Sample Curriculum

· Evidences from Scripture that indicate God’s calling upon one’s life. This is a study of men and women in the Bible and how they were called. The questions how one knows and what one looks for will be answered.

· Taking valid risks.

· Servant leader qualities: Exodus 18, Acts 6, Galatians 5, 1 Timothy 3, and Titus 1.

· Public speaking: getting over fears.

· Civility and chivalry: proper conduct in private and public settings.

· How to share Jesus: practical evangelism.

· Sunday and midweek: 35+ morning and evening ministry opportunities that await God’s people.

· Building the message/sermon/teaching: how to assemble and present God’s Word.

· Finding your way around Israel and the Ancient Near East. Maps and testing.

· Term paper assignment (for ministerial and pastoral students, or those interested in writing a term paper).

· Christian education and Sunday School ministry.

· The 2-minute Student Sermon: an adventure in live presentation under different climatic conditions.

· Vacation Bible School: the fun camp of Bible learning.

· Hospital visits: do’s and dont’s. A session on proper etiquette when visiting an ill person in a care facility.

· Missions: brief consideration of the domestic and foreign fields.

· Premarital guidance and preparation: a treatment on God’s prized institution.

· The wedding service: assembling a beautiful ceremony.

· The homeless ministry: things to know when visiting those living on the streets.

· Dealing with discouragement and depression. We look at indications and encouraging Scriptures.

· Prison ministry: visiting the incarcerated.

· The Baby Dedication service: how to hold a baby and present these precious little prizes to Jesus.

· Giving guidance from God’s living word.

· When it is time to quit or move on in ministry.

· Worship: the ministry of music and praise to our Lord.

· Men’s and women’s ministries.

· Baptism: getting wet, and how to baptize.

· The funeral service: assembling the chapel and graveside services. Visiting the local mortuary/crematorium.

· Ministering to the terminally ill: things to say and not to say.

· Ministering and giving God’s comfort to you and others. Bearing grief and giving the comort of Jesus Christ.

· Ceremonies and church activities.

· Church plants.