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Bible teachers needed for 2013 Ghana Preachers Workshop



More than 500 ministers — from Churches of Christ and a variety of denominations — are expected to attend the 2013 Ghana Preachers Workshop, scheduled for Feb. 1-18.

Dwin Davis Sr. in Ghana. (Photo via www.ghanapreachersworkshop.org)

Dwin Davis Sr., a member of the Sunset Church of Christ in Springfield, Mo., and coordinator of the event, seeks additional ministers and Bible teachers to donate at least a week of their time to help with the ministry training event. For more information, see the event’s website.
Davis first traveled to the West African nation in 2008 on a trip sponsored by the Mesa Church of Christ in Arizona. He works with Ghanaian evangelist Noah Mends. (See a 2010 blog post where we quote Mends.)
According to the website:

(Dwin Davis Sr.) studied with lost souls during the day and with preachers, in his hotel room, at night. Dwin was asked by an African preacher to come teach him and other preachers. In 2010, he taught 25 preachers in the daytime and evangelized villages at night. In 2012, Dwin taught two workshops with 53 attending the first week and 47 attending the second week. The Ghana Preachers Workshop has rapidly grown every year with 500 preachers wanting to attend in February 2013.

For examples of African Christians reaching out to their own continent, please see my recent blog post from Lusaka, Zambia, during the 2012 Africans Claiming Africa for Christ conference.
As Churches of Christ in Africa continue to grow — outpacing those in the U.S. — how can U.S. Christians best support ministry there? What are the continent’s greatest spiritual needs? How can Americans help — and not hurt — the work in Africa?

Ministers listen during the Ghana Preachers Workshop. (Photo via www.ghanapreachersworkshop.org)

  • Feedback
    Sponsoring churches should consider adding the underwriting of broadband internet for their evangelism and educational projects. Most folks in Africa who can access the internet do so with cell phones, with the ownership of smart phones gradually growing.
    It should be noted that although generally expensive Ghana has been ranked as the African country with the best broadband internet connectivity speeds. As churches globally are able to consume and produce online materials and use collaborative cloud-based software, these resources may be of interest:
    NRENs
    National research and education network
    A National Research and Education Network (NREN) is a specialised internet service provider dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities within a country.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_research_and_education_network
    Ghana’s NREN is http://www.garnet.edu.gh/
    ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
    Curriki – http://www.curriki.org some Bible Literature and they want contributions of more
    Google Books – search on topic
    Wikipedia – search on topic
    Youtube – just search on Bible topic
    Other general resources: open course ware consortium, dspace, stanford entreprenuerial videos, ted ed, khan academy, national innovation hub resources, jeff pulver conferences, steve hargadon resources, etc.
    Ed Dodds
    September, 7 2012

    Dear Brethren,
    Greetings to you in the name of the Almighty God through His Son and our Savior Christ Jesus who died a debased death on the cross for our redemption.
    Please, I’m a Missionary and an Evangelist in the Churches Of Christ , Ghana.
    I am interested to attend to this workshop and even can help with the teachings.
    Thanks so much and Hope it finds you doing great in the Lord.
    In Christ,
    Michael Fordjour.
    Michael Fordjour
    September, 7 2012

    So great to having brethren studying the word of God in divers way so as to be able to defend the Gospel of Christ anyway anytime.
    Keep it up.
    Your labour in His vineyard shall not be in vain.
    Mojima Etokudo
    September, 9 2012

    WE NEED TO PRAY FOR PREACHERS TO STUDY SO AS SHOW OTHERS THE WAY OF SALVATION.
    NOAH KWESI MENDS
    February, 1 2013

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