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2021年秋天, the Truett Church Network launched the Ministry Resident Program, 为当前的神学院学生提供一个机会,在深化特吕特教会与当地教会的合作关系的同时,获得宝贵的事工训练.

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当慷慨的捐款人与第一浸信会(FBC)圣殿的工作人员接触,想要为一个特别的计划提供一份重要的礼物, Senior Pastor Joe Loughlin and Teaching and Communications Pastor Evan Duncan began to dream. 

The church had recently implemented a team approach to preparing sermons. FBC Temple校区有两个场馆, 为了在敬拜中提供现场宣讲的特色,需要两名宣讲人在每个地点宣讲四周的礼拜仪式. While Loughlin and Duncan preach a majority of the sermons, Worship and Care Pastor David Goddard and Missions Minister Josh Flores Olvera also preach regularly. This preaching group began preparing their sermons as a team. 

通过新的团队方法, each member of the team preaches his own sermon but with input from the rest of the team on illustrations, 语言, 以及对文本的洞察. FBC圣殿是一个成长中的教会, and each service includes multiple generations, 性别, 种族, 背景, 和经验. With the opportunity provided by their donors and considering their new sermon preparation model, Loughlin and Duncan envisioned adding a seminary student as a Preaching Resident to their team. 居民, 他们相信, could gain needed preaching experience while also adding a helpful perspective to their preaching team.

对这个想法感兴趣, Loughlin and Duncan turned to a place where they knew they could find a competent, spirit-led seminary student—美高美游戏官方网站’s Truett Seminary. After one meeting between the FBC Temple and Truett teams, the Truett Ministry Resident Program was born. 

部分辅导机会, 部分部门实习, 事工驻校计划的目的是为特吕特最有天赋和上进心的学生提供在特吕特教会网络(TCN)内领导伙伴教会的事工机会。. 为学生, 该计划提供宝贵的实践经验和训练,使他们能更好地胜任事奉的任务,并为健康的教会工作人员提供指导和获得经验的机会. 然后教会就有机会将培训年轻的牧师纳入他们的使命,同时还会有额外的兼职工作人员. 

“Jesus told us that disciples are not greater than their teachers, but those that are well-trained will be like their teachers. 改革的神学院教育既需要课堂教学,也需要在动态的事奉环境中学习的机会.”

托德D. 不过,博士, 
特鲁特神学院院长

有兴趣的学生承诺每周投入10到15个小时在教会事工上,而有伙伴的教会承诺至少捐助10美元,000 to the Truett Church Network to support the work of that student over an academic year. One hundred percent of this gift is passed on to the Resident as a scholarship. 

After creating the Ministry Resident Program template with FBC Temple, 特鲁特教会网络与德州中部一些与特鲁特关系密切的教堂分享了这个新计划. 这个程序很快就增加了.

达拉斯的康科德宣教会和韦科的普瑞美拉·伊格莱西亚·包蒂斯塔教会紧随FBC寺之后,成为事工驻地计划的伙伴教会.  

伊曼纽尔Roldan称, 普里美拉高级牧师, 在过去的五年里, many Truett 学生 have blessed his church in ways he never imagined, 教会的心一直是提供有形的方式来祝福他们,通过装备他们,当他们响应上帝对他们生命的召唤时,送他们去. 随着教会的成长,需要牧师来带领团契,特鲁特驻校计划将这种祝福特鲁特学生的愿望结合在一起, 门徒, 为Primera的会员资格做准备. 

“We believe the Ministry Resident Program will help us execute our mission in tangible ways that bless our 学生, 其成员, 和韦科社区,”Roldan称说. 

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达拉斯的康科德教会最初联系了Truett的事工关系办公室,请他们帮忙填补几个工作岗位. 在他们的讨论, 杰克Bodenhamer, Assistant Director of Ministry Connections at Truett, 与Charnay Parks分享, 康科德的人文事业合作伙伴, 美高美游戏特鲁特住院医生计划的事. After further 访问s with Truett administration, 工作人员, 和学生, Concord decided to jump with both feet into the Truett Resident Program. 

“我们的创始牧师,博士. E.K. 贝利, is known as the Godfather of African American Expository Preaching,“亚伦摩尔, 康科德成人事工的牧师说. 但是,Dr. 贝利’s legacy was his ability to train, disciple, and reproduce pastors. Over the course of his tenure as Senior Pastor, Dr. 贝利 discipled more than 100 pastors who would go on to lead their own congregations. 常驻计划赋予我们受神赐福的特权,使我们能继承不断成长的信徒们被呼召服务当地教会的遗产.”

“We believe the Ministry Resident Program will help us execute our mission in tangible ways that bless our 学生, 其成员, 和韦科社区.”

