The W. E. Crumes Ministerial Training Institute, named after the late Chief Bishop, is a nationally organized effort dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth and improvement of our church. The Institute has partnered with Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Illinois, to provide a three-year curriculum of study that will be available to pastors, ministers, evangelists and interested lay people. The Institute will also provide a vehicle for the advancement and growth of our brotherhood through strategic evangelistic efforts. This year’s courses include:
Kingdom Leadership This course will explore the leadership style of Jesus in a manner that relevantly allows God's leader to focus on kingdom leadership calling, character and competencies. It offers a contrasting alternative to worldly-secular leadership styles.
Sermon Preparation and Homiletics: A required course for all ordination candidates but also serves as a wonderful refresher course for returning students. Participants will explore the proper formation and presentation of topical, textual and expository sermons.
Please note: Various workbooks, CD’s and other educational materials will be available for sale during institute sessions.
ALL pastors, ministers and evangelists are expected to register for the Institute and attend the Ministerial Institute sessions as listed on the convention schedule.
This is an exciting time in the history of our church! If you have any questions about the Institute, contact Bishop Rex Waddell at (618) 394-8901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.