Today’s U.S. pastors face a culture that is increasingly hostile to biblical truth. Pastors recognize that the culture is inundated with a barrage of lies that are destroying people’s lives, and they don’t want to get caught in the political controversy.
At the same time, pastors know they are called to cast down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. Agreeing with lies, like telling children that men can get pregnant, definitely does that.
So how do we speak God’s truth to pressing issues while keeping the Gospel at the center? That’s the focus of two upcoming seminars hosted by Alaska Family Council in partnership with Family Research Council.
The goal is to help pastors in the Fairbanks and Anchorage areas incorporate conversations about the sexual revolution, critical race theory, and transgenderism as part of their gospel message, instead of seeing them as distractions from it.
Understanding HOW the Bible addresses cultural issues can be difficult. A Biblical worldview is a necessary foundation, but what is this and how does it affect decisions believers make?
Too often, Christians engage in critical conversations – perhaps a moral issue – and then find themselves in a political argument. These situations seem to further frustrate and even divide family members.
Effective preaching needs to equip the saints to be ready to share Jesus. Beyond that, preaching needs to empower believers to know why they believe what they believe.
Frequently, the foundational pillars of origin, morality, and purpose are ignored when considering contemporary issues. So, the challenge is often about how to answer the cultural questions – speaking the truth in love.
This daylong seminar will help address these challenges and much more!
HERE’S IS WHAT TO EXPECT:
— Preparing – Assist with background, research, and outline development for preaching God’s Word to believers.
— Preaching – Resource and outline key issues from Scripture that speak to the culture.
— Discipleship – Equip pastors to develop a Biblical worldview with their congregations.
— Exegetical study from a historical/grammatical hermeneutic – Pastors can be confident of the theological perspective offered while preparing to preach from passages like Genesis 1-11 and Jesus’ references to the Creation story and other Hebrew Testament passages.
— Resources – Resources are focused on developing a Biblical worldview and preaching the Scripture in light of issues facing our churches.
— Times – 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Seminar includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials.
Locations: Fairbanks – Thursday, February 29 at Pikes Waterfront Lodge / Anchorage – Friday, March 1 at Petroleum Club of Anchorage
— Click here to register. The fee is $35 and includes materials, resources, breakfast and lunch.