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  • Why did you come to the GCC?

 

“To gain more knowledge about missions” ; “To understand missions better”“To be trained to be a missionary”“To find like minded missions partners”“To learn more about missions and Africa”“To be trained as a missionary”“The principle experience of missions and training, to get to know our African brothers, to get a ‘boots on the ground’ introduction to the needs of Africa”“To gain knowledge and experience in missions.”

  • Were your expectations met?

Most of the participants answered YES to this question. “Exceeded in every way – except maybe P.T.”;“Exceeded”“Yes. More than I expected”“100%”“Definitely!”“Yes. It was amazing!”“To a large degree, yes”“It was much tougher than I had thought.”

  • What have been your impressions of the GCC?

“I have been stretched mentally and spiritually, but it has been good. It has also opened my eyes” ; “I was amazed how well organised and how helpful all of the staff have been. The GCC is by far the best course I have attended.”“Stretching, mind-renewing, empowering, hectic, fun, an adventure!”“Inspiring! Of great significance”“Stand up for Christ and take action (in the frontlines of the war against the devil), no matter what the price might be”“Excellent. I was impressed with the responsibility and preparation exhibited by the leadership and speakers”“Value for money. Balanced. Puritan. A few dedicated people who achieve much. A high standard of information”“It was a lot of fun with the outreaches.”“Well organised and inspiring. Compelling one to jump and go for missions”“Training was very hard, but good and well prepared”“It requires commitment”“Wonderful, Biblical, eye-opening teaching and practical experience! Highly recommended for all interested in missions”“The Worldview and mission experience is what every prospective missionary needs. GCC is a very challenging course preparing one for the challenge of missions”“Very intensely challenging lectures that instilled a desire to live the principles.”

  • In what ways have you benefited from the GCC?

“In body, mind and spirit” ; “ Getting to know God a lot better. Meeting new Christians who inspire me”;“The history of missions. I will be more bold in standing for truth and sharing my faith”“It taught me endurance (big time!), that you can do more than you think when you are tired, practice using God’s Law as a method of evangelism, insight into what’s happening in various nations, inspiration for prayer. Meeting people from different countries”“Become more motivated to fulfill the Great Commission! With all my heart, soul, mind and strength”“I improved my physical form, met new Christian friends, came closer to God and improved my relationship with Him”“I have learned a great deal about Biblical Principles, evangelism and practical application of Christianity. I am more prepared now to expect great things from God and attempt great things for God“I know a lot more about missions. I got to meet and got to know awesome people”“I have been stimulated to go for missions”“Taught me many important things I didn’t know about the Christian Faith and the mission field. I now know what I am suppose to do as a missionary and have been motivated to be one”“Have to discipline my time and avoid wasting time too. I have improved a bit in English. It was a good experience”“Illuminated and envisioned with courage”“A Biblical Worldview. Found good reason to do P.T. every day. More evangelism and to fight for Biblical, social and moral issues”“Multiple new outlooks on life including personal life and missions, global missions and evangelism, the Word of God, the universe and physical training…to name a few”“The literature distribution was very helpful in breaking down some of the fear of man. I have developed a much better sense of the needs and challenges facing the churches in Africa .”

  • Which were the most useful or helpful lectures, presentations, videos, workshops, practicals, day trips or outreaches to you?

