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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Collectively we seek Gods presence regardless religious boundaries like doctrines, titles and positions, buildings and organisations. In our existence as the living Church of God, we join together from time to time being one family in Chirst celebrating His Reign over all creation!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Collectively we seek Gods presence regardless religious boundaries like doctrines, titles and positions, buildings and organisations. In our existence as the living Church of God, we join together from time to time being one family in Chirst celebrating His Reign over all creation!

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We believe in the potential of people and also in their incredible ability to influence the world with good.
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We hope that a brief overview of our faith will help you to get acquainted with the Christianity that was laid down and preached by the apostles of Jesus Christ.
  • God, the Father is the Creator of the heavens and earth, and the only true God.
  • Salvation is given by the grace of God through faith.
  • Jesus Christ is The Son of God, The Saviour of mankind.
  • We believe that being born from the Spirit is essential for a fruitful christian life.
  • We believe that it is important to understand that church is not a building.
  • The Church is meant to be the visible gathering of people devoted to worship God any day, at any given moment, everywhere!

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We are John & Shakila Olsen and we believe that every soul is worthy of living a liberated live and equally entitled to experience the joy of creations’ wealth. Real quality of life starts with breaking old mindsets and the renewing of mindset from the inside out! – not just learning and adopting a new lifestyle– but to experience transformation power and living a purpose driven life. Luckily, it’s never too late to transform your life! No matter your age, background, or level of education, you can transform your life! We challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they preach, who walk their talk. It’s our passion to coach you to discover, define and accomplishing your purpose in live!

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Church is not a building, we are the Church; the gathering of people devoted to worship God, any day, at any given moment, everywhere!

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It is important for us to constantly know God, to hear His voice and to fulfill His word, it’s our responsibility!

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Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

“We are dedicated to uniting people to restore communities. Global ministries is dedicated to changing the world one soul at a time…”

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We believe the decade leading up to 2033 will be a defining decade, a decade in which it is possible for every person on earth to hear the gospel.

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We are John & Shakila Olsen. We simply follow Gods calling upon our lives. Our passion is to coach, disciple and serve those The Lord causes us to cross their paths with.  Igniting them to discover, define and accomplishing their purpose in live is our mission!

We believe that the real quality of life starts with breaking old mindsets and the renewing of mindsets from the inside out! (John 3:1-36)

We love sharing testimonies spreading the message of HOPE, LOVE and FORGIVENESS!

We challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they preach and who walk their talk!

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"Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul"

Acts 4:32 (NKJV)

StL is not just a Network of believers. We believe this is the season to ally restoring the body of Christ, being ONE OF HEART AND SOUL, for the very purpose of reaching out, fulfilling what we are commissioned to fulfill.

We believe the decade leading up to 2033 will be a defining decade in which every person on earth can hear the gospel.

The era of His Kingdom is here. Will you join?

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MARCH

Outreach
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Amsterdam


We are Church

We believe that it is important to understand that church is not a building! 'We are Church' literary means we are the Church; the gathering of people devoted to worship God any day, at any given moment, everywhere!
Read more

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Collectively we seek Gods presence regardless religious boundaries like doctrines, titles and positions, buildings and organisations. In our existence as the living Church of God, we join together from time to time being one family in Chirst celebrating His Reign over all creation!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Collectively we seek Gods presence regardless religious boundaries like doctrines, titles and positions, buildings and organisations. In our existence as the living Church of God, we join together from time to time being one family in Chirst celebrating His Reign over all creation!

On a mission

For God. For People. For the World.

We believe in the potential of people and also in their incredible ability to influence the world with good.
John & Shakila

Statement of

Statement of Faith

We hope that a brief overview of our faith will help you to get acquainted with the Christianity that was laid down and preached by the apostles of Jesus Christ.
  • God, the Father is the Creator of the heavens and earth, and the only true God.
  • Salvation is given by the grace of God through faith.
  • Jesus Christ is The Son of God, The Saviour of mankind.
  • We believe that being born from the Spirit is essential for a fruitful christian life.
  • We believe that it is important to understand that church is not a building.
  • The Church is meant to be the visible gathering of people devoted to worship God any day, at any given moment, everywhere!

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10.09.2022

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24.09.2022

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We want to glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances.

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The gospel of Jesus Christ in action

There is power in intentional and collective action when
people are united in love for a just cause.

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ON A MISSION CHANGING LIVES

We are John & Shakila Olsen and we believe that every soul is worthy of living a liberated live and equally entitled to experience the joy of creations’ wealth. Real quality of life starts with breaking old mindsets and the renewing of mindset from the inside out! – not just learning and adopting a new lifestyle– but to experience transformation power and living a purpose driven life. Luckily, it’s never too late to transform your life! No matter your age, background, or level of education, you can transform your life! We challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they preach, who walk their talk. It’s our passion to coach you to discover, define and accomplishing your purpose in live!

