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.

COURSE SCHEDULE.

Refresh Conference – Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7
Ordering your Life Retreat, Quaker Ridge Camp- November 17-19, 2017
Off on Labor Day Weekend September 2 - 4
Serving with Harvest Festival, Tuesday, October 31
Off Thanksgiving Week November, 20 - 25

Module A: Spiritual Formation. August 14 to November 18. 16 Weeks. 

Mondays: 6:30pm-8:30pm Saturdays: 2:00-4:00pm
Biblical Survey Spirtual Development
8/14 - Creation 1 8/19 - Habits of Grace - David Mathis
8/21 - Creation 2 8/26 - Habits of Grace – David Mathis
8/28 - The Fall 1 9/2 – OFF LABOR DAY WEEKEND
9/4- Off- Labor Day 9/9 – Habits of Grace – David Mathis
9/11 – The Fall 2 9/16 – Habits of Grace – David Mathis
9/18 – Covenant 9/23 – Learn to Study the Bible – Andy Deane
9/25 – The Law

9/30 - Learn to Study the Bible – Andy Deane

10/2 – Kings and Prophets  10/7 – Refresh Conference
10/9 – Intertestamental Period

10/14 - Learn to Study the Bible – Andy Deane

10/16 – Jesus Christ 1

10/21 - Learn to Study the Bible – Andy Deane

10/23 – Jesus Christ 2

10/28 – The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer

10/30 – The Holy Spirit

11/4 - The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer

11/6 – The Church

11/11 - The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer

11/13 – Glorification

11/18 - Ordering Your Life Workshop

11/20 - OFF: Thanksgiving Week

11/25 - OFF: Thanksgiving Weekend

11/27 – Recap

12/2 – Recap or No Class

Schedule Individual Evaluations. December 4 - January 4 
Serving at Christmas Eve Service, Saturday, December 24
Off, December 23-26 and December 30 - January 2

 “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: Christian Fellowship. January 6 to March 10.  10 Weeks.

Off January 13-15, MLK Weekend.
Prayer Retreat -President’s Day Weekend – Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18.

Mondays: 6:30pm-8:30pm Saturdays: 2:00-4:00pm
Theological Survey Church Community
1/1 – OFF, New Year’s Day 1/6 – Church Relationships
1/8 – The Bible

1/13 – Off: MLK Weekend

1/15 – OFF: MLK Day

1/20 - Church Relationships

1/22 – God, part 1 1/27 - Church Relationships
1/29 – God, part 2

2/3 - Church Relationships

2/5 – Jesus Christ, part 1

2/10 – Humility – Andrew Murray

2/12 – Jesus Christ, part 2

2/17 – Prayer Retreat

2/19 – OFF: President’s Day

2/24 - Humility – Andrew Murray

2/26 – The Holy Spirit

3/3 - Humility – Andrew Murray

3/5 – Angels and Demons 3/10 - Humility – Andrew Murray

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

Module C: Outreach -  Evangelism and Mission. March 17 - May 12. 9 Weeks.

Mondays: 6:30pm-8:30pm Saturdays: 3:00-5:00pm
Theological Survey Outreach
3/12 – Sin and Death 3/17 – Evangelism – J. Mack Stiles
3/19 – Salvation 3/24 - Evangelism – J. Mack Stiles
3/26 – The Church, part 1 3/31 – Serving Easter Weekend
4/2 – The Church, part 2 4/7 - Evangelism – J. Mack Stiles
4/9 – God’s Ultimate Glory 4/14 – Let the Nations Be Glad – John Piper
4/16 – Relational Apologetics – M. Sherrard 4/21 – Let the Nations Be Glad – John Piper
4/23 – Relational Apologetics – M. Sherrard 4/28 – Let the Nations Be Glad – John Piper
4/30 – Relational Apologetics – M. Sherrard 5/5 – Let the Nations Be Glad – John Piper
5/7 – Relational Apologetics – M. Sherrard 5/12 – Debrief

Debrief - 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Certificates of Completion - 10:00am service, Sunday May 20, 2018.

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

Why?

Fascination 

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

  1. Habits of Grace, by David Matthis. 
  2. Learn to Study the Bible, by Andy Deane.
  3. The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer.
  4. Humility, by Andrew Murray.
  5. Evangelism, by J. Mack Stiles.
  6. Let the Nations be Glad, by John Piper.
  7. Relational Apologetics, by Michael Sherrard.
  8. An NKJV or ESV English translation of the Bible.

Total cost: $930.00

  • $330.00 non-refundable deposit due by Monday, August 1, 2017
  • $300.00 due by Monday, September 12, 2017
  • $300.00 due by Monday, January 15, 2018

ENROLL Here

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.

PROGRAM COMMITMENT AND EXPECTATIONS

9 Months 

1. Participation in one worship service per week.

All students will participate in congregational worship at least once weekly. Depending on your personal schedule, you may commit to a being in service every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm, Saturday evening at 6:00 pm, or one of the three Sunday morning services at 8:00am, 10:00am, or 12:00pm. Choose a service to which you are consistently able to arrive on time.

 2. Actively serving in a church ministry at CWC.

Ministering means helping. Serving on a weekly or twice monthly basis at Calvary Worship Center is fundamental to receiving all that the School of Ministry has to offer. The classroom discussions are designed to incorporate your experiences in regular ministry to the body of Christ at Calvary Worship Center. Ministries, such as the Worship Team or Prayer Team, where participants serve for an entire weekend once monthly are acceptable.

 3. Participation in a LifeGroup Each LifeGroup Semester.

4. Maintain a personal devotional journal.

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.

Students are expected to start the day after the first evening class in August, and continue until the final Monday class in May.

Consistent time in God’s word, and prayer is vital to maintaining a vibrant relationship with God that blesses others.

5. Attend School of Ministry Classes

School of Ministry Classes are held 2 days per week. Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday afternoons, 2:00-4:00pm. 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.

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 15, it is expected that all students will have read the first assigned pages in Habits of Grace. By Saturday August 20, it will be expected that all students will have read the first assigned pages in How did we get the Bible?

6. Serve at Major CWC Outreach Events

All participants in the School of Ministry are expected to serve at the Harvest Festival 2017, Christmas Eve Service 2017, Easter Weekend 2018, and Vacation Bible School in Summer 2018.