What is unique about the Bible School? First of all, the curriculum richly meets the needs of the students in future church pastoral care – the real weapons and the real skills. Secondly, I notice that Bible study is conducted upon the truths of ‘Pastoring Church’ and ‘Discipleship,’ which is a solid help to the soaking pastors like us. One can tell that students are very serious in studying. But one thing matters more than hard-studying is that lives are being shaped in the Bible School, making the Bible School stand out among all seminaries.
Once, a pastor from Taiwan told me, “Take note of their good as well as their bad.” Yet after prayer, the Holy Spirit reminded me, “Every church has her own problems. But can you faithfully apply all the ‘good’ things you have learned from 611 in your own church for the coming 10 years?” If one may attain to the scale 611 has now reached, he shall have a good account to give to God! Truthfully speaking, through the leadership of Pastor Joshua and C-Mo, I have come to realize that 611 Church has been “home-grown”, which means it is not established by any methods or theories. Rather it is founded on the truth of “the Tree of Life”, something we should soak in all our lives.
Once, a church co-worker asked me, “How do I tell if someone prunes me for good or for harm?” Truly, we are to learn to trust our authority but how can we be certain that they love us and prune us out of good intention? During the soaking time, the submission I see in the church is not because Pastor Joshua and C-Mo are perfect. Instead, it is because they are humble and willing to repent which makes them open to be reminded and renewed by the Holy Spirit continuously. That is why I follow and obey.