Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The goal realized

2 Timothy 2:2

2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

 

This has been a goal from day one for our Pastor’s College.  It is not just enough to teach  pastors, but we want what they learn from us to be entrusted to faithful men who will be able to teach others.  This kind of discipleship is not normal in Zambia.  The pastor has the knowledge and the knowledge is power and all too often, that power is in essence, job security.  We are praying and pressing on to help train pastors who give what they learn away.   Last Saturday, we saw some encouraging signs of this kind of entrusting.  Five of our students trained fifteen other church leaders in the Veritas College curriculum which we are teaching them.  The first of four curriculums covers the epistles and focuses on how to exegete and interpret scripture within the short letters.    We had a graduation ceremony where they received their certificates, Tracy shared some challenging words and we had some pastries and softies. Not only are more leaders getting trained, but we all know that we learn more when we teach.   So, praise God with us and thanks for your prayers.  We are starting a new year for sponsoring pastors.  We would love you to join with us for 2010 and join the sponsoring club… Let me know if you are interested!

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