Nearly 200 Pastors, Church Workers Learn CFLSB Use
Nearly 200 pastors, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, and Bible school students were blessed and equipped following the Bible Relevance in Modern Times Seminar (BRIMS) held last December 1 and 2 in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.
BRIMS is a flagship program of the Philippine Bible Society aimed at training and equipping pastors and other church workers to become more efficient in proclaiming God’s Word to their churches and communities.
PBS Publishing Manager Rev. Dr. Edgar Ebojo spoke on how to effectively use Study Bibles, particularly the Cebuano Full Life Study Bible (CFLSB) to 70 pastors, church leaders, and Sunday school teachers in Pagadian.
“I was surprised and impressed by how much they wanted to learn. Imagine my surprise when I saw them inside the Pagadian City Alliance Church waiting for me after my flight got delayed by two hours,” Pastor Egay said. He added that the church leaders, many of whom were engaged in business, expressed their appreciation of the Bible Society’s efforts to “teach the laity on the use of more sophisticated editions of the Bible.”
The following day, Dr. Ebojo and the Regional Auxiliary Bible Office (RABO) staff and volunteers travelled to Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, about an hour away from Pagadian City, to train 114 pastors and church workers, including 17 Bible school students.
He also said that there was a growing demand for BRIMS. “Some of the participants in the Molave leg were from Ozamis City in Misamis Occidental and from Surigao. A lot of them were requesting that PBS also bring BRIMS to their locale,” Dr. Ebojo said.
He also shared that the RABO volunteer and staff were excited by the effort, support and aspirations of the participants. He added that more seminars and training will be arranged in Mindanao and in other parts of the country for next year. “We will continue to cater to their Scripture requirements and we will help them engage the Scripture in such a way that not only will they learn more about Scripture but, more importantly, experience God’s transforming power through His Word,” Dr. Ebojo said.