Thomas Road Baptist Church is located at: 5735 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85031
A two-day IBL Leadership Seminar will be taking place in the West Valley at Thomas Road Baptist Church on March 4 and 5. Thanks to Daniel Dennis, lead pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church, for hosting us. There will be two leadership workshops Friday night (two shorter ones) and then two longer sessions (divided by a coffee break) on Saturday morning. See the schedule below for more info, and we hope that you will join us!
Theme: The power of godly relationships
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Hosted by: Foothills Baptist Church, 2962 Somerset Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Led by: IBL, The Institute of Biblical Leadership
The following is a schedule for the seminar:
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As we enter the final months of celebrating our twenty-fifth year of ministry, and my first year of leading IBL as President, the words of Paul to the Corinthians are rich with application. First, they are a clear reminder and admonition that all our efforts be built upon the solid foundation of Christ as He is revealed in scripture. The counsel we give leaders and recommendations we make must be born out of the truths of the revealed Word of God.
Greetings in the name of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ! We celebrate with you the advent of His coming and pray that this season will be joy-filled for you and your family! We give thanks continually for your commitment to God’s leaders, practically demonstrated through your prayer and financial support of our efforts to encourage, exhort and strengthen His servants. As you have been generous in the past, we again ask you to consider a year-end gift to support all that God is accomplishing.
Most of the time… I hate crisis! Usually a crisis is crushing and physically if not emotionally exhausting! The Scriptures are clear that, while I may desire to run from a crisis like a six-year-old runs from broccoli, as a servant of Christ crises in my life and ministry often cannot be avoided! The good news is that, when responding rightly to crises, they can actually be spiritually, emotionally and even physically good for me. Nevertheless… I still don’t like crisis! In my flesh, I’d rather be comfortable. Here’s a newsflash you probably already know: all of us will face crises on a regular basis. We face them in finances, occupation, family, marriage, church life and health. In the oldest book of the Bible, Job notes that man is born to trouble and given to adversity, pointing out that the reality of trouble is as common and dependable as sparks flying upward from a campfire (Job 5:7). Ephesians 1:11 explains that God has planned out the details of our lives and that He uses those details consistent with His providential plan in making us more like His Son. Included in His plan is… crisis! An implication here is that, as hard as you and I might try to avoid it, these times of personal chaos and threat are simply unavoidable! So if we can’t avoid it (and surely we can’t!) it is important to consider how God would have us face it.