Christ Church West Chester is proud to announce a long-term partnership with The Charles Simeon Trust to help train up faithful Bible teachers in our area for years to come. We will be hosting two workshops annually: one in February for women and one in October for men.
We believe that the primary tool God uses to build His local church is through the faithful preaching of His Word Sunday after Sunday. To that end, we desire to strengthen local churches around us by helping equip their pastors and Bible teachers in the ability to minister faithfully to their congregations. From those aspiring to teach to those who have served for decades, the Workshops on Biblical Exposition provide a “back to basics” approach that can aid all preachers in more confidently and faithfully preaching the Bible. They are not designed to be a one-time information download, but an annual “training camp” designed for and taught by men regularly preaching and teaching God’s Word. Our next Workshop will focus on Wisdom Literature, with texts taken from Ecclesiastes. It will be on October 13-15, 2021 and will be held around the same time every year following. You can get more information or register here.
We also recognize that preachers are not the only teachers in the church and that God has given many faithful women the ability and responsibility to teach within their local churches. The Simeon Trust also hosts Workshops on Biblical Exposition taught by women and designed specifically to strengthen the teaching ministry of women in the local church. The format—which is the same as the men’s—is not merely passive comprehension of key concepts; each attendee is an active participant in presenting her own preparation of specific texts and helping strengthen the work of others through regular, intentional small group time. The first of these workshops will be held on February 17-19, 2022 and will work through passages from Titus. You can get more information here.