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.
The Prophetic Bible Teaching course is not an academic course, but studies the Bible in a life-giving and faith-filled way. It creates Bible teachers with a prophetic edge to their teaching who can go into the world and share.
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 should normally have completed at least two parts of The Way of the Spirit Bible Reading Course by the time the course starts.
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 2018/19 the Part-Time Prophetic Bible Teachers course is being run in two 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
In Newchurch-in-Pendle the course is in the form of three short residential schools; in Horsham the course is in the form of nine day-long modules, run on the first Saturday of each month. In both cases you will also be required to complete a course of assessed home study.
You can apply to attend the course in either of these locations, whichever is most convenient for you.
The course dates and prices for 2018/19 are:
£170 per school, including accommodation, all food and administration. There will be a one-off charge of £10 for the course manual.
School 1 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S INSIGHT 17th – 20th October 2018
School 2 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S LIFESTYLE 16th – 19th January 2019
School 3 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S MINISTRY 10th – 13th April 2019
£30 per day (£90 per school), including coffee/tea and lunch. There will be an additional charge of £10 for the manual.
School 1 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S INSIGHT
Module I: Revelation and Covenant Faith 6th October 2018
Module ll: Prophetic Faith 3rd November 2018
Module III: Our Prophetic DNA 1st December 2018
School 2 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S LIFESTYLE
Module I: Walking in the Spirit 5th January 2019
Module II: Vision and Call 2nd February 2019
Module III: Abiding & Stepping Out 2nd March 2019
School 3 THE PROPHETIC BIBLE TEACHER’S MINISTRY
Module I: Prophecy and Revival 6th April 2019
Module II: Gifts and Ministry 4th May 2019
Module III: The Power of the Cross & Pentecost 1st June 2019
This course changed me dramatically …. it has really encouraged me and strenghtened me in all that God wants for 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.