2. TWM will establish short term Bible schools where ever God leads and opens the doors without respect of persons or denominations.
3. These schools will be hosted by a local host, and shall be open to leaders from all Christian denominations in the city or country.
4. TWM will supply qualified teachers who will teach the various topics covered in the school.
5. TWM will not charge for the school. Our expectation is that from the 1st school, students would rise up who are capable of teaching and continuing the school, and set up other schools in churches, home fellowships and other cities and nations using the same approach, following the pattern of 2Tim. 2:2.
6. The Host will provide the venue for the school, and accommodations for the teachers. (We prefer to stay in the home of a local church member who would have an extra bedroom) and their meals. (see Matt: 10:5-13) The host will also provide the black board or marker board for use in the classroom.
7. The host will pick up the overseas teacher at the nearest airport and transport him back to the location of the school. The host will also see that the teacher has transportation to class if the class room is beyond walking distance from where the teacher is housed.
8. It is intended that this school shall be free of charge, however, if teachers are not financially able to supply the outlines for the students, than students are free to pay for their own outlines. Where the students are given outlines from the teachers there SHALL be no charge for the outlines.
9. It is acceptable, but not required, for the class to give a love offering to the teacher at the conclusion of their particular series. Almost all of the teachers are working people and must leave work to come and teach. (Especially a native teacher, American TWM teachers will not expect this.)
10. Sessions are 3 hours in length with 1 or 2 short breaks. There are normally 2 sessions/day, a morning and evening session. (for the working people) Recommended class size is 50 people/session. (that can vary somewhat more or less)
11. From our past experience of conducting many such schools in several countries since 1991 we have found that the success of a school is dependent upon the faithful attendance of the host pastor in the class as a student. He needs only attend either the morning or evening session, but if he does not look upon this school as a priority and a divine gift from God, then the students will not have the seriousness that is necessary for a successful school. Each teacher raises his /her own support, therefore, we take these schools VERY SERIOUSLY and expect the host and students to be serious and punctual also.
12. These Bible Schools shall be conducted with the utmost integrity. Should the teacher notice any financial mismanagement, dishonesty or immorality by the host school, the TWM teacher has the authority to terminate the school at his discretion.
13. TWM is not trying to build any organization, or name for itself, but is called to build the body of Christ and share the truth of the Gospel with those who sincerely want to learn the Bible in a systematic way, and want to be equipped to be a useful servant in the Kingdom of God. Our goal is to disciple the spiritual leaders of the nations and our primary message is that of “pursue after peace with all men, and the holiness, with out which, no man shall see the Lord!” (Heb. 12:14)
14. At the conclusion of the school TWM will supply a certificate signifying that the students has completed X hours of study in the Bible and Theology.
15. The host shall recruit qualified, serious students, who have a heart for God, regardless of their financial or social standing. There are no age limits, but most of our students have completed secondary school. They should be able to read and write and have their own Bibles.
16. If the native heart language of the people is not English, then the host will provide a suitable person who will be able to translate from English into the native tongue.
17. Where possible the classes shall be tape recorded so that the school has a permanent record of what is taught for the further study and review of all of the students. Should a student miss a session, they are expected to make it up by reviewing the tape from the missed session. Such tapes shall be made available to all of the students. TWM shall also donate books which reinforce our teaching to the school library which shall be for the use of all the students.
18. The host shall appoint someone who will take an accurate role call of the class each session. Any person who misses more than 10 sessions without making them up via review of the tape shall not be eligible to receive a certificate or graduate. Attendance is the only requirement for graduation. No exams are given.
19. The host, the students, the teachers, and the churches that they represent shall commit themselves to persevering and consistent prayer for the school every day that the school is in session. Strong prayer support is absolutely essential for the spiritual work of this school. It is our prayer that from these schools, God would raise up leaders who would have a greater impact upon this world for good, and bring God much glory!
20. To signify our full agreement with these guidelines, and pledging that we shall do our utmost under God to remain faithful in the discharge of these responsibilities as outlined above, we hereby set our hand this ___________day of_________________,in the year of our Lord_______________.
