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ICOC Teachers' Summer Update

"On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many." 2 Corinthians 1:11 NIV

In the Northern Hemisphere,  this weekend marks the end of the summer season. Most kids are back at school on Monday, many colleges and universities are starting back up, and most all of those lucky enough to have had time to surf, loaf, bake on a beach, maybe chill at a cottage somewhere, are getting ready for September and autumn. What have the ICOC Teachers been up to this summer? Here's a smattering of a few of our ICOC Teachers' recent endeavors:  

 

After 34 years teaching Chemistry and Physics, Dr. John Oakes (San Diego, California, USA) officially retired in June 2018. So what does retirement look like for a disciple of Jesus Christ who is also a recognized Biblical author and Teacher? John kicked off his retirement with a self-funded three- week missionary teaching trip to Russia, Japan, Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan. Read about what he learned and what he taught on this trip here, at www.evidenceforchristianity.org. 

John Oakes (3rd from left)  about to depart from Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, after several days of teaching and fellowship with Central Asian disciples.  L-R: Sasha Tsoi of Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Lina Morozova, women's minister from Moscow, Russia, with her daughter (4th from left) and husband, Evangelist Nikolai Morozov of Moscow on the far right; John Oakes; Dima Mungalov of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; Vladimir Abdullayev of Almaty, Kazakhstan; Andy Fleming of Kiev, Ukraine.

John Oakes (3rd from left)  about to depart from Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, after several days of teaching and fellowship with Central Asian disciples. L-R: Sasha Tsoi of Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Lina Morozova, women's minister from Moscow, Russia, with her daughter (4th from left) and husband, Evangelist Nikolai Morozov of Moscow on the far right; John Oakes; Dima Mungalov of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; Vladimir Abdullayev of Almaty, Kazakhstan; Andy Fleming of Kiev, Ukraine.

John Oakes will be teaching a series of lessons on the Book of Luke at the Inspire Singles Conference in Phoenix Aug 31-Sept 1.  Notes, power point and audio will be posted at evidenceforchristianity.org  In addition, he will be teaching a four part series on Daniel in September and October, as well as a six-part series on the Book of Acts. Be looking for all materials at the web site, or if you live in the San Diego area contact him for information so you can attend. john.oakes@gcccd.edu  Also, John is teaching a class on the Book of Hebrews with Robert Carrillo for the Los Angeles School of Ministry and Missions September 13-14.  If you are interested in this class, go to https://www.laschoolofministry.com  Lastly, John and Jan will be traveling to Israel, Amman Jordan (10/30-11/3), Beirut Lebanon (11/3-11/6) and Cairo, Egypt (11/6-11/12) for a missionary teaching trip October 22-Nov 12. If you can attend any of these meetings or want more information, contact John about these meetings.

 
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August 2018 found Dr. G. Steve Kinnard (New Jersey, USA) teaching a dynamic group of about 25 ministry interns in Lagos, Nigeria,  on the topic of church history. 

 

Douglas Jacoby also taught in Lagos in August,  a series of MTA / AIM lessons on Biblical Interpretation to 60 West African leaders, "powerful Christian men and women who want to make a difference in the world," says Jacoby. He then traveled to several locations in Congo, and taught on Acts Chapter Two, Biblical Interpretation, and Prosperity Theology (or the "health and wealth" gospel). After a few weeks at home,  he plans to return for another teaching tour in  South Africa, Botswana, and Malawi in September.  See his notes from the month of August, below: 

Disciples of Christ say hello, Victoria Island, Nigeria

Disciples of Christ say hello, Victoria Island, Nigeria

With preacher Moses & Honorine, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo

With preacher Moses & Honorine, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo

  • Co-teaching with Gilbert Kimeng.
  • Learning that Gilbert, along with Nigerians Emmanuel Emeh (my former AIM student), and Fred George (one of my M.A. students at Lincoln Christian. University), will be officially recognized as teachers this coming Sunday
  • This parallels the good news in Latin America a few months back, when colleague Arturo Elizarrarás appointed three teachers in Mexico.
  • Spending time with Geoffroy Gankoue-Dzon, church leader in Congo. (Brazzaville) and presidential advisor (his full-time job). 
  • Not having to worry about Ebola, as the previous outbreak had officially died out, and the latest outbreak is still in the far east of the country.
  • Talking theology with Moses.
  • Spending fellowship time with cheerful and grateful Congolese -- after all they have been through (civil war, pillaging, rape, murder, malnutrition, corruption, and grinding poverty)."

