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In this new course and book, you’ll learn a biblical view of work and how to integrate your faith with your work, thus the title “Faith and Work.” You’ll learn how your work is not only a means of personal benefit but also a contribution to the common good for the glory God. The essential biblical truth we’ll explore in this new course is that all human work is not just a job but a calling from God.

All human work is not just a job but a calling from God.

God put humans in paradise to work. Work is not part of the curse, but a vital part of God’s original mission for humanity to flourish. Learn how to redeemed and restore your work to its original purpose. Start today.

In this 6-Lesson Course you’ll be equipped to:

      • Explain why work is a blessing meant to give our life purpose
      • Recognize God’s calling to honor and worship him in our work
      • Understand how our work makes a difference in the world
      • Teach how God prepared our good works before we were born
      • Explain how God’s mission in the world relates to our work
      • Describe why our work matters, not just now, but forever

This brief video (7:45) will help you understand how work is God’s gift to us that needs to be redeemed and restored to its original purpose in our lives by Jesus Christ.

Free Preview New Course: Faith & Work

Registration closes June 15

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Childers’ Vintage Seminary Class Video (Bad Quality Video But Great Content)

There is no place in Scripture that calls us to “pray to receive Christ” or “ask Jesus to come into our heart and forgive us” so we’ll go to heaven. But the Bible is very clear about what “we must do” to be saved.

There’s a lot of confusion today about what the Bible teaches on the meaning of true saving faith in Christ. It’s frighteningly common for people to wrongly believe that if they’ve just prayed “a sinner’s prayer” and asked Jesus “to forgive them and come into their heart,” they’re saved. The result is often a dangerous false assurance of salvation based on what Francis Schaeffer calls their “faith in their faith,” not their repentance and faith in the resurrected, ascended, living Christ as Lord and Savior. There’s a big difference.

In this 6-Lesson Course you’ll be equipped to:

      • Understand the biblical goals of evangelism
      • Explain three Scriptural motivations for evangelism
      • Describe Jesus’ Gospel of the Kingdom
      • Articulate what the Bible teaches about God
      • Explain what the Bible teaches about Sin
      • Proclaim the good news of Christ’s Saving Life
      • Explain the good news of Christ’s Saving Death
      • Explain the good news of Christ’s Resurrection
      • Understand true repentance and faith in Christ
      • Explain essential methods of evangelism

This brief video (9:13) will help you understand the biblical concept of true saving faith in Christ as more than just praying a sincere prayer asking God for forgiveness. 

Preview New Course: Evangelism

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Early Rain Church Elder Li Yingqiang Wang Yi and his wife Zhang Xinyue

Editor’s note: Zhang Xinyue, the wife of persecuted Early Rain Church elder and school headmaster Li Yingqiang (Elder Timothy), in prison since December 2018, wrote him this personal letter of encouragement. 

To read Zhang Xinyue’s first letter to her husband the night after he was arrested in December 2018, Click Here.


“Dear honey,

Today I just have one thing to tell you, only a few sentences. Being imprisoned for the Lord and suffering for righteousness’ sake are good things. Go in peace and do what you need to do. Regardless of whether you are there for two years or three years or eight years or ten years, we will wait for you. We will joyfully wait for you.

Last night the children asked me, “How can we let Daddy know that we are okay and that he doesn’t need to worry about us?”

“The angels will tell him.”

I love you! Keep it up.

Your wife

April 30, 2019”


Early Rain Church elder and school headmaster Li Yingqiang (Elder Timothy) with Steve Childers in China 3 days before he was taken into custody (December 7, 2018).


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