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MINISTRY TRAINING PROGRAM

This program is offered in two modules, each taking three months. The course includes a broad range of challenging, faith-building, and biblically-based studies relevant for personal, pastoral, church and community life.

Module #1 (3 Months)

Devotional Life

Bible study habits for personal life and preaching, prayer habits. Personal daily devotional life is the springboard for developing a rich, rewarding  and productive relationship with the Lord. The key to living a life of continuous victories beyond human comprehension, is be in touch with God in a practical way, also called “fellowship of the Spirit” or “abiding in Christ”.

Personal Character

Character is a spiritual Fruit that is built from our real, godly relationship and commitment to Christ as LORD. Dealing with corruption, false doctrine, deception, discernment and spiritual gifts it is the fiber of our moral center that stretches throughout our being, embracing and holding together our relationships when it is sealed as a choice and commitment, and not just a feeling or a personality. Character synergistically combines with the Fruit of the Spirit and the seventy or so other characters of our Lord to promote our ability to relate and grow in our relations, to better others as well as ourselves.

 

Preaching and Pastoral Ministry Practics 

This course presents a biblical understanding of the ministry of preaching. Combines principles of effective communication with the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to inspire passionate and relevant preaching. Students learn the crucial steps in constructing a biblical sermon.

This course will focus on teaching a methodology for effective and relevant preaching. Effective preaching gathers one’s biblical and cultural knowledge and wisdom, connects it and surrenders it to Christ and his Spirit for the purpose of effective biblical proclamation. It consists Conducting Baptism, Communion, funerals and weddings.

 Marriage

This course examines some fundamental concepts and principles for making marriage work according to biblical standards. A husband and wife must know the purpose God has created marriage for in order to clearly understand their roles. In addition, the class examines the role of culture in understanding marriage. Students will develop a better understanding of marriage and its purpose. We will explore some ways to reflect on the values, biases, and “personal baggage” that affect marriage. We will give special consideration to changing our perspective and challenging our demeanor.

Devotional Life

In this Class, we shall consider the need to set aside time, we will consider how to use that time well. Students will lean how to hold and maintain a daily bible study program and prayer habits that are vital for spiritual growth.

Parenting

This course is designed to provide participants with some clarity on parenting and how parents can provide a convenient environment for their children to become what God intended them to be. We shall examine the different types of parenting and learn how to apply the most effective way. In addition, the class examines the gap between good intentions and right responses in the way we parent.

            Students will develop a new personal awareness regarding the homes they grew up from and develop a new perspective towards becoming better parents.

Work and Ministry

The theology of work this includes Work Ethic, getting out of poverty and dealing with poverty mindset. You will learn to live all of life for the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31), the need a God-centered view of work. It’s not enough that we try to honor God in how we do our work, or that we try to be Christlike to people at work, or that we support God’s kingdom with the money we make from work. The glory of God must inform and transform our view of work itself.

Small Business Practices

Managing Finances (in the Local Church).

Conducting Children’s Ministry and Values

Conducting Youth Ministry

Class incorporates youth ministry and the responsibilities of a young person. In this Students will learn how and why Investing in today’s youth is necessary in growing the body of Christ. Teaching young people in the church to grow in their relationship. As a result, this nurtures the congregation and allows the church to flourish. Students will learn that Serving young people cannot only prepare them to become future leaders, but also allow them to contribute to the church.

Conducting Men’s Ministry: (class incorporates men’s ministry and the responsibilities of a man)

Conducting Women’s Ministry

Class incorporates women’s ministry and the responsibilities of a woman. This course is basically about how to start or rebuild a women’s ministry in your church or community. It will guide you with the necessary tools and knowledge you need to start or rebuild a successful women’s ministry.

Discipleship

A study of the essential principles of evangelism and discipleship as they relate to biblical methods of outreach and spiritual growth within the church. Practical instruction is given about the tools of evangelism and discipleship techniques. Students will gain ministry experience through in-class and out-of-class opportunities. Students will learn how to run a life group and develop a life group lesson. Knowing the importance of Life in the Word (LIW) and Christian development Program (CDP) classes.

ATC continues to grow and impact both Pastors and Leaders. We have seen great progress in many areas and yet in other areas we need a greater commitment from Pastors and those who send students to ATC to prepare their students before they send them.

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