Following several weeks of planning after Easter, the World Olivet Assembly (WOA) Fellowships firmed up their strategy to establish global mission schools designed to lead people to faith in Jesus Christ.
During the pandemic, a global trend emerged of education shifting online, including children and college students who now attend school through online conferencing. This development led the Fellowships to consider creating new vehicles for online evangelism.
With mission schools ranging from Prayer & Healing to Performing Arts, Design, Technology, and more, WOA Fellowships wish to cast a wide net by developing a model of Biblical Studies and Vocational Studies in one seamless course program.
The Fellowships' goal is to provide both a strong biblical foundation to the students as well as the skills that they are seeking in their desired profession. Efforts to design the curriculum, hire instructors and plan for student recruitment for the fall semester are already underway.
The Gospel of John records the miraculous catch of fish in chapter 21: Jesus again appeared to his disciples by the Sea of Galilee. As they were coming back after fishing all night, he called on them to throw their net once again. After doing so, the disciples were unable to haul the net because of the large number of fish. It says they caught 153 large fish and yet the net was not torn. Inspired by this miracle, the schools seek to serve as the boat and the Word of God is the net that will reach numerous people.
May this new paradigm through the online schools further contribute to the rapid growth of missions around the world.