Training Pastors and Church Planters
Training of pastors is an ongoing process. Starting in 2017, we have been partnering with the City-to-City Ministry Network to conduct Preaching Labs. These Labs seek two outcomes: to help improve communication skills and to help differentiate between Gospel preaching and Moralistic preaching. Knowing the difference is crucial! So very often, our pastors focus on lists of things that we as Christians must do or not do to please God. The all-sufficiency of Christ gets lost in the lists. People hear that Jesus saved them, but they live constantly, trying to earn their salvation through their efforts at “being good enough.”
Training Pastors to Preach the Good News
The training helps pastors understand how to preach the Good News – that without Christ, we can do nothing: we cannot save ourselves, we cannot be good enough, we can only please God by believing in His Son, and that good works are the result of salvation and not the cause!