Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual Disciplines

“The spiritual disciplines are those practices found in Scripture that promote spiritual growth among believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are habits of devotion, habits of experiential Christianity that have been practiced by God’s people since biblical times.” (Don Whitney)

Part of the very DNA of EBC is that we are committed not just to information, i.e. the teaching of good solid biblical truth, but to transformation, seeing that truth mature and equip Christians for effective, God glorifying life and ministry. Crucial in that task is Spiritual Disciplines and we are running a module on that after Easter.

Pastor David Childs will be considering such subjects as Scripture – Memorisation and Meditation, Fasting, Guidance and several others.

The studies will be held on 10 Wednesday mornings from 9.30 – 10.30, starting on April 17th, and since the sessions will be held over zoom, wherever you live you will be able to take part.

You can simply audit the course and benefit from the teaching and fellowship, or complete an assignment with a view to gaining some study credits. Full study notes and recordings are included in the price, which is £100, but only £75 for the auditing option.

Registration is essential and can be done here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

You can download a Module Description here

Course Tutor: Pastor David Childs

David grew up in the South East of England in a Christian home. In his early twenties God led him to Africa with African Inland Mission as a Mechanical Engineer to help with the maintenance on a mission station in Central African Republic. This marked a turning point in the direction his life would now take. 

On his return he headed to Bible College followed by 10 years pastoral ministry in Southampton. After a short spell pastoring in the North East of England David arrived in Scotland in 2011 to pastor Strathaven Evangelical Church.

In 2023 David took a 3 month break from pastoral ministry at Strathaven Evangelical Church and in October started work with 20Schemes. David is currently working with 20Schemes to plant a church in Govan, Glasgow. 

Throughout David’s ministry he has maintained his heart for mission. This has led him to work with church leaders in Angola to set up a Modular Bible Course to train and equip new and existing church leaders. David has also been involved for many years with Christianity Explored Ministries.

David met Diane, from Northern Ireland, at Bible College and they have two sons, Joel and Matthew, two daughters in law, and 4 grandchildren. 

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