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 6: Letters (Ephesians)
Course 6 equips the trainees to understand letters accurately and to communicate them clearly and relevantly. Ephesians has been chosen as a representative of this genre. Sample passages from Ephesians will be the focus (e.g., 1:1–14; 2:1–10; 3:1–13; 4:1–16, 17–24; dip into chapters 5–6).