Spotlight On…Simeon Trust!

spotlightExactly how is the modern Christian preacher or teacher to study, understand and preach or teach accurately from the Word of God?  It isn’t easy you know!  The Bible is an ancient and complex set of documents from a culture that is completely alien to us today.  Are we to just intuitively pick up these skills from those who teach us?  Are we to just pick up the Word and pray that the Spirit leads us so that we can lead others.  Is there maybe a good book we can read about it, or a YouTube video or something?  While there are indeed some good books on the subject, there is also a terrific program that not only teaches these skills (described as expository teaching or preaching), but also has workshops where you get a chance to exercise your skills with others, honing and sharpening each other all under the instruction of experts.  The organization that does this is called Simeon Trust (click HERE to visit their site).

Simeon Trust has online courses in exposition that are available online and can be taken individually or as part of a group.  They also have workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada.  I first got acquainted with them earlier this year at their Lindale, TX workshop and can’t say enough about how incredibly beneficial they are teaching and honing these skills.  True exposition isn’t easy.  It’s hard work!  But for the person that loves the Lord and His Word, learning these skills and applying them is incredibly exciting and rewarding.  I would even call it fun!

If you are just getting into the ministry whether it be full-time, part-time, or you are a teacher of any sort (street preacher, Sunday school teacher, etc.) I can’t recommend the material from this group highly enough.  If you are a seasoned veteran and have been a preacher or teacher for many years, let me assure you that you need this too!  We all do.  We all fall into bad habits and need to have our skills sharpened so as to rightly handle the Word of truth.  Don’t think that just because we are in ministry that we need no ongoing training the way pilots and doctors do.  The Word of God is more complex than an aviation manual and of greater consequence than the practice of medicine.

I encourage you to check out their website and try to find a local workshop today!

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