A Word From Our Executive Director
Welcome to the OIC Website! I invite you to browse around and get acquainted with what God is doing through this unique ministry. I think you will be excited to see all that is being accomplished by our team for His glory!
Dr. Wayne A. Vanderwier
Our vision is to glorify God through the spiritual strengthening of believers and churches around the world. The Apostle Paul is best known as a church planting missionary. But Paul didn’t just begin churches and leave them on their own. A vital part of his ministry was church strengthening, a ministry he accomplished both through personal visits (Acts 14:22; 15:41; 18:23) and through letters. Because developing – sometimes already mature – Christian ministries now exist in most places in the world, OIC is a church strengthening ministry. We exist to help the church provide biblical sufficiency-based soul care for believers that are struggling with the challenges of living in a fallen world among fallen people. Our training strengthens churches in their ministry of restoring broken believers to the grace of God.
Overseas Instruction in Counseling exists to train pastors and Christian leaders to be Biblical counseling trainers in countries around the world.
We accomplish our Mission Statement in three ways:
- Church Leadership Training Programs
- Graduate Academic Degree Programs
- Introduction to Biblical Counseling Seminars
Our strategic objective is to assist in the initial creation and/or continuing development of national, culture-specific, biblical counseling certifying organizations.
The picture to the left is of the Filipino pastors and Christian leaders signing the legal documents establishing Biblical Soul Care Philippines.
Praise and Prayer Updates
- Thank the Lord with us for a successful Winter ministry conducting Church Leadership Training programs in China, Fiji, Egypt, Uganda, and Russia!
- We are grateful for the great work our MABC graduates are doing in Egypt and Ukraine.
- We praise our Lord for His continued provision for the ministry of OIC!
- We thank the Lord for faithful prayer warriors, each an important part of the OIC team.
- Please pray for our growing OIC missionary team.
- Please pray for the preparation of new ministries in Belize, the Caspian Region, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Singapore, and Thailand.
- Please pray for wisdom as we work to complete our Church Leadership Training Manual for our country directors.
New CLT Modules to Begin in Japan!
We have scheduled four Church Leadership Training Programs in Japan as well. Two programs will be held in Tokyo at the Tokyo Baptist Church beginning April 21 through April 29. The training will have 2 different time schedules. One will be on consecutive weekends, Friday night, April 21 and April 28 and Saturday, April 22 and April 29. The second program will be Monday through Thursday, April 24 through April 27, daytime from 10-3. You may chose the time schedule that best fits your schedule. CLICK HERE for more information.
ビブリカルカウンセリング・ディサイプルシップトレーニングの 開催日が決定しました！ 4月21日～4月29日 上記期間中、下記の2つの時間帯をご用意しました。 受講しやすいコースをお選びください。 1. 4月21日、4月28日（金曜夜）、4月22日、4月29日（土曜日） (計4日間)（こちらは計約14時間の講習となります) 2. 4月24日（月）～4月27日（木）(計4日間) 午前10時～3時 詳細は順次発表いたします。 今からこの時間を受講のためにぜひあけて 楽しみにお待ちください。
There will also be training in connection with the White Fields Conference on April 17-19. The fourth program will be held in Osaka on May 1-3.
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