In 2016, Winebrenner Seminary and the Great Lakes Region of the Churches of God, General Conference (CGGC) began sending instructors to Haiti to provide theological education and ministry training to our fellow ministers there. The Haitian students are able to attend the week-long classes thanks to a generous grant from The Foundation of the Great Lakes Conference (CGGC) and designated donations coming through Winebrenner. The instructors have been a mix of CGGC pastors from the Great Lakes region as well as Winebrenner staff, and the curriculum has been guided by Winebrenner’s Academic Dean. To date, seven week-long sessions have been offered, attended by a group of 18-23 students per session.
Our most recent class took place this August 2019 when Dr. Bruce Coats taught Hermeneutics (the interpretation of Scripture) to 22 Haitian pastors (pictured here below). An additional 10 guests took in sessions as they were able throughout the week. The course culminated with in-class presentations in which the students presented their interpretation of passages from II Corinthians. Winebrenner will offer a second course this fall 2019 on the topic of spiritual formation.
Dr. Kathryn Helleman
Director of Institutional Assessment & Planning
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