Equipping the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
To train Christ-like servant leaders through personal discipleship, study, and practical experience.
Our mission comes from Ephesians 4:12, “equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”.
CROSS TRAINING PURPOSE
Jesus said to go into all the world and make disciples, by “teaching them to observe all the things that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:20). We believe that our mission is to equip the saints to be the future leaders of the church through systematic Bible teaching and practical training. These courses are designed to help fulfill that purpose.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?
101 Leadership Training – This course is open to men and women who desire to grow in the Lord, especially those who desire to be in a leadership role in our church or elsewhere. The goal of the curriculum is to train you to be a servant leader. We encourage all those currently serving in
ministry to attend as well.
201 Pastoral Training- Not available in 2018/19 – The advanced course is designed for men who desire to answer the call to pastoral ministry, whether locally or as a potential church planter elsewhere. The 101 leadership course is a prerequisite to the 201 course. Wives of the married men are encouraged to attend with them also.
The 101 Leadership Training runs for nine months from September 2018 through May 2019, and is modeled after our House2House small groups, in that the class will meet in homes in the fall (September through November), and spring (February through May), with a winter “break”. Homework and serving opportunities will be assigned during December through February. The course ends with a mission trip. Those who complete the course will graduate in front of our church in June 2018.
Each student will be required to:
Attend one class session per week
Read approximately one assigned book per month
Read through the entire Bible during the courses
Meet with a mentor monthly
Complete weekly assignments based on the information taught
Serve approximately one hour per week
Orientation: First night, September 12th
COST: $350 - Due at registration, includes all books, materials, and mission trip expenses.
Deadline: Sept 12th or when class is full (class size is capped at 12)