When you think of URBACAD, you think of Urban Christians, studying the Scriptures and learning to be disciples and leaders in big-city churches (both large and small), right?
But Albany URBACAD has been supplying TEE materials (Theological Education by Extension) to churches all across the US and Canada for nearly 20 years. That includes small rural churches, big suburban churches, independent churches, denominational churches, Spanish- and English-speaking churches, from northern Alberta to McAllen, Texas.
Kurtis Weeks recently checked in with a report on his most recent group, studying the Life of Christ series in Grand Junction, Co. They are presently in Book 5. Here’s part of what he shared:
We have been having great groups. Today we talked about ministry and its definition. All my guys are very involved in the church and have ministries they are working on. This group is a little different. I have a pastor, a retired missionary from Turkey, as well as two future elders and a past elder of the church. Today our group meeting lasted from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. These guys are very dedicated and every meeting is great. This is my fourth time to go through it and I’m learning a lot also.
The Life of Christ series is also called the “Compendium” or the “Matthew course,” because it is based on the gospel of Matthew, with correlating studying in the other gospels and Acts. It’s a six-part series, and is usually worked through with a group in a particular church over a three-year span. The “Compendium” is designed to ground leaders and future leaders in the truths of God’s Word, the tools for effective leadership, and the personal walk of a true disciple of Christ.