on the frontiers. Anticipated follow up meetings hosted by the World Evangelical Fellowship will explore the organizational groundwork needed for such a movement.
  • On the International level. Dr. David Howard and the World Evangelical Fellowship have agreed to help sponsor Frontier Fellowship  type coalitions and mission renewal movements in other countries. Dr. Theodore Williams, who directs the WE F Missions Commission, is encouraging developments in India. A South African Frontier Fellowship has been established and recently published the first edition of a South African Frontier Fellowship Daily Prayer Guide
  • One of the most highly respected evangelical seminaries in the U.S.
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, is participating in the Frontier Fellowship. A 'customred GCTS edition of the Prave Guide was inaugurated in November. GCTS alumni are drawn from 77 different denominations.
  • The Mission Aviation Fellowship will launch its Frontier Fellowship Daily Prayer Guide and mobilization effort beginning In January. Other new cooperating agencies include the World Outreach Fellowship and Frontiers. Inc. (formerly NAM Associates), A cooperating denomination, the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, introduced copies of the Prayer Guide to 3,000 pastors and key prayer partners in launching their frontier mobilization effort.
  • In a church in Columbus, Ohio, lot of the 1,500 members have become involved In she Frontier Fellowship daily devotional discipline, and the church itself has become a "Frontier Mission Outpost," adopting five strategic mission goals. The church averages $10 is In loose change per person per month, and in the month of September alone gathered $15,000 into their Frontier Fund!
  • The ad hoc "Committee on the Holy Spirit end Frontier Missions," under Honorary Chairman Dr. David DuPlessis and Executive Secretary Dr. Gene Adkins, is serving to stimulate frontier vision and strategic thinking among neo Pentecostal circles and leadership. One day leadership seminars, a special monthly edition of the Daily Prayer Guide beginning in January, and pians for a Consultation on the Holy Spirit and Frontier Missions are e few of the strategies already in motion.
  • Over 30,000 copies of the Frontier Fellowship Daily Prayer Guide are now published each month, with 17 editions customized for specific denominations, audiences, or constituencies.
  • The Daily Prayer Guide itself will soon have a new title and a new look. Beginning in January 1934, the Daily Prayer Guide will become the Global Prayer Digest more clearly refiecting this prayer tool's function of summarizing key developments in frontier missions. The cover of the Global Prayer Diwill prominently featurehighlights of each month's contents.
  • An independent Board of Din tars for the National Coordinating Office has been established, chaired by Dr, Paul Cedar, seel pastor of Lake Avenue Congregational  Church in Pasadena, California. The present Board nucleus will gradually expand to comprise mission minded pastors and mission executives, A serisa of mission mobilization Task Forces is being formed to advanca the campaign into all levels of evangelical life and activity.
  • "A Call for a Mission Renewal Movement" is one of the featured articles in the premiere (January 1984) issue of the International Journal of Frontier Missions This article by Frontier Fellowship National Coordinator Len Bartlotti, now available as a separate booklet, suggests lessons to be learned from five major missionary movements in the United Stales between 188$ and 1920. The article concludes with a description of "ten essential components" of a comparable mission renewal movement today. For copies of this booklet and other excellent Frontier Fellowship materials, check the appropriate boxes on page 15.


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