Monthly Archives: December 2011

North Korea Resources – December 28, 2011

Click the links below to learn more about life in North Korea.

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Prayer Point for North Korea – Dec. 26, 2011

A group of women on their way to one of our discipleship training schools were captured and returned to North Korea.  They
will likely face incredible hardship in labor camps.

Pray that the Holy Spirit would comfort them and give them strength to continue sharing the Gospel.


Seoul USA Field Ops Update

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If you’ve been a Prayer Partner Update subscriber for long you’ve probably heard about The Whole Life Offering: Christianity as Philanthropy a time or two.  Written by Pastor Foley and used by .W Church and Underground University, The Whole Life Offering is a comprehensive discipleship training manual developed alongside the persecuted church.

It is a unique ancient-moden formulation of hearing and doing the Word as the Holy-Spirit empowered path toward full maturity in Christ.  It is one part discipleship manual, one part sourcebook of Scripture and readings across Christian history, and one part impressively researched treatise on how philanthropy and Christianity can and must be reunited in order for each to be true to its roots and effective in achieving its mission.

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Eric Foley compels the reader to embrace philanthropy as an indispensable trait of every Christ follower.  I pray you are as challenged by his words as I have been” – Jim Dau, Voice of the Martyrs USA

This book is refreshingly thought-provoking…” – Merv Knight, Voice of the Martyrs Australia

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Simply email us at pastorfoley@seoulusa.org and let us know what device you’ll be reading the book on (iPad, Nook, Kindle, etc.) and we’ll send the appropriate file.

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The Importance of Training Others to Lead

I’m sometimes asked how the discipleship method outlined in my book looks for me and my church, which meets simultaneously in Colorado Springs, CO and Seoul Korea.

Well, when I travel to Korea I lead one of the Korean discipleship training meetings in person and I do one of the American meetings by video conference. When I’m in America I lead one of the discipleship training meetings in person and I do one of the Korean meetings by video conference.

I do this on purpose because it is good for disciples to grow by not always having the teacher around. 

If the teacher is always there in person the teacher usually does all of these things.  But because I am not always here the individual students have to learn to do these things. And that’s why most of the church is not regularly in a meeting I’m leading-because the meetings are being led by those I’m leading.

In our discipleship training program, we take these ten Works of Mercy and we dedicate a month to each.  That’s 10 months.  But before we start hearing and doing the word related to any of the specific Works of Mercy we take one month to study the overall concept of the whole life offering.  We call this the Preparation month which is also what I’m blogging about this month. We focus on questions like,

  • What is the gospel?
  • What is God’s plan for each individual Christian?,
  • What is discipleship?

Then, we spend the next ten months tackling each of the Works of Mercy.  Our last month we call the Presentation month. We look back over the whole year and give God glory for how he’s grown us in each area. We set goals for the next year, when we are sent out to lead our own group in our own sphere of influence.

That’s what happens in our church. No one can stay several years in this group, just “being fed.” They get one year of intensive training, and then they’re leading a group.

I still train the leaders of the groups, but the point is there’s no such thing as someone who is permanently only being discipled but not discipling others. That goes against 2 Timothy 2:2:

“…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

That applies to all of us.

We may not be leading huge congregations, but Christ is holding each of us responsible for discipling those in our own sphere of influence.

If you have any question about that, check out the Great Commission.

Check out www.ericfoley.com for more on preparing for discipleship in 2012.  And don’t forget to respond to this email to request a copy of The Whole Life Offering as an eBook!

Where We’re Speaking

Underground University Graduation

  • Seoul, Korea
  • December 17
  • Private Event

North Korea Resources – December 14, 2011

Click the links below to learn more about life in North Korea.


Prayer Point for North Korea – December 12, 2011

North Korean work is dark.  It’s always nuclear weapons, sex trafficking, and concentration camps.  For one night – on Christmas Eve – we just want to spread happiness by launching Peeps.

Pray that thousands of Peeps get sponsored and for good launching conditions on Christmas Eve in Korea!