School of Ministry

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The purpose of the school is,
1) teach the bible,
2) make better disciples,
3) equip the saints for ministry service,
4) develop character to endure ministry,
5) release into ministry within the church or from the church

What does equip mean? Prepare with knowledge and experience for ministry service

Study objective : equip for ministry. establish solid foundation. teach discipleship skills. incl. and esp. character development

Study method : class meetings with lecture, discussion, video, homework, some written work, student presentations, tests and quizzes, practicums.

Given that the study goal allows for varying specialities, there will be both shared group studies as well as individual study aimed at their specialty focus.

Books : study bible, workbooks or study guides, some resource books. The curriculum would largely come from the many studies and sermons I’ve done over the last five years here. And select books such as that Rose Discipleship book. And a lot of bible reading and study. Part of the curriculum would consist of hands-on community servant evangelism.

Calendar : Hold class 2x / week at 4 pm. therefore, 2 courses per week, 8 weeks each with a 2-3 week break afterwards. 2 credits awarded for each.

Cost: By offering, minimum $5 / course

Study Levels

Local Ministers Certificate (LMC) appointed as a Grace Ambassador (G.A.) consists of 8 courses, 16 credits. e.g. G.A. of Evangelism or G.A. of Hospital Ministries or G.A. of Outreach Ministries.

Bible Courses (4)
Ministry Courses (4)
(8 total)
8 courses, 16 credits


Certificate In Ministerial Studies (CMS) consists of 20 courses, 40 credits (total) and granted
Ministerial Licensing upon completion of CMS. (Licensed is not the same as ordained.) e.g. L.M. of Evangelism or L.M. of Hospital Ministries or L.M. of Outreach Ministries.

Bible Courses (6)
Ministry Courses (6)
(12 total) + (8 previous)

20 courses, 40 credits (total)

3 Yr Bible Diploma (B.D.) granted
Ordination / Appointed Minister (A.M.)
After completion of years one, two, and three. consists of 32 courses, 64 credits (total). Must demonstrate sufficient character. Ordination is granted by the church under the successful review of the candidate’s qualifications. A.M. of Evangelism or A.M. of Hospital Ministries or A.M. of Outreach Ministries.

ORDAIN, / APPOINT
1. Properly, to set; to establish in a particular office or order; hence, to invest with a ministerial function or sacerdotal power; to introduce and establish or settle in the pastoral office with the customary forms and solemnities; as, to ordain a minister of the gospel. In America, men are ordained over a particular church and congregation, or as evangelists without the charge of a particular church, or as deacons in the episcopal church.
2
. To set apart for an office; to appoint; to prepare (Jesus ordained twelve that they should be with him. Mark 3:14; Isaiah 30:33.)

Bible Courses (6)
Ministry Courses (6)
(12 total) + (20 previous)
32 courses, 64 credits (total)


Appointed Area of Ministry Service Upon Graduation
…deacon, elder, pastor, small group leader, evangelist, missionary, local minister ( compassion, rehab, jail, school, hospital, nursing home ), bible teacher/preacher (adult or children?), biblical counselor, church planting/reproduction, workplace ministry, youth ministry, non-profit charitable ministries,

Why At AGCC? (there are so many schools already and churches that have one)
We believe that God placed us in the family of our local church. And that is where He intends to train us and release us for the work of His Kingdom either in the local church or from the local church. Spiritual education must include training in relationship building to be used in the ministry pursuit. The Approved Workman must also demonstrate godly character.


Topics:

  • General Bible Knowledge - which will always be one of the two weekly courses. The second course each week will be chosen from…
  • Productive Relationships
  • Relationship Incubating
  • Servants Heart
  • Love, grace, mercy
  • Leadership Techniques (Vision Casting)
  • Character Development
  • Local Church Community as support
  • Communication Techniques
  • Evangelism Skills
  • Teaching Skills
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Financial Integrity ~Fundraising ~Frugal Living ~Bi-Vocation Techniques ~Reports & Accountability