To read more from Douglas Jacoby, you can subscribe to his newsletter at www.douglasjacoby.com. 

 
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Gordon Ferguson (Dallas, Texas, USA), beloved author of 15 books, continues a prolific writing ministry at the wizened age of 75. Keep up with his new blog on racial issues at www.blacktaxandwhitebenefits.com

 
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Dr. Glenn Giles at the Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology (Denver, Colorado, USA)  reports that, "perhaps the highlight of this summer is the extent and quality of growth God has given us at RMSMT. We now have 74 RMSMT students worldwide. We have ICOC students from more and more nations applying to take courses. These students reside in the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya, Burundi, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Mongolia, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Haiti, Bangladesh, Trinidad, UK, Northern Ireland, Canada, Columbia, Mexico, and the United States.  We now offer 4 Master of Arts Degrees: MA in Biblical Studies, MA in Biblical Studies with Languages (we are beginning a year of Biblical Hebrew this semester, Greek next year), MA in Christian Ministry, and MA in Christian Counseling (this degree just officially began this fall). It was so heartening to hear of three of our students just being appointed Teachers in Lagos this last week. In addition, we are planning to have our first graduation ceremonies this coming May, 2019!"

 

Andy and Tammy Fleming (Kiev, Ukraine),  have been in Kyrgyzstan this summer, for a serendipitous overlap with John Oakes, teaching at the largest gathering of disciples from the five churches in Central Asia in fifteen years -- 65 adults plus 43 teens and preteens came together for the first ever Central Asian Youth Corps. Some of these churches -- all in mostly Muslim nations --  are very small and isolated; only one of the five has a legal right to assemble. 

Andy has recently published two significant papers, "Let Each One Be Careful How He Builds," an investigation into the circumstances that led up to the crisis of 2003 in the ICOC, focusing mostly on church-building strategies and leadership organization; and "Giving Thought to One's Ways," an introduction to practical theology and a survey of sociological literature regarding new religious movements and the effect of charismatic leadership.

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan: Andy and Tammy Fleming with a group of parents from the five Central Asian churches. 

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan: Andy and Tammy Fleming with a group of parents from the five Central Asian churches. 

 

Dave Pocta (San Antonio, Texas, USA)  has just finished a teaching tour, speaking at the NorthWest Churches' Conference and teaching nine days for the church in South Korea.

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Michael Burns (Roseville, Minnesota, USA),  following on the heels of his timely and much-appreciated work, "Crossing the Line: Culture, Race and Kingdom,"  has published an introductory article for a new book soon to be published, "The Power of Story to Divide or Unite Us."

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Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology 2018 World Wide Update: Growth and Review

by Glenn Giles, PhD, RMSMT Director -- Denver, Colorado, USA

 

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 In this report, we at RMSMT wish to share with you what God has been doing in our school. Since offering our first course in the fall of 2015 with a total of 7 students, RMSMT has grown to an enrolment of 61 students. More and more students continue to apply for admission. In the spring of 2016 RMSMT adopted an online format and went worldwide. That spring we doubled our enrollment and matriculated students from Kenya, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the US. Today the number of countries with students taking classes at RMSMT has increased 300%. We now have students from Singapore, Philippines, Haiti, South Korea, Mongolia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, UK, Canada, India, Columbia, and the US. A total of 30 students are from outside the United States with 26 of these from majority world countries.

Our school has also grown academically in program offerings from offering two masters degrees at our inception to now offering four masters degrees. We now have Master of Arts Degrees in Biblical Studies, Biblical Studies with Languages, Christian Ministry, and Christian Counseling.

Our Faculty has also grown from eight faculty with doctorates at our inception to a total of eleven faculty with doctorates. We have just recently added Drs. Mike Shapiro, Mary Shapiro, and Jennifer Konzen. In addition we have just appointed two deans, Drs. Timothy Sumerlin and Steve Kinnard.

