Course Description: This course is developed with the intention that you would work firsthand with Luke-Acts and recognize the explicit and implicit teaching emphasized in the narrative. While contradictory opinions abound concerning the application of the text for today, it is my hope that you would begin to see why the Charismatic community is convinced that spiritual gifts and signs are still necessary, available, and beneficial for all believers today. Most of all, it is my prayer that you would come away from this study with a deep desire to be continually filled with the Spirit and find power from Him to live day to day as a witness to Jesus.
The Charistmatic Theology of St. Luke. Strongstad, Roger. ISBN: 91357116
Empowered for Witness: The Spirit in Luke-Acts. Menzies, Robert. ISBN: 567041905
Instructor: Robert Bedard
Biography: Rob and Lorinda Bedard are the extremely proud parents of two great sons, Cameron and Stephen.
In 1989, Rob’s ministry began in Ontario where he youth pastored in Christian Life Assembly (Thornhill), Mississauga Gospel Temple (now Portico), and Parkwood Gospel Temple (Windsor). Moving to Selkirk, Manitoba, Rob led his first church, Bethel Chapel. After serving as Assistant Pastor (Adult Ministries) in Terrace Pentecostal Assembly (Terrace, BC), Rob returned to Manitoba where he served as District Ministry Director in the Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario District Office of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. For nine years Rob served as Lead Pastor of Bethel Tabernacle, Ladysmith, before accepting the call to serve as a Leadership Development Pastor at Beulah Alliance Church, Edmonton, Alberta, where Rob spends his days coaching and training both teams and individual leaders.
Rob is also the founder of The Leadership Institute, offering leadership training workshops to churches and organizations. Whether Rob is teaching in Canada or abroad; whether he is teaching in ministry training schools, secular universities or churches; or whether Rob is teaching higher education courses or leadership training workshops, Rob’s passion for Jesus, His Word and His Kingdom are best expressed when he teaches and mentors tomorrow’s ministers.
Education: B.Th. in Pastoral Theology, Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (now Master’s College & Seminary), Peterborough, ON; M.A. in Leadership & Training, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC; D.Th in Practical Theology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.