New Teaching + New Opportunities = Growth
Fall is here and VBVMI is moving full speed ahead! With an ambitious schedule and many important decisions looming in the next several months, our ministry leaders greatly value and appreciate your prayers for our work. Specifically, please join us in praying for the following needs:
The Key that Unlocks All Biblical Prophecy
This coming Wednesday night VBVMI kicks off a new teaching series through the book of Daniel. In many of VBVMI's Bible studies, Pastor Steve cites passages from the book of Daniel to explain biblical prophecy (especially in his Revelation study). We are pleased to finally present the full VBVMI study on this essential book of scripture. As always, Steve's teaching will be recorded live and available on our website following each week's meeting.
Please pray for Steve's stamina and clarity. We hope to complete this study before the end of 2016, which will require a steady pace and comprehensive presentation each week to cover the material within that time.
2016 VBVMI Bible Conference
Our fourth annual VBVMI Bible Conference is right around the corner. This year, we're honored to host five seasoned Bible teachers who have years of experience dividing the word and living it out in the mission field. These men are preparing for a weekend of in-depth teaching on practical ways to serve as ambassadors for Christ, witnessing to our shared faith even in the face of persecution.
Once again, we have made our Bible Conference completely free for everyone, thanks to your financial support. We founded the ministry on the principle that we would never peddle (i.e., sell) the word of God, and we remain committed to that mission. You can register here to join us live in San Antonio on October 14-15, 2016, and all sessions will be video recorded and made available on our website following the event. To learn more about the conference, please visit our conference website.
Please pray for the success and impact of this event, including the preparation of the teachers, the service of the volunteers, the hearts of the attendees, and for the Lord's grace that all the logistics associated with conducting this event go smoothly.
Ministry Growth and Direction
VBVMI has been blessed with significant growth in 2016. We are serving more students and receiving more requests for speaking and teaching. As Pastor Steve travels around the world, he impacts the lives of thousands of people and establishes new relationships with many churches and pastors eager to learn more. We are so thankful for the Lord's trust, and we're humbled by these challenges.
Growth brings both new opportunities, but it also brings increasing demands on our resources. As we respond to these new opportunities, we must selectively prioritize where to invest our time and funds, so we seek your prayers for the VBVMI Board of Directors who must face these decisions. Our Board meets later this month to discuss how best to accommodate growing demand while maintaining our mission to teach the Bible free of charge, and we appreciate your prayers for their wisdom and sensitivity to the Spirit's guidance.
We are so thankful for your partnership and continued support! May God bless you for your devotion to His holy word.