TRIP FULLJan 19-29, 2023
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.
January 19-29, 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.