A continued theme of G3 Ministries is simply this: As goes the pulpit, so goes the church. We say this because we believe that what comes out of the church’s pulpit shapes the people more than anything else. Unsound preaching will produce unsound Christians. This is why we emphasize that the main role of any pastor is to rightly handle God’s Word.
In 2 Timothy 2:15, Paul commanded Timothy to “be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” This clearly means that there is a proper way to handle God’s Word and we must devote ourselves to this hard pastoral work. There are no shortcuts to what God has called to do.
Therefore, G3 Ministries is committed to equip pastors for building healthy churches. We believe our preaching workshops provide the biblical training to equip you to make disciples by the accurate and clear teaching of God’s Word through expositional ministry.
What is a workshop?
A G3 expository workshop is designed to equip men in the church with the exegetical tools necessary to be an approved workman that does not need to be ashamed. We work together to learn those skills from exegetical lessons and develop those skills in small groups so men can grow in their ability to teach Scripture for both the church and their families.
In each workshop, participants work for two days through a book of the Bible developing and sharpening those exegetical skills. Our desire is that you leave the workshop with a firm grasp on understanding the biblical book studied over those two days and return home with a plan to preach through it. You will return to your church strengthened in your preaching ministry.
Why attend a workshop?
Whether you are a seasoned pastor who wants to grow as an expositor or are just beginning on the journey of learning to teach God’s Word, you will greatly benefit from a workshop. Paul told Timothy about his labor in God’s Word saying, “Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress” (1 Tim 4:15). As pastors, we need to continually work at making progress as biblical expositors whether we have been preaching two years or twenty years.
I know that the busyness of ministry can make us think that we can’t afford two days to devote to sharpening our exegetical skills. After all, we have another sermon to preach this coming Sunday. However, we believe that taking the time to grow as an expositor will help you be more effective in ministry. After all, we have many more sermons to preach in the coming years.
If you have ever chopped wood, you know the importance of having a sharpened ax. The sharper your blade, the more efficient you will be in accomplishing the task. If you have a large amount of logs to chop, it can seem like a waste of time to stop and sharpen that ax head. But the more you chop, the duller your ax head becomes and the less efficient you will be. If you would stop and take time to sharpen the blade, you will be more efficient and accomplish more than simply pressing on with a dull ax.
One reason you should attend a workshop is to sharpen your exegetical skills that naturally become dull over time. We promise that a G3 Expository Workshop will be well worth your time. And when you return to ministry, you will be better prepared to handle the word of truth and better equipped to strengthen your church through the ministry of the pulpit. Because… as goes the pulpit, so goes the church.
We invite you to join us September 28-29 in Atlanta with Conrad Mbewe and Voddie Baucham as we study 2 Timothy.
In the coming year, other workshops will be held in Oklahoma and Arkansas. You can find that information here: https://g3min.org/event-categories/workshop/