伊曼纽尔Roldan称, 普里美拉高级牧师 Iglesia Bautista

这些伙伴教会对特吕特居民计划在居民生活和他们的教会生活中将会做些什么有很大的期望. 

“We hope that the Spirit continuously shapes each resident to be scholarly shepherds,” Moore 说. “我们相信,我们与特鲁特神学院的合作将有助于培养未来的牧师和精神领袖,他们都是通过在特鲁特和康科德的工作被塑造和塑造的.” 

Roldan adds that he hopes through this program, “each individual church member is challenged to ask questions about his or her particular vocation. 当教会成员看到未来的牧师在他们中间实现他们的呼召时,他们的生活中会提出重要的问题.” 

Each partner church will structure the residency according to the needs of the church and the gifts of the Resident. 

Primera recently called Cintia Aguilar to serve as resident for the fall semester. Aguilar and her family have 敬拜ped and served at Primera while she has been enrolled at Truett, 所以她对教堂很熟悉. 她的工作将集中于社区外展,在协助教会的教牧关怀的同时,她寻求与当地非营利组织创造联谊和伙伴关系的机会. 

在与特鲁特政府会面后, 工作人员, 和学生, 康科德决定不雇佣一个, 但两个居民, 记忆乔拉和马西尔·怀特赫斯特. The residency at Concord is designed to give their 学生 experience in every area in the life of the church. Concord will provide access to a ministry model at one of the leading African American churches in the country, 提供与孩子一起工作的机会, 学生, 还有参与任务的成年人, 敬拜, 门徒, 和传福音. 根据摩尔, 这种访问将帮助每个居民塑造他们的教会,因为他们寻求发展自己的个人哲学的事工. 摩尔希望康科德能逐渐成为培训年轻牧师的中心,并让他们在全国各地历史悠久的非裔美国人教堂服务. 

 “我逐渐认识到有效的门徒训练和属灵的形成,对我作为一个事奉领袖的成功和遗产是必不可少的,”Whitehurst说. “Not only that—effective 门徒 and spiritual formation are necessary to help grow others in their faith. While I’ll gain extensive practical experience, I’m most looking forward to leadership development. I think Concord is an excellent ministry to serve and learn.”

Jora hopes to grow spiritually and in wisdom and discernment.  她希望“从这段经历中,能真正了解从事事奉工作的必要条件,并将你的一生奉献给服侍神和他的创造物。. 

“我希望我的弱点也能得到加强,我将与我的精神领袖和导师建立终生的关系。.” 

Just as church leaders had originally envisioned, FBC Temple’s residency will focus on preaching. The church recently called Hannah 棕色(的) as their first Resident. 布朗将与其他牧师一起参加每周的讲道发展会议,并每月在多个礼拜中讲道. 

“I pray our church becomes a church that is sending more and more Christian leaders out into the world, and I can’t wait to see how the Spirit may speak through our Resident in our teaching meetings, 布道的评估, 以及住院医生自己的布道,邓肯在FBC坦普尔说. “As news has gotten out about 棕色(的)’s selection to be our resident, 一些年轻的妇女已经接近她,表达看到哈拿处于这样的位置,如何打开了他们的想象,神如何使用他们和其他妇女为国. May the Spirit inspire all of our imaginations in this way.    

对于她来说, 棕色(的), who hopes to pursue pastoral ministry upon graduation, 说, “I hope this residency will better equip me for church ministry, grant me confidence in my preaching and leadership abilities, and help me connect with the passionate leadership and congregation of First Temple.” 

The Truett Resident Program represents an enormous and exciting opportunity for Truett Seminary. 该计划深化神学院与充满活力的地方教会的合作,同时为被呼召服事教会的学生提供一流的事工经验. 这是特吕特完成使命的另一种方式,去装备神召的男女,使他们在基督的教会里或在基督的教会旁边服事天国. 

“Jesus told us that disciples are not greater than their teachers, but those that are well-trained will be like their teachers. Transformative seminary education requires both excellent classroom instruction and opportunities for learning in healthy, 动态的部门设置,“托德D. 不过,神学院院长说. 特鲁特神学院住院医师计划的启动,是为了让学生和教会有机会在重要的事情上合作, 部长培训工作蓬勃开展. 可以下, skillful guidance of Truett’s Office of Ministry Connections and the Truett Church Network, 我们完全有理由相信,这一新的和必要的倡议所取得的初步成功,不过是更大收获即将到来的第一批果实.”    


To learn more about the Ministry Resident Program at 美高美游戏’s Truett Seminary and how your church can get involved, 访问 www.美高美游戏.edu/truett/residentprogram