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Personal Mission Field Workshop

Each One Teach One

Let's start a Personal Mission Field movement!

Welcome to the PMF Workshop for the week of December 14, 2020. I’m your host, T. M. Moore. Each week we provide teaching, encouragement, and resources to help you in working your Personal Mission Field. By adopting the perspectives and practicing the disciplines we present in the Workshop, you can become more consistent and effective in realizing the presence, promise, and power of God’s Kingdom in your daily life.

Today’s Workshop is entitled, “Each One Teach One.” Our text is 2 Timothy 2.1, 2:

You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2.1, 2

Called to teach

The writer of the book of Hebrews reminds us that all believers are called to teach others about our Lord Jesus Christ (Heb. 5.12). In this, he was only echoing what our Lord Himself said in the Great Commission, when He told us to make disciples by teaching others what He has taught us (Matt. 28.18-20).

If we’re not working to teach others, then, as the writer of Hebrews explained, we’re not pressing on toward maturity. And we’re not being faithful in our calling to our Personal Mission Field either, since each of us, no doubt, has many Christian friends whom we should be encouraging in their walk with and work for the Lord (Heb. 10.24).

Paul also instructs us in this work of teaching others. He gives us a vision for teaching that can greatly extend our work in our Personal Mission Field: Find one person to teach about Personal Mission Field, and work with that person so that they can teach others also.

Frank Laubach
This is what Frank Laubach did so well in his long ministry of teaching literacy. Laubach, who lived from 1884 to 1970, developed the “Each One Teach One” literacy movement. He would not only teach someone to read, but he’d teach them to teach others to read as well, following Paul’s instruction to Timothy. It is estimated that some 60 million people have learned to read through this program, as those who have been taught have taken it upon themselves to teach others also.

Laubach’s slogan, “Each One Teach One,” seems like a good idea to embrace for expanding our Personal Mission Field and fulfilling our calling as teachers. What if each of us, during the year to come, taught one other person how to map out and begin working their Personal Mission Field? And then if we encouraged them to do the same for some Christian in their Personal Mission Field?

It would not be long before more and more believers were taking up this challenge. God can use us to equip others for this kind of missional living, and all the resources you need are available at no charge.

How to teach Personal Mission Field
You can teach the believers in your Personal Mission Field to begin working their own, and thus multiply your efforts to further the Good News of Christ and His Kingdom. Begin by praying for all the believers in your Personal Mission Field, that God would prepare their hearts for this challenge.

As you have opportunity with other believers, show them the map of your Personal Mission Field, and explain that you are trying to become more consistent in working your part of the world/field for the Lord. Ask your believing friends to pray for you, and follow-up to make sure they do. As you have opportunity, share with your Christian friends any progress or challenges you face in working your Personal Mission Field, so that they can pray more specifically and give thanks to the Lord with you.

As the Lord leads, choose one of the believers in your Personal Mission Field. Explain to your friend how to view the Personal Mission Field video, which you can find just below the scroll at the website (at the Learn More tab). Summarize what the video is about, and urge your friend to watch it, and download the worksheet that goes with it.

Check back with your friend to make sure he has watched the video and mapped his Personal Mission Field. If your friend hasn’t, urge him to do so right away. Explain that, since we are ambassadors for Christ, and have been sent to the world like Jesus was, we need to know where we’ve been sent and what we’re supposed to be doing there. This brief video outlines it all.

Make a point, whenever you see your friend, to ask about his Personal Mission Field. Did he map it out? Has he started praying for the people in his PMF? What challenges is he facing? How can you pray for him?

Once your friend has mapped out his Personal Mission Field, show him how to find the Personal Mission Field Workshop (just below the fold at the website, www.ailbe.org, in the box labeled Personal Mission Field). Explain that these weekly workshops can be very helpful in carrying out our calling to seek the Kingdom and glory of God. Encourage your friend to listen to the Workshop each Monday, and to put into practice whatever is taught there.

Once your friend begins to get the hang of this ministry, encourage him to start sharing with the Christians in his Personal Mission Field, with a view, at some point, to showing them how to get started in this work as well.

Let’s start a Personal Mission Field movement, shall we? Each one of us can teach at least one person a year to map out and start working their Personal Mission Field. If we’re faithful in this, God could use our efforts to transform many believers into faithful and fruitful witnesses for the Lord.



Tell us about what’s going on in your Personal Mission Field. What challenges are you facing? How has the Lord been leading or using you? Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your Personal Mission Field stories, and we might be able to use them to encourage one another in the Personal Mission Field Workshop.

For the Fellowship of Ailbe, and for the Personal Mission Field Workshop, this has been T. M. Moore.

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Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in Essex Junction, VT.
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