G3 Expository Workshop | June 2020

In 2019, we announced a new area of ministry for G3 as we unveiled our new G3 Expository Workshops. Following the 2020 G3 and our first workshop preceding the 2020 G3 in Atlanta, the COVID-19 pandemic brought everyone to a stop. While we are still working on the remaining workshop calendar for 2020, we are pleased to make an important announcement about our June event in Texas.

We are pleased to announce our G3 Virtual Expository Workshop on 2 Timothy June 9-12. What is the Virtual Expository Workshop on 2 Timothy?

This virtual workshop will be patterned after other G3 Expository Workshops, but will be conducted in an online format using Zoom. Voddie Baucham and Tom Buck will be presenting six hours of instruction to help you develop your exegetical skills. Participants receive the same instructions that are given at a regular workshop. There will also be six hours in small groups where participants will have a qualified leaders to assist them in working through 2 Timothy. Each participant will present their exegetical work on two pre-assigned passages in the epistle. The format of the small groups is also identical to a regular workshop.

G3 Ministries strives for excellence in all we do and promise this virtual workshop will be led with the same precision and care you would get in any of our other workshops.

You can find a full description of the purpose and function of G3 Expository Workshops here: G3 Expository Workshops

Why are we having a virtual workshop on 2 Timothy?

The concept for this workshop was birthed out of the current COVID-19 crisis. This in-person workshop was scheduled for June 2020 and instead of cancelling altogether, we saw this as an opportunity to introduce people to our workshops in a unique way and help pastors during this challenging season. We do not think virtual workshops can ultimately replace the benefit of an in-person workshop, but we believe this workshop will meet a real need during this trying time of ministry.

First, we know pastors are more busy now than ever. Therefore, we wanted to design a workshop that will easily fit into your already hectic schedule so you won’t have to leave your church right now. Normally our workshops are two full days, but we are designing the virtual workshop to be over four days so you can schedule it into your calendar. Due to Voddie’s time difference in Africa, the workshop will need to be earlier in the day. Here is the following schedule:

June 9-12, 2020

*All times are EST

Tuesday

9:30-10:40 AM            Instruction 1

11:00AM-12:30 PM    Small Group

2:00-3:10 PM              Instruction 2

Wednesday

9:30-11:00 AM            Small Group

12:00-1:10 PM            Instruction 3

Thursday

9:30-10:40 AM            Instruction 4

11:00AM-12:30 PM    Small Group

2:00-3:10 PM              Instruction 5

Friday

9:30-11:00 AM            Small Group

12:00-1:10 PM            Instruction 6

Second, we have chosen to launch this virtual workshop because it is the desire of G3 Ministries to equip pastors for the critical task of preaching. Our heart is to come alongside churches and help equip you for ministry. There is nothing you do that is more important than feeding God’s people with the Word. The busier you are, the more you need to take the time to be thoroughly equipped for this vital task. Our exegetical saws can get dulled over time, and stopping to sharpen our exegetical skills will help us more faithfully take God’s Word and “cut it straight” (2 Timothy 2:15). This can only help us use the time we have to be more effective in handling God’s Word.

Third, we know that church budgets are extremely tight right now. So we wanted to make this workshop as accessible to as many people as possible during this financially pressing time.

What must I do to prepare?

Each participant will be assigned two passages prior to the workshop. You will use the G3 exegetical worksheet to prepare so that you may present your work to your small group and discuss together to help one another make progress. There will usually be two individuals presenting on each passage. In order to better prepare, we will provide a video that gives instruction for completing the worksheet.

What is the cost of this virtual workshop?

This is some of the most exciting news. The cost of this workshop is only $30. You will receive the same quality of instruction as you would at any of our G3 workshops, but at a fraction of the cost. We are convinced that if you attend this virtual workshop, it will whet your appetite to join us for an in-person workshop, which will be an even greater blessing. Therefore, if you attend, you will receive a $25 credit towards any G3 Expository workshop in 2020-2021.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get a taste of how a G3 Expository Workshop can equip you for ministry. We hope you will join us this June where men from all over the world will gather to grow as biblical expositors. Remember: as the pulpit goes, so goes the church!

To secure your spot in the upcoming workshop, please visit the registration page here.