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MINISTRY ACADEMY

Family Worship Center exists to raise up a new generation of Spirit-filled, transformational leaders for life-impacting ministry. We do this by focusing on developing individuals who are called to full-time, part-time and volunteer ministry. Our goal is to equip leaders with solid, Biblical convictions, theological foundations, healthy culture and vital leadership principles for anointed impact in ministry.

The Ministry Academy provides students with the opportunity to integrate what they learn in the classroom with practical experience. Students are offered valuable opportunities for supervised ministry training in field settings to gain experience and greater competency as ministry leaders. The strategic weekly involvements allow students first-hand experience in the ministry and leadership culture of Family Worship Center. In this way, students are exposed to the diverse ministry challenges found in a dynamic, healthy, and growing church.

Undergraduate Programs

We offer two undergraduate programs (two-year and four-year) that provide students with college level instruction as well as practical ministry experience. At the end of the programs, students will have earned their Associate of Arts and/or their Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Theology and will have gained valuable ministry experience. Upon completion of these programs, graduates may apply for pastoral licensing and ordination through FWC.

Graduate Programs

We offer graduate programs where students can continue on to earn their Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Biblical Theology. These programs will strengthen your foundation of biblical doctrine from which all future ministry will flow.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Programs

  • Completion of 20 college level courses (per degree)

  • Active participation on a FWC ministry team

  • Weekly check-ins with ministry supervisor

  • Completion of reading assignments and/or special tasks assigned by ministry supervisor

  • Monthly meeting with your Ministry Academy cohort.

  • Cost is $2000 per year ($4000 per degree). Monthly payment plan available

Graduate Programs

  • Completion of college level courses (number of credits depends on degree)

  • Active participation on a FWC ministry team - minimum of 5 hours a week.

  • Weekly check-ins with ministry supervisor

  • Completion of reading assignments and/or special tasks assigned by ministry supervisor

  • Monthly meeting with your Ministry Academy cohort.

  • Cost is $2000 per year ($4000 per degree). Monthly payment plan available

Required College Classes for Associate of Arts in Biblical Theology (1st and 2nd year)

Year One (10 Courses)                                     Year Two (10 Courses)

Bible Study - How To Study the Bible                Authority of the Believer

The Life of Christ (Cristology)                            Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Church History 1                                                Church History 2

Healing - Health and Healing Principles            Your Family

Foundations of Faith                                          People Skills

The Holy Spirit 1                                                The Holy Spirit 2

Old Testament Survey 1                                    Old Testament Survey 2

New Testament Survey 1                                  New Testament Survey 2

Prayer: It's Power and Purpose                         Preaching/Teaching 1

God's Plan for Financing the Ministry               A Theology of Worship

**For applicants who already have college credits and/or degrees, we will review your transcripts and appropriately apply previous credits and degrees to our program requirements. We will work with students in this scenario to customize their requirements in the Ministry Academy. An advanced standing form will need to be completed.

HOW TO APPLY

If you believe the Ministry Academy is the right step for you, you will first need to submit the application (link below).

You will need to submit:

☐ Academic & Ministerial Experience:

  • Completion of Christian Worker Certificate (Theology or Ministry) OR

  • One Year of Ministry/Marketplace Ministry Experience 

 

☐ Submission of Supporting Documents

  • Detailed Ministry Resume

  • Transcripts

  • References

  • Letter of Recommendation from a Spiritual/Pastoral Leader 

 

☐ One-time $50 Application Fee to the Ministry Academy 

Once we receive your completed application, you will be contacted to schedule an Admissions Interview with the Ministry Academy Director. The purpose of the admissions interview is to determine:

  • Ministry Purpose/Calling

  • Theological Alignment with FWC  Statement of Faith

  • Commitment to Daily Christian Living

  • Determination of satisfactory ministry pre-requisite