In this world there are not many things I am actually good at. In fact the list of things I am terrible at is very long. I am terrible at anything that takes physical coordination. I don’t play church league softball because I bring nothing to the team (anyone can ground out to the second baseman 3 times) I am pretty much horrible at every athletic endeavor. Although I enjoy them, I am not very good at video games. I have a terrible singing voice, and I don’t play any instruments. I am not particularly mechanically inclined. (Currently I can’t even get my lawnmower to start.) I think that is probably enough examples to make my point without being depressing. Even though the list of things I am bad at is extensive, there are a few things I am quite good at. Fortunately, I know what those few things are. I believe one of them is that I am a gifted teacher.
I believe that because of that gifting, God has called me to a profession that allows me to use it. I would be a sin to allow the tools I have go to waste.
I love God’s word and I love apologetics. You may recall I once posted about this love and the way that my life has progressed to where I get to teach regularly on apologetics. Because of these 2 factors, I have for some time had a desire to become a NAMB Certified Apologetics Instructor. (CAI) I think this is a noble attempt by the NAMB to have a certified group of apologists to recommend as it becomes more and more necessary in a culture which is moving further from being “Christian.” This certification may turn out to be merely a stamp of approval from an organization I respect, but I believe that God has put this desire in my heart.
Part of the CAI certification process is a required course on public speaking. It is called Dynamic Communicators workshop and it is put on by the Ken Davis Association. Next week I will post about my experience at this workshop and how I believe it has benefited me. But in this post I want to ask my readers a favor.
Help me complete my certification. I have completed steps 1 and 2. All that is left is step 3. In order to become a CAI, I must speak 30 times. Currently I don’t have a church home so I have freedom to travel and speak in a variety of places. (There is a church I attend regularly, but not where I am a member) Let me speak in your church. I can do 1 lesson on apologetics or 30 if you want. I can speak to youth or to adults. You don’t have to pay me, I’m trying to complete my certification. (although it would be nice to get mileage if you are very far away)
If you recommend me to your pastor or to your church you will be helping me to realize a dream and to do what I believe is God’s will for my life.
I’ll conclude with just one word.