Ichthus Newsletter Autumn 2017

2018 DIARY ORDER FORM INSIDE page 5 Resources. Training. Grants. ICHTHUS - AUTUMN 2017 GRANTS CASE STUDY - PHILIP CAIRNS Philip Cairns received a grant from LWPT last year to assist him in his studies in Theology and Pastoral studies at Oak Hill College in London. “My first year at college has been a wonderful privilege and stretching challenge. It has been wonderful to sit under the tutelage and lectures of godly men and women who are committed to the gospel and our growth, and yet who are academically rigorous and stimulating. One particular highlight has been the Homiletics class, which is concerned to apply what we learn in other classes to our preaching ministries – be that sermons or youth bible studies - as it is so important that we learn to communicate what we learn at college to those we are called to serve. I have also thrown myself head first into the ancient languages - doing both Hebrew and Greek. This has proven to be a challenge, but it is a challenge I am relishing - and one from which I am already seeing fruit as I handle God’s word as originally given. Each class is stretching and rigorous, but we are not given the opportunity to forget why we are here – to apply what we learn to our future ministries as we’re equipped to preach the Gospel. Without the support of this trust and others, I wouldn’t be able to receive such great training that will equip me for a lifetime of preaching and ministry. So thank you! I am very much looking forward to another 2 years of being trained for gospel ministry!” LWPT, PO Box 2352, Watford, WD18 1PY www.lwpt.org.uk | www.preachweb.org 01923 231811 | lwptoffice@lwpt.org.uk Registered charity no. 1107967