The Henry Center is looking forward with great anticipation to the Timothy Series talks by pastor K. Edward Copeland of New Zion Baptist Church in Rockford, IL. Pastor Copeland will speak in TEDS chapel on Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 20 and will host a free lunchtime question-and-answer session following chapel.

The following provides a little preview of what pastor Copeland will cover in his chapel messages:

“A grasp of the basic concepts, principles and skills is essential for success in every field of endeavor. If you would be an all-star basketball player, you must master the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting the ball, spacing the floor, and playing defense. Spectacular slam-dunks will get you on the ESPN highlights but excelling in the fundamentals will get you a championship ring.

Creativity is hampered when the basics are not mastered. You cannot do calculus if you do not know how to multiply. You cannot write poetry if you do not understand sentence structure. You cannot become a chef if you do not know the difference between boiling and broiling. Regardless of the arena you cannot reach your full potential until you learn the basics. Once the fundamentals are grasped, however, there is no limit to what the Holy Spirit can create through human personality. There are some basic concepts in Christianity in general and ministry in particular that we must constantly review and revisit if we are to prove ourselves faithful and fruitful servants.”

–Excerpted from “Riding in the Second Chariot: A Guide for Associate Ministers” by K. Edward Copeland

For the Timothy Series on November 18 and 20 Rev. K. Edward Copeland will be focusing on the scripturally mandated “Ministry Fundamentals” that are essential for the spiritual progress of modern day Timothys. Special attention will be paid to 1 Timothy 4 and 2 Timothy 4.”

If you are a TEDS MDiv student or a person interested in learning more about the high calling of the pastor, please do join us for these messages and for a free lunch provided by the Henry Center afterward.