Mission: To promote the gospel of jesus christ in other nations as well as training teams for evangelism through trips, crusades and internship program at the stateside office.
Programs: Gv mission trip programglobal ventures mission trip program takes everyday people to countries around the world and involves them in missions work. During a global ventures trip, people experience hands-on ministry through children's outreaches, street evangelism, and evening festivals (crusades). Everyone takes part in sharing the gospel with people in various settings. Every trip also provides an opportunity to help a community with a service project such as giving families clean water filters. These trips are typically 10 days long. Gv usually takes 30 to 80 team members on each trip. (there is a prominent part of our ministry that is included in this program; mass crusades. There are trips john and a few of our leaders travel to that we wouldn't bring a team. John conducts mass crusades where typically tens of thousands receive christ. )in 2017, gv took a total of 238 people (some going on multiple trips) to haiti, cambodia, thailand, panama and bangladesh. Haiti 23,993 salvations and 188 healingscambodia 10,716 salvations and 204 healingsthailand 20,575 salvations and 277 healingspanama 22,459 salvations and 251 healingsbangladesh 16,405 salvations 159 healingswe distributed a total of 68,450 bibles, booklets, and follow up material. Total salvations for 2017 is, 88,393 people. We distributed 425 water filters throughout communities in haiti, cambodia, thailand, panama and bangladesh.
internship programcore (internship program) is a 1 to 3 year program created to equip those who have a heart to reach the world. This program is designed to train people with a biblical foundation as well as the different aspects of how to do missions / ministry. There are a few classroom training classes but most of the training is done through hands on ministry work. The goal is to have each participant become the leader they are designed to be and be self-sustained to do missions or other ministry work. The core program is 12 months long and 3 full days a week, tuesday through thursday. In september 2017, 9 new participants from different parts of the states joined the core program. 5 other interns completed year 1 and 2 of them returned for year 2, another 2 returned for year 3. They are all participating in a gv mission trip with extra responsibilities and roles which is a vital part of their training.
stateside ministry programstateside ministry program consists of john ministering in local churches, conferences and bibles schools here in the u. S. The reach podcast with john smithwick is another avenue that john ministers to those living here in the u. S. John shares about relevant topics from the bible and invites special ministry guests to share and dialog with john as well. The global ventures reality tv show that was produced, airs on all the major christian networks for free. Global ventures has 30 episodes that give people a view of what it's like to do missions and see the real encounters of sharing god's power with those in need. This is another way that gv inspires and motivates christians here in the u. S. To live their life with purpose. John ministered in local churches in alabama, indiana, ohio, california, texas, arkansas, kansas, illinois, louisiana, and oklahoma. John ministered in a mission conference in alabama and a men's conference in indiana. In march, john took several staff members to california to be interviewed on juce tv, tbn's youth network. Ministry stateside was a great success, close to half of our team members going on gv trips in 2018 were recruited from john's stateside ministry. In september, 2017 a campaign was launched to raise awareness and increase partnership for the ministry. Already in a few months approximately $40,000 was generated.