Jan 20-27, 2023
Ambo is a University town two hours west of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. While the Orthodox church maintains its dominant presence in Ambo, animism is prevalent in the small towns and villages outside of Ambo, where many of our trainees serve. Lacking among the many educational options in Ambo is a training institution for those church leaders of the growing number of evangelical churches in the region. TLI’s non-formal training site in Ambo has been investing in local pastors since 2019 and launched its second training cohort in September of 2022. Currently, we partner with local leaders to bring Bible-based, skill-oriented training to 100 Ambo-area church leaders three times per year.
January 20-27, 2023
Course 2 - Knowing the Bible's Story
Course 2 explores the general flow of Christ-centered redemptive history from Genesis to Revelation. Major themes that appear throughout—each including aspects of continuity and discontinuity—are God’s kingdom, covenants, people, kingship, priesthood, prophetic ministry, and mission. Each theme is embedded within Scripture’s testimony to the fundamental storyline of God’s plan to reconcile the world to himself under Christ’s kingship for his glory. The point of the whole course is to equip the trainees to answer the hermeneutical Question 2: How does it fit in the Bible? The issue of the Bible’s whole story is hermeneutically potent and foundational to handling individual texts and passages rightly.