Graduates from the Intercultural Studies program have gone to countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and to Aboriginal communities in a range of roles and ministries such as primary education, TESOL, community development and evangelism.
One of these graduates who has encouraged me greatly is James Temme. He has travelled globally for Jesus, engaged with the supernatural (which has largely been lost in much of western Christianity), and been transformed from one who suffered from extreme anxiety and was never able to speak in front of people to one who know frequently shares the gospel in public.
Tabor Adelaide was a foundational experience for James. He writes: “I was a brand new Christian when I began studying at Tabor, having only been saved that year. It was a great place to grow in God and learn the foundational truths of Christianity. It definitely helped prepare me for the adventures God had in store for me. I’m so thankful for what I learned and experienced there.”
After finishing his degree in 2010, he moved to Redding, California where he attended the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM). The three year program aims to “equip and deploy revivalists who passionately pursue world-wide transformation in their God-given spheres of influence.” Being trained in the style of Jesus’ ministry and supernatural evangelism took him on team trips to numerous places such as Mexico, the Philippines, Croatia, Austria, England and several US States, where they conducted street ministry, prayer evangelism and campus outreach.
His journey with the supernatural grew through faith for living costs and fees, training and the trips. He was given enough money to pay for an entire year’s study and living costs by a couple he barely knew. He saw many accept Christ for salvation, and many miracles, including exorcisms and healings. He also has numerous personal stories of God performing miracles through him and of him debating atheists.
In the past 12 months he has returned to the Sunshine Coast to complete a primary education award and assist in a church that is part of Bethel’s Global Legacy Network. He hopes that teaching will open doors to be able to work and minister overseas. In the mean time he is leading outreach teams and pursuing a lifestyle of evangelism.
James is planning to move to Cape Town early next year to be part of an outreach ministry that was
started recently by a fellow Bethel graduate. James once had a stranger prophesy over him at LA Airport that he had a destiny in Africa. During the prophetic word the person who James had never met said he saw African orphans yelling out “T-E-M-M-E” (his surname). James feels called to Africa, and he hopes to be able to continue travelling and sharing Jesus, with a trip to the US then Croatia and Austria planned for next March.