Men of Valor has just enjoyed a new kind of speaking opportunity—seminary teaching.
MOV advisors Pastor Mark Seager (City View Church, Ashburn, Va.) and Dr. Jack Elwood (Heal Africa USA) joined Brad in January to team teach a two-week interterm course on Men’s Discipleship at Tyndale Seminary, a small international school in The Netherlands.
We were particularly interested in taking this opportunity because reaching young pastors with the message of going after the men in their communities will be of significant help to them as they start their careers—rather than having them hear it years from now after a time of frustration in their ministries.
Rob MacEwen, academic dean and associate professor of New Testament Language and Literature, wrote, “Thank you so much for your ministry in teaching about men’s ministry in January. I like to think that many of our courses are life-changing, but I have no doubt that yours was. Students have been raving about the course. They say that it’s given them fresh perspective on the vital importance of men’s ministry and has equipped them to more effectively minister to men. Well done!”
Some of the comments we received from the attendees included:
“Even though men are seen as the cause of all the chaos and problems we see in this world, they are also the solutions if their lives are transformed.”
“The course in general was very insightful and opened me up to new ideas that I did not know. However, the final day of class stood out for me as I now feel encouraged to live as a man of valor.”
“This course is a direction to my future ministry. It answered many questions which I was struggling with in my ministry among men. I thank Tyndale for including this course.”
“One of the most valuable things I learned in this course was the fact that there is a way to minister to men that is different from the way we minister to women and children. And that there even specific Bible passages that speak more effectively to men. Overall the course has created a greater awareness of the importance of ministering to men.”
Photo from Tyndale Theological Seminary