The Onesimus Program prepares enthusiastic young people to serve and preach, and then put them to work serving and preaching.
Anyone interested, either baptized or unbaptized, in good standing with their ecclesia, aged 16 and older is encouraged to apply for a two week training. Young people, 18 years of age or older,
interested in the full program must be baptized members in good standing with their home ecclesias.
For many it can be a stepping stone like this youngster wrote:
“Before the training I was shy about speaking to people about the Bible. Now I have more courage and confidence in myself.” And an other one:
“I went into my first year of college not having full conviction in the God of the Bible … the spark was missing. A big spark came this summer … and Onesimus was where the hammer finally hit the nail square on the head. I was immersed in the love for our Father and Christ, and I felt
God channel love to me through one on one (conversations) and talking to my peers. Walking through my spiritual struggles this past year … showed me that the Father was and is always with me. My cup overflows with the comfort of the Father through Christ … and I was baptized July 18th, 2009 in the name of Jesus Christ.” – Bro. Matt Drabenstott
So it can succeed to leave self-gratification behind and learn to give oneself in service,
sharing light with those in darkness, supplying our brother’s need, always standing ready to say, “Here am I, send me!”
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> Operation Onesimus