What an exciting moment in history at The Tabernacle. Today launches the 2nd official year of the Kairos School of Ministry. As many of you may know, in 1977, Bishop Tommy Reid founded the Buffalo School of the Bible to fill the need of biblical education for the thousands of new Charismatic Christians who were being saved. It began with one class and grew to a curriculum that produced the “School of the Prophets” experience that raised up a new generation of leaders. It became one of the premier local church centered Bible Schools. The most important legacy of the Buffalo School of the Bible is that thousands of students were able to complete the program because it was local, affordable, and provided high-level learning and discipleship. Many of the graduates of Buffalo School of the Bible are still in ministry today serving the Lord all over the world.
Many years later and a few towns away, Bishop Robert Stearns founded the Eagles’ Wings 9-month Internship program. The Lord spoke to Bishop Robert about discipling the next generation in the spirit of Elijah’s “School of the Prophets.” Little did he know that God would begin sending young adults to Eagles’ Wings from all over the world to participate in a ministry internship. A community of traveling ministers who did life together was born. Hundreds of graduates from dozens of nations have been impacted by this program.
Now, after almost 40 years since the founding of the Buffalo School of the Bible and 20 years since the Eagles’ Wings internship launched, the Kairos School of Ministry is being launched here on our campus. I am so excited about the future of the Kairos School of Ministry here at The Tabernacle. As a church family we’ve been contending for a spiritual legacy for our children and grandchildren and I believe the young people discipled through this school will play a major role in seeing that promise come to pass. Will you welcome with fresh faith our new students for this year’s school year?
For Messiah, and the Next Generation,
Pastor Mark Passarella