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Mission Training

Mission Training

William Carey International University

William Carey International University (WCIU) is the major educational arm of USCWM. In addition to the IIS, other exciting courses are planned.

One of these is a program in Teaching English as a Second Language. TESL is a valuable missions tool today: it will get workers into countries otherwise closed and it will give close contact with people. A onesemester certificate is offered and a twosemester Master's Degree.

Summer programs this year will offer Muslim Studies, Chinese Studies and Art in World Evangelization.

WCIU moved to occupy the 17 acre former Pasadena College campus September 1. Buildings, lights, phones, compressors, electrical systems...

What have these to do with missions? They are physical aspects of this campus needed for a program designed to impress students with the importance of frontier missions. For Administrator, Lee Holthaus, and his staff, it has been an exhausting task. Yet it produces joy and praise, as, despite our inadequacies, we have 6 seen things work out every time!

The Institute of International Studies now offers...

"It was exciting!" These are words of a student who attended the Fall Institute of International Studiesa program of intensive mission education for young adults held each semester, quarter and Summer at USCWM.

One student has decided to enter mission service in Guatemala, four returned to their universities determined to start a frontier missions studyprayer group among classmates and friends, another decided to be a missionary to unreached people and take as many others with him as he can! These are examples of what has happened in lives in the US.

Now held in Goodwin Hall on the newlyoccupied campus, students come from Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oregonall over the countryand from abroad. Under the leadership of Bruce Graham, Director, and the IlS staff, the program is designed to give students the understanding of the world of missions. They need to find what God wants them to do in carrying out the Great Commission.

Core courses deal with the Biblical, cultural, historical and strategic dimensions of crosscultural evangelism Electives are available in language learning and teaching English as a second language. The courses bear college credit.

There is an exciting faculty of outstanding missions professors with a wide variety of crosscultural missions experience. Practical field experience in the Los Angeles area and living in Christian community with others vitally concerned for the unreached world, also form a part of the llS experience.

Through it all, vision for the world is stretched, priorities are righted and the direction of lives is changed.

, llS Director

UWE Scores Again

Understanding World Evangelization, an independent studycourse, offered by USCWM, can be taken individually by correspondence. It is also ideal for seminars and classes in local communities.

Last Fall, Doug Houck organized a course which was held at the Los Gatos, Ca. Christian Church. Twentyfive persons from various churches and groups attended 8 3hour sessions held every other Saturday morning.

Printed materials were supplemented by outstanding missions speakers. A fellowship luncheon was held the closing day. Participants were enthusiastic about values received. The course carries college credit for those interested.

WANTED! We need a fulltime experienced personable receptionist at the US CWM. The position is key due to the dignitaries calling and coming in and the diversification of questions. The position is demanding and never dull! We also need a mail room supervisor. Many responsibilities are required: knowledge and light maintenance of office machines, ordering supplies, coordinating with outside service companies, and knowledge of postal regulations. We are willing to train! For either position, please contact Brad Gill, Personnel Director


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