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Dr. Steve Kinnard is now our Dean of the School of Biblical Studies and Ministry. Dr. Kinnard received his Bachelor’s Degree in Bible and English from Freed-Hardeman College, his Master of Divinity Degree in New Testament and Languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew University. In addition to being Professor of Bible and Spiritual Formation at RMSMT, Dr. Kinnard also serves as Adjunct Professor of Bible at Lincoln Christian University. Dr. Kinnard will continue in those positions while also serving in his new role as Dean here at RMSMT. Welcome Dr. Kinnard!

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Dr. Timothy Sumerlin is now our Dean of the School of Christian Counseling. Dr. Sumerlin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Indiana University, his Master of Arts in Secondary Counseling from the University of Missouri, and his PhD in Education and Counseling from Colorado State University. He is the creator and director of Disciples-In-Motion Ministry. 

We have also been blessed to set up international hubs with hub directors to initiate contact with other parts of the world and to encourage students to be trained on the graduate level in ways to help increase their effectiveness as ministers and servants of Jesus. We now have a hub in India overseen by Roger Mathew, a hub in Kenya overseen by William Siwa, a hub in the Philippines and SE Asia overseen by Dr. Rolan Monje, a hub for Korea overseen by Jaeho Park, and a developing hub for South America in Spanish overseen by Sebastian Serra with the help of one of our students Pedro Figueroa. We are working to develop a hub in China in Chinese.

In our desire to help majority world students be trained, we have provided 75% or greater tuition scholarships for their training. This has made it possible for those students to not only afford graduate level training in Bible, Ministry, and Counseling, but to also be able to remain in their ministry settings to take the gospel to their part of the world.

If you would like to help with scholarships for majority world students or perhaps take graduate level courses yourself to better equip yourself for ministry and service to Jesus, please do contact me at glenn@rmsmt.org.

2016 Teachers Service Team Meeting Reports

March 2016 Meeting

The first service team meeting of 2016 was in March. The primary discussion for this meeting was the women’s role. The teachers are studying the biblical role of women and how we can better utilize the gifts of women in our churches. The Women’s Service Team asked us to consider this topic.

March 22, 2016

First day discussion: How can we best utilize the gifts of women in our ministries?

The following are various thoughts that were expressed by various sisters and brothers during this discussion:

•   The prophet Joel says the Spirit will be poured out on sons and daughters. We need to bring Jesus to the forefront and see how Jesus was with women. It’s not about women empowerment; it’s about how we can further the cause of Jesus.

•   This topic is a crucial topic that deserves our attention.

•   There’s not an active elevation of the women’s role happening in our churches. We’ve articulated the path to become a Bible talk leader, evangelist, elder, but not a woman who wants to pursue a role in the church. Girls grow up in the church, and they see the role of men elevated. What about our women? The hope is to learn together and have a wider discussion, not in pockets so we’re not repeating each other.

•   It would help if we came up with a consistent hermeneutic before we move to pastoral concerns.

•   Our biggest challenge is gender as it relates to the church or being a millennial in the church. If we ask our kids what they think about this topic, they will speak their mind.

•   We need to discover a biblical, Christ-centered path for women to use their gifts in the church. We’ve inherited a viewpoint and taught it all over the world.

•   The majority of the members of our churches are female. Often discussions about women’s role are about what they cannot do. We need to change the conversation.

•   We need to ask a respectful, humble question: What did God intend? We’re brothers and sisters in Christ first and foremost. The call to lead and the call to follow are equally challenging.

 

Hot issues on the topic:

•   Women speaking in the church

•   Women teaching in the assembly

•   Multi-cultural sensitivity

•   Discipling – women discipling brothers  

•   Offices in the church; church polity

•   Role of the women’s ministry leader

•   Positions in the world; secular authority

•   Women leading in worship

•   Disintegration of family impacting women in the church

•   Mutual respect between women and men

•   OT heroines who had offices and authority

•   Abigail who discipled a king

•   Cross-cultural assessment of our church culture

•   Generational concerns

•   Social trends and women’s role

•   Cultural values and women’s role

•   How we often reflect what’s going on in society in the church

•   Church in the Bible is often counter-cultural. How does this play in the counter-cultural trends in the Bible regarding treatment of women? 

