ADDITIONAL RESOURCES For Your
MINISTRY SCHOOL STARTUP

Click below to view or download the below Christianity 11- Week Course. This covers biblical concepts that are basic truths, as well as truths of the spiritual realm.

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2 Year Curriculum

2 Year Curriculum Listing


6 Month Curriculum

6 Month Curriculum Listing


Click below to download a sample School Class Schedule.

Class Schedules


 

 


Develop a school with a reputation for excellence in all things and in the power of God. The school will then bless and build up the body of Christ, and have an impact upon the nation.

 

 

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How To Start A School of Gospel Ministry

Every believer in Jesus the Christ needs to have a part in sharing the Gospel of the Lord Our Savior that despite man's sinful nature, God loves us and sent His Son to save us. Believers need to know the nature of God and to learn His ways through studying the Bible and to follow God's ways. A School of Gospel Ministry can help students who are hungry for the Word of God, to learn God's ways and to demonstrate God's power to win others to the Kingdom of God. Below provides a "how to" start a school of ministry and other resources to be successful. We do invite any questions, just email us.

  1. SELECT A DIRECTOR

This may be the easiest point, but it is also the most critical. The director must have sufficient faith to run the school. He must be called of God to oversee the work. The director has total authority over the school. He must have strong Christian character, natural leadership ability, great love for the Word of God, and great love for the students and staff. He must be someone who finishes things that he starts.

  1. FIND A LOCATION

Most schools operate in a church, but can meet in a home if the home is big enough. The location should have sufficient room for the students to be able to write and listen comfortably, with access to bathroom facilities. If a room is to be rented, the cost must come out of the fees required of the students at registration. A white marker board is essential for learning.

  1. ORGANIZE THE CURRICULUM

Decide whether to have a 2 year or 4 year program. The decision to have a 4 year program can wait until the closing months of the 2 year program. The manuals written by Dr. A.L. Gill and his wife Joyce form the nucleus for the 2 year program. These courses are available on the Internet at:    www.gillministries.com/schools/foundation-supernatural-living.


If you are located outside the United States and need this material in English, please contact Dr. Gill at:      gillministries@gillministries.com
to inquire about the possibility of free downloads of English editions to use for missions work in developing nations only. Copies can be made at any Internet Café. The remainder of the courses is also set out on the curriculum page furnished with this sheet. The national director will need one copy of each textbook to distribute as necessary to the different Bible schools in that nation.

  1. PREPARE TEACHERS

 The director does not have to teach all the courses, although he may do so initially. If Bible school graduates are available, use them first. After you complete the 2 year program, you may be able to use some of these graduates to teach new enrollees in the 2 year program. The teachers must be men or women of great Christian character, must love the Word of God, and must have a love for their students. Next to the director, the teachers will be the most critical factor in the success of the school. It is important that they prepare their subjects daily, by staying ahead of the students in the manual or text book.

  1. SET A START DATE

Once you have your director, location, curriculum, and teachers prepared, then you can set a start date for the school. Give yourself the time you need to advertise the school and to be as fully prepared as possible before starting. 

  1. ORGANIZE THE SCHEDULE

Classes are taught in one hour sessions. Classes can be run during the weekday, on weeknights, or on weekends. The schedule is entirely up to the director, as he sees the needs of the students and teachers. Sample schedules for day classes and night classes are available on the CD that also contains the curriculum. It should be mentioned that if night classes are selected, the usual hours being from 7-9 PM, the time to complete one school quarter will be twice as long as for day classes.

  1. DETERMINE THE COSTS

Before advertising the school, the costs of the school should be determined, and how these costs will be met. All of our schools are self supporting. Schools can be run very frugally if you have a good relationship with the owner of the location for the school. Generally that is the greatest expense. The cost of the location and some compensation for the director and teachers should come from the fees charged to the students. There may be churches, ministries, or Christian businesses that will help fund scholarships for individual students. Even if the teachers and director volunteer their services and the location of the school is rent free, there should be a nominal charge for the students, or they will not value the teaching.

  1. ADVERTISE THE SCHOOL

Advertise the school through the local churches and ministries. Make an appealing looking flyer to distribute to friends and potential students. Emphasize that the school is not only academic but also practical. Mention that graduates will be equipped to teach and preach the Word of God, to heal the sick, and to move in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

  1. INTERVIEW STUDENT APPLICANTS

Give each applicant a form to complete and return to you before the interview. This form should document their Christian life and experience. The applicant must also obtain a recommendation from their pastor. Screen the applicants to determine their level of seriousness about finishing the diploma program. It is better to have fewer but serious students than many with a low level of commitment. The focus is really to train men and women who are emerging apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. You will also be training experienced ministers who never had formal training. Reach out to both men and women.