Jeff Brewer is a former missionary to the Middle East who was sent by College Church in Wheaton, IL to plant Hope Fellowship in neighboring Lombard. Jeff has experienced WordPartners training in a few different countries and loves the transferrable nature of the Dig & Discover Principles that helps him easily cross networks to train others. He leads workshops in the US for a few different church networks, including Acts29, the one his church belongs to.
“I think there is a need in the United States for pastors not only to be equipped in expository ministry and to sharpen our skills but also to have a shared vocabulary among elder teams so we can work out how to effectively preach in our contexts.”
“We train small group leaders with the [WordPartners] expository principles. Our Men’s Bible study went through all of the principles through various books of the Bible for about a year and a half. The Women’s Bible study has also benefited. These trainings answer crucial questions many in our churches have like Why do I read my Bible? What am I supposed to get out of it? Am I doing it right?“
Wanting to spread this Word-centered expository culture around the world, Jeff’s church helps support WordPartner training in East Africa.
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