A ministry opportunity to students at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Dear PCF,

God has again opened a door of ministry for us as a church. From January – April 2022, I’ll be teaching a course on the book of Hebrews at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (the course will be a few hours each week). I’m thankful that the PCF Elders see this as an important ministry and have given me their blessing to teach this course.

Gordon-Conwell is located in South Hamilton, MA (about an hour from Pepperell). Many of you know that I did my seminary training at Gordon-Conwell and taught there for a year before becoming the pastor of PCF, so it’s very dear to me. Pastor Jeff graduated from Gordon-Conwell and we’ve had several ministry interns at PCF who were Gordon-Conwell students.

Gordon-Conwell draws students from 85 denominations and 50 different countries. Many of these students enter full-time vocational ministry after graduation, and many who come from other countries return to those countries to do gospel ministry. I’m praying that the students who take my Hebrews class will be encouraged and equipped to make their study and teaching of the Bible central to their ministries. Teaching this course to future ministers is a way to serve the many churches they will one day teach and shepherd. I’m asking God to multiply the effectiveness of this course and display his worth to these students.

I’d love for you as the PCF congregation to partner with me in serving these seminary students. When I’ve taught GCTS courses in the past, some of you sent cookies for the students and many of you adopted a student to pray for (we put their first names in the PCF bulletin, and will do that again this year). It was wonderfully encouraging to the students, some of whom still talk about it years later.

I’ll teach the course in ten sessions beginning on January 24, each session on Monday afternoons from 1.30 – 4.30pm (January 24, 31; February 7, 14; March 7, 14, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25). Would you pray for these class sessions, and for the students taking the course, that God’s Word will be sweet, nourishing, powerful, inspiring and convicting? Please pray for me, that God will equip me to teach this class with excellence and passion. Please pray that the ripple effects of the class will be great – that churches around the country and the world will benefit as these future Christian workers fall more in love with God’s Word and with the One who inspired it. Thanks for participating in this ministry to seminary students!

Gratefully, and with anticipation,

Pastor Stephen

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