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January 9, 2014

Missions school sets schedule of classes

AMESBURY — The Merrimack Valley School of Missions provides Christ-centered, Bible-based, practical, convenient and affordable teachings designed to equip believers with a deeper understanding of their faith and greater competency in ministry. The lecturers are local pastors, missionaries and ministry leaders and topics cover theology, history, Bible and practical ministry. It is a joint effort of three churches: Market Street Baptist Church, Amesbury, Ward Hill Church of Christ, Haverhill, and West Newbury Congregational Church.

The school holds three classes every fall and spring at different locations. A total of 24 courses are offered over a 4-year period. New student may enroll at any time.

Registration fee is $20 per course. To register, contact Pastor Michael John at 978-388-0930 or mejohn@verizon.net. Make check payable to MVSM and mail to: Merrimack Valley School of Missions, 37 Market St., Amesbury, MA 01913.

205 Introduction to OT Poetry: How should we understand and apply the Psalms? What is the message of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs?

Meets at Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market St., Amesbury, on Sundays, 2-5 p.m., Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and 9.

306 Preaching: What makes for a good sermon or public reflection upon the Scriptures? How should prepare and deliver such a message?

Meets at West Newbury Congregational Church, 308 Main St., West Newbury, on Sundays 2-5, p.m., Feb. 23, March 2 and 9.

106 Church History 2: What was the Protestant Reformation all about and how did we get to where we are today? This class covers the last 500 years of church history.

Meets at Ward Hill Church, 34 M St., Haverhill, on Sundays, 2-5 p.m., March 23, 30 and April 6.

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