The Plan: Recruiting the Workers
July 4, 2018
Plan: Recruiting the Workers
The goal of Boston and Beyond a globalized city initiative (B&B) is to obey the Savior by joining Him in the fulfilling of His command to disciple all nations. We believe this is possible for two basic reasons: 1) Jesus has all authority, and He has promised to help those who surrender to do His will. 2) The Savior has providentially prepared globalized cities, places where the nations can be discipled, both locally and globally. We have been working our way through (B&B) ministry plan.
The last two weeks, I wrote about establishing the International Baptist Church,
which is the launching pad for our global discipleship program, and about
evangelizing the nations in Boston, so that we are able to evangelize the world outside of Boston.
In the coming weeks, our focus will be recruiting the workers (today), studying the demographics
and launching the teams.
When we finish explaining the B&B Plan, we will highlight the People needed for B&B ministries,
Places targeted for the B&B discipleship centers, and the Preparation provided for B&B workers. Hopefully, all of this information will help everyone know where we are going, what is needed, and how to
pray effectively.
Please pray as Deb and I follow up on the relationships, either made or deepened, today at the 4th of
July picnic on the Charles River.  Pray that Bible studies will begin, which will result in the salvation of souls.
Last week I asked you to pray for a “Muslim background” friend withwhom I recently started a conversation. This conversion really is a matter of prayer. The obstacles are many and daunting,
but God is able, and prayer will be the venue if my friend is to be saved. Will you pray daily for him?
We need to increase our financial support by about $3,000 a month.
Boston and Beyond a globalized cities initiative is part of the larger Baptist Mid-Missions world, and,
as such, needs to define itself as an approved Special Ministry of BMM. Doing so will involve several organizational meetings with various levels of the BMM administration. These are on -going and will continue through March of 2019. Pray as the organizational foundation for B&B is established. BOSTON & BEYOND a globalized cities initiative
The Plan: Recruiting the Workers
July 4, 2018
Recruiting the Workers
Recruiting workers has always been important to the Boston ministry, but with the formation of Boston and Beyond a globalized cities initiative (B&B),recruiting has become essential. We will be asking lay people as well as vocational Christian workers to join us in Boston and globally. More will be said about this when the topic of the prayer letter is the People needed for B&B. Today we will briefly explain the B&B internship, list the places where we will recruit, and the online capabilities we hope to develop in our effort to mobilize ministers in the city.
Internships we will create
A major emphasis in our recruitment will be the B&B internship program. Our internship is
designed for anyone desiring to use their life skills to serve the Lord in the cities of the world.
Education or ability level is not as important as one’s walk with the Lord and desire to join the
Savior as He builds His church in the city. Through the years, we have had many interns,
including Pastor Toby Stevens of International Baptist Church in Boston(our pastor). Now
the B&B internship has been enhanced in order to accomplish further ministry goals. This will
be explained when I write about the Preparation we provide for B&B participants. If you
would like more information about our internship, you can contact Travis Gravely, the Baptist
Mid-Missions enlistment administrator (
Places we will go
We plan on recruiting workers for B&B in local churches, Bible colleges, seminaries, advanced
educational institutions and mission agencies. In other words, we will be recruiting from every
place where workers may be found. Currently, we have a good working relationship with
several of these institutions and are friends with several others.
Actually, there are already a number of individuals actively considering joining B&B. A family
considering the internship and ministry in the city will be visiting us later this week, and we
are in regular contact with many others. In the fall, we will begin an online prayer meeting for
those desiring to serve in the city.
Connections we will make
We believe that a combination of recruiting on -sight and the effective use of online
capabilities are essential for recruitment success. We will use our email prayer letter, website,
blog, and other online media for recruitment, as well, as a means of strengthening existing
relationships. Please pray for us, as we need to become much more proficient in these areas.
Having read the first three parts of the B&B ministry plan, you may be asking how Deb and I
will be able to accomplish all of these objectives— we can’t. This is why recruitment is so
important. Unless our God draw the workers, B&B will not happen. There is one fertile field
for recruitment that I have yet to mention—our B&B disciples themselves. Even if we are not
able to recruit ample workers for B&B outside of Boston, we can and will train our disciples to
do the work of ministry. More about this in a future email prayer letter.
The Plan: Recruiting the Workers
July 4, 2018
Support Information
For more information concerning our monthly support needs, you can go to
Bill and Deb’s Website for Supporters and click on the
Financial Information tab.
July 5-7       Potential Interns visiting
July 9-11      BMM family conference Elyria, Ohio—This is a time of relaxation and
refreshment for the BMM international family. It is an important time of
fellowship and sharing of blessings and burdens with other veteran
missionaries. It is also a humbling time as one listens to the testimonies of
missionaries who have given their lives in sacrificial service to the Lord.
July 22      Pilgrim Baptist Church Reporting Meeting
July 28-29     Bible Conference, Des Moines, Iowa
July 30-August 3      BMM Team North America organizational meetings, Ankeny, Iowa. Bill is the
team leader for the Church Planting and Development ministry group within
BMM, and is also on the leadership team of Team North America. However,
this summer, he will be handing off these responsibilities to focus on
August 3—     Deb and I will be traveling to Wyoming for our annual time away. This year,
my sister Linda, who is fighting stage four bone cancer, will be joining us.
There are other important family matters which will be cared for. We will
also continue to spend time doing the organizational work for B&B. Deb and
I hope to just rest and reflect for a day or two.
August 28      B&B organizational planning meeting with BMM administrators.
Organizational meeting BMM Administrative Team (big wigs)
Organizational meeting with BMM Administrative Committee (bigger wigs)
March of 2019
Tentative organizational meeting with the General Council of BMM (the Grand