June 14, 2012 by
Categories: Pastors College
During the Pastors College year, students benefit from a wide variety of instructors, both seasoned pastors within Sovereign Grace Ministries as well as guest instructors from outside of Sovereign Grace.
This year, the Pastors College welcomed multiple outstanding guest instructors including Jerry Bridges on Grace and Sanctification, Dr. Tom Schreiner for a week on Galatians, Dr. John Woodbridge for Church History 2, Dr. Steve Nichols for Church History 3, Dr. Iain Duguid on Old Testament 3 (The Prophets), and Dr. Ray Van Neste for New Testament 4 (General Epistles). The Pastors College was well served by these top-notch theologians/Bible scholars.
Dr. Ray Van Neste, one of our guest instructors, serves as an assistant professor of New Testament, Greek, and pastoral ministry at Union University, where he also directs the R. C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies. After his week teaching at the Pastors College, he described the qualities he observed among the students, staff, and leadership:
...there was a unified eager, humble, servant spirit, loving one another and ready to revel in the beauty of God as we experience Him in His word. A humble graciousness permeated the place from students, to staff, to leadership. I am encouraged to see the work they are doing and excited to see the men who are being sent out whose love for Christ is translated into shepherd hearts for the people of God.
Along with Dr. Van Neste, we are excited about the Class of 2012 and look forward, Lord willing, to seeing God use them in the future to plant new churches and build up existing ones for the glory of Jesus Christ.
For more information about this year's graduating class, check out our previous post.