Discipleship, at the highest level, is for those who are tasked with shepherding God’s people. If the leaders are learning and growing, there will be trickle-down effect on the rest of the congregation. The leaders model being disciples who are constantly learning.
Creating a learning church boils down to creating a culture of learning for those who preach and teach.
Why do preachers and teachers need to improve their teaching?
Most medical professionals are required to take continuing education to maintain their professional standards. Professionals of all sorts require ongoing training to keep their skills sharp and expand their abilities.
How much more important, then, is it for churches to provide continual training for those who preach and teach the Word of God? Especially in churches where the preaching and teaching is shared among the elders and others in the church. That teaching may be in youth ministry, ladies’ ministry, Sunday School, and small group ministry. Even outreaches involve teaching the gospel.
So we should strive to be the best we can, and that means continuing to gain new insights into the communication process. The church that provides ongoing education to its preachers and teachers is a church that will grow and not stagnate.
Why not consider joining in the Biblical Eldership Resources simulcast conference as a satellite site?
March 24, 2018, BER is sponsoring a conference: “Preaching to the Heart with Spirit, Power and Authority.” For a simulcast conference, BER supplies the plan and the speakers (David Anderson and Dr. Larry Dixon) via video streaming over the internet and BER coordinates the entire experience. All you provide is the venue, a means for projecting the video stream, the local advertisements, and the food.
Do you need to be a tech whiz to pull this off?
Even if you have never hosted a satellite site, it is easy to do. To find out more, click on this link, scroll down the page, and click on the Hosting link. You can host a small group or a large event. Or check out if there is a satellite site near you.
The sooner you commit, the better you can be prepared. So don’t delay—sign up today.
By Chuck Gianotti