Stephen Wolf is a member of the board of directors for Global City Mission Initiative (GCMI). He is also the Director of Christ Prison Ministry in North Texas. Stephen first heard about GCMI during a class while completing a master's degree in ministry, and later he & his wife attended a benefit dinner for the ministry of GCMI. That dinner was the start of a new friendship. Months before joining the board of directors, he began a conversation with GCMI leadership, and through GCMI he learned about a method called Discovery Bible Study.
Since diving into prison ministry, Stephen has been applying Discovery Bible Study discussions in his classes with inmates. As a result, prisoners are encountering the word, learning to interpret it for themselves, and taking the initiative on their own to embrace Jesus. He is reaching men from a variety backgrounds including a number from Latin America. Despite the walls imprisoning them, they are discovering freedom in Christ.
Training churches to reach their communities.
Checked the Calendar?
If you check the section of the newsletter that reads "Upcoming Dates", it lets you know about opportunities to connect in person with GCMI team members. Whether you are a financial partner, laboring in prayer for this ministry, or simply wanting to learn more about Global City Mission, it's a privilege to connect with you whenever the opportunity arises.
Spreading Good News
Just recently, a GCMI team member & I were talking about how much our experience with GCMI really does feel like being in the middle of the book of Acts. With a spark of the gospel, ministry springs up through a variety of people touched by God's Kingdom -- both Christians mobilized into mission and new believers & seekers impacted by the gospel for the first time. It's exciting and a little hard to nail down sometimes. New Kingdom activity keeps popping up, influence for God's mission keeps spreading, and the seeds of Good News are carried on the wings of relationships both down the block and around the world. It's exciting to hear about a board member applying a bible study practice he learned from GCMI or a church improve its evangelism through a GCMI training or a college student leap into missions after a GCMI team member spoke on her campus or a new believer start a new house church in their neighborhood or an international neighbor hearing the story of Jesus for the first time. Despite the challenges confronting everyday ministry, it is such a joy to be on the journey. And we hope to keep growing the team. If you want to be a part of it, we want to hear from you!