Sending Workers into the Vineyard

SDB Boulder has committed in our vision to be a “sending church” that equips and sends out pastors, missionaries, evangelists, church planters, etc. into the world to contribute to the larger mission of the Kingdom of God. Recently one of our members, Tom Muniz, completed his training and began working as a home missionary with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Here is what Tom has to say about his new ministry:

“The Bible is replete with stories that characterize the heart of God for children as in the case of Christ’s indignation toward His disciples for rebuking parents that were bringing their children to Him for a blessing in Mark 10:13-16. Church history and tradition speak of the impact of young converts such as: ‘Polycarp, the courageous early church martyr, was converted at nine years old. Modern ministers of the faith like Spurgeon began to awaken spiritually at twelve’ (Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations). With foundations such as these one might think that Christian churches in America would be overflowing with children’s ministries, or that our nation would abound in discipleship and missionary training for young people. Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. According to Barna Research,’6 in 10 of young people between the ages of 16-29 will leave the church to explore faith and spirituality on their own’ (“You Lost Me Interview”).

It is into this backdrop God has called me to serve as a home missionary with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). For more than 70 years, CEF has answered the call of God to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. Last year, nearly 20 million young people heard the Good News thanks to the work of CEF around the world in 194 countries. I want to be a part of this work locally. I want to bring the light of Christ to young people here in Colorado today, and share the hope of a life inspired as they bear the cross of Christ and share His love as Apostles tomorrow.”

If you would like to partner with Tom as he answers God’s call as a full-time staff member with Child Evangelism Fellowship and as a local coordinator here in Colorado, you may e-mail him at muchfruitmsgs@gmail.com or call him directly at 303-906-3730.

Works Cited

Tan, P. L. (1996). Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times (p. 233). Garland, TX: Bible Communications, Inc.

“You Lost Me Interview.” Interview by Sean Cannell. You Tube. Think International, 27 Feb. 2012. Web. 22 Jan. 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnPcS1tGzzs.

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