CWC SCHOOL OF MINISTRY. Promoting lifelong devotion to Christ and to others.

 Ministry diakonia – grk. to render assistance or help by performing certain duties, often of a humble or menial nature.

“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God.” – Ephesians 4:11-13.

The body of Christ is made up of servants, not onlookers. We often experience isolation and discouragement when we are not regularly blessing others. God has called every one of us to be there for each other. He has blessed us with leaders, who teach us how to help one another in ways that honor God, and strengthen the members of the church. As our neighbors witness the love of God between us, they experience the love of God for themselves.

The disciples spent three years with Jesus being equipped to continue the ministry of Christ on the earth. He taught them, gave them the opportunity to teach and bless others, corrected them, and finally, commissioned them. That’s what our School of Ministry is all about.

In the School of Ministry, you will receive instruction regarding your life with Christ, your service to others, and living out your faith in the world at large. Challenged to apply what you learn as you serve the congregation, and commit yourself to daily prayer, you will grow closer to God and your brothers and sisters in Christ.


Module A: Knowing who you are & Know Who God Is
August 14 - November 12

orientation - Saturday, august 8, 7am-12pm and Sunday, august 13, 2pm-4pm
Refresh Conference – Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7
Off on Labor Day September 4
Serving at SkyZone Harvest festival, Tuesday, October 31

Know Who You Are

Know Who God Is

Mondays: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Sundays: 6:30am-8:00am
8/14 - Enjoy Your Freedom
           (Wiersbe) ch. 1-5
8/20 - We Would See Jesus 
           (Hession) ch.   1-3
8/21 - Enjoy Your Freedom 
           (Wiersbe) ch. 6-10
8/27 - We Would See Jesus
            (Hession) ch.   4-6
8/28 - Enjoy Your Freedom
            (Wiersbe) - Final Paper
9/3 - We Would See Jesus 
         (Hession) ch.   7-9
9/4 - Off - Labor Day 9/10 - We Would See Jesus 
           (Hession) Final Paper
9/11 – Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
            (Tripp) ch. 1-3
9/17 - How Did We Get the Bible?
9/18 – Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
            (Tripp) ch. 4-6
9/24 - How Did We Get the Bible?
9/25 – Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
            (Tripp) ch. 7-9

10/1 - How Did We Get the Bible?

10/2 – Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
            (Tripp) ch. 10-12
10/8 - How Did We Get the Bible?
10/9 – Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
            (Tripp) Final Paper

10/15 - Pursuit of God

10/16 – Being A Servant            [Homework Link]
              (Wiersbe) ch.  1-8 homework due

10/22 - Pursuit of God

10/23 – Being A Servant
              (Wiersbe) ch. 9-16 homework due 

10/29 - Pursuit of God

10/30 – Being A Servant
               (Wiersbe) ch. 17-23 homework due

11/5 -  Pursuit of God

11/6 –   Being A Servant 
              (Wiersbe) ch. 24-30 homework due

11/12 - Pursuit of God


 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” - Matthew 28:19, 20.

Module B: grow with one another & grow with god
November 13 - January 28

Ordering your Life Retreat, Quaker Ridge Camp-November 17-19, 2017
Off November 21-26, Thanksgiving Week
Serving at Christmas Eve Service
Off December 25 - January 6, Christmas / New Year's Break
Off January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Grow With One Another

Grow With God

Mondays: 6:30pm-8:00pm Sunday: 6:30am-8:00am
11/13 - Multiply (Chan) 11/19ORDERING YOUR LIFE RETREAT
11/20 – Multiply (Chan)


11/27 – Multiply (Chan)

12/3 - God's Armor Bearer
            (Nance) ch. 1-2

12/4 – Multiply (Chan) 12/10 - God's Armor Bearer
             (Nance) ch. 3-4
12/11– Multiply (Chan)

12/17 - God's Armor Bearer
             (Nance) ch.5-6

12/18 - Ministering to Problem People

12/24 - God's Armor Bearer
             (Nance) Final Paper




1/7 - Humility (Murray)

1/8 – Ministering to Problem People 

1/14 - Humility (Murray)


1/21- Humility (Murray)

1/22 - Ministering to Problem People

1/28 - Humility (Murray)

 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:35.

Module C: Go and serve the church and the world
January 29 - May 13

Off president's Day, February 19
serving Easter weekend, March 31-april 1
Vision-casting retreat, may 4-6
graduation, may 11
Certificates of completion, may 20, 10am service

Go and Serve the Church

Go and serve the world

Mondays: 6:30pm-8:00pm Sundays: 6:30am-8:00am
1/29 – Imagine Church (Hudson) 2/4 – Church History for Modern Ministry 
2/5 – Imagine Church (Hudson) 2/11- Church History for Modern Ministry   
2/12 – Imagine Church (Hudson) 2/18 –Church History for Modern Ministry
2/19OFF - PRESIDENT'S DAY 2/25 - Apologetics
2/26 – What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary
3/4 – Apologetics

3/5 – What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary

3/11– Apologetics
3/12 – What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary
3/18 – Apologetics
3/19 – What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary
3/25 – Apologetics
3/26 – What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary
4/2 - In Light of Eternity (Chan) 4/8 - Apologetics
4/9 - In Light of Eternity (Chan) 4/15 - Pastors Q&A 
4/16 - In Light of Eternity (Chan) 4/22 - 2-week Final Exam
4/23 - In Light of Eternity (Chan) 4/29 - 2-week Final Exam
4/30 - SOM student Review and Filming  5/6 - VISION-CASTING RETREAT
5/7 - VISION-CASTING RETREAT 5/13 - Graduation 6:30pm-8:00pm


“They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayer.” – Acts 2:42.



