Oct 28 -Nov 6, 2022
Adama, also known as Nazret, is a key city in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley on the main rail & road route to the port of Djibouti. It is majority Muslim, but “Pente” (the Ethiopian term for Evangelicals) are boldly planting churches there. Believers in Adama are in danger from the expansion and teaching of both Islam and Prosperity Preaching. Their shepherds need Biblical understanding, hermeneutical wisdom, and skill in expository preaching of the word of God in order to equip the saints to defend themselves from such error and to proclaim the truth to others. We currently train about 60 current or future church leaders: three classes in the Amharic language, one in the Oromo language, all through interpreters.
October 28 -November 6, 2022
Course 1: Knowing God, Scripture & Ourselves
Course 1 provides the foundation and orientation for the entire 9 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 a fundamental hermeneutical question tied to its diversity, its unity, and its authority respectively. And it introduces (3) our own purpose and role as leaders within God’s church.