The first week of lectures is already in full swing in Lilongwe. The plan for 2011 involves three lecturers, 5 subjects, and upwards of 50 students. It turns out that we’re actually teaching at the Anglican college again this year, not the AOG college, as it’s a cheaper facility.
For the first week, Rev Pete Stedman from Norwest Anglican Churches is lecturing Level 1 students on Doctrine and Level 2 students on New Testament 2 (Acts). In the second week, Jonny Gibson will arrive from Cambridge and take the Level 2 students for a week of Old Testament 2 (the former prophets). In the third week, the other two lecturers will head home, and I’ll take over with a third subject for the Level 2 students – Reformation Church History, and a second subject for the Level 1 students – Biblical Theology 2. It’s a complex schedule, and God-willing both lecturers and students will make it through.
Some late-breaking good news is that the Zimbabwean students received funding for transport from another Sydney church, and so they have arrived and are in the program. In the future we hope to expand the program into Zimbabwe, but for the moment it’s great that they can join this month-long intensive.
Your prayers for this years’ intensive are appreciated:
- Praise God for all the courses, teaching, and fellowship he has enabled over the past 4 years, 13 courses, and 250 students taught.
- Pray for all the lecturers as we travel and teach as ministers of the gospel.
- Commit the pastors to God in their studies, and pray for the churches and families they are leaving for the month.
- Ask God to supply African Enterprise with all their needs in organising the venue, printing materials, and communication with the pastors.