A key crossroad city in southern Ethiopia, Shashemene 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 9: Doing the Ministry of the Word
Course 9 applies the skills and knowledge gleaned from Courses 1–8 to diverse areas of Christian activity. While Courses 3–8 primarily focused on preaching and teaching, Course 9 extends the skills to many realms of Word-ministry (e.g., discipleship, Bible study, counseling, personal devotions, evangelism, apologetics).