Training Bible Teachers Can Change the Culture

by Terry Lanford on January 7th, 2015

Training the Bible teachers in my church reaped rewards I never predicted. As I mentioned in my book, Capturing God’s Passion for Teaching, I was thinking about issues like church growth and Biblical illiteracy. Those issues are hugely important, but the building of relationships with my teachers is something that goes beyond measure. Spending time investing in my teachers told them how much I value their sacrifice. I am not exaggerating when I say that training teachers in church can change the culture. Subtly, the bar for teachers was raised.

Teaching for Life Change

by Terry Lanford on January 5th, 2015

The apostle Paul was very careful to communicate to those he taught that his message was not the result of “brilliance of speech or wisdom” (1 Cor. 2:1).  He passionately stressed his own weakness and pointed to the demonstration and power of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 2:4).

Transformed Teachers Teaching for Transformation

by Terry Lanford on January 5th, 2015

“Transformation” implies a change from one thing to another. For the Christian, transformation is a word that can be used to describe a change that takes place at the moment a person receives Christ. This immediate change, from death to life, is most often called conversion, being born again or spiritual birth. In modern Christianity, the term transformation typically is also used to refer to change that occurs within a believer, after conversion, whereby a believer is in a process of becoming more like Christ.

The Hidden Treasures

by Terry Lanford on January 1st, 2015

The apostle Paul had a huge burden for teaching God’s Word. In his letter to the Colossians he said, “We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.  I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me” (Col. 1:28-29). Paul’s passion for teaching is expressed as “labor” and “striving with His strength.”  He feels responsible to do all he can “to present everyone mature in Christ.” Do you share that same intensity and passion?



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