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Posted by Robert On July - 15 - 2011 Feature Stories Home and Family
Posted by Robert On July - 15 - 2011 Feature Stories Home and Family
Posted by Robert On July - 15 - 2011 Feature Stories Home and Family

Dear Families,

Less than three weeks away is the last 2011 ATI Regional Conference! These four days will be packed with powerful messages and encouragement for the whole family.

This year we have been faced with challenges and many opportunities that have taught us so much and have enriched our lives. We are so grateful for what the Lord is doing in the ministry and in the lives of Christians all over the globe.

Rich rewards of attending include learning:

  • How to Overcome Weariness
  • How to Conquer Habits and Addictions
  • How to Apply the Secrets of Negotiating
  • Ten Reasons Why Men Become Angry and How to Resolve this Stress

We will have many powerful messages. Don Richardson, the author of The Peace Child, looks forward to being with us in person. Also, Rick Grubbs will be there to explain How to Conquer Procrastination, and David Stelzl will teach us How to Start and Grow a Successful Business. These and many other sessions will be invaluable to you!

In the previous three conferences the overwhelming response was, “This was the greatest one ever!” However, the Indianapolis Conference promises to be even more outstanding! You can register now by visiting: At the door registration will also be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Through Christ our Lord,

Bill Gothard

Posted by Eddie Harmon On July - 14 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates

Ultimate Quest
has been designed to teach young people aged 13-18 to see life from God’s point of view and make wise decisions.

Isaiah 55:8 tells us that our thoughts are not God’s thoughts, neither are our ways like His ways. Because we all tend to rely on how we feel or on what seems right to us, Ultimate Quest seeks to show us what God sees in our day-to-day situations and decisions.

Ultimate Quest consists of large group sessions, each being introduced by a thought provoking video to stimulate interest in the topic. Each participant will also be part of a smaller group led by a trained leader, where youth can share their thoughts and discuss the lessons presented to them.

Using illustrations and activities, Ultimate Quest shows in practical ways what it’s like to live following God’s wisdom in the daily decisions we face in life. It also teaches wisdom in how to deal with the difficult people, problems and trials that come our way.

  • Chicago: Aug. 5-6
  • Oklahoma City: Aug. 15-16
  • Houston: Aug. 19-20
  • Tampa Bay: Aug. 26-27

Learn more at


Posted by Eddie Harmon On July - 12 - 2011 Feature Stories Student Opportunities

Our Vision

In The GAP exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to equip upcoming generations to pursue moral excellence,wholeheartedly stand for what is right,and to become positive role models who will transform our community, state, and nation for generations to come.

Our Mission

is to train and equip youth and adults to effectively influence children to develop character, model integrity, be positive leaders, and passionately love Jesus Christ.

Internship Mission Program

The purpose of IN THE GAP’S Internship Mission Program is to challenge young adults to grow in their relationship with the Lord, become grounded in a biblical worldview, and live as salt and light in the world. We offer effective tools and hands-on experience in order to communicate truth in both Christian and secular settings in Oklahoma City, at home, and around the world.

After receiving specialized training, Interns have the opportunity to teach daily character classes in public elementary schools, as well as to participate in after-school Bible clubs. It is our desire that each one who participates with IN THE GAP’S Internship Mission Program will walk away with the best possible training and a solid understanding of how to effectively teach children and model good character.

In The Gap is looking for dedicated Christian young adults who are aged fifteen through twenty five, have a heart to know God, and desire to minister to children. Existing skills are not a requirement to participate (i.e. public speaking abilities, people skills, or teaching proficiencies), rather we are seeing those who have a heart to know God and are willing to submit themselves to an environment designed to promote growth—spiritually, personally, and professionally, which is provided during the Internship experience.

