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Pastors' Teaching Conference
October 10-11, 2016

Responding Well to the Bible, to People, and to Current Issues
Greg Strand, Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing, EFCA

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The Bible is our unchanging foundation. But how do we know we understand the Bible rightly?  And how do we connect the Bible’s teaching with real-life situations and persons?  How do we adapt the unchanging truth of Scripture to a rapidly changing culture around us?

Greg Strand will help us stay sharp on questions such as these.  Greg will address, in an interactive format, a number of Biblical, theological, and ethical issues important to our day and to the health of our churches.

Date: October 10-11, 2016
Begins: Monday, noon
Ends:    Tuesday, 3:30 pm

Location: Camp Shamineau, Motley, MN

Cost:    $85 per person
$75 if lodging off site

Cost includes programming, four meals and  one night’s lodging. Participants are responsible to bring bedding, towels, and toiletries. Dress is casual.


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Disciple-Making Apprenticeship

By Tom Mouw

Too often we read about disciple-making and talk about disciple-making without following through and engaging in the actual process of disciple-making.

I’d like to offer you a resource in developing the skills of someone in your church through a hands-on apprenticeship.

Beginning in October 2016, I will be leading a couple groups of disciple-making apprentices through a training regimen that will equip them to envision and create access ministries, to identify potential “persons of peace” (Luke 10) through those ministries, and to facilitate Discovery Bible Study with believers and not-yet-believers alike, introducing them to Jesus Christ directly through the pages of Scripture.

The apprentice groups will meet every other week, with morning and evening options to accommodate different schedules.  During the group meetings, we will become proficient with the discovery process and engage in reporting prayer.  In between meetings, apprentices will practice regular rhythms of spiritual disciplines (prayer & fasting, time in the Word), and invest in outreach through access ministries utilizing betterment strategies, such as adult literacy, job training and life-skill development initiatives.

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