The Pastoral Essentials course encourages students to abide in the care of Christ as they shepherd the souls of local congregations. This course attempts to provide a foundational understanding of vital functions of serving congregations in pastoral ministry, primarily focusing on self-care and the weekly demands of preaching.
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Suggested Steps for Exegesis of Text and Preparation of A Sermon
This course is designed to expose the participant to the art of expository preaching, stressing the critical importance of sound, uncompromising, well-researched and prayer-saturated preaching. In this course we present a method that will help the participant prepare relevant and interesting sermons that can transform the lives of those who listen.
This course enables church leaders to focus the congregation on its task as God’s agent in the community. It presents the importance of a biblically defined vision, introduces leaders to the ten characteristics of a healthy church, and invites leaders to see their church as a system that can have a significant impact.
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Take Your Church’s Pulse
Jesus said that “we are the salt of the earth and the light or the world” (Mt. 5:13-14). This course aims to help pastors and leaders to see the ministry of the church outside of the four walls of the building, offering an integral ministry to the communities in which they serve. The course is designed to highlight the social responsibility of the church, also exposing the student to the prophetic role of the church in the community, serving as an agent of Shalom.
This course helps leaders reflect on the tasks and abilities necessary to plant healthy churches. It includes topics such as: the biblical basis for church planting, the profile and family of the church planter, steps to planting churches, models for church planting and the characteristics of a healthy church.
Children’s Ministry Essentials answers the question, “Why children’s ministry?”; explores the pastor’s role for effective children’s ministry; examines the role of the family and the church in the spiritual formation of children; and discusses the best children’s ministry practices.
This course focuses on our Pentecostal identity as Church of God of Prophecy. The course provides a comparison between the three main waves of the Pentecostal Movement: Classical Pentecostalism, Charismatic Movement and Neo-Pentecostalism, stressing who we are as Classical Pentecostals, and our belief and practice of the five-fold Gospel (Jesus as savior, sanctifier, healer, Spirit baptizer, and soon coming King). The five beliefs are explained with the accompanying signs and sacraments.
Gives the student a thorough introduction to the nature, history, context, and content of the Bible. 2006
Explores biblical principles and practices that are essential for personal spiritual growth and maturity, including many of the classic Christian spiritual disciplines. 1997, 2007
Provides an overview of some of the major developments, significant movements, and important personalities in Christian history. 2007
Highlights certain historical events in a chronological framework, reviews those changes that the church has made in structure, philosophy, doctrine and polity, and assesses the impact of leadership through the lens of the office of General Overseer up to 2006. This course’s conclusion reflects on the impact of ecclesial divisions, the Church’s commitment to “Word and Spirit” (a bequest of our forefathers) and presents the Church as a worthy place of Christian life and service. 2010, 2013