Resources

Self-care: Know your capacity and do all you can

There is a fantastic book by J C Ryle called Christian Leaders which I’d put in my top five must reads. The meat of the book is a series of eleven biographical sketches of the key preachers of the eighteenth century revival in the UK – the days of George Whitefield and John Wesley. One […]

God’s Big Picture

Book review by current iServe Africa apprentice Onesmus Onyango: A lot of us struggle to point to Jesus from the Old Testament. In that regard this book has been one of the most mind-blowing inspirational resources I have ever found! Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I […]

Training Wednesdays 2017-18

We’ve started a new year of special weekly training sessions with the second year apprentices, extending and stretching on faithful Bible handling, gospel theology, servant leadership, engaging other cultures and practical ministry skills. Here are some resources from the first few sessions: Bible overviews – an introduction Biblical Theology (2nd Year Curriculum) session 2 – […]

4 patterns of master-slave relations

Here are 4 different models of interaction between masters (leaders) and slaves (employees): Oppressive master and submissive slave This tends to be the pattern in settled traditional societies and modern totalitarian societies. Hierarchy is strong – the pyramid model. Those at ‘the top’ very much see themselves as ‘above’ others and those at the bottom […]

Kanisa ni nini?

It’s an important question. If we are looking for a faithful church to be part of. If we are looking towards being involved in pastoral ministry. If we are wanting to be good members and servants of our church week by week. We need to know how to approach this thing which is the centrepiece […]

Faithful in gospel mission: MTC 1 2017

It has been great to have two weeks together, particularly preparing the new group of apprentices as they go out into challenging mission placements all over Kenya (and beyond). Second Timothy was one of our main texts for the fortnight and our expositors drew out very clearly for us that what the Lord is seeking […]

Colossians: Christ alone

It’s been great to get into Colossians in the current (ongoing) ministry training course. I thought I’d gather here a few helpful resources on the letter as a whole: ESV Study Bible full intro to Colossians Global Study Bible short intro to Colossians NIV Study Bible intro to Colossians Bible Project Colossians (YouTube) But actually, […]