Jesus stated that His desire is that we love God with all of our hearts in Matthew 22:37, and our aim is making Him the central and defining focus of our lives. We give ourselves to gazing upon God so that our voluntary love and fascination for God burns in our hearts.

King David said that God had been his confidence since the days of his youth in Psalm 71:5, and daily, we want to choose the rewards of eternity over the temporary pleasures of this life. Thus, we consecrate our lives to be holy, and to seek God from this point forward. 

Strategic Abandonment

In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus Christ called us to make disciples everywhere, of all people. In Acts 13:1-3, the Holy Spirit confirmed the calling of Paul and Barnabas to preach the gospel to the people of Asia Minor. Our desire is to pray passionately for God to use us in the fulfillment of his purposes for all people. To know Him and make Him known.

Spiritual Growth

As we grow in the knowledge of God and act upon that knowledge in submission to the Holy Spirit and in communion with the fellowship of believers, we will grow in faith, wisdom, devotion, love and reverence for God. Therefore, the time spent in personal devotion, bible study, classroom instruction, and group discussion is critical to the fulfillment of our time in The School of Ministry.

Local Impact with Global Implication

Our work and engagement in the community beyond the walls of CWC provides us opportunity to engage those who may never enter a church building with the love of Christ in our schools, neighborhoods, and places of employment.

Required Reading

Chosen But Free (Geisler)
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands (Tripp)
We Would See Jesus (Hession) 
How Did We Get the Bible? (Sumner)
God's Armor Bearer (Nance) 
Pursuit of God (Tozer)
Multiply (Chan)
On Being a Servant of God (Wiersbe)
Ministering to Problem People (Stenley) 
Humility (Murray)
Imagine Church (Hudson)
Church History for Modern Ministry (Hartman)
What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary (White)
You and Me Forever (Chan)

Conference and Retreat

1. The Refresh Conference – Friday, October 6 and Saturday October 7, 2017.

    Hosted by Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel for ministry workers throughout the Front Range.

2. Ordering your Life Workshop, Quaker Ridge Camp – November, 17-19, 2017. 

3. Prayer Retreat -President’s Day Weekend – Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18, 2018.

School of Ministry registration for 2017/2018 is now closed.


1. Maintain a personal devotional journal.
A. Each student will be given a SOAP Journal. SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. The journal is broken up into 365 entries that guide you through reading the entire Bible in one year.
B. Students are expected to start the day after the first evening class in August, and continue until the final Monday class in May.

2. Participate in one Worship service per week, keeping a Sermon Notebook.
All students will participate in congregational worship Sunday mornings during 1st.

3. Actively serve in a church ministry at CWC.
The classroom discussions are designed to incorporate your experiences in regular ministry to the body of Christ at Calvary Worship Center. Students will rotate through serving in four different ministry areas (Youth, Children’s Ministry, Prayer Ministry, and Service – Ushers/Greeters/Parking Lot/Life Center) to learn to minister in different areas of church life.

4. School of Ministry Classes are held 2 days per week. Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm and Sunday mornings, 6:30 – 8 am.
A. You will read, on average, 12-20 pages per day total, for 5 days per week, to keep up with classroom discussions for Monday and Saturday classes. That is 60-120 pages of reading per week. You will probably spend 3-5 hours reading and completing assigned homework.
B. It is expected that you will complete your reading assignment before coming to class. Discussions will be based on the reading for that week. For example: Before Monday, August 14, it is expected that all students will have read the first assigned pages in Enjoy Your Freedom.

5. Attend Cornerstone classes (12 Thursday night classes, preferably 1st semester). To ensure all students are prepared to disciple others in the Faith, students will attend twelve Cornerstone classes, unless they have been previously completed.

6. Attend once monthly Wednesday night L1fe Nights at CWC.

7. Other Service - All participants in the School of Ministry are expected to serve for preparation and all day at the Harvest Festival, Christmas Eve Service, and Easter Weekend.

8. Accountability – All students will meet regularly with Pastor Shay for help identifying their passion and vision for ministry. In addition, class homework will be assigned a letter grade, and pass/fail grades will be assigned for sermon notebooks, devotionals, and service and event attendance.

9. Conferences & Retreats – Attend the Refresh Conference (10/6 – 7), Ordering Your Life Retreat (11/17-19), and Vision-Casting Retreat (5/4-6).


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