Meet John & Shakila

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Discover, define and  and unlock the exceptional leader in You.
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We are Church!

Committed to spreading the Gospel of God’s kingdom

Church is not a building, we are the Church; the gathering of people devoted to worship God, any day, at any given moment, everywhere!

Our vision

It is important for us to constantly know God, to hear His voice and to fulfill His word, it’s our responsibility!

Our mission

Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

“We are dedicated to uniting people to restore communities. Global ministries is dedicated to changing the world one soul at a time…”

— John H Olsen


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Our Vision Statement

See what God can do through you.

Our Mission Statement

StL exists so that people far from God will be raised to life in Christ.

Our Code

1. Jesus is the center

It’s about: Integrated Priorities

2. We believe big and start small

It’s about: Active Faith

3. We honor one another to glorify God

It’s about: Valuing People

4. We are contributors, not consumers

It’s about: Taking Action

5. We think inside the box

It’s about: Embracing Limitation

6. We can do more by doing less

It’s about: Focused Excellence

7. We don’t maintain, we multiply

It’s about: Ongoing Growth

8. We eat the fish and leave the bones

It’s about: Teachable Attitudes

9. We want to be known for what we are for

It’s about: Promoting Unity

10. We will not take this for granted

It’s about: Expressing Gratitude


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Our Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Trinity

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

The Father

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

The Son

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

The Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

Man

Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Salvation

The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

The Church

The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.It is important to understand that a church is not a building.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

IN HIS SERVICE ...

The mission of StL is to bring restoration to the relationship between man and God.

StL originated from a calling that John and Shakila Olsen received during their personal encounter with The Lord in line with the biblical scripture in Isaiah 6:8-9

Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to these people? Who will go for us?”
I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

John & Shakila didn’t hesitate to answer the call with: Yes! send us!

They believe that every soul is worthy of living a liberated live and equally entitled to experience the joy of creations’ wealth. Real quality of life starts with breaking old mindsets and the renewing of mindset from the inside out! – not just learning and adopting a new lifestyle– but to experience transformation power and living a purpose driven life. Luckily, it’s never too late to transform your life! No matter your age, background, or level of education. you can transform your life! We challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they preach, who walk their talk.

StL reaches people by sharing a message of love, acceptance, and forgiveness, by making targeted investments in people’s lives and callings, by encouraging and supporting leaders of organizations, foundations, and businesses, and by inspiring through social media and through podcast and television.

God, through His Word and by His Spirit, is transforming men and women, churches, businesses, and nations. He has eyes for every person and He has our country in mind. StL therefore wants to equip as many people as possible to follow Jesus – uninhibited and enthusiastic, in ordinary daily life, in every sphere of influence of society.

It’s our passion to coach on another to discover, define and accomplishing their purpose in live!

Meet John & Shakila

“We are dedicated to uniting people to restore communities. Global ministries is dedicated to changing the world one soul at a time…”

— John H Olsen

Contact StL

If you have a question or need more information about StL Mission, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form below, or call us on phone: 062 471 7734. You can also draw us a line at contact@stlmission.com.

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Collectively we seek Gods presence regardless religious boundaries like doctrines, titles and positions, buildings and organisations. In our existence as the living Church of God, we join together from time to time being one family in Chirst celebrating His Reign over all creation!

    Statement of

    Statement of Faith

    We hope that a brief overview of our faith will help you to get acquainted with the Christianity that was laid down and preached by the apostles of Jesus Christ.
    • God, the Father is the Creator of the heavens and earth, and the only true God.
    • Salvation is given by the grace of God through faith.
    • Jesus Christ is The Son of God, The Saviour of mankind.
    • We believe that being born from the Spirit is essential for a fruitful christian life.
    • We believe that it is important to understand that church is not a building.
    • The Church is meant to be the visible gathering of people devoted to worship God any day, at any given moment, everywhere!

    The gospel of Jesus Christ in action

    There is power in intentional and collective action when
    people are united in love for a just cause.

    Learn More

    ON A MISSION CHANGING LIVES

    We are John & Shakila Olsen and we believe that every soul is worthy of living a liberated live and equally entitled to experience the joy of creations’ wealth. Real quality of life starts with breaking old mindsets and the renewing of mindset from the inside out! – not just learning and adopting a new lifestyle– but to experience transformation power and living a purpose driven life. Luckily, it’s never too late to transform your life! No matter your age, background, or level of education, you can transform your life! We challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they preach, who walk their talk. It’s our passion to coach you to discover, define and accomplishing your purpose in live!

    Meet John & Shakila

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    We are church.

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    ‘We are Church’ literary means we are the Church; the gathering of people devoted to worship God any day, at any given moment, everywhere! We believe that it is important to understand that a church is not a building.

