Practical Ministry

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Take the next step - Core ClassesAfter a firm foundation has been established, it's time to move on to more. "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. - Hebrews 6:1-2

FASOM is here to help you grow in practical ministry - that's why we are called a "School of Ministry". Our goal is to help you reach your God-given potential. Many people have a misconception of the word ministry; they think it is reserved for those in the full time capacity (the 5-fold ministry: Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors & teachers). In fact, there are many aspects of ministry, and every born again Christian is called into the ministry. That's right! YOU are called into the ministry. For example,  we are called to minister first and foremost to the Lord (1); we are all called according to 2 Corinthians 5 the "ministry of reconciliation", reconciling people back to God through Jesus Christ (2); we are all called to minister to our family, loved ones & friends (3); we are all called to the ministry of helps within the local church (4); and, some are called to the full time, or 5-fold ministry.

FASOM's 2nd year program will prepare you to minister effectively in any and all of these areas. We are not here to give you philosophical or religious training that you will never use; we are here to prepare you to be a mighty minister in God's army. Will you take the challenge?


   

Supernatural Ministry - The questions are these: does every believer have a supernatural ministry? Can every Christian really be used by the Lord? Are the Gifts of the Spirit listed in 1st Corinthians chapter 12 and 14 for the believer today, or are they just for a select few? Should every believer expect the spectacular to be evident in their life? In this class, we will look at some spectacular ministries of the past. We will examine the popular beliefs held by many in the church world in the light of the scripture, and determine the role that these gifts have in the New Testament Church. Hopefully, you will come out of this class earnestly coveting the best gifts, as Paul told us to do.

   

 
Homiletics -
This class is about sermon preparation and methods of communication. While not everyone is called to a pulpit ministry, everyone who attends FASOM will have an opportunity to see what it feels like to preach. This class will teach you the art of sermon preparation: how to gather your thoughts, illustrations, examples, etc. We will teach you about different kinds of preaching, i.e. biographical preaching, exegetical preaching, inspirational preaching, historical preaching, etc. It will do a lot to build your confidence in talking to people about Jesus, because after all, preaching is all about proclaiming the message of the Gospel. Enjoy this class!

   

Johaninne Epistles -
He was known as “John the Beloved”. In his gospel, we get a look at the Lord like none of the other writers saw Him. In his letters to the Church, we get a very unique look into the heart of God as well. The book of 1st John has been called the “love book of the Bible”. 2nd John encourages us to hold fast to the doctrines of Christ as we first learned them. 3rd john declares God’s desire for our prosperity, giving us examples of what true love does, as well as what it doesn’t do. This class will give us a great appreciation for the heart of God toward His Church.

   

The Life of Prayer & Worship - The success of every Christian’s life depends upon their relationship with the Father. This successful Christian life has to be one that is marked by prayer. The student will come out of this class with a better understanding of the different types of prayer and when they are called for. When do we pray prayers of consecration? Is this the same as the prayer of supplication? When is worship to be regarded as prayer? You will not only be taught about prayer in this class, you will be led into prayer and worship; you will no doubt see your prayer life vitally changed.

   

Evangelism - The commission to the church left by the Lord Jesus Christ is one of “go ye into all the world and proclaim the gospel”. It is not just a job for the five fold ministry; this directive is given to the Body of Christ to evangelize the world. Every generation has its part to do, and every individual Christian has his or her part to play. Many in the church are not quite sure how to go about evangelizing. In this class, we will have participatory ‘adventures in soul winning’. We will learn how to overcome our fear, if we have any, and to use our faith to touch our part of the world for the Lord. It may be at home, at work, or out on the street, but together we will find that there is nothing as exciting as touching a life for the Lord.

   

Five-Fold Ministry
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Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers - the five ministry offices listed in Ephesians 4:11 are subject to much debate and speculation in the church today. Have any of these offices passed away? Have they been restored? Did they ever leave? What is the true New Testament function of each ministry office? Who gives the title to those called, and how can I know if I am called to one of these offices? Come to the five-fold ministry class and find out the answer to these questions and more.

   

Ministry of Helps - The local church can not function without the ministry of helps. The local Body of Christ is designed by God to help the pastor fulfill the vision God has given him. What is the proper role of the member of the local church? What are we called to do in the church? This class will cover what the ministry of helps is, and it's vital role in the local Body of Christ.


FASOM Electives

   

History of the Church - This class will look at the church of the ages and different movements that have affected the church and helped bring her to where she is today. It will peer into the past and see the church fathers standing fast in their faith in Jesus Christ, which at times cost them their lives. The student will appreciate the price men and women paid as a result of their confession of Christ and the liberty that we have today.



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