The various passages that need to be studied:

•   Luke 8

•   1 Corinthians 11

•   Priscilla & Aquila

•   Acts 21:9, Philip’s 4 daughters

•   Acts 16, Lydia

•   Samaritan woman, John 4

•   Mary Magdalene

•   Marys of the resurrection

•   Mary of Bethany, Luke 10

•   Poor widow and her two mites

•   Anna prophetess

•   Mary the mother of God

•   Matt 12:49, disciples including women

•   Romans 16, 40% of Paul’s greetings in a male-dominated society are to women

•   1 Corinthians 9

•   Rhoda

•   Euodia & Syntyche

•   1 Thessalonians 2

•   Proverbs 8

•   Revelation 12

•   Covenant of circumcision was for men only, but baptism was for men and women.

What are the big questions in the ICOC fellowship that we need to answer?

•   Can a woman be an elder?

•   Can a woman be an evangelist?

•   Can a woman speak in church in a mixed company in a mixed audience?

•   Can a woman pray in the assembly?

Assignment of passages to be studies to various people:

•   1 Cor 11 – Andy Fleming

•   1 Tim 2  – Kay McKean, Gordon Ferguson, Courtney Bailey

•   1 Cor 14 – Courtney Bailey, SteveKinnard

•   Titus 2 – Suzette Lewis

•   Write two-page papers on these scriptures

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Reports:

•   At the Southwest Ministry retreat the leaders decided to begin a MTA program for the Southwest family of churches.

•   Gabe Santos who was the Dean of Sociology at Lynchburg College is leaving to be on the full time staff in Richmond, VA.

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•   Teachers’ Blog on Disciples Today

◦                   Roger Lamb has invited us to set up a teachers’ blog on Disciples Today. This would be a centralized teachers’ blog that all teachers can contribute to.

◦                   Director/Editor: Tammy Fleming

◦                   Vetting – Joey Harris, Steve Kinnard, Andy Fleming

◦                   Everyone on the teachers team should send 2-3 articles.

•   Teacher Development:

◦                   We need a catalogue of teachers. This catalogue would be a roster of teachers’ locations and their specialty. We should track people who want to be recognized as teachers.

◦                   Andy Fleming volunteered to help with this.

◦                   Everyone should send Andy the names, locations, and the speciality of teachers in your church family.

◦                   Let’s find out where we have Schools of Ministry/Missions, MTAs, who’s the director, and what work is being done in those MTAs.

◦                   Teachers need to be recognized by their local ministry.  This was discussed in teachers’ paper. Congregations recognize teachers in different ways and that’s fine. We want the local ministry to recognize the person.

•   Teachers Working with Local Ministries:

◦                   How can we as teachers help with local churches to accomplishing their mission? What are ways we are trying to influence people. How can we help people grow and mature?

◦                   How can we help grow leaders and mature members?

▪                                     Dave Pocta answered, we can begin with our children. How do we build faith in our teens? We use character studies, but is that best? The problem with some of our kids is that they grow up in the church, and they already have an inbred performance theology. When we do character studies, they have this idea that I have to become perfect or good enough before I am allowed to do the real studies. This creates a huge gap. Unfortunately, in our local ministries our youngest, least experienced interns are often feeding content to our teens. We need to write new material that is more God-oriented.

▪                                     Ed Anton mentioned, in our local ministries we need to develop a hermeneutic of grace to make sure we don’t create these performance hurdles.We need to create church growth resources. The ACR has the Body Builders, Meat Eaters, and Cross Bearers classes on their Commonwealth Academy. We should collect personal ministry victories of teachers and post on the blog, Teachicoc.org website. Share on the blog something that is going on in your church where teachers are being used to grow the church. 

Back Row, L-R: Valdur Koha, Joey Harris, Courtney Bailey, Rolan Monje, Steve Staten, Steve Brown, Douglas Jacoby, Andy Fleming, Glen Giles, Ed Anton (chair), Dave Pocta, Steve Kinnard; Front Row, L-R: Kay McKean, Suzette Lewis, Tammy Fleming, Debra Anton. 

Back Row, L-R: Valdur Koha, Joey Harris, Courtney Bailey, Rolan Monje, Steve Staten, Steve Brown, Douglas Jacoby, Andy Fleming, Glen Giles, Ed Anton (chair), Dave Pocta, Steve Kinnard; Front Row, L-R: Kay McKean, Suzette Lewis, Tammy Fleming, Debra Anton. 

July 2016 Meeting in St. Louis

We invited several young prospective teachers to be a part of the meeting in St. Louis. The Teachers Service Team wanted to get the perspective of Millennials.

