PARTNERING

The focus of our partnerships is to create deep, comprehensive and lasting relationships which encompass individuals, families and church communities.

Educational Teamsí Partnerships

Pastors in Churches

What has become evident to us is that local church pastors and teachers are often the best resource for Godís global mission of making disciples. In forming our educational teams, we are pursuing men and women of God with sound theological and homiletic education who are passionate about helping Christian communities rebuild on the foundation of Godís word. We think that the best way to enlarge Godís Kingdom and to expand the vision of the local church is to allow a local pastor, a reflective practitioner, to participate in the vision of the Biblical Preaching Society. On the one hand, participation in the work of BPS allows the pastor to be refreshed by contact with men and women of God in other parts of the world. The benefits are mutual. We learn from each other in a practical context where the rubber of theology meets the road of life. On the other hand, the local church is renewed by the pastorís experiences and his exposure to a world beyond the local context. What we do in our program permeates and transforms the lives of our faculty, participants, and church communities.

This, of course, does not mean that the pastor has to leave his local church ministry to engage in the work of the Biblical Preaching Society. What is required is for the church community to set the pastor free for a total of 3 weeks a year to participate in the ongoing work of the Biblical Preaching Society.

If you are a pastor that fits the above criteria, you may want to consider being a part of this life-transforming vision. If you are a church looking to enlarge its vision and mission in the world, the Biblical Preaching Society may be the best forum for your participation.

Bi-Lingual Leaders

There is an additional element to the work of the Biblical Preaching Society. We are not only looking for Christian educators who are able to teach in English. We also seek bilingual pastors or teachers who are able to communicate in their native language. The ability to speak a native language often comes with a sense of identity and an insight into the hearts and minds of the native people. The bi-lingual team members serve as catalysts in the formation of national teams and provide encouragement and support in the development of native-speaking programs.

We are looking for bilingual men and women willing to commit to a national cohort in order to help in establishing a national program where Godís people can be equipped to speak for God in their own worlds, in their own language, to their own people.

National Teams

The Biblical Preaching Society aspires to serve national churches by helping native-speaking pastors and teachers in the creation of national centers for excellence in Christian communication.

We are seeking to partner with men and women who have had the privilege of sound theological and homiletic education who share our burden for helping native people multiply communicators of Godís word in their own communities. The national teams consist of 5-7 competent and committed individuals who, together with the bi-lingual counterparts, and with the support from the educational teams of the Biblical Preaching Society, will engage in the process of creating their own programs.

The participation in the program requires an initial 2-year commitment, where the national teams in conjunction with their respective bi-lingual mentors will work through all the essential elements of the program of the Biblical Preaching Society. During the two year period, each national team will begin to craft their own native-speaking program. Upon completion of the two-year preparation program, each national team together with their bi-lingual supporters, will commence the work in their home country.

Educational Institutions

Christian Education encompasses a variety of contexts and levels. It is both progressive and cumulative. The program of the Biblical Preaching Society aims to reach the vast majority of men and women of God serving in local churches who lack formal theological or homiletic education. The program is framed to be accessible to bi-vocational leaders who cannot afford the time to engage in full-time education.

In this way, our work allows people in the trenches of ministry to build a sound foundation for the handling of Godís word. Our program also provides a springboard for further education.

In view of our particular niche, we are interdependent on the cooperation with graduates of theological schools and seminaries who are able to become part of our national educational teams. We are also interdependent on the educational institutions who desire to engage our participants in an accredited Christian education.

We seek partnerships with accredited Christian colleges and Seminaries for the purpose of helping their graduates leverage their impact while allowing the program participants to gain a foundation for their ongoing higher education.