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Global Ministries Foundation’s

Stephen Olford Ministry legacy Project

Preach the Word. Reach the World.

our Mission

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. 

Institutes

 
We offer a variety of 4-day intensive courses to train pastors and church leaders in expository preaching and biblical leadership.

Resources

 
Pastors and church leaders who complete our institutes may qualify to become legacy coordinators to train others in expository preaching using master sets of DVD’s and notes provided by the project.

What our Attendees are saying

Real comments from real people who have received our training.

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Upcoming events

Check back regularly as we continue to add dates to our 2019 course schedule.

June: Essentials of Expository Preaching & Teaching (7-evening course)

Bringing together the spiritual, personal, and practical elements of expository preaching, in our startup course on expositional teaching you will learn:

1. Theological essentials of what expository preaching is and does, as well as its biblical authority
2. Practical essentials of the development and delivery of expository sermons
3. Spiritual formation of the preacher
4. Fundamental elements of incarnational preaching
5. The place of the Holy Spirit in preaching

Course Schedule:

  • June 17: 4:30p-9:15p
  • June 18: 5:30p-9:45p
  • June 20: 5:30p-9:45p
  • June 22: 8:00a-12:05p
  • June 24: 5:30p-9:45p
  • June 25: 5:30p-9:45p
  • June 27: 5:30p-9:30p

Register online or by phone 901.453.6422 or email bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

July: Practical Preaching Workshop (7-evening course)

In this small-group atmosphere you will:

1. Submit a sermon outline for peer review,
2. Receive constructive feedback and critique of a message you present “live” at the workshop,
3. Improve your teaching and preaching skills through personal coaching from experienced preachers.

Course Schedule:

  • July 15: 4:30p-9:30p
  • July 16: 5:30p-9:30p
  • July 18: 5:30p-9:30p
  • July 20: 8:00a-11:50a
  • July 22: 5:30p-9:30p
  • July 23: 5:30p-9:30p
  • July 25: 5:30p-9:30p

Register online or by phone 901.453.6422 or email bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

September: Expository Preaching & Spiritual Growth (7-evening course)

You will learn expository preaching with the goal of helping Christians grow in the Lord and into Christ-likeness. Sessions will center on:

1. Defining spiritual maturity and immaturity,
2. The spiritual growth of the preacher,
3. The spiritual growth of a local church.

Course Schedule:

  • Sept. 16: 4:30p-9:45p
  • Sept. 17: 5:30p-9:45p
  • Sept. 19: 5:30p-9:45p
  • Sept. 21: 8:15a-12:15p
  • Sept. 23: 5:30p-9:45p
  • Sept. 24: 5:30p-9:45p
  • Sept. 26: 5:30p-9:45p

Register online or by phone 901.453.6422 or email bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

Oct. 7-10: Expository Preaching and Teaching Essentials (4-day course)

Bringing together the spiritual, personal, and practical elements of expository preaching, in our startup course on expositional teaching you will learn:

1. Theological essentials of what expository preaching is and does, as well as its biblical authority
2. Practical essentials of the development and delivery of expository sermons
3. Spiritual formation of the preacher
4. Fundamental elements of incarnational preaching
5. The place of the Holy Spirit in preaching

This course begins at 12:00 PM Monday and concludes at 12:00 PM on Thursday.

Register online or by phone 901.453.6422 or email bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

Oct. 14-17: Strengthening Expository Preaching (4-day course)
Strengthen your expository preaching skills in 3 areas:

1. Some of the challenging elements of the sermon that every preacher faces,
2. Some of the interpretive traps to avoid and guidelines to follow,
3. How to study, interpret, and sermonize some of the different types of biblical literature.

This course begins at 12:00 PM Monday and concludes at 12:00 PM on Thursday.

Register online or by phone 901.453.6422 or email bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

Oct. 21-25: Practical Preaching Workshop (5-day course)

In this small-group atmosphere you will:

1. Submit a sermon outline for peer review,
2. Receive constructive feedback and critique of a message you present “live” at the workshop,
3. Improve your teaching and preaching skills through personal coaching from experienced preachers.

This course begins at 12:00 PM Monday and concludes at 12:00 PM on Friday.

Register online or by phone 901.453.6422 or email bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

Certificate Program

Students can earn a Certificate in Expository Preaching upon completion of the various courses above and additional focused reading assignments, preaching and writing assignments, and various practical assessments.

Graduates will have the distintion of being “Stephen Olford Fellows,” which indicates a person’s commitment to expository preaching and a desire to promote expository preaching 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,

Dr. David Olford – president of Olford Ministries International and resident lecturer at GMF’s Stephen Olford Center,

Dr. Stephen Olford (via DVD) – founder of Olford Ministries International and GMF’s Stephen Olford Center,

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 training.

Miguelito Pabilonia Trains 32 Pastors in the Philippines

Miguelito Pabilonia has gone through several of our preaching courses at GMF's Stephen Olford Center. He has taken what he has learned and turned around to teach it to pastors in his home country, the Philippines. This multiplication that comes from training pastors...

Update from India

(August 15, 2014) We praise the Lord in the completion of the translation of The Essentials In Expository Preaching both in Telugu and Hindi. In recent days Edgar Sathuluri, the Stephen Olford Legacy coordinator in India, screened these DVDs with over 265...

A Word from the Legacy Project Director

As we move forward with the Stephen Olford Legacy Project as Mrs. Olford envisioned, we continue to be amazed at the quality of leadership that God has raised up for this task of training pastors in the exposition of His Word. The following excerpt is an incredible...

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