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.
THE 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.
July 26-28, 2022: Evangelistic Expository Preaching
The purpose of this institute is to ignite evangelistic zeal and to equip participants to faithfully proclaim the Gospel. Special attention is given to the content of the Gospel message, the preparation of evangelistic messages, and to the essentials of evangelistic proclamation and invitation. Guidelines for follow-up work, discipleship training and biblical church growth round out the course.
This course begins at 9:00 AM Tuesday and concludes at 4:00 PM on Thursday.
Registration closes July 18, 2022.
Sept 8-27, 2022: International Institute
This International Institute for Biblical Preaching is an intense teaching and training event focused on strengthening the teaching and preaching ministry of those who attend. Our six different training courses are condensed into this time period. Accommodation and meals are part of the program along with the many sessions of teaching, preaching, and workshop. The program is designed not only to equip preachers and teachers, but to encourage God’s servants for the ministry that God has given to them to do.
An application must be completed to attend, which will also be used to assess possible scholarship assistance. Deadlines for visa interviews and travel information must be met. Priority is given to those who are already involved in training others to preach and teach the Word of God.
Please note: we are not able to help with travel expenses.
Sept 12-15, 2022: Strengthening Expository Preaching
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 9:00 AM Monday and concludes at 1:00 PM on Thursday.
Registration closes August 31, 2022.
Oct 4-7, 2022: Expository Preaching & Teaching Essentials
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 9:00 AM Tuesday and concludes at 1:00 PM on Friday.
Registration closes September 20, 2022.
Oct 18-21, 2022: Expository Preaching & Spiritual Growth
1. Defining spiritual maturity and immaturity,
2. The spiritual growth of the preacher,
3. The spiritual growth of a local church.
This course begins at 10 AM Tuesday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Friday.
Registration closes October 4, 2022.
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 the SOML project is empowering expository preaching and teaching training.