The School of Ministry is a three month course that is designed as an intensive programme for personal growth and spiritual development. Based on a core curriculum of theological and practical training for ministry and leadership, it will equip you for a greater level of service in your calling. The course follows the pattern described by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4 as the ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers come together to “equip the saints for the work of ministry”. Across the many varied modules in the programme, there are three major areas of focus:
It is our goal to help you develop in your relationship with God and grow in Christ-likeness as you mature as a Christian. The modules will build and strengthen the foundational truths in the life of the believer. Areas such as personal gifting, effective studying of the scriptures, cultivating a life of worship, prayer and fasting will be covered in the Maturity Series.
The Ministry Series is designed to prepare believers for their ministry in the church, the marketplace and beyond. The modules are designed to grow you in the area of effective leadership, discipleship, partnership with the greatest Teacher, the Holy Spirit and understanding the work of the five-fold ministry.
Drawing on church history, principles of revival, and other important themes, a third focus of the course relates to our mandate for mission and for reaching the world. Key subjects such as prayer, spiritual gifts, evangelism, and the principles of the kingdom of God will run through many of the modules.
In 2 Sam 7:1-12, King David declares to the Prophet Nathan, that he wants to build God a house, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells inside tent curtains.” However, even as David was told by the prophet to “Go” and “do all that is your heart, for the Lord is with you.” ,the word of the Lord comes to the prophet in the night, and God declares to David, through the prophet, that He instead, will “build a house for My name” and will establish the throne of David’s kingdom.
In our zeal and passion, we may have declared to God that we want to build Him, His house. We lay down our lives to serve, labour-in-love and give of ourselves fully to the work of the ministry. But, just as the Lord said to David, “I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel…and have made you a great name…” God is working in and through our lives, raising up vessels of honour, fulfilling prophetic promises and dreams in those whose hearts are set on Him, who like David, are people “after My own heart, who will do all My will.” God is about to grant you the desires of your heart; He is about to build you, a sure house, because you have set your heart on Him!
Our Christian journey begins with knowing the Word of God. This course is an introduction to the interpretation of the Bible. You will learn the Inductive Bible Study Methods – Observation, Interpretation, and Application. You will be able to discover the riches of the Bible and enjoy studying God’s Word.
Romans is the central book of the New Testament that explains the plan of salvation. It explains why we need a Saviour and how salvation was purchased for us at Calvary. It gives the full account of the experience of the Christian and what it means to live and walk in the Spirit. This course goes to the heart of the message of Romans and how it applies to our lives today.
In “Surviving the Anointing” we will explore the reasons why thousands of leaders fail to fulfill their ministry calling every year. We will examine the essential principles of God’s Word regarding the ministry. While these principles apply to every level of leadership, they are not exclusive to leaders. In fact, they are applicable to all believers who desire to finish the race and reap an eternal reward.
The theme of ‘Kings and Priests’ begins in Genesis and ends in Revelation. While every believer is called to function in these great roles not every believer does or will. As in any great calling, there are requirements that need to be first met. We will look into the biblical requirements necessary to function in these two God given roles.