Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ministry Equipping Conference #2

TSAMSUNG            he theme of the 3rd Annual PIU Ministry Equipping Conference, held October 18-20, was “Shaping God’s People Using God’s Stories.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Kent Edwards from Talbot Seminary. This is the 2nd time Kent has been our speaker. Sessions were held Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday in the PIU classroom. In the three days Kent took us through the whole process of teaching Bible stories, from reading and interpreting the biblical narrative to preaching it in a way that is exciting, true to the text and changes lives. Kent made the point that if we believe in inerrancy, and we do, then the forms and genre of scripture are also inspired. If that is the case, we need to not only interpret the genre correctly, but preach it in an appropriate way too.

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We also had some time to interact with one another and some good music

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Participants were encouraged to share their own stories (left). Alan Miller (right), also a guest speaker from Talbot, led some of the breakout sessions.

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This year’s conference had the highest attendance of any we have done. We enjoyed the participation of several churches and ministries. We are thankful for the many individuals and businesses that contributed to the costs of conference and provided the excellent food. On the right Kent poses with former Guam governor Felix Camacho.

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