Jay and Brenda Orvis joined AFCI-USA in 1990 to serve in East coast and expatriate local churches. They minister in a wide variety of settings, both nationally (including among both permanent and temporary residents, and visiting scholars) and overseas.
Weekly inductive evangelistic and discipleship Bible studies, training for elders and deacons, organizing and speaking at Bible and missions conferences and retreats, teaching weekly Sunday School, training local churches for ministry to internationals, and pulpit supply for US and expatriate churches. The Orvises also lead interactive discussions, seminars, workshops, and group meetings intended to cause people to grow in Christ with the joy of the Lord (which is all our strength). Brenda is an accomplished Bible teacher.
Some well received seminars include: Cross-cultural adjustment, Moral Failure and Success, Love, Courtship and Marriage, Understanding and interfacing with world religions, Establishing ministry to Internationals, The life and teachings of Jesus, and Training elders and deacons for their noble task(s).
Jay has lived in eleven countries and visited fifty-eight others. Since 1992 he has served in Canada, Europe and Africa. Since 1998 the Lord sends him annually to Asia.