Desire church-based training? Our inaugural ‘Movement Roundtable’ in 3 weeks!

“The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.  My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:11-14

Are you a current or potential ministry leader?  Would you like to grow together with others doing ‘theology in community’? Like the ‘preacher’ in Ecclesiastes, we long to study and discuss the right things, the things that help us glorify God and help others follow Jesus.   The Antioch School ( is offering church-based theological training right here in central MN this fall- We are offering our first Central MN ‘Movement Roundtable‘ Tuesday Nights this September!  We are excited to offer “Shepherding, Counseling, and the Early Church”.  This is Antioch School’s comprehensive course to tackle the issues surrounding the care, protection, and nurturing that goes into leading families and churches well.  It will help develop a strategy your leader can use, consistent with the scriptures and life of the early church.  To register, go to or call Jeff at 320-760-5286.

Movement Roundtables are courses that gather cohorts of current and potential gospel ministers, across denominations and groups among the cities of central MN, to deeply investigate God’s Word, deeply discuss principles of life and ministry, and deeply integrate learning outcomes into your families and churches.  Our conviction is we all benefit one another as parts of His Body!


Shepherding, Counseling, and the Early Church-  Tuesday Nights, September 17- December 17  7pm-9pm.   Location-  Osakis, MN (place TBA).

Course Objective

This study will help you build a comprehensive shepherding strategy for a church that is rooted in the traditional pastoral care paradigm drawn from the Scriptures in  contrast to the secular psychological care paradigm of contemporary culture. Specifically, this means that each person in this study will:

· Develop an understanding of the pastoral care practiced in the early church;
· Formulate a clear perspective of the gospel and the work of the Spirit in our lives;
· Examine the contemporary practice of integrating psychology and theology and assess its legitimacy;
· Lay necessary foundations for skillfully handling the Scriptures in counseling;
· Critique the contemporary emergence of a new Christian profession—Christian psychologists and psychiatrists
· Design a contemporary pastoral care strategy consistent with the Scriptures.

Course Units

Unit 1: Rethinking the Goal: Counseling as an Establishing Process
Unit 2: Establishing in the Gospel: The Foundation of all Counseling
Unit 3: The Integration of Psychology and Theology: Another Gospel?
Unit 4: Christian Psychologists and Psychiatrists: Another Authority?
Unit 5: Designing a Pastoral Care Strategy

Thank you for sharing this information with people in your church or ministry.

To register, go to or call Jeff at 320-760-5286.


Jeff Pankratz

Central MN Church Movement

Cell: 320-760-5286


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