The purpose of this subject is to make the student aware of the importance of developing effective people skills and to cause you to understand that your success in life and ministry is greatly determined by your ability to work with, relate to and influence people. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to identify the qualities necessary to become a people person, identify and define proper people management skills and effective leadership qualities, and understand how to relate to people with different personalities. The student will also better understand how to deal successfully with difficult people, develop conflict resolution skills, and to develop effective communication skills. The student will take the DISC personality test. They will better understand their natural tendencies. The student will identify their areas of weaknesses and strengths. They will also learn the four basic personality types and better understand how to relate to others with different personalities from their own.
The purpose of this subject is to give you a closer look into the heart and skills necessary to minister to teens. At the completion of this course you will have a better understanding of how you can positively relate to, and effectively minister to an unreached generation living among us.
This subject is designed to increase the understanding of different supportive departments in a ministry or a church. Upon completion of this class each student will know the basics of different supportive ministry areas such as: ushers, greeters, altar care, sound, audio duplication, translation, and office work.
This subject is designed to develop in the student the skill of biblical interpretation. Students receive an overview of the most widely accepted rules of Biblical Interpretation, including contextual, historical, cultural, and grammatical interpretation. Special emphasis is given to the role and influence of the Holy Spirit in interpreting the Scriptures, and the proper application of the Scriptures.
According to the Word, as believers, we are to live a life of honour toward God and man. Therefore, this subject is designed to thoroughly explore the subject of Biblical honour. Special attention will be given to exploring the characteristics and benefits of one who is living a life of honour. The subject of proper submission and authority will also be covered.
In this subject students will also learn in theory and practice how to plan and prepare a church meeting or church activity. They will learn the fundamental questions for preparation, and the practical aspects involved in planning a larger meeting or activity.
This subject is designed to help the student understand the importance of personal financial management. Specific topics include the tithe vs. offerings, managing your money, obstacles to good planning, how to establish good credit, practical guidelines to spending, credit card debt, savings and investments, giving and receiving, and Biblical prosperity.
This subject is designed to provide an overview of the basic elements necessary in starting a church. Upon completion of this class, students will know the practical side of the “work” involved in pioneering the church, including how to work with the community and with the church members to produce good results. They will also know how to develop expertise in vision, planning and leadership.
This subject is designed to provide students with an overview of how to effectively minister to children. It will also examine the ways to design and furnish a classroom to meet the needs of each age group. A survey of necessary policies and procedures concerning health and safety standards will also be explored. Students will become aware of how to work with each age group of children, know how to organise a volunteer base for classrooms, and know how to assist students in developing proper health and safety practices for nursery and preschool children. They will also learn how to prepare for large events, as well as outreach events.
The purpose of this subject is to give an understanding of the principles of biblical leadership and how we can apply them in our life. Upon completion of this class, the student will understand: God’s will concerning leadership as shown in the Bible, why we should build a culture of leadership through teams, how to build a discipleship/leadership pipeline, how to get and stay in position as a leader, learn the processes necessary to build, how to plan for the future and how to evaluate their own performance and those they are training.
We will cover several subjects in this class. Some of them will be death, marriage, divorce and remarriage; issues that pastors must deal with effectively and scripturally. This class will provide a scriptural basis to face, understand and deal effectively with different topics that face the pastor on a regular basis.
This subject is designed to equip each student with a Biblical perspective of his redemption and his position “in Christ” as a result of the redemptive work of Christ. Special attention will be given to the identification that believers have in Christ and the spiritual truths of being a new creation in Christ.
The purpose of this subject is to establish how essential scriptural praise and worship are to a vital relationship with God. A fruitful Christian life is the product of that kind of relationship. Each student will be more aware of how to worship in spirit and truth and also how to lead others into worship.
This subject is designed to show the importance of prayer as a necessary way of life for every believer and to ground each student in the basics of effectual prayer. This will be accomplished through both lecture and times of corporate prayer. Content will constitute the review of some material from Prayer Principles 1, whilst incorporating in-depth teaching to help establish the student in prayer.
The purpose of this subject is to acquaint the student with the “art and science of preaching,“ known as “homiletics.“ It is to help the minister organise himself, his materials and his God-given abilities in order that the message of the Gospel will be most effective. Upon completion of this class the student will know how to put a sermon outline together, and they will know how to deliver the message through both verbal and non-verbal communication.