The Ministry Training Fund is a brilliant initiative of Kurrajong Anglican Church. The fund is designed to encourage and financially support people from the church who are undertaking training in Christian ministry (e.g. at theological college, Youthworks, MTS). The inaugural dinner for the fund was held on 11 August 2012. I had the privilege of being asked to be the keynote speaker.
I had a very personal interest in speaking at this dinner! People at Kurrajong Anglican Church have formed a significant part of the supporter base for our family over the last 3 years as I’ve been doing biblical studies in England. And the reason we went to England in the first place was to learn and be trained to teach and train future gospel ministers to understand the Bible in depth themselves!
I chose to speak on a passage which was the basis for a central part of my PhD thesis: Romans 10:9-15.
- What’s the difference?
- There’s no difference (Romans 10:9-12)
- There’s no difference – so people need to be sent! (Romans 10:13-15)
- The cost of sending people
- The beauty of sending people