Est. 1976

Olford Ministries International

Inc.

How Can They Hear without a Preacher?

Practical courses to help you teach and preach the Bible better.

Ministry to ministers is ministry to multitudes.

– Dr. Stephen Olford

Our Mission

Preach the Word. Reach the World.

To extend and expand the preaching/teaching ministry of Dr. Stephen Olford by equipping, empowering, and entrusting faithful pastors and church leaders to conduct institutes and schools of expository preaching in their own countries, making the training relevant and transferable within their own cultures.

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Local

OMI is based in Memphis, TN, and trains pastors throughout the city.

National

Students from all over the US travel to Memphis for training, and our instructors travel across the country hosting courses in guest locations.

International

Pastors from 70 different countries have come to Memphis to be trained in expository preaching.

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Testimonials

Real comments from real people who have received our training.

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Unquestionably Stephen Olford is one of the most refreshingly radiant Christians that I have ever known. His impact in my life is immeasurable.”

Dr. Billy Graham

Evangelist and Chairman of the Board, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

I believe when we sit at the feet of the best teachers, we will become wiser and better at what our Lord has called us to become…Learn from one of the finest biblical teachers of the 20th century…and grow your ministry to the next level.

Dr. Leonard Sweet

E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Univeristy

Dr. Stephen F. Olford, one of the most significant voices throughout the 20th century and early 21st century, will impact and inspire your life and ministry. His expository preaching was known worldwide and its impact continues until this day.

Kenneth C. Ulmer

Presiding Bishop, Macedonia International Bible Fellowship

Dr. Stephen Olford was considered by his peers to be a “prince of preachers” over a span of fifty-five years. His preaching and teaching ministry will help you to fulfill your divine destiny in your generation!

Elmer L. Towns

President, Elmer Towns Ministries - Co-Founder of Liberty University

Upcoming Events

February 7-10, 2018: Expository Preaching and Teaching Essentials

Bringing together the spiritual, personal, and practical elements of expository preaching, in our startup course on expositional teaching you will learn:

  1. Theological essentials of what expository preaching is and does, as well as its biblical authority,
  2. Practical essentials of the development and delivery of expository sermons,
  3. Spiritual formation of the preacher,
  4. Fundamental elements of incarnational preaching,
  5. The place of the Holy Spirit in preaching.

Register online or contact us for more information: 901.453.6422 or bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

February 13-16, 2018: Strengthening Expository Preaching
Strengthening your expository preaching skills in 3 areas:

  1. Some of the challenging elements of the sermon that every preacher faces,
  2. Some of the interpretive traps to avoid and guidelines to follow,
  3. How to study, interpret, and sermonize some of the different types of biblical literature.

Register online or contact us for more information: 901.453.6422 or bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org

February 19-22, 2018: Practical Preaching and Teaching Workshop
In this small-group atmosphere you will:

  1. Submit a sermon outline for peer review,
  2. Receive constructive feedback and critique of a message you present “live” at the workshop,
  3. Improve your teaching and preaching skills through personal coaching from experienced preachers.

Register online or contact us for more information: 901.453.6422 or bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

July 9-12, 2018: Expository Preaching and Teaching Essentials

Bringing together the spiritual, personal, and practical elements of expository preaching, in our startup course on expositional teaching you will learn:

  1. Theological essentials of what expository preaching is and does, as well as its biblical authority,
  2. Practical essentials of the development and delivery of expository sermons,
  3. Spiritual formation of the preacher,
  4. Fundamental elements of incarnational preaching,
  5. The place of the Holy Spirit in preaching.

Register online or contact us for more information: 901.453.6422 or bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

July 13-16, 2018: Evangelistic Expository Preaching
Your evangelistic zeal will be ignited as you are equipped to proclaim the Gospel faithfully. Special attention is given to:

1. The content of the Gospel message,
2. The preparation of evangelistic messages,
3. The distinctives and dynamics of evangelist proclamation and invitation,
4. Guidelines for follow-up work, discipleship training and biblical church growth.

Register here or for more information call Betty at 901.453.6422 or email her at bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

July 17-20, 2018: Strengthening Expository Preaching
Strengthening your expository preaching skills in 3 areas:

  1. Some of the challenging elements of the sermon that every preacher faces,
  2. Some of the interpretive traps to avoid and guidelines to follow,
  3. How to study, interpret, and sermonize some of the different types of biblical literature.

