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Preaching Apocalyptic Literature: Revelation

Practical Instruction - Persuasive Preaching - Small Group Practice

May 08-10, 2024 | Seattle, Washington
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What Is It?

The Workshops on Biblical Exposition is a 3-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 Workshops on Biblical Exposition is a 3-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.

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

HELM David Helm Lead Pastor, Christ Church (Chicago)

David Helm

Lead Pastor, Christ Church (Chicago)

David serves as the lead pastor of Christ Church in Chicago and Chairman of the Board of the Charles Simeon Trust, an organization dedicated to the sound preaching of God’s Word. Before that, he served as Lead Pastor in the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church. A graduate of Wheaton College, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, David is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition. For Crossway, he authored 1 & 2 Peter and JudeThe Big Picture Story Bible, and contributed to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of Kent Hughes. He also authored One-to-One Bible Reading for Matthias Media and the 9Marks volume Expositional Preaching.

TIBAYAN P. J. Tibayan Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church

P. J. Tibayan

Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church

P. J. Tibayan serves as pastor at Bethany Baptist Church in Bellflower, California. He earned his BA from The Master’s University, his MDiv from The Master’s Seminary, as well as a Master of Missional Leadership from The Resurgence Training Center, before receiving his DMin in biblical theology from Southern Seminary. Previously, he served as an intern at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., as youth pastor and assistant pastor at Christian Fellowship Bible Church in Walnut, California, and as the pastor for preaching at CrossView Church. PJ currently serves on the steering team for The Gospel Coalition LA, and leads Shepherd LA. He participates with the pastors of the Los Angeles Southern Baptist Association and the Long Beach Harbor Baptist Association. He blogs at A Christward Life (SaintPJ.com) and sporadically writes for Desiring God, 9Marks, SOLA and The Gospel Coalition.

SINNETT Adam Sinnett Lead Pastor, Downtown Cornerstone Church

Adam Sinnett

Lead Pastor, Downtown Cornerstone Church

Adam serves as the lead pastor of Downtown Cornerstone Church in Seattle, Washington. He is a Seattle native who gave his life to Jesus during his freshman year at the University of Washington. He went on to earn an MA in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. In 2010, Adam and his wife, Jen, moved into the urban core of Seattle to plant Downtown Cornerstone, where they continue to live with their four children. He also serves as the western Washington Area Lead for Acts 29.

Schedule

8:15am-4:30pm, Wednesday, May 8
8:15am-4:30pm, Thursday, May 9
8:15am-12:15pm, Friday, May 10

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 April 1
$159 USD after April 1
Lunch and refreshment breaks are provided each day at no cost.

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