A Testimony from Jon Rector, Associate Director of Mission Possible, Austin, Texas
“I registered for the Gospels course through Thirdmill. And, I was really pleased. Thirdmill offers high quality content theological training with some of the top names, professors and theologians who are in the videos. I’ve been really pleased with the face-to-face with the faculty and staff. I’m a non-profit Exec with a family, which is part of a church plant. It doesn’t get much busier than that. Missionaries,young pastors, people who are already working in ministry, who want to further their education, this is an affordable and flexible way to do that!”
Who joins our learning community?
The Holy Spirit continues to resource the Church of Jesus Christ with gifts that equip its members for “works of service” to their families, neighbors, and co-workers. Remarkably, these spiritual gifts are not earned, but produced and granted by the Spirit in the form of people. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip the saints” (Eph 4:11-12). These people are from every walk of life, every nation and tongue. While they possess a wisdom and integrity, that is recognized by the church, they may not possess a lot of money to invest in their education.
In fact, the typical church leader today has never attended a Bible College or Seminary, they don’t speak English, but they know how to work two or three jobs to serve their families while they also serve Christ and his church. And, they love the Scriptures and long to study them deeply and teach them even more effectively.
While spiritual gifts are not earned, they are cultivated to produce an even greater “harvest of righteousness” that glorifies the God who gave them. If you are a typical, bi-vocational church leader, then Thirdmill Seminary may be for you!