PROGRAM COMMITMENT AND EXPECTATIONS
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.