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This is the site for online classes sponsored by Voice of the Martyrs, Inc. USA. These courses will guide you through persecution studies, an innovative way to become informed and involved in ministry to the persecuted church.

Richard Wurmbrand writes: “God says we should serve Him not only with all our heart, but also with all our mind. This means intellectual work, hard work." 100 Prison Meditations – Richard Wurmbrand (11)

OPEN CLASSROOM MEANS THAT THE CLASSES ARE FREE ACCESS, SELF-ENROLLED, AND SELF-PACED PERSONAL STUDY. These are open to everyone and can be accessed at all times.

Dedicated classrooms are for various groups to have their training and are not open to the general public.


These classes are for your use. The only thing to remember is that you cannot sell the material. Our mission is to educate the church about the reality of persecution and to discuss in an intelligent manner the issues related to persecution and suffering for righteousness’ sake. You may copy the material for your personal use or for use in the church or classroom. It would be nice if you would give credit to VOM for the material.


Hebrews 13:3
(NIV1984)

"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering."

Hebrews 10:32-34 (NIV1984)

32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. 33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34 You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.




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  • Training materials for VOM Voice Ministries volunteers.

  • FREE ELECTRONIC COPY OF THE MAY 2014 ISSUE OF CHRISTIAN HISTORY MAGAZINE ON PERSECUTION
  • VOM and Oklahoma Wesleyan University have a partnership to offer classes on the OKWU campus for college credit at a reduced cost. Please read the brochure for further information.
  • START HERE FOR CLASSES IN PERSECUTION STUDIES.THESE CLASSES (THE OPEN CLASSROOM CLASSES) ARE FOR EVERYONE AND ARE FREE. THE DEDICATED CLASSROOMS ARE FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS HAVING THEIR OWN TRAINING SESSIONS.
    This class is the basic introduction to persecution studies and is similar to the E-Level classes that we have offered in the past. It will discuss the definition of martyr and persecution, and will disclose the various forms and levels of persecution.
  • In order to see the reality of persecution more pointedly, one must see that it has been around since the beginning of the church and still persists today. This class is an overview of persecution through the centuries.
  • The Old Testament is rich with stories that teach that one may suffer for righteousness' sake. A thorough understanding of the demands of discipleship and the commitment one needs to serve the Lord includes a study of the Old Testament as well as the New. It is foundational and the themes that begin in the Old are carried forward into the New.
  • It is obvious to any Bible student that a great deal of the New Testament was written in the context of persecution and suffering. The studies that we began in the Old Testament continue into the new, with greater clarity and intensity.
  • Christ has given us a mandate to evangelize in every nation and in every circumstance in the world. It is our God given right, as are all religious freedoms, but not all governments recognize or appreciate it. Other world religions are resisting Christian evangelization. The question is "are we willing to pay the price to fulfill Christ's mandate?" This does not mean that we should be reckless or provoke opposition; we need to be discreet and wise. Each church in each context must decide to what point they are willing to go to risk opposition to do what Christ.
  • This class discusses the importance and role of intercessory prayer in the life of a Christian but more specifically, that intercessory prayer is an integral part of our ministry to and with the persecuted church.
  • Christians who are not facing explicit and violent persecution are concerned about it becoming a possibility in their country and in their lives. Many face the idea with fear and trembling. They are concerned about how to prepare themselves to stand firm in the faith. This class offers some insight and practical suggestions to go about making such preparation.
  • This class seeks to delve into the deeper issues and questions that are raised in relation to suffering for righteousness' sake and persecution. Topics discussed include: Why is a theology of persecution and suffering important? Can and does God suffer? What is the origin of evil and why does God allow it? What is the role of each Person of the Trinity in persecution and suffering? What is happening when we are suffering for Christ? How can God use this suffering? How does hope factor into the theology of persecution and suffering?
  • The purpose of this class it to make us more aware and more competent in our understanding of persecution. Most of the material relates to the potential for persecution, that there are those who are undergoing persecution at the moment, and how we should prepare ourselves for the possibility of persecution for doing the will of God in our culture and country. What has not been addressed is what it is that motivates those who are being persecuted to remain faithful. What is the reason that people will go through incredible suffering for Christ and not recant or turn their backs on their Lord? The answer to these questions is the substance of the material in this class.
  • The reason why there is persecution of Christians in the world is because it is the mandate of every Christian and the church as a whole to participate in God's mission to the world. This class takes a good, long look at that mission as it has been revealed in the Old Testament and the New.
  • START HERE FOR STUDIES IN EVANGELISM TO MUSLIMS. This class introduces the basic and fundamental elements of Islam and begins a comparative study of Islam and Christianity. Included is a brief history of the life of Muhammad, as well as frank discussion of the Qur'an, and a brief history of the first four Caliphs.
  • This class helps the student to prepare for Muslim evangelism, how to share the gospel with Muslims, how to use the tracts (which are included), a section on the authenticity of the Bible, and then a broad discussion of Jesus and Islam.
  • This class contrasts Islam and Christianity in a number of ways, discusses the position of Jews and Christians in Islam, questions whether there is truth in Islam, discusses that attitude toward sin in Islam and Christianity, reviews the meaning of the term of Dhimmitude, and reveals the true role of women in Islam.
  • The class shows the teachings about Jesus in the Qur'an, contrasts Jesus and Muhammad, compares Allah and Yahweh, frankly deals with the Crusades, and shows the contradictions in the Qur'an.
  • This class deals with the Messiah in Prophecies, The Glorified Messiah in Prophecy, and ends with the Messiah and His Deity.

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