Friday Evening 6:30-9:00
Saturday 9:00-3:00 (lunch provided)
Sunday Morning 9:00-11:00
No reservations required. A freewill offering will be held to cover expenses
We at Talmidim Studies are excited to welcome Ray Vander Laan, from That the World May Know Ministries, back to Holmes County Ohio for the seventh seminar he has shared in the area since 2001.
Since receiving his Master’s of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1976, Ray Vander Laan has been actively involved in studying and teaching Jewish culture using the methods of Jewish education. He has continued graduate studies in Jewish Studies in the United States, Israel, Turkey and Egypt. He has been a teacher for 35 years and is an ordained minister with the Christian Reformed Church. He has also authored a book entitled Echoes of His Presence, published by Focus on the Family. Vander Laan founded That the World May Know Ministries in 1998. Ray has taken over 10,000 people with him on his study tours of Israel, Turkey and Egypt.
Ray’s preaching and teaching ministry is focused on understanding the Bible in light of the historical and cultural context in which God placed it. This perspective on the Bible highlights God’s call for His people to be a transforming influence on their culture. He uses research of the top scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, and Biblical study as tools to explore the Biblical text ever more deeply. His gifts, expertise, and calling are to link that cultural information and the Bible so that its message applies to our lives today in very practical ways.
Since hearing some of Vander Laan’s early teachings back in 1996 Joe Mullet of Sugarcreek has been on a journey to a deeper understanding of biblical teachings in their original context. That first exposure nearly 20 years ago fueled Joe’s passion for scripture and it has ignited many other hearts to grow deeper in relationship with Jesus.
The ministry at Talmidim Studies was born alongside this passion and the vision of a group of men who want to see the the church come alive through individuals who are committed to obeying the great commission, to make many disciples “talmidim.” This event would not be possible without their support, hours of planning and work behind the scenes.
Talmidim Studies is now offering two yearly study trips to Israel led by Joe Mullet, Vernon Beachy & Jimmy McDonald. For more information about these trips visit the website at talmidimstudies.org