The local church stands or falls on the strength, depth, and capacity of its leaders. Here is a free, local-church based, leadership development curriculum for you to use in training your leaders. Detailed below is the course outline and you’ll find a download link beneath to download the entire course for free.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL CURRICULUM
|TERM 1||YOUR HEART||
|Session 1||The Need||
|Session 2||The Requirements||
|Session 3||Your Ministry||
|Session 4||Developing Character||
|Session 5||Godly Motivation||
|TERM 2||YOUR MIND|
|Session 6||How To Read||
|Session 7||Old Testament Context||
|Session 8||Between The Testaments||
|Session 9||New Testament Context||
|Session 10||Systematic Theology||
|TERM 3||YOUR MINISTRY|
|Session 11||How To Speak In Public||
|Session 12||How To Listen To Others||
|Session 13||How To Be A Team Member||
|Session 14||How To Be An Inspiring Worshiper||
|Session 15||How To Lead A Small Group||
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A veritable mine of theological wealth providing the basis of a sound theological training. This is College level Bible/Theological studies.
Our Bible Study Groups are a really important part of what we are doing. Our Bible Study Groups are not merely an intellectual exercise. They are a profound enterprise in building the community of our church so that there is a strong hedge of protection around each soul. Bible Study Group leaders are responsible for-
(i) Discussing what the text actually says. This means using questions like- “Does anyone else have a different translation of that text?” “How would you render that text?” “What is Paul (or the author of the text) trying to say here?” “Does the context of this text affect the way we understand what is really being said here?”
(ii) Discussing what the text means. This means using questions like- “What does this [word] mean in this text?” “Can you recall any other Bible texts that shed light on this text?” “What would you say to someone who said [ridiculous interpretation of the text] ?” “Are there any Biblical exceptions to this?”
(iii) Discussing how the text applies to us. This means facilitating questions like- “Have you ever met anyone who did this text well?” “If someone wanted to improve in how they obeyed this text, what they have to do better?” “How could a believer faced with [difficult and challenging circumstances] apply this text?” “If you met someone who was struggling with this text what could you say to them to help them?” “Can you think of another text that complements this text?” “If we as a group did this verse really well, what challenges would we have had had to overcome to get there?“
I affirm the Apostles’ Creed, Athanasian Creed, Nicene Creed, Chalcedon Creed, the Inerrancy of the Bible, the need for every person to be converted to Christ by the grace of God through the gift of faith as a work of the Holy Spirit and that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given today as God wills.
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I have written a fuller explanation of the book of Revelation in my eBook- THE MOST EMBARRASSING BOOK IN THE BIBLE (click here to read a preview). The application from the Book of Revelation is that despite what appears to be an impotent Church struggling to serve an apparently impotent Christ, the Church is in reality made up of overcomers who lay down their lives gladly to promote Christ and His Gospel. In so doing, the Kingdom of Christ is extended, prayers are offered and heard, miracles are graced, and the believer can die with infinite hope that their Lord will keep them for eternity and clothe them with a new body which can not be subject to pain, injury, sorrow, or sin. With this knowledge we can endure momentary hardship during the brevity of this life on earth. We can be assured that our greatest delights and deepest moments of fulfilment are yet to come in the life to come.
John 5:25 ¶ “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.