By Lonnie Wilkey
FRANKLIN — The Tennessee Baptist Mission Board is initiating the 317 Ministry Training Institute to provide a centralized repository of ministry training resources to assist pastors and other church leaders achieve their goals of being fully equipped for effective service.
“For the last 10 years, I’ve listened to hundreds of pastors and ministry leaders as they have shared a desire to have access to effective and trusted ministry training for today’s needs,” observed Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the TBMB.
“My hope is that the TBMB and our ministry partners will be on the cutting edge of online equipping and person to person mentoring,” Davis said.
“After 34 years as a pastor, I know the importance of being thoroughly prepared,” he continued. “Our 317 Ministry Training Institute is all about being a champion for the pastor and others called of God as they continue to be ready to serve the church.”
Roger “Sing” Oldham, pastor engagement specialist for the TBMB, will coordinate the new ministry. [Read more…]