|Over the last five years, the Charles Simeon Trust has grown from a handful of Workshops outside of the US and Canada each year to several dozen. From Asia to Central and South America to the Middle East, the desperate need for training in expositional preaching is abundant and urgent. This map shows where we are already planning workshops in the coming year. You can also check out our current workshop schedule.
September 21-22, 2015
March 13-15, 2016
March 19-21, 2016
|Each year, we send teams of two or three instructors to several locations around the world to lead our Workshops on Biblical Exposition. With the rapid increase of Christianity in the global south—but a form of Christianity that doesn’t necessarily have a high view of Scripture—the need and the opportunity for preaching training is huge. To do this work effectively, we need help. We need churches and individuals who will commit to praying for financially partnering in the work. We also need pastors who have plenty of experience in our workshops to come along and start passing along the training to other pastors.
We are looking for churches an individuals who will commit to regularly praying for this important work. We are eager to provide regular updates to our prayer partners and hope you will consider making us part of your prayer life.
We are looking for churches who want to make training pastors in developing contexts a priority. Consider making the CST’s international efforts part of your missions budget. Start maximizing your effectiveness by bundling your commitments to expository preaching and global ministry. You can make an online donation on our website or connect with us for planned giving.
We are looking for pastors who have come to our workshops for awhile and are ready to take this work on the road and start helping pastors. Primarily, we are looking for pastors who are experienced preachers, who have been through our small group leader training, and whose churches are ready to start partnering for international training. Please note: before we will consider taking a pastor with us on a trip, there are some requirements. But if you are interested, you should start by filling out our interest form. We will get in touch if we think you are a good fit for us or for one of our collaborating organizations: Training Leaders International and Leadership Resources International.
|OTHER INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
Beyond our international Workshops on Biblical Exposition, we have a few initiatives and partnerships that are primarily focused outside of North America.
|Simeon Course: Translation Projects
We are presently in the fundraising and early production phases of an initiative to translate, subtitle, and supplement the Simeon Course with exposition videos in Spanish. Our hope is to provide this as a resource to our colleagues all around Central and South America. We are also exploring the possibility of translating for Portuguese as well.
Cuba: Equipo Impacto
Since 2012, we have partnered with Equipo Impacto, a counterpart organization based in Havana, Cuba. We have had the privilege of leading workshops in several locations around the island, focusing primarily on training working pastors who have no access to formal educational structures. We are also working on providing the Simeon Course on Biblical Exposition in Spanish (see above) to groups in Cuba who are already taking the Course in English.
United Kingdom: Proclamation Trust
Over the years, we have had an informal partnership with the Proclamation Trust, an organization based in London, England. In many ways, we are modeled after the ProcTrust and are grateful for our deep friendships and frequent trade of preachers and workshop instructors. They do Workshops for working pastors and have an excellent residential training school in London called the Cornhill Training Course. We are hoping to partner with the ProcTrust in continental Europe and beyond.