Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Many Christian leaders are coming to the conclusion that the lack of prepared leadership, the dearth of Bible knowledge, the missing motivation to service, evident in the church today, must be overcome by returning to apostolic methods of education . . .and what where those?
The local Church simply trained its own leadership for service right within the church itself. The Church was trained by the apostles and those who followed continued the process within the local assembly. Scripture records, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship…” (Acts 2:42)
Paul wrote to Timothy, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2)
The fact that the apostolic Church trained its people for the work of the ministry in and through the local assembly, accounts for the strength, durability and expansion of the local churches of the Apostolic era. It is the firm conviction of the leaders associated with the World-Wide Bible Institutes that God is calling the churches back to historic first-century methods of training believers.
WWBI is a complete curriculum of Biblically-sound, educationally-adequate and spiritually-oriented training materials which can enable every local church to train its own leadership to accomplish God’s plan and purpose in terms of knowing the Scriptures and applying them to life’s situations.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.