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Preaching Epistles: 2 Timothy

Practical Instruction - Persuasive Preaching - Small Group Practice

April 16-18, 2024 | Lilongwe, Malawi

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 generally 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 generally 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

MANLEY Josh Manley Senior Pastor, RAK Evangelical Church

Josh Manley

Senior Pastor, RAK Evangelical Church

Josh Manley planted and is the senior pastor of RAK Evangelical Church in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Josh hails from the United States of America and holds an MDiv and ThM from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to entering preaching ministry, Josh worked as an aide in the United States Senate.

BUTTERWORTH Andrew Butterworth Pastor, Godfirst Church East Rand

Andrew Butterworth

Pastor, Godfirst Church East Rand

Andrew Butterworth leads the eldership team of Godfirst Church East Rand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Previously, he worked as a medical doctor, but now works full-time as a pastor. He is married to Michelle and they have two children, Josiah James and Pippa Kate.

CHILINGULO Newton Chilingulo Pastor, Reformation Bible Church

Newton Chilingulo

Pastor, Reformation Bible Church
Newton Chilingulo leads Reformation Bible Church in Lilongwe, Malawi. Newton is a graduate of Christ Seminary and African Bible College. He is committed to expositional preaching and training others in expositional preaching.
Reformation Bible Church
Schedule

8:15am-4:30pm, Tuesday, March 28
8:15am-4:30pm, Wednesday, March 29
8:15am-12:15pm, Thursday, March 30

Small Group Passages

Participants will each be assigned two of the following passages:

2 Timothy 1:1-5 2 Timothy 2:14-19
2 Timothy 1:6-12 2 Timothy 2:20-3:9
2 Timothy 2:1-7 2 Timothy 3:10-17
2 Timothy 2:8-13 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Cost

Cost: MK10, 000
Registration closes 11 April.
To register & pay contact (+265) 983 029 052 (Airtel Money) or  (+265) 886 054 986 (Tnm Mpamba)
Lunch and refreshment breaks are provided each day at no cost.