NORTH School of Ministry

NORTH School of Ministry is an intensive program for individuals who feel God is calling them to the next level in ministry, life, leadership and career. It is a hands-on training program designed to serve and equip those who are called to lead at the next level, to help identify their purpose or calling and to grow in their personal relationship with Christ.  *Contact NORTH.CHURCH Headquarters for more information.

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NORTH CHURCH SCHOOL OF MINISTRY 2018
Leadership Course
2 Timothy 2:2

Organization:

Class time, Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:45pm, will consist of a variation of the following:
·       Open discussion
·       Teaching
·       Leadership Cohorts
·       Testimonies
·       Special Speakers
·       Videos/Podcasts

Values:

·       Understand mission and vision of NORTH CHURCH and ministry that you are a part of.
·       Invest in where you are. Make a difference.
·       Be solution driven.

Expectations:

·       Adhere to the NORTH CHURCH standard and cultures
·       Complete required reading and essays
·       Be on time (If you are ”on time” you are late) and participate in class
·       5-10 hours each week
           o   Lead in a ministry
           o   Class prep and class time
           o   Reading
·       Actively serve in assigned ministry
·       Public speaking
          o   5 minute testimony
          o   5 minute book review
·       ACT- Apply-Change-Teach
·       Attendance: Graduation will be in jeopardy if more than six (6) classes are missed.  Additional work may be required for completion.

Required Reading*

·       The Pursuit of HolinessJerry Bridges
·       A Tale of Three KingsGene Edwards
·       Ordering Your Private WorldGordon MacDonald
·       7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStephen Covey
·       Courageous Leadership: Field-Tested Strategy for the 360° Leader Bill Hybels
·       Teaching to Change Lives Howard Hendricks
·       One Minute ManagerKen Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
·       Leadership PainSamuel Chand

 * You will be expected to share a synopsis on your required reading.  As you finish each book you are required to type a no more than 500-1000 word essay answering one or more of the following questions: 

1.     Topic and scope of book – What is the essence of the book?
2.     Major thesis or theses – What is the main point the author is making?
3.     Sources relied upon – Did the author use research, Bible, experience, other?
4.     Intended audience – Who did the author write the book for?
5.     Information on the author – Who is the author, what formed their thinking?
6.     Personal application – How will you use this?

Cost:
·       NORTH CHURCH: $500
           o   Prepay discount: $450
           o   Can be paid $125/quarter
·       Non-NORTH CHURCH: $600
           o   Prepay discount: $525
           o   Can be paid $150/quarter

Credentialing:
·       Completion of NORTH School of Ministry Leadership Course and one (1) year of NORTH School of Ministry Theology required
           o   Complete application to begin process
           o   Approval by the executive team 

NORTH CHURCH SCHOOL OF MINISTRY 2018
Theology Course
2 Timothy 2:2

Organization:

Class time, Tuesdays 8-9pm, will consist of a variation of the following:
·       Open discussion
·       Teaching
·       Special Speakers

Values:

·       Understand mission and vision of NORTH CHURCH and ministry that you are a part of.
·       Invest in where you are. Make a difference.
·       Be solution driven.

Expectations:

·       Adhere to the NORTH CHURCH standard and cultures
·       Complete required reading and homework
·       Be on time (If you are ”on time” you are late) and participate in class
·       5-10 hours each week
           o   Lead in a ministry
           o   Class prep and class time
           o   Reading
·       Actively serve in an area of ministry
·       ACT- Apply-Change-Teach
·       Attendance: Graduation will be in jeopardy if more than six (6) classes are missed.  Additional work may be required for completion.

Required Reading:

·       Old Testament Survey
·       New Testament Survey

*Assigned reading schedule given on the course calendar.  

Cost:
·       NORTH CHURCH: $500
           o   Prepay discount: $450
           o   Can be paid $125/quarter
·       Non-NORTH CHURCH: $600
           o   Prepay discount: $525
           o   Can be paid $150/quarter

Credentialing:
·       Completion of NORTH School of Ministry Leadership Course and one (1) year of NORTH School of Ministry Theology required
·       Complete application to begin process
·       Approval by the executive team