Global Ministries Foundation’s
Stephen Olford Ministry legacy Project
Preach the Word. Reach the World.
Training pastors, evangelists, & Church Leaders around the world
to multiply effective and faithful biblical proclamation of the Word of God.
GMF’S STEPHEN OLFORD CENTER
4000 Riverdale Road,Memphis, TN 38115
To extend and expand the preaching/teaching ministry of Dr. Stephen Olford by equipping, empowering, and entrusting faithful pastors and church leaders to conduct institutes and schools of expository preaching in their own countries, making the training relevant and transferable within their own cultures.
What our Attendees are saying
Real comments from real people who have received our training.
Specific dates for the various Institutes to take place at GMF’s Stephen Olford Center will be posted when it is deemed advisable to do so in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let’s continue to serve the Lord and to bear witness to Him during these days. Trust Him for protection and guidance as we seek to do His will under unusual circumstances. He is worthy!
Jan. 24-30, 2021: Predicación Expositiva y Elementos de Enseñanza Bíblica
Reuniendo los elementos espirituales, personales y prácticos de la predicación expositiva, en nuestro curso de iniciación sobre la enseñanza expositiva aprenderá:
1. La esencia teológica de la predicación expositiva y lo que hace, así como su autoridad bíblica,
2. Esencial práctico del desarrollo y entrega de sermones expositivos,
3. La formación espiritual del predicador,
4. Elementos fundamentales de la predicación encarnacional,
5. El lugar del Espíritu Santo en la predicación
¡Este curso es GRATIS, cortesía de Global Ministries Foundation!
Feb. 2-5, 2021: Essentials of Expository Preaching and Teaching
The focus of this foundational Institute is the faithful clear exposition of God’s Word delivered in the power of the Holy Spirit. Those seeking to develop their expository preaching and teaching ministries will receive practical and personal training that will help in the preparation and delivery of messages and/or lessons that have the priority of “rightly dividing the word of truth.” Details and processes related to sermon/lesson preparation and delivery will be addressed as well as the essential spiritual dynamics that are a part of a faithful preaching and/or teaching ministry.
This course begins at 10:30 AM Tuesday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Friday. Registration closes January 15, 2021.
Feb. 23-26, 2021: Strengthening Expository Preaching and Teaching
Go deeper and appreciate more fully the different genres of the Word of God and key issues in Biblical proclamation. The goal is sharpening our understanding of the diversity of Scripture as we seek to be faithful to the text and to the unity of Scripture and its fulfillment in Christ. Specific aspects of sermon development and delivery will be addressed also, such as illustration and application. The purpose is to help participants develop deeper and richer message content while maintaining clarity and simplicity in sermon delivery.
This course begins at 10 AM Tuesday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Friday.
Registration closes February 5, 2021.
Mar. 8-11, 2021: Practical Preaching and Teaching Workshop
This special and intensive workshop offers a small-group atmosphere designed to improve the preaching and/or teaching skills of the participant. The participants will preach or teach God’s Word and receive constructive personal feedback and critique. Each participant will submit a sermon/lesson manuscript besides actually preaching and/or teaching. Helpful peer interaction is an important aspect of this workshop.
This course begins at 12 PM Monday and concludes at 1 PM on Thursday.
Registration closes February 10, 2021 and is limited to 7 participants.
Students can earn a Certificate in Expository Preaching and Teaching upon completion of the various courses above and additional focused reading assignments, preaching/teaching and writing assignments, and various practical assessments.
Graduates will have the distinction of being “Stephen Olford Fellows,” which indicates a person’s commitment to expository preaching and teaching and a desire to promote expository preaching and teaching in the future.
All institutes are taught by:
Dr. Ted Rendall – resident minister and professor with Olford Ministries International and curator of the T.S. Rendall collection, a 30,000+ volume ministry research library, Chancellor Emeritus of Prairie Bible Institute,
Guest lecturers – experienced preachers who are experts in their fields are sometimes invited to supplement curriculum. Guest lecturers will be noted in the course descriptions above when possible.
STORIES FROM THE PROJECT
How GMF’s SOML project is empowering expository preaching and teaching training.