9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
The Peoples Church Toronto
374 Sheppard Ave East
This course examines the foundation and development of the Early Church, which initiated a great missionary movement. We will develop a biblical theology of mission, which builds on the historical development of the Church in the book of Acts. This course addresses biblical themes such as redemption, prayer, proclamation, and the "all nations theme". We will discover how the early church penetrated pagan culture and grew rapidly in a hostile world.
Dr. Barry Whatley has had a long and rich experience in pastoral leadership and in Christian higher education. His passion is to see strong Christian leaders exercising kingdom influence in the Church, and in the broader society. He has a particular interest in helping Christian organizations become more effective in accomplishing their God-given purpose(s).
Barry continues his educational role as a researcher and adjunct professor at Saint Paul University in Ottawa; he also is a regular facilitator in organization leadership training in French West Africa. Dr Whatley has specialized in research to help organizations improve their effectiveness. He has completed higher education degrees in international development studies, theological studies, and leadership studies.
Barry and his wife Laurie live in Quebec. They have 6 grown sons, and two adorable grandchildren.