2 Timothy 2:2
2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (ESV)
Ministerial training today often becomes an academic exercise, turning out men with large personal debt but little practical experience or personal piety.
The model provided by Christ and the early church duplicated throughout history and especially in colonial America, focuses on ministers training ministers.
This self-perpetuating process culminated in ordination as men demonstrated personal conviction and genuine piety while they learned to study the Scripture carefully and teach it faithfully.
The Log College at Countryside follows this model by promoting the knowledge of God in pastoral care through our own in-house training.
Through interactions in the context of the local church, we assist those who have a calling from God to become leaders and pastors who communicate clearly, pray passionately and think biblically.
A home-school academy is a cross between regular school and home school. Classes meet once or twice a week. This is not a co-op of volunteers, but a private school with teachers.
In this brief video, Bob Snyder updates the congregation about the Log College.
The church has acquired a house nearby to house staff and interns. The property also has a pole barn for church vehicles. Click post for details.
The Log College discussion group will be meeting Monday, March 10, to discuss Jonathan Edwards' sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Copies are available on the book table.
Click here to see Bob Synder explaining the Log College at Countryside on a recent Sunday morning.
William Tennent came to America about 1718 and settled into his life-pastorate, the Neshaminy Presbyterian Church in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He resolved to establish a school to educate his four sons for the ministry. Nine additional students brought the original enrollment to thirteen. Tennent erected a log building and some ...
Click this post to find out about our in-house ministerial training program, the Log College. Four students are engaged this year in intensive reading, discussion, prayer and Bible exposition: Matthew Parker, Jacob Muller, Jonathan Cozart and Drew French.