The philosophy of the Escuela de las Escrituras (School of the Scriptures) is summed up in these two verses: (2 Ti.2:2) “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” and (Acts 1:1) “...of all that Jesus began both to do and teach.”
The training of nationals is necessary to be able to complete the Great Commission. Planting churches is the focus, evangelism is the key, but training nationals is what will allow us to work ourselves out of a job. Not just to train, but to whom we will train. Faithful men is the direction. In January, 2011, we will begin our school in a full-time format. We need to get the men prepared.
Just as it is important to train, we must train them in the biblical method. Jesus taught by doing (Acts 1:1). Telling someone how to do something is better than nothing, but showing them how to do it is much better. All of our instructors will be teaching with their life first of all, and then with their lessons secondly. Any other method is a form of hypocrisy. The School of the Scriptures had a history of producing godly servants and we plan to maintain the same direction.