Saturday May 25
The official course work part of the Study Leave has begun. Already this morning we have been challenged and inspired by three presentations done in a live TV style taping session:
* Nola Leach is the CEO of one of Europe’s leading Christian charities and she spoke on THE TOP 5 LESSONS LEARNED AS THE CEO OF A CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION: the need for vision, the need to understand the times, the necessity to team-build, the necessity of honesty, the requirement to be Christ-like
* Peter Mead is from England. He regularly instructs on subjects relating to Biblical preaching, and he did his D. Min. degree at Gordon – Conwell Theological Seminary, my M. Div. school. This session, A FOUR-LOCATION PREACHING JOURNEY, took us through the steps of moving from the ‘passage’ to the ‘pulpit’: the Study (the private place with God, in The Word), the ‘stop & pray’ place, Starbuck’s (the public place), and finally the ‘stand & deliver’ place.
* Jim Cecy, Senior Pastor-Teacher at Campus Bible Church in Fresno CA, regularly teaches in Europe. Jim has written The Purity War: A Biblical Guide to Living in an Immoral World, Snowfall Press, 2011. We were able to hear his first presentation on “Sex- it really is God’s Idea”.