Valiant School of Ministry Curriculum

Discipleship Course

4 Months, 2 Phases to Effective Living

Foundational Doctrine

I – The Kingdom and Glory of God (Matthew, Ephesians)

II – The Will of God (Ephesians)

III – Sin, the Fall, Wrath (Romans, Genesis)

IV – The Son of God (Mark, John, Hebrews, Isaiah)

V – Repentance, Faith, and Grace (Acts, 1 John)

VI – The Holy Spirit and the Baptisms (John, Acts, Romans, Colossians)

VII – Resurrection, Fear, Coming Judgment (1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians)

VIII – A New Creation / New Identity (2 Corinthians, Colossians, Romans)

Foundational Action

IX – Renewal of the Mind (Romans, 1 John, James, Deuteronomy)

X – Obedience and Growth (Mark, James, 2 Peter, 1 John)

XI – Obedience as Male and Female (Genesis, 1 Timothy, Titus)

XII – Prayer and Hearing the Spirit (Jude, Acts, Psalms, Isaiah)

XIII – The Church (Leadership & Fellowship) (Acts, 1 Corinthians, Hebrews, 1 Thessalonians, 1 Peter)

XIV – Male and Female in the Church (1 Corinthians, 1 Timothy)

XV – Kingdom Stewardship (Time, Money, Body) (1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Mark, Luke, 2 Thessalonians, Proverbs)

XVI – The Great Commission & Winning the Lost (Matthew, Acts, 1 Corinthians)

XVII – Suffering, Persecution, and the End (2 Timothy, Acts, Matthew, 2 Thessalonians, 2 Peter) – Course Review + Extended Q&A

Leadership Course

8 Months, 4 Phases to Effective Leadership

1. Foundational Doctrine

I – The Kingdom and Glory of God (Matthew, Ephesians)

II – The Will of God (Ephesians)

III – Sin, the Fall, Wrath (Romans, Genesis)

IV – The Son of God (Mark, John, Hebrews, Isaiah)

V – Repentance, Faith, and Grace (Acts, 1 John)

VI – The Holy Spirit and the Baptisms (John, Acts, Romans, Colossians)

VII – Resurrection, Fear, Coming Judgment (1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians)

VIII – A New Creation / New Identity (2 Corinthians, Colossians, Romans)

2. Foundational Action

IX – Renewal of the Mind (Romans, 1 John, James, Deuteronomy)

X – Obedience and Growth (Mark, James, 2 Peter, 1 John)

XI – Obedience as Male and Female (Genesis, 1 Timothy, Titus)

XII – Prayer and Hearing the Spirit (Jude, Acts, Psalms, Isaiah)

XIII – The Church (Leadership & Fellowship) (Acts, 1 Corinthians, Hebrews, 1 Thessalonians, 1 Peter)

XIV – Male and Female in the Church (1 Corinthians, 1 Timothy)

XV – Kingdom Stewardship (Time, Money, Body) (1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Mark, Luke, 2 Thessalonians, Proverbs)

XVI – The Great Commission & Winning the Lost (Matthew, Acts, 1 Corinthians)

XVII – Suffering, Persecution, and the End (2 Timothy, Acts, Matthew, 2 Thessalonians, 2 Peter)

3. Cultivating Transformational Relationships

Personal Pastoring – You will gain understanding of how to pastor relationally—skills to build meaningful relationships that keep people fulfilled and inspired to grow. This will include practical skills for balancing your relationships so that you know who and who not to give your time to, how much time, and for what purposes. It’s all about identifying what people need and how to meet those needs accurately. (Matthew, 1 Thessalonians, Acts 20, 1 Peter).

I – The Pastoral Habits of the Chief Shepherd Achieving Agreement – Cultivating unity in your fellowship and laying a solid doctrinal foundation for a church, so that people are protected from the dangers of deception and work together without division or strife. (Acts, 1 Corinthians, Philippians, Jude, 2 Peter).

II – The Unanimity of the Church

III – Fending off Savage Wolves

The Trinity of Church-Planting, and Organic Growth – You’ll learn essentials about the roles of planters, pastors, and evangelists, which one of those roles you play, and the kind of team of co-leaders you’ll need to succeed. This will include growing a church’s numbers seamlessly through effective, relational evangelism, preserving intimacy and agreement between members, no matter how many new-comers are added. This includes a course on how to implement evangelists and water baptisms for church growth, and how to get new members well-founded in their early education and lifestyle, to set them up for success throughout the rest of their journey with Christ. (Acts, Hebrews)

IV – Apostles (Planters) & Evangelists (Early Teaching)

V – Pastors & The Milk of the Word Total Teaching – You will learn the skills for teaching/preaching the Word of God that bring the greatest gain to believers, allowing them to understand and retain the most, and therefore grow the most. (Matthew, 2 Timothy, Colossians, 1 Corinthians)

VI – Faithfulness to the Word

VII – Exegetical and Topical Preaching

VIII – Clear Points

4. Structuring an Organized Community

The Bible Blueprint – You will gain total clarity for your future through a biblical vision for ministry, and what that means for planting and building churches. This will include clarity on the necessary elements of a biblical church, what it accomplishes, and why. (Acts, 1 Corinthians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, Titus, Ephesians).

I – Following the Apostolic Pattern

II – The Components of a Biblical Church Approved Appointing – Gain a more detailed understanding of the role of a pastor/elder, and why this necessitates strict qualifications, which they must meet. Also, how to recognize, develop, and appoint the right kind of leaders in your church; and more about the role of an evangelist. (1 Timothy, Titus, Acts).

III – Strict Qualifications

IV – Men and Women in Leadership (Gender Roles)

V – Appointing Evangelists

Gathering Systems – How to organize church-gatherings in a way that delegates manageable responsibility to pastors and keeps members well cared for. (John 10, Luke 15, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 14).

VI – Small Gathering & Large Gatherings Finances & Infrastructure – Gain an understanding of the role of buildings, homes, or meeting spaces for a community, what kind of spaces you will need, and for what purpose. Second, you will learn about how a church should collect and manage its finances, how to do this in the simplest way possible, and who the church should give financial support to. (Acts, 1 Corinthians, Philippians).

VII – Buildings VS Homes

VIII – Collections and Stewardship

Graduation Week - Final Exhortations

Considerations and Preparations – Learn the details about how a church should operate, given the current times and seasons of our world, and what this means for public or private operations. This will include final instruction on what resources you will need to have in place in order to plant a church, if that’s what you choose to do. (Acts, 1 Corinthians, 2 Thessalonians, Matthew).

I – Operating in Christ’s Name and in Light of the Last Days.

Prayer and Graduation Celebration.