BI 253 Pastoral Epistles
Pastor Mark Schumacher
6pm - 8pm
Heart for the World Church - School of Missions and Ministry (HFTW-SMM) is dedicated to equipping the saints (you and me) for the work of the ministry [Ephesians.4:12]. HFTW believes some of the greatest churches and ministries for the Kingdom of God are yet to come, some are being born at this moment. As The Kingdom continues to expand, HFTW & HFTW-SMM pray for laborers [Luke 10:2] as commanded, and to equip laborers for the Great Harvest.
The Pastoral Epistles (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus) are written by the apostle Paul for the church of his day, however his instruction is still applicable for church leaders today and for the generations to come. He lays out detailed insight from his own experience and example of what a GOD-kind of leader is to be, as well as instruction on the priority of prayer, the need for honorable character and for sound doctrine.
It has been said, “you cannot digest these three epistles without gaining a deep sense of duty and desire to be God’s kind of leader”. The purpose of this course is to gain a better understanding of the various aspects of church leadership and become a steward who fully relies on God’s help to carry them out. Students will be encouraged to make practical application to their lives and ministries and discuss the impact of Paul’s pastoral letters to us today.
Operating In Your
Pastor Dale Walker
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The apostle Paul gives a direct appeal to Christians not to be ignorant of spiritual gifts.[I Corinthians 12:1] God has placed spiritual gifts within every believer's grasp in order to empower each one with the ability to fulfill His divine, unique purpose for their lives. Just imagine if you had a checking account with all the provision you need to help your family, yet because you are not aware that you have it - you never write a check. Or you have a tool kit containing every tool needed to fix what is broken in your house - but never use them. You don’t want to be ignorant of your special gifts and miss out on what God has for you!
Many at Heart for the World are familiar with the recent teachings on discovering "God’s Genius" and unpacking your "S.H.A.P.E." In this series, Pastor Dale will review those lessons and take them a step further in guiding students in the application of the various gifts and how they work all together.
This course will also explore:
• the fivefold ministry (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher) and how the ministries work alongside each other to build up the Body of Christ and advance the Kingdom of God.
• the gifts of the Holy Spirit (word of wisdom, word of knowledge, discerning of spirits, tongues and interpretation of tongues, prophecy, gifts of healing, miracles, and faith) and how to discern between God’s voice and other voices around which may bring questions to our mind. Pastor Dale calls this “translating God,” in a ministry situation.
The Book of
Dr. Jim Courter
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Book of Revelation is a revelation of Jesus Christ (1:1). The first trimester we will focus on chapters 1-3: the messages to seven churches. The book promises a blessing to those who read it and heed its message. The seven churches receive individualized messages, suited to their need, spiritual condition, and circumstances. We, as did John’s readers, can understand better how the Church looks from God’s perspective. The repeated message is: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Are we listening to what the Spirit is saying to the churches today? The first three chapters describe what John had seen and what was in his day (1:19). These messages will prepare the reader for the what would come after these things, described in chapters 4-22 which are covered in the second trimester.
Pastor Thomas Bulger
9:30am - 11:20am
Who is the God of the universe? How has He revealed Himself to the people He created? Can getting to know Him change who I am?
If your great aim in life is to know God better and to worship Him in Spirit and in truth, then this course on the attributes and excellencies of God will open your eyes, challenge your mind, convict your heart, and leave you with a hunger to know God more intimately, and walk with Him in increasingly warm fellowship.
This course is designed to help students to come to know the Creator of the universe, who has not only made people to live in this world, but desires for them to know Him and in knowing Him be brought to better understanding of who they are and the desires he has for them. Come take part in part 2 of our journey of learning about purpose and life from a biblical and heavenly perspective. You may take this course without having taken part 1.