One of the major outcomes of the meeting for our upcoming month is that we've decided to apply to go to an intensive seminary "semester." We're hoping to take two guys from here (promising leaders, both keenly interested in the opportunity) to the Seminario Evangelico de Lima Feb 2-26. Provided we all get in fine, we'll be living at the seminary in Lima, taking classes from 8-1 Monday-Friday, and coming home on the weekends to run our discipleship course and lead worship at church. This year's courses are Gospels, Systematic Theology, and Christian Education.
I'm excited about the chance to facilitate the experience for these two guys from our congregation. I anticipate that it will be somewhat over their heads, but I know they will still get a lot from it. Even living at the seminary among other pastors and leaders and lovers of God is bound to be a transformational experience. I can't think of a much better way to invest in the long-term future of this ministry in Puerto Supe than to encourage these guys as God raises them up as leaders in the church.