This series provides important “refresher” teaching geared towards pastors and church leaders that serve to underscore the vital necessity of focusing ministry on The Good News (The Kerygma), Sound Doctrine (The Didache) and The Work of the Holy Spirit (The Parakletis). The emphasis upon these topics have provided the foundation and structure for pastoral ministry in the local church since early in the church’s expansion. Dr. Terry Cross brings not only an excellent historical and theological awareness of to the topic, but blends it with his many years of pastoral ministry in the local church to provide insight into practical daily application.
About Terry Cross
Since 1997 Terry has been teaching at Lee University in the School of Religion. Since 2002, He has been Dean of the School of Religion and is Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology. His PhD is in Systematic Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary (1991). Since 2007, he has worked with the Center for Barth Studies as a Translation Fellow, working with a group to translate a number of German (some French) works into English. Most recently Terry has written an ecclesiology, The People of God’s Presence (Baker Academic, 2019) and a companion volume, Serving the People of God’s Presence: A Theology of Ministry, (Baker Academic, 2020). Terry’s interests lie at the intersection of practical theology and systematic theology, especially as these relate to Pentecostal theology. Currently, he is working on A History of Christian Doctrine, especially on a initial volume on the image of God in humans. Terry has provided many teaching videos for PentecostalPastor.com, including his series on The Doctrine of The Word of God, The Doctrine of the Trinity, Pastoral Care: The Kerygma, The Didache, The Paraklitis, and more. He lives in Cleveland, TN, with his wife, Linda.