Reach the World Next Door

Train for Missions by Doing Missions

Training Lessons

Welcome! This page has everything you need to lead a Reach the World Next Door small group training. It is a temporary page while the main site, adventistlearningcommunity.com/rwnd, is under construction. In order to use the video links below you will need to register at  

As you start, remember, this is the reason we are doing this:

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come" (Matthew 24:14).

“We should be able to see in the multiplying opportunities to reach many foreigners in America a divinely appointed means of rapidly extending the third angel’s message into all the nations of earth. God in His providence has brought men to our very doors and thrust them, as it were, into our arms, that they might learn the truth, and be qualified to do a work we could not do in getting the light before men of other tongues” (Evangelism 570).

We want to see Jesus return sooner then if we sat back and did nothing! These are challenging times, but it's going to get harder to witness, so let’s get ready and let's go!   

To Get Ready in General:

1) Read the Introduction and watch the introduction video to help you know what to do and how to lead the group.

2) Print a Mission Checklist for each person planning to attend. Keep track as the members complete various assignments to help them grow and to be able to give them a certificate of completion at the end.

3) For each person planning to attend, print or email the workbook lessons, either all at once, or week-by-week (available below in each lesson).

4) Print 5 sheets of the Contact Log for each person attending (by lesson 9 add the Disciple Log). (Or email them). 

5) Print or share electronically these booklets which will be used for each lesson: Praying for the World Next Door and My Favorite Missionary  A hard copy of Praying for the World Next Door is available for a donation at ASAP Ministries (269) 471-3026.

6) Keep handy the Answer Sheet for lessons that have blanks to fill in for the presentations.

Remember, we're happy to coach you in leading and doing this. If you have any questions contact us: Pastor Scott and Julie Griswold, scott@reachtheworldnextdoor.com 707-380-9554 and julieagriswold@gmail.com 707-380-9864.

To Get Ready for Leading Lesson 1

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 1: Befriending the Unreached Next Door. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

To Get Ready for Leading Lesson 2

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 2: Enjoying and Navigating Cultural Diversity. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO Get Ready for Leading Lesson 3

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 3: Coming Close to the Heart of Refugees. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO Get Ready for Leading Lesson 4

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 4: Tangibly Help New Arrivals. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO Get Ready for Leading Lesson 5

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 5: Being a Spirit-Filled Disciple. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 6

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 6: Building Bridges to People of Other Religions. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 7

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 7: Sharing Life-Changing Stories and Experiences. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 8

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 8: Leading Up Step-by-Step. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 9

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 9: Making Disciples Like Jesus. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 10

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 10: Partnering to Redeem the Culture. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 11

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 11: Building the International Body of Believers. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 12

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 12: Effectively Managing Cross-Cultural Conflict. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

TO GET READY FOR LEADING LESSON 13

1) Print or share electronically with each person Lesson 13: Celebrating God's Glory and Seeking for More. Study it carefully yourself so you know what to do and when to ask questions.

2) Follow the lesson. Everything is in it that you need to know. Here are the things you need to print out or share electronically that are used in the lesson:

3) Pray often for those who will attend and those that together you will befriend and reach

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