Over the years I have constantly collected information that will
help me and my fellow-ministers to study and prepare to dliver the Word of God.
In the section of this website called "TheStudy," I have included several pages
of links to all sorts of study helps. But don't take my word for it; click on "TheStudy,"
above the pictures on the left side of this page.
Many years ago the folks at
Blue Letter Bible created a trio of free tools that could be
used to search the Bible. This AMAZING website includes tools to
search by keyword, or by Bible verse; or by Strong's Concordance
numbers. Each verse has sub-links for commentaries, edited Bible
studies, hymns, and other helpful supplements. Today, BLB is linked
to BibleStudyTools, and
Crosswalk; but you can still
use the original tools, as well. Just click on the "Bible Search Tools"
tab in the header at the top of this page.
By the time I'd spent a quarter of a century in Ministry I realized
that my burden to "give back" to younger Ministers was growing stronger
and stronger. In Detroit, we started Detroit Ministers Institute,
in 2001, and started preparing men and women for ordination.
We wrote "The Apostolic Priesthood," and later "Affirmations
of Apostolic Protocol," with the thought of impressing the
sacred nature of our Ministry." We supplemented these mauals
with courseware from the NET Bible Institute, and Blue Letter
Bible Ibstitute; covering basic Apologetics (Along with "Case
Studies" for second-year Apologetics students**), Doctrine and Christology.
Ministers prepared at the Institute for two years, and then were
required to spend one year in Practical Ministry, under the guidance
of their Senior Pastor. At the end of three years they could be
recommended for ordination.
**In second-year Apologetics classes, each student selected a
specific case arguing for a position from from Lee Strobels
The Case for Christ; and a second case arguing in defense of
the faith, against objections raised by a panel of renowned Atheists.
In China, we were able to provide a compressed version of this
ministry training, via Nanchang Ministers Institute. The DMI/NMI
Courseware is available here.
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