Writing from the difficult place of prison to his protege, Timothy, in a difficult situation of church conflict, the Apostle Paul charged him:
"Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions," (2 Timothy 4:2-3)
CCC's desire is that our people would be "P.O.W's." Not "prisoners of war" in the conflict between truth and error, but "People Of the Word." Sadly, often when churches set their focus on right teaching and biblical accuracy they become inwardly focused and legalistic. Too often God's people become M.I.A - "missing in action." But just the opposite is supposed to happen. The study of God's word is supposed to make us more "ready" for action, "in season and out of season." The church (and the world!) needs true M.I.A.'s - "Men In Action" who are trained in God's word to lead God's people in being grounded in God's Word and ready to impact God's world.
So, we invite the men of CCC to join us monthly for Readiness Training in God's Word, the Scriptures. We will be employing the 8 "Dig and Discover" Hermeneutical Principles outlined by Leadership Resources International (a global training ministry with which we partner) as we tackle one book of the Bible at a time, passage by passage, identifying God's intended message and intended response from us. As we apply that message and respond as God intended, we anticipate God's word will transform us into Men In Action like Jesus who continues to transform the world through his people.
You can download a copy of Leadership Resources' Dig & Discover Hermeneutical Principles here...