Prison Outreach: 8; Table Mountain hike: 7; Shooting Range Practical: 7; P.T.: 6; Muslim outreach: 6; Lions Head hike: 5; Evangelising Muslims: 5; Marie Stopes Prayer Vigil and Outreach: 5; Eetouw! film: 5; Literature outreaches: 5; Vehicle Maintenance Workshop: 5; The End of the Spear film: 5; Parliament and Cape Town station outreach: 5; KSB work party: 4; Behind the Sunfilm: 4; What Does It Take to Be a Missionary?: 4; Film evangelism outreach: 4; Tour of the Castle: 4; William Carey: 4; Candle in the Dark film: 4; The Heart of the Gospel: 4; Faith Missions in War Zones: 4; Literature Distribution outreach: 3; Effective Evangelism: 3; Restitution and Revival: 3; Comparing the Quran and the Bible: 3; Huguenot Monument and Museum: 3; Beyond the Next Mountain film: 3; Newlands Forest Hikes: 3; Khayelitsha Soccer outreach: 3; The Biblical Vision of Victory: 3; Restitution: 3; The Cross and Conflict: 2; Reclaiming Surrendered Ground: 2; Making Disciples of All Nations: 2; God’s Covenant: 2; A World to Win: 2; Are We Living in the Last Days?: 2; Coping with Crisis Situations: 2; Video clips from the field: 2; Survival in the Bush: 2; Eagle Encounter: 2; Motives For Missions: 2; Film Evangelism Workshop: 2; Chariots of Fire film: 2; Cross Cultural Communication: 2; The Story of Eric Liddel film: 2; Literature Ministry Workshop: 2; Missions in Acts: 2; Gossip and Sins of Speech: 2; Radio Ministry: 2; The Bible and Animals: 2; Self Discipline – The Key to Success: 2; Honouring Elders and Egalitarianism: 2; Survival and Security: 2; Perseverance: 1; Understanding Animism: 1; Missions in the Old Testament: 1; Sunday hike: 1; Evangelising Terrorists: 1; Biblical Principles for Missions: 1; Overcoming Culture Shock: 1; Evangelising Hindus: 1; Livingstone the Liberator: 1; The New Paganism: 1; First Aid Workshop: 1; Ethics and God’s Law: 1; How to Know God’s Will: 1.

  • In what ways do you think we could have improved our programme or presentations?

“I would love it to be longer!” ; “The Powerpoints are really helpful! I appreciate all of the notes for the lectures”“More P.T!”“Providing notes before each presentations, add more outreaches”“To be more strict on timeliness to lectures, meals, etc”“Just keep up with the Spirit. You are doing a commendable job”“Time.”

  • What were the highlights (best aspects) of the GCC for you?

“Practicals are very important. Visual presentations are very helpful” ; “Outreaches, Literature distribution, prison ministry, radio ministry”“Newlands Forest hike, Table Mountain Hike, Lecture on End Times’ and Millennium and P.T!”“Outreaches, fellowship hikes, P.T., etc”“The fellowship, strengthening my resolve”“The shooting range, the protests, singing songs while we were polishing the floor, making new friends and the prison ministry”“I have been really impressed and inspired”“The friendships and fellowship of all kinds of people coming together to get to know the Lord, no matter what race or culture”;“Hiking and the motivation”“Expansion of my vision and faith, adventures, meeting great people”“Bible smuggling River hike, outreaches and abortion protest”“P.T., Lions Head, Table Mountain.”

  • What actions would you recommend that we take to transform the nations?

“Love those who need to be loved the most” ; “Prayer and more missions”“More teaching on leadership and how to train and mentor leaders”“You are doing a good job already! Keep it up!”“Kingdom vision/ Acts 13 conduct in our churches”“Each of us needs to take personal responsibility for what is happening around us. We need to repent of our apathy, and step out for Christ”“Continue what you are doing. Equip people to run a GCC in the USA , the full course if possible with hikes!” ; “Plant churches.”

  • Has this course led you to make any commitments or decisions?

To fully surrender to the Lordship of Christ: 12

To join and get involved in a local church: 9

To study the Word of God more regularly: 14

To spend more time in prayer for our country: 15

To read more good Christian books: 14

To disciple at least one person per year: 15

To financially support a mission: 10

Volunteer your time to a missionary organisation: 13

To commit yourself to studying for and working for missions: 12

To start a Missions Prayer Fellowship in your school, college or community: 11

To help distribute Frontline Fellowship literature and recruit subscribers for Frontline Fellowship News: 9

To sign up for Frontline’s Missionary Apprenticeship Training Programme: 11

  • Other decisions:

“To try to get involved in some of the actions of Frontline Fellowship” ; “To pray that I should not miss any of the GCC’s”“Seek co-operative/independence (missions)”“To submit through faith to the will of God and to make the Great Commission my supreme ambition”“To receive the Frontline Fellowship newsletter”“To study through William Carey Bible Institute”“To work as a missionary anywhere God will need me and if possible take part in some expedition”“Considering invitation to take a team to Zimbabwe.”

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