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Follow Up on Our New Direction

In our last blog we outlined the new direction On Word Ministries is taking. On Word is joining hands with Win Ministries in bringing quality biblical and practical teachings to leaders and potential leaders in third world countries. You can read about them on their website is http://www.winministries.org  Qualified leaders will be able to receive college level teaching free of charge for the first year and only $5.00 after that. An associates Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree will be available to those who complete the various levels of training.

We are now international missionaries based in the United States.e

We failed to mention two things in the previous blog. Firstly, we did not make it clear that Lynda and I will continue to be available for prayer ministry. As time permits, we will continue to minister to individuals who are seeking personal freedom from issues that cause problems in their life. Our Father has blessed us with insight on how to effectively bring people into the presence of Jesus to receive healing and divergence. We will not neglect to make that gift available to the Body of Christ. We will also continue to be available for seminars and retreats when we are in the States.

Secondly, we did not clarify how to respond to the news. If you want to keep up with our journey and pray for us, there are several ways to do that.

1. You may enter your email address above to the right,

2. You may ‘friend’ us on Facebook (Fount Lee Shults),

3. You may “like” our Facebook page (On Word Ministries)

4. You may email us at fount@onword.org or write us at 106 Ashford Ct, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29588.

If you desire to partner with us financially in reaching leaders with quality teachings, you may donate through our website, http://www.onword.org by clicking on the ‘Donate’ button. You may also send checks, payable to On Word Ministries, to the above address. All donations are tax-deductible.

We have a very small overhead, so you can be assured that your offering will go directly to our support. All of it will be used to advance the Kingdom rather that to pay office staff. We have no employees, and our office space is provided free of charge by Pastor AJ Baisch of Harvest Community Church.

One final note: I will return to the blog series on Orphan Thinking as soon as I finish working on the notes for students of the courses I recorded last summer. Brick Cliff, the president of Win Ministries, wants me to do several other courses next spring, so there will be another busy time later. Thank you for bearing with us in this time of transition.

Looking Forward,

Fount Shults

President and Founder

On Word Ministries http://onword.org

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New Vision

09/11/2012 7 comments

Lynda and I are entering a new phase of ministry. The first part of our time together was spent with me studying Biblical Content, Biblical History, Biblical Languages, Church History and Theology. Then the college professor era began. I taught Bible and Theology on college campuses for 40 years while Lynda was raising our six children (with some help from me). We retired from the college campus in 2004, but did not retire from ministry. At that time Lynda joined with me in the ministry. For eight years we have been traveling among the churches teaching and doing prayer ministry together.

During those eight years we have known something new was on its way, a new direction and a new vision for our latter years. That new thing became clear to me while I was recording some teachings for Nation 2 Nation Christian University in Harlingen, Texas. Brick Cliff, the founder and president of the school invited me to be the Academic Dean of the University and assist him in establishing schools in 3rd World countries. I accepted the challenge and adopted the vision.

Lynda and I are now international missionaries based in the United States. If you want more details on the vision, go to http://www.winministries.org and look it over. Brick gives a clear statement of the vision in the “About Us” link. They should have a new website for the University up before the end of the year.

The focus of the vision is on nations where pastors are poor and have no seminary training. They are definitely called to pastor, but they need training. The N2N University will make the teachings and credits available to leaders and potential leaders in 3rd World countries free of charge for the first year and for $4.00 a year after that. The reason for the freebie is that leaders in those nations have no money and no time to go away for seminary training.

That means there will be no financial remuneration for the services I render and no money for travel expenses. Like all missionaries, we will need to raise support for travel and for living expenses. If you would like to partner with us in prayer or with financial help, or if you simply want to stay in touch with this development, please respond to this message. We will put you on the list of those who want to keep up with what we are doing and where we are going.

Looking Forward,
Dr. Fount Shults
Academic Dean
Nation 2 Nation Christian University

World-wide Bible Reading Event

08/18/2011 2 comments

We are initiating a “Sounding the Sound of Heaven” event. We are encouraging people all over the world to read aloud from the Scriptures, each in his own language and all on the same day. We will not read to one another, but we will read together in small groups. The audience will be our Father and the prince of the power of the air.

The concept behind the vision is based on an understanding of the power of sound, especially the sound of the Word of God coming forth. God spoke the worlds into existence; there was voice and sound in the beginning. The Word, through whom all things came into existence, became flesh in Jesus of Nazareth. This Word of power also became Scripture.

The written Word requires a voice, a sound, to activate the human spirit. A blessing is pronounced over those who read Scripture aloud and on those who hear (Rev. 1:3 can be applied to all Scripture). Both the one hearing and the one reading are blessed because the one reading also hears his or her own voice.

We have learned that sound is able to affect the atmosphere and change everything. There was the sound of thunder at Mount Sinai. There was the sound of a rushing mighty wind on Pentecost. Those sounds accompanied two of the greatest transitions in history so far. There will be a loud trumpet blast at the end. Sound changes things.

If you are in a room and there is a sudden scream, or a loud crash, the atmosphere of the room changes immediately. If everyone is talking and suddenly there is silence, the room changes. Even silence can speak. Those are minor changes in the history of individuals. There are many significant transitions in all our lives that are initiated by sound, like the message you heard that brought you to Christ.

We do not merely hear sound; we experience it. Sound reverberates in our bones and in the tissue of our bodies. It affects our feelings and emotions deeply. It can wake us up or lull us to sleep. It can spark us to action or paralyze us. Medical science is experimenting with the effect of certain frequencies on the organs of the body. The loving voice of the gardener produces healthy plants. Good music helps cows to give more milk. Sound is a very real power in our world. We need to learn to use that power for the kingdom of God.

There are powers that work on the earth and under the earth (chthonic spirits) and there are powers that function in the air. Paul spoke of the “prince of the power of the air” (Eph. 2:2). “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Prov. 18:21), because sound has the ability to change everything. When we speak, our breath/spirit creates sound waves that change our environment according to the ‘spirit’ behind our word. Mean spirited words can destroy; kind spirited words can bring life.

Now imagine, what would happen if Christians all over the world were to lend the sound of their voices to the reading of the Word of God? That sound would move airwaves in the face of the prince of the power of the air, and it would vibrate the earth and the underground.

It’s time for the Body of Christ to release the sound of heaven into the earth. We need to make a sound that breaks the barrier to the hearing of the Word of God in the land. His Word in our mouth, spoken in faith, can carry the very power of God into our environment and change our communities. Let’s do this.

If you would like to participate, simply respond to this blog with a comment indicating your desire. This is open to all Christians everywhere. There will not be any official ‘membership’ to join.

There will be a series of blogs appearing every few days to further explain the vision. You can sign up to receive these blogs automatically or just check your FB wall regularly for updates.

Fount Shults

President and founder

On Word Ministries