Frequently Asked Questions
What is an oral learner?
According to the International Orality Network, an oral learner is "A person whose mental framework is primarily influenced by spoken rather than literate forms of communication and who therefore learns primarily or exclusively by speech, song, etc."
I know someone who could benefit from these materials, how may I access them?
At this time, the curriculum is being developed and piloted. Once it has been successfully used and updated we would love to consider partnering with others. Please open the contact us page and send us a message to be added to the waiting list.
How does this material benefit the local church?
Gospel Joy Mission is an organization that strives to support the local church and its pastors. This material is available for pastors to use in order to teach and train the members of their congregation.
Why do you focus on women, what about men?
Gospel Joy Mission views men and women as both of equal value in God’s eyes but with different roles. These roles take on a very traditional view across Africa whereby women are typically in the home raising their families. Therefore, the majority of the educational and theological training available is for men. Yet women are important, are made it God’s image and influence the home and the culture significantly. Providing women, the resources to study God’s word in-depth allows women to understand God's redemptive story.
How is GJM affiliated with Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN?
Just as GJM works through the local church to equip believers, so is GJM equipped by the local church. There are no legal ties between Bethlehem Baptist Church and GJM but Bethlehem has influenced GJM and its theological foundation since its founding in 2005. In 2017 Bethlehem Baptist Church appointed GJM’s current Executive Director as a supported global partner.