Monday, September 12, 2005

South Central MTC

Something our church is involved in...
South Central Ministry Training Course.
Bible teachers who rightly handle the Word of God are essential in today’s Church. Within the congregation, home group, children’s club, youth group and amongst the elderly – indeed wherever the Bible is taught – we need people who can teach God’s Word in the power of the Spirit.

Biblical Theology, Doctrine, Bible Books, Practical Ministry... my only hope is that it also includes stuff on keeping spiritually alive... that it is APPLIED. There's more to ministry than understanding and skills.... My involvement with our RELAY discipleship training programme has shown me that. Above all we teach grace, grace and more grace... working hard to see God's grace applied to all of life. Sure there is doctrine to explain. Sure there are practical skills to learn. We need training. And we need it applied to life in Christ.

See also:
Cornhill Training Course (London)
Northern Training Course
NW Training Course
Network Training Course (SE/Wales)

2 comments:

  1. Got to hope that they are including that in 'the power of the Spirit'.

    It is difficult to do, and it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that because we are putting effort into understanding God's word we are putting effort into living out what we learn AND (because application is never the final goal of teaching or listening to the bible) praising the God behind it all (largely done of course by living out...hmm).

    hmmm...Reading your post again though I think what I just wrote was missing the point a little.

    Are you talking about personal skills in helping to disciple others?
    Are you talking about help on living an example (I mean allsorts here, cultivating a personal passion for God), or at least trying, because that is often the most important teaching 'tool'?

    I'm a bit lost.

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  2. i guess the living stuff... but i'll grant i wasn't that coherent...

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