A key crossroad city in southern Ethiopia, Shashamane has several churches but very few preach the true Gospel. A fledgling Bible College has two classrooms and a sparse library. The school’s new president is now seeking faculty members. TLI’s non-formal program will borrow this school’s facilities to provide crucial training in Biblical interpretation and exposition, which local leaders lack. In so doing, we help stem the tide of the “prosperity gospel” heresy that predominates here.
Course 4: Gospels (Mark)
Course 4 equips the trainees to understand Gospel literature
accurately and to communicate it clearly and relevantly. Mark
has been chosen as a representative of this genre. Sample passages
from Mark will be the focus (e.g., 1:1–15; 2:1–12; 8:27–9:13;