Church-based Leadership Training
The Missio Global School of Ministry is a partnership between Missio Global Ministries and local churches around the world. The MGSOM is a valuable and productive training program that is based in the local church. It is a proven tool that churches can use to equip their congregation and develop emerging leaders.
The sponsor local church is the laboratory where the students serve and complete ministry projects. In this setting, the students learn from the experience and wisdom of their church leaders. The goal of MGSOM is to create a fruitful learning community in the local church that will develop future leaders and ultimately plant new churches.
unique aspects of the MGSOM
MGSOM enables local church leadership to equip and mentor developing leaders in their church in the same way that Jesus trained his twelve disciples.
The classes are taught by the local church leadership. It is not video-based training.
MGSOM is a school of ministry, not just a Bible course. The host church is the laboratory where students serve and complete ministry projects under the supervision of the local church leadership.
The curriculum provides a very thorough and balanced training experience by focusing on three domains of learning - what we call knowing, doing, and being.
Because MGSOM is church-based and utilizes the resources of the local church, including the pastor and leaders, it facilitates the growth and spiritual maturing of the host church at a minimal cost.
Students will be prepared to lead local church ministries, to participate in international missions, and even to plant new churches.
how does it work?
Missio Global School of Ministry is a one or three-year program designed to prepare students for the ministry to which God has called them. It is designed to fit into the busy schedule of a local church. Here is how it works:
There are 36 modules (subjects) in the three-year curriculum, with 12 modules being completed each year.
Classes meet one night a week for a minimum of 2 1/2 hours.
Each year consists of four quarters of ten classes, with each quarter including three modules. Therefore, the MGSOM requires 40 classes per year, typically one night per week, for a total of 40 weeks per year. (Some schools have two classes during one week of the quarter to complete the quarter in nine weeks for a total of 36 weeks per year.)
The curriculum is uniquely based on three domains of ministry training: Bible knowledge (knowing), ministry skills (doing) and personal spiritual formation (being). In general, each quarter contains one class module from each of these three learning domains.
the curriculum modules
basic (Year One)
A. Understanding the Old Testament
B. Personal Evangelism
C. Who I Am in Christ
A. Understanding the New Testament
B. Discipleship and Mentoring
C. Life in the Spirit (the Spiritual Disciplines)
A. Basic Bible Doctrine
B. Leading Small Groups
C. Hearing the Voice of God
A. World Religions and Cults
B. Financial Freedom
C. Spiritual Gifts
intermediate (Year Two)
A. Old Testament Survey I
B. Bible Exegesis & Hermeneutics
C. Marriage and Family
A. Old Testament Survey II
B. Preparing a Biblical Message
C. Ministering Supernaturally
A. New Testament Survey I
B. Delivering a Biblical Message
C. Character Qualities of a Leader
A. New Testament Survey II
B. Pastoral Ministry
C. Christian Counseling
advanced (Year Three)
A. Theology I: The Revelation of God
B. The Process of Leadership Development
C. Conflict Resolution
A. Theology II: Sinful and Sinless Man
B. Principles of Effective Leadership
C. Spiritual Warfare
A. Theology III: Life in Christ
B. Leadership Multiplication
C. Initiating a New Church or Ministry
A. Theology IV: The Last Days
B. Ministry Growth Strategies and Administration
C. World Missions and Culture
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