Training Prophetic Bible Teachers
Part-Time Prophetic Bible Teaching Course
Jesus never required His disciples to get degrees or persue theological study to become effective prophetic teachers of the Word. Rather, as with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, He opened their minds to understand the scriptures.
This course equips you for part-time teaching, mostly church based. You will be trained to co-ordinate and run local Bible study groups, organise teaching events for those participating or interested in The Way of The Spirit reading course, and to assist with the work of the related Biblical and Prophetic Faith Certificate Course.
Training lasts for a year and is given at regional schools with additional home study. Home study involves reading recommended books, undertaking spiritual exercises, attending local teaching days, some tutoring, and fairly regular liaison with a mentor.
The syllabus embraces three broad emphases:
1. The prophetic teacher’s insight
Knowing who I am in Christ: our insight into the secret of the Lord or the mystery of Christ, as revealed first in the covenants of the Old Testament and then more fully in the ministry of Jesus in the New, and explaining it to others.
2. The prophetic teacher’s lifestyle
Knowing God and who he is: our relationship with God as Father through the work of the cross and Pentecost, standing in his council, walking with him in holiness by the power of the Holy Spirit, and helping others to do the same.
3. The prophetic teacher’s ministry
Knowing what God is doing in our time and what we should be doing: Laying hold of the vision for revival, walking in the Way, holding forth the word of life, and exercising prophetic gifts in order to edify the body of Christ.
You need to be willing and able to undertake and complete the additional home study tasks. The study load will be evenly spread and will not be great, but the home study is as important a part of the course as the schools are.
It is also important that you attend at least one of our annual conferences during the year, so that you have some awareness of the base from which The Way of the Spirit operates.
In 2020 the Part-Time Prophetic Bible Teachers course is being run from three locations:
- The Wirral
- Horsham, West Sussex
Because of the restrictions in place due to Covid-19, the schools will be run online using Zoom. Should matters change then the schools will be run at the following locations:
- Shekinah Christian Centre, Well Head Road, Newchurch-in-Pendle, near Burnley, BB12 9LP
- St Mark’s Church Holbrook, St Mark’s Lane, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 5PU
- The venue for Norwich is yet to be decided.
The courses run from the Wirral and Norwich are in the form of three short schools; in Horsham the course is every second Saturday morning. In all cases you will also be required to complete a course of assessed home study.
You can apply to attend any one of the courses, whichever is most convenient for you.
See the Dates tab for details.
Dates for The course dates and prices for 2020/21 are:
£195 for school 2 and school 3, including accommodation, all food and administration. There will be a one-off charge of £10 for the course manual.
School 1 will be held online by Zoom and there will be no charge, apart for the manual. School 1 sessions will be each morning, Monday to Friday, 10.00 – 12.30 pm.
School 1 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S INSIGHT 26th – 30th October 2020
School 2 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S LIFESTYLE 27th – 30th January 2021
School 3 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S MINISTRY 21st – 24th April 2021
All three schools will be held on Zoom regardless of any easing of lockdown through the year, and will start at 7.30pm on the first day and end at 1pm on the last day. There will be no charge, apart for £10 for the manual.
School 1 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S INSIGHT 4th – 7th November 2020
School 2 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S LIFESTYLE 17th – 20th March 2021
School 3 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S MINISTRY 2nd – 5th June 2021
The following meetings will be held over Zoom every second Saturday (9.30 am -1.00 pm) We will have a get-together meeting at St. Marks in Horsham at the end of each school (9.00 am – 4.30 pm, cost to be advised). These sessions will also be transmitted over Zoom for those not able to attend.
There will be a registration fee of £35, which includes the course manual which will be sent to you.
School 1 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S INSIGHT
10th October 2020
24th October 2020
7th November 2020
21st November 2020
5th December 2020 – Get together, end of School 1
School 2 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S LIFESTYLE
9th January 2021
23rd January 2021
6th February 2021
20th February 2021
6th March 2021 – Get together, end of School 2
School 3 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S MINISTRY
10th April 2021
24th April 2021
8th May 2021
22nd May 2021
5th June – Get together, end of School 3
I have a new heart and I am nearer to Jesus, I am changed. The Word of God is no longer a book I read, it is a book I live. I am with Jesus and the apostles in the boat in the storm, at the feast of the 5000 and listening to Jesus when he asks “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) God has brought me closer to him through inspired teaching and the joy of new friendships. Looking back I say to myself “How could I not have done this course? God you are so good.
This course has opened up the Bible to me and shown me how to hear God and respond to him. It has brought much assurance and joy in my life, (I get songs), brought us all together as a group – a band of prophets, and built up my confidence to put on the armour of God and speak out.
This course changed me dramatically …. it has really encouraged me and strengthened me in all that God wants for me.
Every aspect of the course was a blessing. My faith has grown and I’m now walking much more closely with God. God has shown me how to overcome by resting in Him so that since March I’ve been in that broad spacious place spiritually, in His blessing and under His protection.
The course has been life changing for me.
I know my identity is in Christ, that the Lord has a plan and purpose for my life and that I have an active role to play. As I’ve stepped out and whilst doing this course I have seen the goodness and faithfulness of God as He has revealed so much more of Himself to me.
How To Apply
If you believe God is calling you to this course for one or more terms you can apply online. You will also be required to provide a reference from your current church leader.
You can use the application form to ask any questions you may have, there is no obligation to join the course.