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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.

Upcoming events

Check back regularly as we continue to add dates to our 2020 course schedule.

Feb. 10-13: Essentials of Expository Preaching and Teaching

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

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

This course begins at 10:15 AM Monday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Thursday.

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

Feb. 17-20: Practical Preaching & Teaching Workshop

In this small-group atmosphere you will:

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

This course begins at 10:15 AM Monday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Thursday.

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

Feb. 24-27: Strengthening Expository Preaching & Teaching

Strengthening your expository preaching and teaching 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 9:45 AM Monday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Thursday.

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

Feb. 29-Mar. 3: Essentials of Evangelistic Preaching & Teaching

Your evangelistic zeal will be ignited as you are equipped to proclaim the Gospel faithfully. Special attention is given to:

1. The content of the Gospel message,
2. The preparation of evangelistic messages,
3. The distinctives and dynamics of evangelist proclamation and invitation,
4. Guidelines for follow-up work, discipleship training and biblical church growth.

This course begins at 8:30 AM Saturday and concludes at 3:30 PM on Tuesday.

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

Apr. 20-23: Essentials of Expository Preaching and Teaching

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

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

This course begins at 10:15 AM Monday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Thursday.

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

Apr. 27-30: Expository Preaching/Teaching & Spiritual Growth

You will learn expository preaching and teaching 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.

This course begins at 9:45 AM Monday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Thursday.

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

May 4-7: Practical Preaching & Teaching Workshop

In this small-group atmosphere you will:

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

This course begins at 10:15 AM Monday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Thursday.

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

May 11-14: Essentials of Biblical Leadership

This course, designed for church leaders, parachurch leaders, and denominational leaders, will:

1. Grow you in your biblical understanding of incarnational leadership in ministry and the Church,
2. Enhance your God-given gifts to more effectively lead, mentor, and instruct the people of God,
3. Teach you how to encourage those you lead in practical participation in the ministry of the Church.

This course begins at 10:15 AM Monday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Thursday.

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

Certificate Program

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,

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 and teaching 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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