P.O. Box 321
British Columbia, V0R 1L0
CURRENT PROJECT - POLAND
Akademia Homiletyczna (Academy of Homiletics)
The mission of FORWORD started in a local church on Vancouver Island, in Canada. The Living Prophets’ Society, a school of biblical communication for men and women of Cobble Hill Christian Church, morphed into the Biblical Preaching Society, which has now been renamed FORWORD. The first global project of the mission was to offer its program in Poland. Following God’s leading, we founded Akademia Homiletyczna, the Academy of Homiletics.
In Poland, our program came to life on the foundation of the work of Langham Partnership International, a John Stott Ministry. A three year program of preaching conferences facilitated by Langham surfaced the homiletic leaders within the country. At the end of the third year, a group of Polish speaking teachers and preachers created the Polish branch of FORWORD.
After the initial three years, we changed the program to a two-year, tri-annual format. We also enlarged our Polish leadership team. At the end of the third year, we were invited to make our home in Zakościele, a Proem Foundation’s camp and conference centre just outside of Warsaw. Here we have offered the program.
To date three cohorts of students have graduated from the program.
Our work together has allowed us to forge a team of outstanding Polish faculty.
The past seven years have allowed us to see the life-transforming, paradigm-changing impact of the program. We have seen lives transformed by the power of God’s word. We have seen the impact of our graduates on their local churches. God’s transforming power, which comes through His word, has inspired us to continue to reach new areas of Poland in our quest to build Christ’s church on the sole foundation of God’s word.