•   Daniel Burke – Charleston, SC

•   TJ Parisi – New York

•   Bobby Ritter – St. Louis

•   Matt Fisk – Virginia Beach

•   Katie Fisk – Virginia Beach

•   Talia Laing – Raleigh, NC

The Teachers Service Team, an explanation

We want to train more teachers. We want to be a service team that not only looks at difficult passages but also meets needs in the ministry. We want to teach our teachers how to develop more teachers. We want to build relationships globally with the teaching ministry and share resources with one another. We want to establish Ministry Training Academies in every region of our movement. We want to help those who have the gift of teaching to use it in a great way for God

James 3:1 reads, “Not many of you should be teachers, my brothers and sisters, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” We recognize that the teaching ministry is not for everyone. Teaching is a gift. Jesus was a rabbi, Paul spoke of himself as a teacher. The teaching role is a great role in the church, but it’s not not for everyone. There is a stricter, greater judgment. Criticism comes your way. James gives a stern warning to be careful when you teach. Speech has the ability to bless and the potential to encourage and build up. There is also the potential for false teaching.

In our context today with social media, what you say is out there forever and judgment goes on and on.

Teachers have influence in our churches. Our own Douglas J probably has traveled to more churches in our movement of churches than anyone else. And he has traveled as a teacher. Teaching opens door for us to share with people. There is a respect that is given to teachers, therefore, we have a great responsibility.

We want to create an atmosphere of admiration for one another in the teaching ministry and encourage one another to use our gifts to the utmost for God. There is no competition within this service team. We want the best for each other.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as a teacher. What you can teach? Then, get about doing that. Write a blog, teach a small group, develop a course for the church.

Some good news

•   Dave Pocta – the MTAs in Africa are on a six-year cycle. They conduct two programs per year, and are just coming into their first graduates. They are working on a college credit accreditation program in South Africa. Many of the church leaders have to have some kind of formal training in Africa, so these courses help to meet that requirement.

•   Ed  Anton – we’ve put our 70th person into the full time ministry out of Commonwealth Academy. Many of them are middle-aged secular folks who decided to re-evaluate their lives and serve in a full time way.

•   Joey Harris – The North River church started the Atlanta School of Ministry in conjunction with AIM. Many young leaders in their 20s are attending. Columbia South Carolina started a Columbia School of Ministry. They’ve had 3 sessions for their staff. They are inviting teachers from other parts of the Southeast to attend.

•   Steve K – in NY we have a ministry training program for college students. It’s a three-year program. The students do two courses at the Hope camp with students from the ACR. Teachers are Ed Anton, Dr. Deb Anton, Dr. Steve Kinnard, Dr. Gabe Santos ,Brett Miller, and others. If a student joins the program at beginning of their sophomore year, they can graduate the MTA the same time as they graduate college.

•   Joey Harris reported for Courtney Bailey — the Damien Jean Baptiste Caribbean School of Ministry is now in the second year of classes. They have two campuses, the Eastern and the Western Caribbean. The entire ministry staff, plus many members, elders, and deacons are involved. The classes are held in Trinidad and Jamaica. Courtney is a full time lawyer with young children, and he helps out with church. Then, he directs the school of ministry, and if that’s not enough, he’s a PhD student in biblical studies.

Discussion on Women Using their Gifts for God

We want to continue to explore the most effective ways women can use their gifts in the church. Also, how can we as a TST help to facilitate women using their gifts? We want to promote Biblical literacy for women and help women continue to increase their love for the Bible. We know that women need to have their voices heard. We all agree that men and women are equal in God’s sight. However their roles are not interchangeable. The boundaries set by God are intended to enhance us.

The goal is to decide what we agree upon and what we will practice across all our churches.

Monday, July 4 2017 – Day 2 Teachers Service Team

We discussed possible topics to be studied in the future:

•   Teachers Directory which focuses on people who are teachers, up and coming teachers, programs in existence, and developing online resources for people to use.

•   How to reach the younger generation.

•   The tithe, offering, and stewardship. Ed and Andy are interested in this.

•   Our church as a movement. An Evaluation. Steve Staten – renaissance thinking and things we need to look at within our movement of churches, different topics that need to be addressed.

•   Imputed or imparted righteousness – Ed is interested in this.

•   How to reach people who are miles away from any church.

•   How to discuss political matters spiritually.

