Archives For Deeper Learning Track


This deeper learning track will highlight Jesus as the Son of God, his proclamation of the kingdom of God, his message to repent and believe the gospel, his call to discipleship, his death on the cross. The focus will be on understanding Mark with the end goal of being taught, guided and modeled how to preach and teach the text with faithfulness and fruitfulness. Having recently completed a commentary on Mark, Grant will have much to share. If you have not preached the Gospels for a time, or Mark more specifically, you will leave with resources for your next sermon series.


This learning track will occur in three sessions: Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30-12:00 (Session 1) and 3:00-4:30 (Session 2); Thursday, June 18 at 10:30-12:00 (Session 3).


Grant R. Osborne, Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, has taught at TEDS for over 30 years. During this time he has taught hundreds of pastors and written numerous commentaries and served as editor of a couple of commentary series. In addition, he has authored a classic textbook on hermeneutics. Osborne’s most recent works are Matthew (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) (2010), Romans (IVP New Testament Commentary) (2010), James, 1-2 Peter, Jude, Revelation (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary) (2011), and Mark (Teach the Text Commentary Series) (2014).

More personally, Grant is a dear friend who has served the Lord faithfully for many years, including not only at TEDS, our EFCA seminary, but also in our EFCA churches. It is a special treat to have him with us this year (again!) since Bill Hamel and Grant are friends that go back to their days as fellow students at TEDS.

Please plan to join us for this focused time in the Gospel of Mark!

Faith at Work: Made to Flourish


Disciples of Jesus Christ have been and are being transformed as they live under the Lordship of Christ. These disciples proclaim the gospel with their lips and their lives.

This training track will focus on the implications of worship and life specifically at the intersection of faith and work as we connect Sunday with the rest of the week. This training will:

  • Raise awareness about human flourishing under the Lordship of Christ through the integration of faith and work
  • Develop a theology of work to provide contextualized resources for pastors, leaders and congregations
  • Illustrate this theology of work in action through testimonies
  • Cultivate rich and catalytic conversations to engage churches
  • Provide an opportunity for a grant to implement a strategic ministry plan integrating faith and work in the local church where you serve

This track is intended for pastors, leaders and all others who desire to live faithfully and fully where God has placed them vocationally. Although each individual session can be attended as a stand-alone session, the greatest benefit of learning and implementation keys will be gained by attending all sessions.


Session 1 – Wednesday, 10:30-Noon

Biblical/Theological (with a pastoral application focus) – Constantine Campbell, TEDS, Associate Professor of New Testament

Session 2 – Wednesday, 3:00-4:30

 Pastoral Practice (with a biblical/theological grounding) – Tom Nelson, Senior Pastor, Christ Community

Session 3 – Thursday, 10:30-Noon

Implementation: Testimonies and Kern Grants – Gary Hoag, Generosity Monk

Donald Guthrie, M/C Facilitator, TEDS, Director of the PhD (Educational Studies), Professor of Educational Ministries and The Jeanette L. Hsieh Chair of Educational Leadership

Please plan to join us for this wonderfully rich time of learning!