LEARNING

LEARNING

We offer many avenues to learning, to meet you where you are

Knowing the truth sets you free;
Sharing the truth sets others free!

Our goal is to train and equip as many believers as possible to support their pastor’s vision, to minister to the world and each other.

Advanced Ministry Training is a personal transformation class that causes the Scriptures to come alive with new insight, truth, relevance, and revelation. It will equip you to share the same truths with others through teaching techniques, visuals, and ministry tools. This class includes a 500-page ministry manual, personal application, abundant ministry resources, compelling visuals, and case studies.

Every believer can be “equipped for the work of ministry, to the building up of the body of Christ.” With experiential training and equipping, every believer is able to minister the same lasting freedom and healing that they have experienced and fulfill their call and ministry to the church body.

We offer several classes, which are offered in a variety of ways: IN PERSON; VIRTUAL and ONLINE. Details about how the class is offered is identified with each class.

Three Levels of Participation, Preparation, and Power

Our goal is to train and equip as many believers as possible to support their pastor’s vision, to minister to the world and each other. Therefore we drastically cut our prices by 75%. Again this year the cost will be $250. (Pay in full or pay in 5 easy payments.)

We are accepting enrollment for this year’s Advanced Ministry Training (AMT) now. Hurry space is limited.

The Advanced Ministry Training, Level One class meets 27 times on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm

UNIT ONE: Biblical Foundations for Ministry

1.     Orientation and Personality Profiles

2.     Tri-Unity – Three Part Man

3.     Romans 5 – Saved by His Life (In Christ)

4.     Romans 6 – Dead to Sin, Alive to God

5.     Romans 7 – Dead to Law, Joined to Another

6.     Romans 7 – Continue, Law or Grace

7.     Romans 8 – The Law of Life in Christ Jesus

 

UNIT TWO: Ministry Methods and Skills

8.     The Word, the Spirit, and Prayer

9.     History Skills and Life Messages

10.  Life and Cross Diagrams

 

UNIT THREE: Walking and Leading in Grace

11.  Identifying the Flesh

12.  Concept of God

13.  Your Identity in Christ

14.  Forgiven (Free from Guilt and Shame)

15.  Forgiving Others

16.  Repentance, Salvation, Assurance, Security

 

UNIT FOUR: Living Victorious from Christ’s Life

17.  Renewing and Setting Your Mind

18.  Suffering and the Grace of God

19.  Brokenness and Surrender

20.  Deceptions of Passivity

 

UNIT FIVE: Delivery and Management of Content

21.  Marriage and Family Ministry

22.  Marriage and Premarital Counseling Ministry

23.  Freedom from Addiction and Sexual Issues

24.  Abuse and Trauma Ministry

25.  Self-Harm and Suicide Ministry

26.  Spiritual Warfare, part 1 (Believer’s Authority)

27.  Spiritual Warfare, part 2 (Fight the Right Fight)

 

RECOMMENDED READING

      The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

      The Rest of the Gospel by Stone and Greg Smith

      What God Wishes Christians Knew by Gillham

      Foundations of Exchange Life Counseling by Hall

      Christian’s Secret Happy Life by H. Withall-Smith

      Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson

 

Here is where the rubber hits the road.  Learn how to use your Exchanged Life Ministry Handbook as a tool to chart a course for sessions, keep client records, and get additional training on prayer ministry. Additionally, we will cover characteristics that God works in us for ministry and learn how to respond to common confusing scriptures.  Once you have completed everything, you can apply for the internship.

 

ATTEND EACH CLASS, FINISH ASSIGNMENTS

28.  Confusing Scriptures Hinder Grace

29.  Charting, the Discipler’s Handbook, and Records

30.  Prayer Ministry and Qualifications

 

RECEIVE A DISCIPELR’S MINISTRY HANDBOOK

      $100 value, an essential ministry tool

      106 ministry handouts and resources

 

REQUIRED READING, TURN IN SUMMARY

      The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

      The Rest of the Gospel by Stone and Greg Smith

      What God Wishes Christians Knew by Gillham

      Foundations of Exchange Life Counseling by Hall

      Christian’s Secret Happy Life by H.Withall-Smith

      Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson

      Handbook to Happiness by Charles Solomon

      Birthright by David Needham

      Resolving Misunderstand of EL by Best

      The Cross of Christ by Dr. John Best

      Faithful Forever by Anabel Gilham

 

ONLINE ACCESS TO AUDIO MESSAGES

      Strength in Weakness by Jack Taylor

      Search for Self-Worth by Malcolm Smith

      Liberated in the Beloved by Juan Carlos Ortiz

      Turkeys & Eagles by Peter Lord

      Brokenness by Charles Stanley

      Receiving by Jack Taylor

 

ONLINE ACCESS TO TRAINING VIDEO TUTORIALS  (16 hours)

      Seated in Heavenly Places, Three Part Man

      Thermometer, Echo Line, Two Trees

      Life and Cross Diagrams 1-5, 6-8, Two Houses

      Crucified with Christ, Personality Profiles

      Wars that Wage, The Weakness of the Law

      Double Minded Man, Marriage Duplex

      Brokenness and Surrender

      Relational Flesh Cycle, Cycle of Addiction,

      Relationships May Get Worse

      Live History and Two Lives of Maria (live session)

      Liberated in the Beloved

 

— THREE MINISTRY SESSIONS

1.     A supervisor takes your history

2.     You take your supervisor’s history (skill training)

3.     One personal ministry session, more if needed at ½ price, $30 each

— START AN UNPAID SUPERVISED INTERNSHIP

 

— Upon the successful release of one client, you will receive Certification as an Exchanged Life Discipler.

