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Preaching Apocalyptic Literature: Revelation

Practical Instruction - Persuasive Preaching - Small Group Practice

February 05-07, 2025 | Beaumont, California
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What Is It?

The Workshop on Biblical Exposition is a three-day training event aimed to encourage and equip you in the skills needed to read, understand, and proclaim the Word of God.

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The Workshop on Biblical Exposition is a three-day training event aimed to encourage and equip you in the skills needed to read, understand, and proclaim the Word of God. The Workshop includes times set aside for 1) Principles of Exposition (instructional sessions on how to better handle biblical texts), 2) Small Group Practice (when you will share and receive feedback on two passages you prepare in advance), and 3) Expositions (the opportunity to sit under the word). Each of these sessions is carefully designed to be interrelated for the greatest value in improving your work. In other words, this is a Workshop and not a conference. If you cannot be at all the sessions, then it really isn’t for you.

It is important to note: Partial participation is not permitted. Our pedagogical commitments in the small group sessions as well as the cumulative relationship between the small group and plenary sessions, full participation is required. Extenuating circumstances should be discussed with the Charles Simeon Trust and exceptions will be granted very rarely.

Who Should Attend?

The Workshops on Biblical Exposition are for men who are responsible for regularly preaching and teaching. We also welcome those in bi-vocational ministries as well as those training for ministry.

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The Workshops on Biblical Exposition are for men who are responsible for regularly preaching and teaching. We also welcome those in bi-vocational ministries as well as those training for ministry. We also have Workshops for women who are responsible for teaching women.

Given our understanding of Scripture, most of our Workshops on Biblical Exposition are for men who are responsible for regularly opening up God’s Word for God’s people. Specifically, they are for those men currently in pastoral ministry and, as such, are responsible for preaching and teaching God’s Word in congregational settings. Though vocational preaching pastors are our priority, the Workshops are open to those in general teaching ministry: including some lay-preachers, teaching Elders, seminary students or professors, teaching missionaries, and those serving in similar roles. Again, our priority is those who regularly preach or teach from God’s Word.

I noticed you just said “men.” What if I am a woman?
We are fully committed to training women for ministry through our Workshops on Biblical Exposition for women. But we also have theological commitments as to what that means. The Charles Simeon Trust adheres to a position on church leadership that is often identified as “complementarian.” While we do not support the ordination of women for pulpit ministry, we do believe that women are called to teaching ministry for women in biblically appropriate settings and should be trained for it as such. It is our conviction that the Church in North America has been particularly slow in this kind of training effort, and as such, we need to do a better job of training women. Women need to be equipped for this task. While the local church should and will do much of this work, we believe that we can support the church in further enabling women. As such, we have established Workshops on Biblical Exposition for women in ministry. We believe that women who are working in ministry in churches need encouragement in their ministry and hope that, by encouraging women to participate in the Workshop for women in ministry, we can also establish a base for fellowship and encouragement. Knowing this, women who wish to attend a Workshop on Biblical Exposition, regardless of where they identify themselves on an egalitarian-complementarian spectrum, are welcome to participate in a Workshop for women in ministry. It is designed for women who are currently in a teaching ministry with the responsibility to teach the Bible regularly. It is open to women who lead in regular teaching ministries including large group instructors, small group teachers, and women’s and children’s ministry leaders appointed by their churches. Women who are interested in this Workshop or have questions about our position or philosophy on this matter are encouraged to contact the Director of Women’s Workshops, Colleen McFadden (cmcfadden@simeontrust.org).

How Should I Prepare?

During the small groups, you will have an opportunity to get feedback on work you’ve prepared in advance.

 

PREPARE FOR A WORKSHOP

Leaders

NEWKIRK Chuck Newkirk Lead Pastor, Church on Mill

Chuck Newkirk

Lead Pastor, Church on Mill

Chuck Newkirk is the Lead Pastor of Church on Mill in Tempe, Arizona. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Phoenix Seminary. Chuck holds an MDiv from Gateway Seminary and a Doctor of Preaching from Talbot Seminary. Chuck is on the board for the Gospel Coalition Arizona, and has taught for several international missions organizations and churches.

CARTER Walter Carter, III Senior Pastor, Union Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Walter Carter, III

Senior Pastor, Union Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Walter serves as the Senior Pastor of Union Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He also serves on staff for the Charles Simeon Trust as a Practice Group Leader for the Chicago Course on Preaching. He previously served as a youth leader at Mission of Faith Baptist Church, and as Pastor of Student Ministries at Lilydale Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois.

 

ROGERS Mark Rogers Senior Pastor, Fellowship Church

Mark Rogers

Senior Pastor, Fellowship Church

Mark Rogers serves as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Church in Beaumont, California. Raised in a pastor’s home in northern California, Mark was a pastoral intern at Fellowship Church while an undergraduate at California Baptist University. Mark earned an MDiv at Southern Seminary, and a PhD in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before returning to Fellowship Church in 2014, Mark served as a College Pastor at Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield, California, on staff at Farmdale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and Crossway Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin. Mark also serves as an adjunct professor at California Baptist University and as the editor of Glimpses of Christian History.

Schedule

8:15am-4:30pm, Wednesday, February 5
8:15am-4:30pm, Thursday, February 6
8:15am-12:15pm, Friday, February 7

 

Small Group Passages

Participants will each be assigned two of the following passages:

Revelation 1:9-20 Revelation 12
Revelation 2:1-7 Revelation 17
Revelation 5 Revelation 19:6-21
Revelation 8:6-13 Revelation 21

 

Cost

$139 USD before December 30
$159 USD after December 30
Lunch and refreshment breaks are provided each day at no cost.
Host homes are available. Please email trevin@fellowshiplife.church about current availability.

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