Biblically-grounded, relevant, and practical courses produce effective ministers.
Biblical truth and the gospel call are unchanging, but the world that so desperately needs Jesus is changing at a breakneck pace. Developing and executing teaching and ministry that bridges the gap is extremely difficult.
Many ministers are struggling to lead relevant and effective ministry because they are drawing from an old, empty, or tainted well. This results in churches that are spiritually thirsty, doctrinally weak, and strategically adrift.
The unfortunate consequences those three dysfunctions include inability to give an answer regarding faith, missed opportunities to share the gospel, and an increased likelihood of relational brokenness and moral failure.
The classroom-based component of our program consists of courses in Bible, ministry, and leadership. These courses provide students theological, philosophical, and cultural foundations necessary to lead effective ministry.
Classroom-based courses make up 18 of the 42 units required to complete a Certificate in Ministry, which translates into six classroom-based courses that students must complete during the two-year program,
Our classroom-based courses are way more than just exercises in intellectual discourse and debate. They are instead specifically designed to inform and enhance the student’s pursuit of effective ministry and spiritual growth.
Classroom-based courses are offered in a hybrid format that gives students flexibility and margin. Monday sessions are taught with students sitting in the room together and Wednesday courses are conducted via Zoom.
These courses are also scheduled with student success in mind, being offered in a sequence that allows students to focus on just one classroom-based course per term unless the student is simultaneously pursuing a degree.
The classroom-based courses assign reading and assignments that form a biblical worldview and then apply it appropriately and consistently in their pursuit of spiritual, intellectual, and professional development.