Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Bethlehem Institute

The Bethlehem Institute in Minneapolis--where I was privileged to study for a couple of years (1998-2000)--has a new website.

They have now also added a worship-pastor concentration:
The Bethlehem Institute (TBI) at Bethlehem Baptist Church is now offering a Worship Pastor Concentration as part of the TBI Track 2 Vocational Pastor/Elder Training. TBI Track Two Worship Pastor training is a two-year (optional three-year) graduate apprenticeship program for those called to vocational ministry as worship pastors and is designed to provide the biblical and theological foundations and practical resources for effective ministry through rigorous academic courses, church based training and mentored ministry. Each “apprentice” will be mentored by a Bethlehem Baptist Church pastor throughout the program. Select seminaries have accepted between 37-52 credit hours of TBI coursework for those desiring to study further.
The vision for the TBI Track Two Worship Pastor Concentration is to train vocational worship pastors at the elder level in biblical theology and God-ward doxology who are Calvinistic in theology, charismatic in affections, committed to and embrace Christian Hedonism (understanding that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him”), and devoted to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.