Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I Have Something to Teach!

During our pastoral training, we heard more than once from our students that they now had something to teach. With the theological and ministry foundation and framework they gained from our training, they were able to see the bigger picture, clearer paths and more concrete steps they would want to take to lead others in discipleship.

It is God's design that we need one another. We believe in sola scriptura, but we need the body of Christ to learn how to live by the Book. Even though we are ultimately discipled by the Lord Jesus, we sharpen each other. God speaks to us individually and personally, but we still need the voices of others to instruct us to walk in the manner worthy of the Lord.

As always, while sharing with them the knowledge and experience we have gained in life and ministry, we were blessed and recharged by the vitality of their faith and their hunger for God and His Kingdom. It is truly a privilege to be part of their ongoing effort to take the Gospel to unreached towns and communities of Ethiopia.

Students (ministry leaders) in Shashemene

Ethiopian trainers

During a coffee break

In class session