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Preaching Old Testament History: Exodus

Practical Instruction - Persuasive Preaching - Small Group Practice

April 10-12, 2024 | Shawnee, Kansas
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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.

 

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Leaders

RAYMOND Erik Raymond Senior Pastor, Redeemer Fellowship Church

Erik Raymond

Senior Pastor, Redeemer Fellowship Church

Erik Raymond is the Senior Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church in Watertown, Massachusetts. Erik is a frequent contributor to several publications including Tabletalk9Marks, & Desiring God. His blog, Ordinary Pastor, is hosted by The Gospel Coalition and features regular articles and book reviews. He is the author of Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented AgeIs Hell for Real?, and Gospel-Shaped Outreach.

MCKEEVER Jeff McKeever Senior Pastor, Union Lake Baptist Church

Jeff McKeever

Senior Pastor, Union Lake Baptist Church

Jeff McKeever is the Senior Pastor of Union Lake Baptist Church in Commerce Township, Michigan. He holds a BA in English from Wayne State University and a JD from the University of Detroit School of Law. Jeff served as a lay elder at Berean Baptist Church before he was commissioned to revitalize ULBC in 2013. He has traveled to Russia, Costa Rica and Mexico to train pastors and teachers. Jeff is also the organizer of Fellowship in the Gospel, a biennial training conference for local church teachers and preachers.

KRAUSE Jeremy Krause Lead Teaching Pastor, Mill Creek Community Church

Jeremy Krause

Lead Teaching Pastor, Mill Creek Community Church

Jeremy is the Lead Teaching Pastor of Mill Creek Community Church in Shawnee, Kansas. Before that, he served as Family Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church in Wichita, Kansas. Jeremy met his wife Brooke while completing his undergraduate at Kansas State University in Manhattan. It was also there in Manhattan that Jeremy completed his Master’s of Divinity at Emmanuel House Seminary while serving as Youth Pastor of New Hope Community Church. One of Jeremy’s great passions is preaching the Bible so more know Jesus.

Schedule

8:15am-4:30pm, Wednesday, April 10
8:15am-4:30pm, Thursday, April 11
8:15am-12:15pm, Friday, April 12

Small Group Passages

Participants will each be assigned two of the following passages:

Exodus 1 Exodus 19
Exodus 3:1-10 Exodus 20:1-21
Exodus 10:21-29 Exodus 32
Exodus 12:1-28 Exodus 37:1-9
Cost

$139 USD before March 4
$159 USD after March 4
Lunch and refreshment breaks are provided each day at no cost.

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