Register online or contact us for more information: 901.453.6422 or bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org

July 23-26, 2018: Practical Preaching and Teaching Workshop
In this small-group atmosphere you will:

  1. Submit a sermon outline for peer review,
  2. Receive constructive feedback and critique of a message you present “live” at the workshop,
  3. Improve your teaching and preaching skills through personal coaching from experienced preachers.

Register online or contact us for more information: 901.453.6422 or bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

July 27-30, 2018: Expository Preaching and Spiritual Growth
You will learn expository preaching with the goal of helping Christians grow in the Lord and into Christ-likeness. Sessions will center on:

1. Defining spiritual maturity and immaturity,
2. The spiritual growth of the preacher,
3. The spiritual growth of a local church.

Register here or for more information call Betty at 901.453.6422 or email her at bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

July 31-August 3, 2018: Biblical Leadership
This course, designed for church leaders, parachurch leaders, and denominational leaders, will:

1. Grow you in your biblical understanding of incarnational leadership in ministry and the Church,
2. Enhance your God-given gifts to more effectively lead, mentor, and instruct the people of God,
3. Teach you how to encourage those you lead in practical participation in the ministry of the Church.

Register here or for more information call Betty at 901.453.6422 or email her at bpeppenhorst@gmfonline.org.

All institutes are taught by:

Dr. Ted Rendall – resident minister and professor with Olford Ministries International and curator of the T.S. Rendall collection, a 30,000+ volume ministry research library, Chancellor Emeritus of Prairie Bible Institute,

Dr. David Olford – president of Olford Ministries International and resident lecturer at GMF’s Stephen Olford Center,

Dr. Stephen Olford (via DVD) – founder of Olford Ministries International and GMF’s Stephen Olford Center,

Guest lecturers – experienced preachers who are experts in their fields are sometimes invited to supplement curriculum. Guest lecturers will be noted in the course descriptions above when possible.

 

Pick your courses.

Most of our courses are 4-day intensive learning experiences. Read the descriptions and see which courses interest you.

Essentials of Expository Preaching & Teaching

Explore spiritual, personal, and practical elements of expository preaching.

$335

Course + Meals

Essentials of Expository Preaching & Teaching (Spanish)

Explore los elementos espirituales, personales y prácticos de la predicación expositiva en español.

$335

Course + Meals

Strengthening Expository Preaching

Strengthen your expository preaching of different genres and challenging interpretative areas.

$335

Course + Meals

Expository Preaching & Spiritual Growth

Learn to focus on helping Christians become more Christ-like and mature in the Lord through your expository preaching.

$335

Course + Meals

Essentials of Evangelistic Preaching

Ignite your evangelistic zeal as you are equipped to proclaim the Gospel faithfully.

$335

Course + Meals

Essentials of Biblical Leadership

Grow in your understanding of incarnational leadership in ministry and enhance your God-given gifts to lead more effectively.

$347

Course + Meals

Practical Preaching Workshop

Improve your teaching and preaching skills through personal coaching from experienced preachers.

$335

Course + Meals

Planning Your Preaching

Experienced preachers help you prayerfully plan your preaching schedule for 6-12 months.

$335

Course + Meals

Preaching School

If you complete six institutes above, attend this final workshop to receive further personal instruction and feedback on your preaching.

$335

Course + Meals

Want to come?

Join us.

Register for courses, meals, and on-site lodging in one convenient location.

Resources

In addition to our courses, we have a wealth of resources to encourage you in your preaching and your relationship with God.

T.S. Rendall Collection

This ministry research library located at GMF’s SOC is curated by Dr. Ted Rendall and contains 30,000+ volumes. It is open for public use by appointment. Come use our resources to prepare your sermons and lessons.

Stephen Olford’s Sermons

A number of Dr. Olford’s sermons are available to listen to free of charge at One Place and Sermon Index.

Online Bookstore

Our bookstore offers selections by Dr. Stephen Olford, Dr. David Olford, Dr. Ted Rendall, and authors who have guest taught at GMF’s SOC.

Olford Ministries International, Inc., serves as resident ministry partner with Global Ministries Foundation at GMF's Stephen Olford Center and in partnership with GMF's Stephen Olford Ministry Legacy Project.