One of the foundational goals of G3 Ministries is to come alongside local churches and help in providing good tools, resources, and training opportunities in order to make local churches more healthy.
In the Great Commission, Jesus commanded us to “make disciples of all nations . . . teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matt 28:19-20). The spiritual growth of every disciple of Jesus Christ and his church depends on an increasing knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God. This demands that we accurately handle God’s Word as we teach those in our homes and churches. As Paul commanded Timothy, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15).
G3 Ministries is committed to providing biblical training that equips men to make disciples through the accurate and clear teaching of God’s Word through expositional ministry.
Look at the trajectory of the pulpit and you will see the trajectory of the church. If the pulpit ministry is anchored deeply in the biblical text, the church will grow deeper and stronger. If the pulpit ministry of the local church is shallow and driven by culture, the church will be dragged along behind it.
In an attempt to encourage and invest in local churches, we are offering workshops on expository preaching. These workshops will be designed to invest in the ministry of various pastoral levels from the beginner to the more advanced. In the coming days, we will be offering biblical expository workshops for women who teach in their home and the local church setting.
If we are going to be faithful teachers of God’s Word, we must “rightly handle” the Scriptures in order to be certain that we are teaching the original meaning of the text. In addition, we must learn to communicate God’s Word to others so that they both understand its teaching and are compelled to commit themselves to obey its teaching.” It is the goal of our workshops to help equip you in these critical tasks.
What is involved in a workshop?
Each workshop will be two days where participants will work through a book of the Bible to develop and sharpen their exegetical skills. There will be instructions that will teach hermeneutical principles, the exegetical tools that are essential for discovering the original meaning of the biblical text, and instruction on moving from one’s exegetical work to a sermon/lesson. Participants will also be part of a small group where they will work together through assigned biblical texts to put the principles and tools into practice. Finally, each day there will be a time of hearing God’s Word preached.
Our desire is that you will leave the workshop with a firm grasp on understanding the biblical book studied over those two days. In addition, each workshop will focus on a different Scriptural genre in order to broaden the preacher’s/teacher’s ability to rightly handle God’s Word (e.g., Epistles, Narrative, Poetry).