•   Homosexuality. Expanding Guy Hammond’s work for campuses and teens.

Discussions

•   Marriage Divorce Remarriage Paper (MDR) presented by Valdur Koha

 We’ve been looking at the following categories in this paper:

1     What does the Bible teach/not teach, and where are we not sure of what the Bible is teaching? We should be unified as much as possible on this and have a shared hermeneutic.

2     Counseling: what advice do we give? In specific situations, there is room for differences. It is impossible to say that everybody gets the same counseling. The paper ought to help guide the counseling sessions.

3     Where do we exert church discipline? Ideally we are united on this.

4    Church discipline should hold from church to church.

•   Church Discipline paper presented by Steve Staten

◦                   Since 2003 there have been some prominent church discipline malfunctions throughout our churches. There are some recurring dynamics. Most of the problems have occurred because of carelessness. We need to realize that one bad misfire can effect a whole colony of churches and now the whole world. We are creating templates of how to handle these situations. Many people who mishandled things have commented, “I wish I had had these templates before.”

◦                   The idea of “tell it to the church” should be based on proximity and influence, namely, the person’s sphere of influence. We don’t want to bring members’ sins before our visitors. And, we don’t need to discipline our former members. If they have left our fellowship, they are no longer members. We are working on a road map for helping people to come back from being disfellowshipped.

•   Three other important notes:

◦           Gordon Ferguson resigned from being an active member of the service team. He will be a team member emeritus.

◦            Steve Kinnard stepped down from chairing the group. His term was up.

◦            Ed Anton will be the new chair.

•   Personal note from Dr. Kinnard:

I want to express my respect for all of you who serve and have served on the Teachers Service Team. It’s been a joy to chair this team for the past several years. You guys are easy to work with. We laugh, have fun, and get work done.

Some of you pay your own way to get to our meetings. You take time away from your secular jobs to be on the team. All of you volunteer your time to work on the team. You use your gifts of scholarship and teaching to benefit our churches. You spend time writing and rewriting papers, and your name doesn’t appear on the final copy. Your sacrifice often goes unnoticed by our larger fellowship, but I’ve noticed and greatly appreciate the work you are doing. More importantly, God has noticed.

I believe we’ve done good work in the years that I’ve been with you. And, I believe that we will continue to do good in the years to come.

Much love,

Steve

Teachers Service Team Subcommittees

•   Teacher Development. Valdur Koha, chair

◦                   Steve Kinnard, Joey Harris, Rolan Monje

•   Congregational Teaching. Ed Anton, chair

◦                   Fred Faller, Douglas Jacoby, Joey Harris

•   Technology. Arturo Elizarraras, chair

◦                   Joey Harris

•   Accreditation/RMSMT: Glenn Giles, chair

◦                   Steve Kinnard

•   Disputable Matters and Hermeneutics: Steve Staten, chair

◦                   Douglas Jacoby, Joey Harris, Kay McKean, Steve Kinnard

•   Women’s Teaching Ministry. Kay McKean, Deb Anton, co-chair

◦                   Suzette Lewis

•   International Teachers Seminar: Douglas Jacoby, chair

◦                   Steve Kinnard

•   Divorce and Remarriage, a re-examination. Valdur Koha, chair

◦                   Steve Kinnard, Suzette Lewis, Courtney Bailey, Joey Harris

•   Church Discipline: Steve Staten, chair

◦                   Deb Anton, Glenn Giles

•   Women’s Role

◦                   Deb Anton, Suzette Lewis, Kay McKean, Steve Kinnard, Courtney Bailey, Joey Harris

•   Teacher’s Corner

◦                   Tammy Fleming

Members of the Teachers Service Team:

Ed Anton, chair, Virginia Beach

Dr. Deb Anton, Virginia Beach

Kay McKean, Northern Virginia

Steve Brown, Buenos Aries

Steve Staten, Chicago

Dr. Douglas Jacoby, Atlanta

Joey Harris, Augusta

Andy Fleming, Kiev 

Tammy Fleming, Kiev 

Dr. Glenn Giles, Denver

Fred Faller, Boston

Valdur Koha, Boston

Courtney Bailey, Kingston

Arturo Elizarraras, Mexico City

Suzette Lewis, Toronto

Dr. Rolan Monje, Manila

Dave Pocta, San Antonio

Dr. Steve Kinnard, New York