Next week I’m off to teach on the ever-excellent twice-yearly residential for The Christian Ministry Training Course. We now have twenty students enrolled. With us there are Pastors, Elders and Deacons, Church Planters, Ministry Trainees and Assistants, and a great range of others who are wanting to deepen their biblical, theological and pastoral understanding in order to be equipped for fruitful Gospel ministry. This is a first-rate ministry training scheme, and I’m delighted to have a small part in it. This time round I’ll be teaching on the Pastor and Prayer, and leading a session on Spurgeon’s preaching. Prayers are appreciated for all of us as we learn and fellowship together.
In the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting some thoughts on a couple of Christian classics: John Flavel’s ‘The character of a complete evangelical Pastor, as drawn by Christ’, and John Calvin’s barn-storming ‘Letter to Sadolet’. Both of these brilliant pieces demand a readership today. Stay tuned!