School bells are ringing! It’s time for teachers, pastors, and ministry leaders to go back to school as well. Regular Baptist Web Community offers four quality online classes that will benefit you and your ministry. Check out the Fall 2015 offerings:

  • 10 Signs of a Quality Teacher“–webinar
    Wednesday: August 26,  7 p.m. ET or 7 p.m. CT
    “Am I getting through to these kids? Between the lessons, songs, games, and crafts (throw in a few unexpected bathroom breaks while we’re at it), are they really understanding what I’m conveying to them?” These questions have likely crossed the mind of every person involved in children’s ministry—regardless of how long they’ve been at it! During this 45-minute session by Alan Wilson, RBP manager and trainer, we will look at 10 signs of a quality teacher and learn how to bring an attitude of quality into all phases of teaching. This is a great opportunity for pastors, children’s ministry leaders, and teachers of all experience levels to take advantage of a time during the week when many congregations are already gathered together. Churches are invited to register and include the live webinar as part of their Wednesday evening service.
  • “When the Pulpit Meets the Newsroom: The Ministry of Analyzing and Expounding Current Events”–webinar
    Tuesday: September 29, 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT/9 a.m. MT/8 a.m. PT
    “Pastors should be exegetes of both Scripture and culture.” This refrain is commonly heard in ministry circles today. But while divinity students spend years learning to exegete Scripture, very little training is ever provided in cultural analysis. Designed to stimulate interest in and competence for cultural exegesis, this workshop, presented by David Gunn, editorial director of publications at Regular Baptist Press, will discuss the why, when, and how of expounding current events and cultural trends in the context of pastoral ministry. REGISTER now.
  • “Pastoral Care Challenges”–learning lab
    Thursdays: September 24, October 1, and October 8, 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT/9 a.m. MT/8 a.m. PT
    Providing compassionate and appropriate care to a church family today can be complicated and challenging for any pastor or church leader. Sessions will provide Biblical encouragement and practical help in ministering God’s love, grace, and truth to those who may be struggling with a variety of problems today. Also, participants will have the opportunity to interact online or through e-mail with instructor David Jones, pastoral care pastor and mentor. Topics will include compassionate care for hospital patients and the bereaved. A personalized Q & A session and set of notes will be included in this three-part learning lab. REGISTER now
  • “Strong Church: Building and Measuring Mature Disciples”–learning lab
    Thursdays: October 15, 22, and 29, 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT/9 a.m. MT/8 a.m. PT
    How does a church become strong? The singular answer is that intentional instruction of the Word of God develops believers toward spiritual maturity. These three-part sessions, led by GARBC national representative John Greening, will guide participants in developing an instructional taxonomy for teaching the whole Bible, designing tools to assess the progress of disciples toward spiritual maturity, and creating instructional plans to improve the learning environment within the church. The book Strong Church will be required reading. REGISTER now.

COUNCIL OF DISPENSATIONAL HERMENEUTICSCouncil on Dispensational Hermeneutics Student
Traditional dispensational scholars, joined by pastors, students, and other observers, will gather on the campus of Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, for the Council of Dispensational Hermeneutics, September 16 and 17.  The theme for this year’s council meeting is “Dispensationalism, Israel, and the Church.” It is planned to be the first of three consecutive years’ meetings that will focus on Charles Ryrie’s famous sine qua non of dispensationalism (the distinction between Israel and the church; consistently literal interpretation of Scripture; and the glory of God as the unifying theme of theology and history). David Gunn, editorial director of publications for Regular Baptist Press, will be among the presenters, expounding on “Problem Passages on Israel and the Church for Traditional Dispensationalists” (Romans 9:6; Galatians 6:16).