Friday, May 16, 2008

10 Months That Will Change Your Life

Come spend 10 months with us that will change your life!

At Redeemer God has called us to begin Redeemer Ministry School (RMS). Our first class will arrive this coming September. I’d like you to consider being a part of it. Here are some reasons why.

  • I will personally be giving you the best of my own training and ministry experiences. These include:
    • Ph.D in Philosophical Theology, Northwestern University
    • 11 years in Campus Ministry at Michigan State University
    • I currently teach at three theological seminaries (Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia; Faith Bible Seminary [Chinese] in New York City; and Payne Theological Seminary (African-American) in Dayton)
    • I am Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Monroe County Community College
    • I’ve taught in India, Singapore, Vancouver, and other places around the planet.
  • RMS will be unique in its academic component.
    • Because of my academic training and experience I will shape RMS to have a high level of excellence, especially in the area of biblical studies, spiritual transformation, and apologetics. This will not be your basic Bible study class. We’re going to take you deep into the things of God.
  • This academic component will be complemented by a focus on experiencing God and demonstrating the power and life of the Kingdom of God in the real world.
    • In this sense I believe in the total gospel of the Real Jesus, to include the two ways Jesus brought in the kingdom, which are: 1) Proclamation of the good news; and 2) demonstration of the power of God.
  • I have assembled a great team of leaders and teachers that will give you a lot of things you could not get in other ministry environments.
  • We have some special things lined up for you. For example, in late October I’ll travel to New York City to teach and preach at a very large, dynamic Chinese church in the heart of Queens. What’s exciting for me is that I’m working with the NYC Chinese leaders to bring our RMS students there for the week. What you will learn about Jesus, about leadership, and about communicating Jesus in another culture will be something you could never get out of a book.
  • You will be in our church’s culture for 10 months and be a part of the amazing things God is doing in our own ministry environment. Which is cool for me, since God has given us an amazing church family.

Here at Redeemer we are very excited about having our very first RMS class. Why not pray about taking 10 months of your life and learning about God and Jesus in the most intensive way ever?

And, we’ll develop community along the way, plus have a lot of fun. If you’d like to talk with me personally, I’d love to hear from you!

Pastor John Piippo, Ph.D