TRIP FULLMar 13-24, 2019
Pastor Tesfaye Nenko Edema, a trainer of ministers who is widely respected among many denominations, invited TLI to launch its first cohort in the Rift Valley city of Hawassa in 2015. That first cohort graduated in March 2018. He and TLI launched the second Hawassa cohort in March of 2019, using TLI’s all-new Curriculum 2.0. Six Ethiopians teach alongside TLI’s teachers as “Mentors.”
Currently 47 trainees, mostly pastors and other church leaders, divided into four classes, are learning skills for preaching each genre of Scripture. Each trainee is required to pass on the training, not when he or she graduates, but after each workshop, to a group of others. Though delayed for one year by COVID-19, the Hawassa 2 cohort is due to graduate in October 2022.
March 13-24, 2019
Course 1: Knowing God, Scripture and Ourselves
Course 1 provides the foundation and orientation for the entire
nine-course curriculum. It introduces (1) God’s character, focusing
on his sovereignty, wisdom, and goodness, and God’s nature as one
and three (triune). It introduces (2) Scripture as our diverse and
unified authority, with three fundamental hermeneutical questions:
one tied to Scripture’s diversity, one to its unity, and one to its
authority. And it introduces (3) our own purpose and role as leaders
within God’s church.