2. Teachers must have a clear calling from God to go and teach, and then go in obedience to that call. TWM encourages the mentoring system and encourages taking a non-teaching spouse or companion, or prayer warrior.
3. Primary teachers should have taught their subject in a local setting, (Home Bible studies, local church, Sunday school. etc.) and be capable of answering objections to their topic.
4. It is essential for teachers to daily discipline themselves in prayer and Bible reading and study, and obedience to those precepts. Our lives must prove the truth of what we speak. (1Thes. 1:5)
5. Teachers must be a participating part of a local body of believers. (Eph.Ch 2, 3) God’s plan for the New Testament is the Church, the “one new man” in Christ.
6. Each teacher must trust the Lord who has called them to also provide the necessary financial support for their teaching trip. (Ideally, the local church of which they are a part have an obligation to help send them out as their missionary.) “If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we should reap material things from you?” 1Cor. 9: 11
Learning to stand in faith for the finances necessary to fulfill your call to go and teach, will give you an opportunity to see first hand the faithfulness of God. His provision will be a conformation of your call! Finances will follow the commitment. When God calls you to go and teach, make that definite commitment to go, and walk by faith through your preparations, and “you will see the salvation of the Lord.” You must commit yourself to answer the call from God to go, and then it is up to HIM to supply the finances. “Faithful is Him who has called us, He shall bring it to pass.”
7. Each teacher is responsible to obtain their own passport and visa’s and plane tickets. TWM will facilitate obtaining the lowest possible ticket prices, and make other suggestions and recommendations for each particular school.
8. At the end of each teaching assignment, the teacher shall submit to the TWM coordinator (African or American) detailing:
A. How the teaching went and how it was received.
B. Any problems.
C. Any suggestions for improvements.
It is also recommended that there be a log book kept by each teacher with observations of the class and city which might help the next teachers coming over, and which will serve as a permanent record of the school. It may be either written or taped.
9. Teachers must conduct themselves in a manner worthy of their high calling! Integrity is absolutely essential. Since you will be living with a host family your conduct must be above reproach. Single men must act very circumspectly around women. Your treatment of the host family must be with kindness, sincerity, and with a heart of love and usefulness. It is better to give than to receive.
10. Your primary work as a teacher is the Bible School. However, you are a minister of the gospel representing the Kingdom of God. Take every opportunity that you feel led to minister or preach. “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons, freely you have received, freely give.” However, you must recognize that your primary responsibility is to teach, therefore use discretion, and be led of the Spirit of God!
11. Realize that you are reaching the spiritual leaders of the nations to which God is sending you! Take every opportunity to build relationships with the students and speak into their lives. Teachers are encouraged to maintain and build relationships with the students AFTER the school, when they return home from their trip through letters or E-mail communication
12. Teachers should take every opportunity to impress upon the students that they are expected to go out and share with others what they are learning. Challenge them to rise up and do exploits for God!
13. Teachers are encouraged to live with a host family, however, if the situation is not suitable, they are free to seek other accommodations at their own expense.
14. Each teacher should “edify” the teachers who will follow them, and confine their teaching to their subject during class, and if questions are raised that pertain to future topics in the school, tell the class that those questions will be answered when the topic is taught.
15. U.S. Teachers may choose to run their finances through the organization of Two Witness Ministries Inc. a 50l(c)(3) ministry to obtain the right to deduct their expenses for the trip from their income taxes if desired. However, the donation must be made to TWM BEFORE the trip or purchase of the tickets, and then TWM will issue you a check to purchase them, or for the expense money for you to take with you for your trip. We desire to operate TWM with the utmost integrity before God and man.
16. Each teacher must be willing to lay down their life for the Gospel. “Except a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone, but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (Jn 12:24) You should have died to yourself long before you go to teach others. Go with your whole heart, knowing that you have given your life to God, and your life is in His hands! That commitment will give you freedom and boldness.