The purpose of Theology for the Church and City is discipleship and spiritual formation for those who have been nominated to serve as officers of the church or those who have been recognized or who desire to lead in other capacities in the church. Seminarians pursuing mentored ministry are likewise encouraged to attend. While the training is primarily focused on those who aspire to leadership, it is open to all. For more information, contact Nathan Barczi at CTK Cambridge.
All meetings are held 9am-11am on Saturdays. Most meetings are at the CTK Cambridge office (130 Prospect Street, 2nd Floor); we will try to hold some meetings on the other side of the river. The schedule for the year is as follows (with links to download lecture notes):
January 28: Introduction - Core Values of CTK
March 11: Bible Content and Church Governance
June 17: WCF, Chs. IX-XX (Salvation: the Outworking of the Covenant of Grace; The Christian and the Law)
August 5: WCF, Chs. XXI-XXXIII (The Church and Civil Society)
September 9 - The Identity and Mission of the Church
A fuller description of the course may be downloaded here.
Following the course, officer examinations will be held on September 23 and September 30, and new officers will be elected at a congregational meeting, to be called for November 4. A study guide for officer candidates can be downloaded here.
Chad Van Dixhoorn has written a useful commentary on the WCF called Confessing the Faith.
There are two primary texts for the course (contact Nathan Barczi to request copies):
Tim Keller, Center Church: a textbook collecting insights on gospel-centered urban ministry and church planting from Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
Jack Miller, The Heart of a Servant Leader: letters from the pastoral and evangelistic ministry of presbyterian pastor and World Harvest Mission founder Jack Miller.