    The church is often viewed as an organization, but is actually more of an ‘organism.’ It is the united fellowship of all Christians with their God — the wondrous union of Christ’s Spirit indwelling the hearts of all true believers. — “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor. 3:16).

    Collectively we seek Gods presence regardless religious boundaries like doctrines, titles and positions, buildings and organisations. In our existence as the living Church of God, we join together from time to time being one family in Chirst celebrating His Reign over all creation!

    Church is not a building
    nor an institute.

    It is important to understand that a church is not a building, although many people frequently use that term to describe the facility built for the use of the church. History shows the New Testament church met primarily in private homes — Christian cathedrals or tabernacles designed specifically for believers to gather for worship did not exist until almost three centuries after the church got started. Unlike the Old Testament temple, in which the presence of God habitated, the new covenant of Jesus Christ made every believer a temple of the Holy Spirit. “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor. 3:16).

    The church is often viewed as an organization, but is actually more of an “organism.” It is the united fellowship of all Christians with their God — the wondrous union of Christ’s Spirit indwelling the hearts of all true believers.

    People often think that the most distinctive or important part of Church is the structure or model. It is not. The most important part of our church are the values—the DNA—that will be the foundation of godly leaders who shepherd godly churches.

    What is church?

    In the New Testament, the term “church,” also sometimes translated as “assembly,” comes from the Greek word EKKLESIA which means the “called out.” The word was used by the Greeks to describe the assembling or gathering of citizens who were called out to meet together for public hearings. The heralds would walk through the streets and literally call for people to come out from what they were doing to gather for public business. In the scriptures EKKLESIA refers to those whom Christ has “called out” from the world to be His own, and to assemble together in His name.

    The primary meaning of the church is used in a universal sense, referring to all Christian believers everywhere. Irrespective of denominational or doctrinal differences, all persons who have genuinely placed their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are members of His church, also called the body of Christ, over which Christ is the head (Eph. 1:22-23).

    Secondarily, the church also refers to a local congregation of believers. While the scriptures tell us that there is only one true church, yet it is made up of many individual churches. Most of the Apostle Paul’s epistles were written to the local churches such as at Rome, Corinth, Thessalonica, Ephesus, Philippi, Galatia, and Colosse, and he makes mention of many other churches which had been established in various cities at that time.

    Values

    We want to be people who are devoted to worshiping Jesus. We want to carve out time daily to be alone for prayer and Bible reading. We make time to join with others to pray and study His Word. We regularly celebrate the Lord’s Supper and can’t stop thanking Him for His mercy. These are not obligations we try to squeeze in, but cravings we can’t live without. We don’t require gifted communicators or musicians; we just love to worship Jesus even in the most basic settings. It is the Object of worship that makes worship exciting to us.

    The body of believers is supposed to be closer to us than our own families (Matt. 12:46, Luke 14:26). Jesus said that “all people will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). He also prayed that his disciples would be so “perfectly one” that the world may believe that the Father sent Jesus (John 17:20-23).

    We want to be people who love each other deeply and show this by our sacrifice. We seek a bond that surpasses that of our natural families and is only possible because of our common fellowship with Jesus. We share our possessions and our lives with each other. We seek to obey all of the “one another” commands in Scripture. Christ wants us to be known for our love, and He claimed that our unity would cause others to believe in Him. Our goal is not merely to get along but to love each other to the extent that Christ loved us, and to be united to the extent that the Father is one with the Son.

    We want our people to become fully trained for greater works of service. We believe that all believers are called be disciple-makers. No one should come as a consumer, but all should come as servants. The Holy Spirit has given each of us a gift that is to be used for building up the body. We want our leaders to teach us how to lead and help us develop in character through their modeling and teaching. Our goal is that each one of us becomes like Christ, and develops the ability to lead others to Him, make disciples, and plant churches.

    We want to be people with supernatural character, focused on sharing the gospel with neighbors and coworkers. We want to be people who are not focused on survival or higher standards of living, but devoted to the mission. For some, this will mean going to foreign countries to share Christ where He has not been heard. For others, this means supporting those who have gone. For everyone, it means sharing the gospel regularly.

    We want to be people who are eagerly waiting for the return of Christ. We are willing and wanting to suffer because we believe in heavenly rewards. When you read the Scriptures it is undeniably clear that Christians are supposed to expect, lean into and embrace suffering with joy. And this calling to willingly walk into suffering for the sake of the gospel is a call for all believers and not just for leaders or those serving in missions in persecuted areas of the world (Matthew 16:24; Matthew 10:21; 2 Timothy 1:8, 3:12; Philippians 1:29) Far from seeking comfort, we thrive on any hardship we get to endure for His Name. Our focus is not on what we can see, but on the unseen world. We refuse to become citizens on this earth. We live as aliens and strangers on the earth, waiting for a better city.

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