Saturday, October 27, 2012

How is the Tinkel Family Like Russia?

There are several things that are different between BCM in the United States and BCM in Canada. Language and culture are two of the obvious things that I can think of. There are, however, several similarities as well, and those are the things that I want to focus on today. I especially want to focus on things that BCM does in Russia and things that we do here in our small town in Tennessee.

Of course one of the major things are children's ministry. Although BCM now stands for Bible Centered Ministries, it originally stood for Bible Club Movement. Bible Clubs to children was the original purpose of BCM and it is still a main focus. Just as we minister to children here at Good News Mission, so do BCM's missionaries in Russia.

A similarity that isn't as well known, though, is that, just like our missionaries in Russia, we do teacher training. BCM realized a long time ago that, no matter how many missionaries we recruit around the world, we wouldn't be able to reach all of the world's children. We had to duplicate ourselves. That's why BCM has developed a couple of different teacher training programs - Sharing Christ With Kids and In Step With the Master Teacher. Sarah and I, along with a fellow missionary of ours, have partnered with churches and other organizations to train others on how to better reach children for the Lord.


We would love to do as many teacher trainings in the Southeast as they do in Russia. If you are interested in hosting a teacher training at your church or maybe even your home, please click on any of the links above or contact us by clicking on one of these links - email or To find out more about BCM International please click here.

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