Our Program - Overview

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FORWORD develops its vision through a comprehensive, life-transforming program.

The program consists of a set of modular courses which serve the purpose of broadening and deepening a person's character, commitments and competencies for living and communicating God’s truth.

The program can be customized to fit any social, cultural and economic context.   

The modular seminars are offered three times a year on designated weekends, from Thursday through Sunday, for a period of two years.  The format makes the program accessible to bi-vocational participants as well as people involved in a full time ministry.  The modules can be reconfigured to best fit the needs of a local community. While the modules of the program provide the necessary biblical content, the form of the program is adaptable to the needs of any Christian community.

The critical conviction of the program is that God changes us through faithful  and accountable relationships based on our relentless commitment to pursue God’s truth in every part of our lives.  For this reason, participation in the program requires a commitment to a group of other participants for the duration of the program.  The times spent together as a group are augmented by mentored work in small groups in-between the modules of the program.

The core modules of the program cover communicating God's word in six interrelated stages:

Theology of Telosformation

Minding the Text for the Message

Shaping the Message for the Listener

Communicating the Old Anew

Speaking Truth in Love

Andragogy of Homiletics