Church and Ministry
Church and Ministry (3 credits)
Instructor: Henry Reyenga
Content Providers: Dr. Carl George, Rev. Ken Dignan, Rev. Lee Strobel, and others.Overview: This course explores some key aspects of pastoring a church including: Your Family and Ministry, Leading the Leaders, Helping People Through Grief, The Nine Facets of Training your Ministry and Small Group Volunteers (Carl George), Sharing the Gospel, Hospitality, and tools for pastors as they set up a discipleship culture in homes of those they influence. This course also offers guidance for dealing with important transitional events, such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
- Understand and embrace a ministry model of forming disciples of Jesus in a community of believers.
- Prioritize sustainable, healthy self-care and discipleship of family members.
- Learn to train leaders for ministries and small groups.
- Develop skills for guiding people through life transitions and important rituals such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
- Develop vision and skills for evangelism and hospitality.
a. Funeral message (Up to three pages, double-spaced; 15% of grade) to be shared with your mentor or pastor. If you do not have a mentor/pastor available, just bring your paper to someone with experience who can give you valuable feedback.b. Wedding message (Up to three pages, double-spaced; 15% of grade) to be shared with your mentor or pastor. If you do not have a mentor/pastor available, just bring your paper to someone with experience who can give you valuable feedback.
- Watch or listen to video lectures (tracked by the web server; grade affected by whether you tune in)
- Use the discussion forum to ask questions and exchange ideas with others.
- Take the online quiz for each unit. You will have 45 minutes to answer the questions for each quiz. Once a quiz starts, you must finish it and can't retake it. So be ready ahead of time. Each quiz covers readings and video lectures for that unit. While taking the quiz, you may use your notes and refer to articles and other materials. Tip: First, answer all the questions you know. Then try to look up answers to questions you don't know. When you have entered an answer for every question, submit the quiz for grading before the 45-minute limit. Quizzes are 70% of the grade.
- Do two written assignments to be shared locally with your mentor or pastor. Then submit a survey quiz to communicate how that went to get credit for the assignments.
A 95-100% A- 90-94% B+ 87-89% B 83-86% B- 80-82% C+ 77-79% C 73-76% C- 70-72% D+ 67-69% D 63-66% D- 60-62% F 0-59%
Your average grade for all assignments in the class must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no course credit.
Deadline: You have 180 days to finish the course. Complete all assignments before the final deadline, or you will be automatically unenrolled, and all coursework will be removed. You will have to start over and take the class again to receive credit.
Accessibility: All of the videos have slides to accompany them.
Course Forum: Each course forum is at the beginning of the course, right before the first-course content section, and has comments and questions from other students in the class. The forum is a great way to post a question or comment for other students who are currently enrolled in the course to see. Additionally, you can search the forum to see if anyone in the past has addressed or discussed the issue, question, or comment you wanted to post about.
Day 1 - 10
Unit 1: Church and Ministry, A Discipleship Model
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Day 11 - 20
Unit 2: Your Family and Ministry
Day 21 - 30
Unit 3: Leading the Leaders
Day 31 - 40
Unit 4: Helping People Through Grief
Write A Funeral Message and Bring it to Your Mentor/pastor
In each part of the world, a funeral message needs to be suited for your local context and people. Write a message and show your local pastor or mentor. Talk with that leader about what makes a funeral message effective in your local area. What constructive comments were made concerning your message and approach?
Day 41 - 50
Unit 5: Training your Ministry and Small Group Volunteers
Professor Carl George
Day 51 - 60
Unit 6: Training your Ministry and Small Group Volunteers
Professor Carl George
Day 61 - 70
Unit 7: Being A Sustainable Leader. Mastering the Five "F"s
Day 71 - 80
Unit 8: Preparing for a Wedding
Write a Wedding Message and Bring it to Your Mentor/pastor
In each part of the world, a wedding message needs to be suited for your local context and people. Write a message and show your local pastor or mentor. Talk with that leader about what makes a wedding message effective in your local area. What constructive comments were made concerning your message and approach?
If you are looking for a mentor, feel free to utilize our Minister directory to search for possible mentors in your area (https://www.christianleadersalliance.org/minister-directory/).
Day 81 - 90
Unit 9: Sharing the Gospel
Day 91 - 100
Unit 10: Saturation Evangelism - Dr. John De Vries
Day 101 - 110
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Unit 11: Hospitality
Day 111 - 120
Read the Testimony of This Fellow Christian Leaders Institute Student:
Pacifico almost died when he was 8 when he was severely hit by a car! But God had a plan for his life!
CLI student Pacifico “Jun” M. Mapanao Jr.
"My name is Pacifico Mapanao Jr. a servant of Jesus Christ. I was born in the Phillippines. I currently reside in California, USA. I am married to Dr. Mignon Mapanao, and we have two adult children.
I could have died when I was 8 years old. I was run over by a car. Everybody who witnessed that event thought I was dead because I was even dragged by the car for about 8 to 10 meters but God prevented death. I still have the scars to remind me and I believe there is a reason why.
I was really looking to formalize my learning even considered attending again a traditional school but I was worried about the financial burden since my two boys are not yet done college. God showed me CLI. I would like to thank Pastor Henry Reyenga truly his vision that he is getting into fruition by the grace of God is indeed a blessing to a multitude. The CLI training and CLA ordination are what I have been looking for and will look forward in my ministry future. This is a world-class educational institution by its own merit.
I have been involved in establishing a church in Texas with Pastor Bong Collado from scratch and now the church has grown more than what we have expected, truly an amazing show of the glory of God. Additionally, I do share the vision of CLI and praying to be a part of it in the near future as my Senior Pastor and I are contemplating to establish in our church CLI’s Mentor-Training Center, God willing."
Please pray for Pacifico and his ministry work!
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Day 121 - 150
The course has ended. Please make sure all quizzes have been completed. If your work is incomplete, it is considered a drop, and you will have to take the class again in order to receive credit.
Day 151 - 180
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