 

— FIVE TRAINING INTERVIEWS (More training meetings at ½ price $30 each)

1.     Present Two Houses, Present Diagrams 1-8, and Crucified with Christ.

2.     Present Three-Part Man, Thermometer, and Echo Line on the dry erase board.

3.     Present Seated in Heavenly Places, Two Trees, and Wars that Wag.

4.     Present Law’s Weakness, Double-Minded-Roller Coaster, and Brokenness/Surrender

5.     Present Marriage Duplex, Flesh Cycle, Addiction Cycle, Relationships May get Worse.

 

 At this point, you may apply (or be asked) to start the Internship…

  • Level One [Discipleship Training] $250
  • Level Two [Training Track] $200
  • Level Three [Internship] $350

AMT ONLINE

AMT is also offered ONLINE, so you can engage at your convenience

Advanced Ministry Training can now be taken at your convenience, with the ONLINE version offered through Digital Chalk. When you sign up for the ONLINE version, you will register and pay through Digital Chalk.

The Conference that will change every area of your life!

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.”

— 2 Corinthians 9:8

You don’t need to struggle in life or in your relationships when you…

  • Understand that your identity is in Christ!
  • Learn how God’s promises and abundant life is available to you TODAY!
  • Learn that God’s grace is more than enough!

The REIGNING IN LIFE CONFERENCE is offered four Saturdays this 2021–2022 season, from 9am to 2pm. (Includes lunch). Location is Life Center offices unless otherwise indicated.

DATES [these dates cover identical content]:

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021; 9am–2pm
    LOCATION:
    Frontline Bible Church
    8283 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW, Byron Center
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022; 9am–2pm
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022; 9am–2pm
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022; 9am–2pm 
REGISTER TODAY
  • $50 Individual 
  • $70 Couple / Family. (Use SAVE15EACH coupon code with each enrollment.) 

For group rates, or to bring this conference to your church, please contact the Life Center office

RIL ONLINE

REIGNING IN LIFE CONFERENCE is also offered ONLINE, so you can engage at a time that is best for you.

Topical Classes

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Galations 2:20

Topics may vary each season, however classes offered are always engaging and encourage growth. From studying books of the Bible to culturally relevant topics like, Self-Harm Awareness, you will be transformed.

Until you understand your death and resurrection into Christ (Galatians 2:20), you will not consistently walk in the resurrection power of Christ. Our classes are for anyone wanting to learn how Christ exchanged His life for yours and how to live as a new creation in Christ. While our topics vary, our passion is to present the mystery of the gospel so that all come to live from their resurrected life in Christ.

The Life in Christ classes are more than acquiring new information. Our classes are personalized and ministry oriented to invite the renewal of the Holy Spirit for emotional and mental healing which results in lasting change.

As always, we use simple illustrations, diagrams, and handouts along with some books to help you see what God is saying. Through practical application and group discussion, you will learn to walk by faith instead of by sight or feelings or intellect or will-power.

Philippians Bible Study

Christ, the Source of Joy and Strength

Theresa is looking forward to working through John MacArthur’s Philippians verse by verse Bible study with you. She will share visuals, the backstories on her favorite verses in Philippians, and help you connect with these Scriptures in practical and relevant ways.

There is no fee to join this class. We ask you to prayerfully make an any amount donation based on how God moves in your heart.

LOCATION:
Life Center Office
700 3 Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

SCHEDULE:  2nd and 4th Fridays, 10am to Noon 
NOTE: Snow cancellation make up date, May 13th

  • Friday, October 8th and 22nd
  • Friday, November 12th
  • Friday, December 10th
  • Friday January 14th and 28th
  • Friday, February 11th and 25th
  • Friday, March 11th and 25th
  • Friday, April 8th and 22nd

Life In Christ ONLINE

Self-Harm Awareness Class

An alarming and growing number of our young people use self-harm as a means to cope with pain.

You can be equipped to minister to those who are trapped in this silent scream for help…

Self-Harm Awareness and Leader’s Basic Ministry Training
Life Center welcomes you to attend a complimentary
Self-Harm Awareness and Ministry Training Class — a $50.00 value.

Is Self-Harm impacting your community?
Join us to learn how to be equipped to impact these lives with God’s Peace.

Class Topics Include:
— What is Self-Harm
— Why Self-Harm
— Myths about Self-Harm
— What are the Underlying Problems
— Exchanging Pain for God’s Peace
— Leader’s Ministry Tools
— Leader’s Breakout (Parent’s Welcome)

Self-Harm Awareness Community Outreach Class is offered ONLINE via Digital Chalk. Register today and engage in this class when it is best for your schedule.