I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death Philippians 3:10
It is our VISION and call, and commitment to point the church back onto the path of making disciples. It is our passion and directive to lead Christians away from our false perceptions and into His way.
We desire to see a church committed to His purpose and poured out to His ways. Then we will see revival through real prayer and devotion to His Lordship.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 KJV
Into Thy Word Ministries teaches people how to study the Bible in a simple, clear, and concise way, discipling pastors and missionaries, providing seminars, speaking,church consulting,discipleship tools and resources for Christian growth.
Allow me to introduce you to "Into Thy Word Ministries."
Into Thy Word -
Allow me to introduce you to Into Thy Word Ministries.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119: 105
Into ThyWord Ministries vision is to provide Christians with the most effective tools and the most effectual means possible to better understand and apply Gods Word to their lives. Our call is a dedication to teaching people all over the world how to study the Bible in a simple, clear, and concise way! Our passion is to glorify Christ (Colossians 1). Currently, we are training thousands of pastors and church leaders all around the world. We do this through seminars, missionary efforts overseas, church leadership consulting, curriculum development, and our interactive website resources!
Into Thy Word (ITW) was founded in 1988 at Richards home church in PasadenaCalifornia under Pastor Paul Cedar who is the founder and Director of MissionAmerica. ITW was an outgrowth from Richards seminar on How to do Inductive Bible Study. There are currently over 2,500+ ITW associates who personally distribute our Discipleship Tools and Curriculums in over 80 countries through CDs, booklets, and electronically. In 2000, Richard was further challenged by Pastor Paul and Billy Graham to take this ministry fulltime; thus, started ITWs passionate efforts of training pastors and missionaries fulltime overseas, targeting Russia, China, and India. We incorporated (pending 501-3c) as a ministry with the launch from our interactive website, again, at the personal request of Billy Graham.
One of the great tragedies of the church today is that fewer and fewer people are reading the Bible. Fewer and fewer people are living the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ than ever before. As Christians living in America today, we tend to be more concerned with who is coming to our churchand how many are comingand less concerned with making disciples, which we are called first and foremost to do.
We believe that the lack of Bible study and Bible knowledge is one of the root causes of the problems that most Christians face, because without this knowledge, they are unable to make healthy and wise decisions. It is also one of the root problems that our churches face. Our churches are riddled with conflict and strife thereby pushing people away when we are called to be a light in darkness, salt to a flavorless world, and a haven of rest. Yet, we choose to ignore our call and rather place our focus upon our selfish needs and quests, when it needs to be upon the foot of the cross, who Christ is, and what He did for us as revealed in His Word.
Because of the aforementioned reasons, we have remained committed to Christ and His call to Into Thy Word Ministries. We at ITW are committed to teaching people how to find the time for Him, how to be His disciples and how to understand His Word. In so doing, we believe that the church will flourish in power and commitment for our Lords glory! Then, we can be the light in darkness, the flavor, and the rest in the midst of lifes harshness. We can be the people of God so we can do the work of God!
You can Support us by:
·PRAYER Personal and professionalso the word gets out about why learning how to study the Bible is important. In Matthew 9:37, 38 Jesus said, the harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few. We need dedicated missionaries to teach Biblical exegetical methods to pastors overseas, and we need people to help with administration and fundraising. We have many other places of opportunity, too.
·GIVE We are missionaries, and ITW is a mission endeavor. We receive no salary while carrying out Christ's Great Commandment and Great Commission, and this requires money. With few exceptions, most of us could give more for the Lord's work.
·HELP We are always looking for people to help us with administration, fundraising, and translating our Pastor Training Packs into different languages. We are always looking for people to distribute them, too!
·PROMOTE By spreading the word about Into Thy Word, and how people can get more out of their Bible and receive free, quality discipleship tools!
If you feel that you could be a part of this plan, any gift that you give would be extremely appreciated. If you feel led to support us, you may give online or conventionally. A onetime gift or an ongoing monthly commitment of your choice is greatly needed. Your financial gift will be the tool that God uses to keep this vital ministry going all over the world, but it is your ongoing prayers that will give us the strength, protection, and encouragement we need to be an impact.
Please consider helping us spread the word about Gods Word, as we teach Biblical principles as well as how people can get more out of their Bible and how they can grow in Christ through our ministry!
Need discipleship materials? Does your church have you down? Do you need help, insights to know how to lead biblically, or some encouragement to keep steady in the faith? The check out our website; we have over 700 articles of sold Biblical curriculums designed to help people grow in Him!
If you are a pastor in Russia or in Michigan, a church leader looking for resources, or a Christian who wants to walk deeper in the faith, we are here for you!
Please check out our much-needed ministry by surfing us out. Make sure you stop by our Statement of Faith and our Commitment to FinancialResponsibility here in the About channel!
·We are a Bible centered ministry that firmly believes in the inerrancy and power of the Word. We are also Reformed in distinction and Evangelical in nature.
·We provide seminars on How to Study the Bible, which we have been doing since 1978.
·We train pastors and missionaries overseas since 1988.
·We provide discipleship tools andresources for Christian growth to Pastors, Church Leaders, and Christians all over the world free of charge since 1988.
·We are a Christian mission organization that is solely supported by your gifts and financial contributions.
Please look us over and see how we can benefit each other. We have over 700 articles and curriculums on solid Biblical Discipleship, and our Website receives between 4000 and 9000 hits a day. We are always looking for ways to spread the word about the Word, as Christ has called us to do! Perhaps we can share articles, resources, links or perhaps you may have better ideas. You may consider adding our site to your links page. We of course will add yours in our next update if you let us know.