January 2022: Conducting Midrash
As often as I can, I will bring up midrash. It’s important to making disciples and growing in the faith. We have to have safe spaces to free the Scriptures to teach us, and show us what is really happening. This is beyond the “revelation,” and more into the culture, setting, timing and other elements of the biblical account. When we understand better what is happening in the text, then we can more effectively apply the lessons of history and Scripture to our lives.
June 2022 Seminar: Asking and Teaching Others to Ask the Hard Questions
June 4, 2022 Bible Teachers Seminar: Asking the Hard Questions
Bible teachers should be able to skillfully navigate the hard questions. Not deflect nor distract, but honestly approach the tough topics with a teachable heart. The Holy Spirit leads and guides us into all truth. We are stewards of truth revealed. We owe it to ourselves and to those we serve to learn to ask and answer the hard questions, even if the answers are incomplete.
In 2021, I have the honor of hosting bible teachers for a time of community and gift sharpening. All the information you need is on the flyer below. Please, prayerfully consider joining us.
Of the fivefold offices, the teacher may get the biggest snub. We have lessons to share, and powerful truths from God to communicate. But, we may not be preachy, or have the charismatic flair that is celebrated in some apostles, prophets, and pastors. This seminar series is designed to encourage teaching gifts in the Lord’s church. My hope and prayer is that we take on or increase our confidence in the Lord’s call to teach his people.
February 2021 Seminar: Office of the Teacher
We will dig in to the gift of the teacher and the service of teaching in the Lord’s church. From calling to operation, we will gain understanding and perspective about what it means to be a teacher. By His Spirit, the Lord chooses how we will serve him and teaching is an honor. Here is a short clip from this session.
June 2021 Seminar: Knowledge Transfers
This seminar is dedicated to teaching best practices for any audience. We will share success stories and offer suggestions for ideas in process. If you want to develop some teaching versatility, then please consider signing up.
Here are a couple of clips from our guests, Elder Willetta Dunning, founder of the Moving Forward Women’s Ministry and Minister Jessica Carney, youth and young adult ministry leader.
October 2021 Seminar: Subject Teaching
This seminar is special to me because I know how it feels to be boxed in by people who think I can only teach one thing. I am known for prayer, and because of that, most of my ministry invitations are to pray or teach on prayer. For a long while I fought it and was insulted by it because I kept saying, “I can teach on more subjects!” Then I made peace with it, leaned in, and decided to develop different ways to teach on prayer. (And I still broke through that boxed in feeling!) Plan to join us if you want to stretch yourself in your presentations on one subject.
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