Welcome to Fig Tree Ministry
Fig Tree Ministry of Encouragement and Training
- Written by Dr. Roland E. Bean
Greetings from Fig Tree Ministry:
Saudações da Fig Tree Ministry:
Hello, my name is Roland E. Bean and I have been ministering the Gospel for over forty years. This journey has taken me to 49 States and over a dozen different countries. During most of these years I have been directly involved in Pastoral duties of one kind or another. From 1966 I have taught leadership seminars throughout the world. We have seen some phenomenal successes and experienced what might be termed as failures. However, at all times we were never without His continued presence and Grace. For over 39 years I have had the full support of my wife and two children who are also serving the Lord.
A number of years ago I noticed that many of the Pastors and workers, in all size churches were languishing. It did not take long to see that this plight was due more to the lack of personal fellowship and individual encouragement than any other one thing. I noticed that help was being offered but it was usually out of the natural setting and environment of the local church. I saw a great need not being met. I asked the Lord what could be done about this problem. As I prayed, the Lord spoke to me about Nathanial. In John 1:48, Nathaniel asked Christ where he knew him from. Jesus said he saw him when he was “under the fig tree” and proceeded to give him a word of encouragement.
In 2006 the Lord spoke to my heart to launch FTM ministries. With the help of several friends we were able to develop a webpage that has been read around the world. The purpose for FTM has not changed so encouragement for those in some type of ministry remains the focus of our efforts. Currently our Mentoring Material is sent to thirty-five different ministries around the world. The message of encouragement is reaching deep within five of the most populated continents of the world. Almost daily we are challenged to provide greater areas of enlarged ministry. Our current shortage exists in the areas of translation as well as teaching material. If you would be interested in helping out in this vital ministry please send us your vita and current information about what, where and how you would like to minister thru the worldwide efforts of FTM.
Fig Tree Ministries was formed for the purpose of encouragement and training. The size of your church or group is not as important as the need in your life and ministry today. Are you in need of personal encouragement? If so, I want to invite you to give me a call. It would be an honor to speak with you personally and bring the “word of encouragement” that the Lord has specifically for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, ‘ I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord.”’ I encourage you to contact me by phone, letter or e-mail. All contact will be strictly confidential. I look forward to hearing from you today.
Fig Tree Ministry is growing. Through FTM’s website I am CURRENTLY MENTORING in India, Nigeria, Kenya, England, Canada, Brazil, the Philippines and in the United States. I send leadership materials to these pastors on a monthly basis. When a pastor wants more individual help I focus on the particular issues facing them. They in turn are required to mentor others.
Rev. Roland E. Bean, D.Min.
Founder Fig Tree Ministries