Session Dates:

Spring 2011:  March 31-May 22 (7 1/2 weeks)
Fall 2011:  Sept. 1–Nov. 20 (11 1/2 weeks)
Winter 2012:  January 5—March 11 (9 1/2 weeks)
Spring 2012:  March 29—May 20 (7 1/2 weeks)

For more information and testimonies please visit

Posted by Marian On April - 6 - 2011 Feature Stories Student Opportunities

Answering the Four Core Questions of a Person – Introduction  (Chris Hogan)

If we can learn the secrets to answering four core questions, we could see the same turnaround in our relationships that David experienced when he was confronted by Abigail. The four videos to follow will explain each one of these important questions. Stay tuned!

Other Sessions in this Series:

Noble Moments Sessions 1-4:

Posted by On February - 25 - 2011 Feature Stories Home and Family

From the countryside of Taiwan to the neighbor next-door, there are many opportunities to reach various people groups through the ministry of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). To prepare for this ministry, IBLP is hosting two- or three-week intensive courses that cover the basics of TESOL and equip people to minister through it.



This summer’s TESOL course will be taught by Audra Wolfley and held in conjunction with the VOICE program for Taiwanese youth. TESOL students will have opportunities to interact with the Taiwanese students through combined English classes, activities, and mealtimes. Students can expect to be challenged and inspired as they receive a vision and necessary skills for impacting the world through Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

The TESOL course has a three-fold goal:

  • To equip individuals to serve immigrants and foreign students in their communities through tutoring and instruction in English.
  • To equip individuals to serve the citizens and leaders of foreign nations by meeting the practical need for English teachers.
  • To impart a vision for using TESOL as a tool for advancing Christ’s kingdom.

The course is built on a foundation of Communicative Language Theory and task-based learning.

  • Learn how to teach the four macro-skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Develop and practice teaching skills in class.
  • Develop an understanding of the learning/teaching process, classroom management, how to assess students’ needs, how to plan a lesson, and how to plan a course.
  • Become familiar with resources for teaching vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
  • Learn the practical, hands-on use of teaching resources, as well as a theoretical foundation for teaching English.
  • Become familiar with different curriculum resources: how to find them, how to use them, and how to adapt them for the needs of the class.

Posted by Marian On February - 24 - 2011 Feature Stories Student Opportunities

The sessions and activities of the COMMIT conferences are planned with this goal in mind: to motivate young ladies to choose to seek God first, become fully committed to Him, come to love Him with all their hearts, and humbly serve others in their irreplaceable youth before facing the pressures of adulthood.

Encouraging Mothers and Daughters. The COMMIT conference provides an opportunity for mothers and daughters to deepen their relationship with the Lord and with one another.

Daughters will be encouraged to make Christ the first priority in their hearts and make wise decisions throughout their lives. Along with attending sessions with their daughters, mothers will benefit from mothers’ sessions of practical encouragement and insight.

Mothers attending with daughters will have the opportunity to have many fruitful conversations and strengthen their relationship. However, we do allow girls ages 14 and up to attend without their mothers.

We hope to see you at an upcoming COMMIT conference!

COMMIT Office • 2134 Cadjew St. • Redding, CA 96003 • 530-221-2425

Posted by Marian On February - 21 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates

“Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? . . .[She] who speaketh the truth in [her] heart.”  Psalm 15

The International ALERT Academy is delighted to invite mothers and daughters of all ages to an exciting retreat weekend geared specifically toward them! Ladies will be inspired through meaningful sessions , encouraged through fellowship times, and challenged during creative learning times.

Moms and daughters will be exhorted in a variety of ways to be built with wisdom, character, and godliness.

Retreat Dates

Thursday, February 24, 2011 – Sunday, February 27, 2011


$150 per person. Cost Includes room accommodations, activities and meals.

This is a bunk housing rate. If you would like to have a private room with your daughter, please note that on your application and add $60 to your total.

Contact us for more information and registration:

International ALERT Academy
One Academy Blvd.
Big Sandy, TX 75755

Telephone: 903.636.2000
Fax: 903.636.2013

Posted by Marian On February - 16 - 2011 Feature Stories Student Opportunities