Lifeworkx, a One Challenge ministry, journeyed into new territory in 2018 – training international workers to be certified Lifeworkx trainers! “Over the past 13 years of my 45 years with the OC, I can truthfully say that I sense the smile of God on allowing us to partner with Him in ministry,” says Steve, Lifeworkx director and founder.
More than 1,000 people were blessed through Lifeworkx last year through one-on-one mentoring and conferences. In 2018, the Lifeworkx team is adding a new feature. “In all of our Lifeworkx events this year we are offering an event for new participants and then staying for an additional week to offer Lifeworkx Trainer Certification,” Steve says.
The first international Lifeworkx Training Certification took place in Hong Kong in January, and the second wrapped up in the Dominican Republic at the end of February.
“Doing Lifeworkx globally is like a true ministry dream come true,” Steve says. One pastor at a Lifeworkx training in Uganda told the 400 people who attended: “Lifeworkx is bringing healing and hope to the nations!”
The Challenges and Triumphs
These two certification trainings came with some challenges, the primary being the language barriers. In particular coming up with non-English equivalents for the important and powerful nomenclature that Lifeworkx uses in its program.
Despite this challenge, there were a lot of joys. “I realized that my dream of Lifeworkx becoming my legacy my contribution to the kingdom was becoming a reality,” Steve says. “There was that special moment when I watched both the trainers in Hong Kong and the Dominican Republic do exactly what they were trained to do and then were excited by using their own life examples.”
…in Hong Kong
…in the Dominican Republic
Bringing Lifeworkx Around the World
The Lifeworkx team anticipates that every country they train in for the next 24 months will also receive the opportunity to become certified Lifeworkx trainers. Also, Lifeworkx is praying for “Country Champions” who will serve as catalysts for Lifeworkx in their respective countries.
The team will be in Uganda and Kenya in May, South Korea in August, Ukraine in October, Nigeria in November and possibly in Niger in December.
“Today, I still hold the Lifeworkx dream of having a team in every country that shares the Lifeworkx way loosely in my open hands to the lord of the Harvest,” Steve says. “Every One Challenge global ministry that has the ‘fingerprint of God’ on it has morphed and multiplied through the years. Our colleagues were simply available and listening to the voice of God. I hear His voice calling our Lifeworkx team to empower everyone around the world to live out their dreams and fulfill God’s calling on their lives.”
Pray with One Challenge
The founder of One Challenge, Dr. Dick Hillis, once said, “Prayer is the missionary’s greatest need!”
- Pray for transformed lives through the power of Jesus Christ in each of the countries Lifeworkx will be holding events in 2018.
- Pray for the in-country partners who share the vision and share the dream of seeing Lifeworkx become a movement in each of their respective countries.
- Pray for those going through their Trainer Certification that they will be inspired and motivated to create their own Lifeworkx event.
- Pray for each team member: Steve, Nate, and Joshua; pray they will be fully funded every month this year.