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News and Updates  from SEND North America
September 2013 
John 20:21 Begins!
Greetings in Christ! Today, as this newsletter comes out, we have started year 3 of SEND North America! After a long, hot summer, we are finally here and ready to start this discipleship and missionary training process for young adults. Our students are moving in. Bibles, books, binders, journals, are all ready. Our curriculum is mapped out. Mission is being prepared. We are excited to get back to all of our SEND network churches and worship. The adventure starts now and we are ready to pour our lives into this great group of millennials who have chosen to take an exciting gap year to pursue Jesus, ministry, and mission. 
This first week we are excited to be hosting something special for the students. We are going to have a SEND Kickoff Cookout Celebration and Commissioning. It will be a time for our ministry to meet all of these wonderful young adults. We will pray and have a commissioning along with some fun, food, and fellowship. Later in the week, we will be doing a retreat at the famous Pokagon State Park. This time is dedicated to really get to know one another and share testimony. This is the first time the unit will spend some quality time and start to gel. We ask for prayer as we start this journey, and we give thanks for your support. We hope to see you this year and share our lives with you.


This week we are doing a commissioning service for our students and leader Josh Humberger to launch this discipleship process. What is a commissioning? It is the act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty. Here is a peek at part of the service and what it looks like. When reading this, watch out for God bumps (goose bumps).

(to SEND Team members) Brothers and sisters in Christ, you have answered the call of our Lord Jesus Christ to serve in the Gospel ministry of the church. You are embarking upon an intensive discipleship training program. In the course of your training, you will not only learn about God and His Word, but you will also have an opportunity for engaging the world for the cause of Kingdom of God.

Hear what the Word of God says about those who serve in this manner:

1 Peter 4:10-11
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies-in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Be Involved. Learn and Study Mission! 
Want to know what it is like to learn in SEND? This year we are putting out a special invitation for folks to experience SEND! We are inviting folks to come to a SEND teaching by Dr. Kent Hunter throughout our SEND year. We will be videotaping all of Kent's incredible teachings on mission in a series called The Damascus Road. These world class teachings and topics will include: Worldviews, Culture, Six Faces of the Christian Church, Leadership, Missional Communities, Christianity as a Movement, Spiritual Gifts, and North American Missions, parts 1 and 2. Our training and teaching days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kent will be teaching these classes during the months of October, November, and December of 2013, and the months of January, February, and April of 2014. 

Be a part of our studio audience located in Destiny Family of Faith Church in Kendallville, IN, to receive these one-of-a-kind, amazing teachings you can have, use, and take back to your church! Dr. Kent Hunter is one of the greatest teachers I have ever seen and have learned from. He has consulted thousands of churches, written over 30 books, and traveled to every continent in the world except Antarctica doing mission, ministry, teaching, and experiencing revival. You don't want to miss his 40 plus years of knowledge, wisdom, and life-changing teaching. For more information on dates, times, and to RSVP, please email me at [email protected].
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Calendar of Events
10.1 SEND Move-in day! SEND Kickoff Cookout Celebration and Commissioning!
10.3 Retreat
10.5 Apple Festival
SEND Training days: 10.8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
SEND Worship days: 10.6, 13, 20, 27
10.12-13 SEND Mission Excursion Weekend
SEND Fun Fact
In SEND we will be watching some incredible films. If you like documentary film-making, please check out Darren Wilson's Trilogy:  Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights. These films are real faith builders. Prepare to see the impossible. Prepare to meet your maker. 

Support Missionaries!
Until next month, thank you for all your prayer support! I am still raising my own support for this year - 2013. 

If you can bless my family and have a heart for young adults as well as the future of the church, please send in your tax-deductible donation to Church Doctor Ministries, 1230 US Hwy Six, Corunna, IN 46730. Please put "J.H." in the memo line. 

Thank you!