The city of Ephesus, like so many in this present age, was a city of idolatry, greed and ungodliness. Young Timothy was there seeking to be a help and a blessing to the Christians. But, the city was large, the need great and…..thousands of souls needed to be saved!
It was exactly the same situation that we have these days; a tremendous need, few resources and thousands of souls desperately needing to be saved and taught!
Paul laid out all the principles for the functioning of a local assembly, such as the one in Ephesus. He explained how the work of God can successfully move forward, see souls saved and believers growing, maturing and serving.
What did he tell Timothy to do? What do we need to do?
The Lord is still working in the hearts of men to see souls saved and taught.
For some time, various men have been burdened to see young men taught and equipped to serve in and from their local assemblies. From time to time certain ventures were tried, with varying degrees of success. But over the last few years the Lord has drawn certain men together from a variety of assemblies and from this has come “Committing To Faithful Men.” This is based on 2 Timothy 2:2: “And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.“
Committing To Faithful Men (CTFM) is based at the Guelph Bible Conference Centre. After much trial and error we have now settled for two events a year with strong encouragement to attend the annual Guelph Men’s Conference at the end of each April.
The next two CTFM conferences are set for October 19/20, 2018 and April 5/6, 2019. The conference begins at 7:00 p.m. on the Friday evening and goes to lunch on the Saturday. So far it has a been a great time of learning and fellowship!
We are encouraging elders to send and help young men to attend. The cost has been held to just $75 because of the help of some assemblies.
Further details and online registration can be found at guelphbiblecc.com/ctfm. We look forward to seeing you there!
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