Developing House Churches
Developing House Churches (3 credits)
Instructor: Henry Reyenga
Content Provider: Larry Kreider
Dove International Founder and Director
Overview: This course teaches you how to plant a house church and house church network. You will also learn the leadership operating system that makes house churches strong and thriving.
- Know biblical principles and practical guidelines for leading house churches or cell groups.
- Develop personal qualifications and skills to be a house church leader.
- Embrace vision for relational ministry, spiritual parenting/mentoring, and every-member mobilization.
- Recognize some common problems of house church ministry and know how to deal with them.
- Rely on the Holy Spirit in leading others and forming new groups of believers.
Local Church Ordination: This course is a prerequisite for local ordination with the Christian Leaders Churches or the Christian Leaders Alliance. After you take this class, you are welcome to take the Local Church Ordination Class at CLI. Once ordained through the Christian Leaders Alliance, Dove International will also consider you as a house church planter in their network. This will give you more kingdom connection. We will be happy to introduce you to Dove International, a ministry founded by Larry Kreider that has planted hundreds of house churches.
Resources: This course includes two books written by Professor Larry Kreider. The first book is House to House. The second book is The Cry of Spiritual Fathers and Mothers. No book purchases are needed. The books are in the course. If you do want to buy the house church books, click here.
Assignments: View all online lectures and read all articles on each topic. CLI computer tracks whether you do this. After viewing all lectures for the unit, take the quiz based on the lectures (100% of grade).
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Your average for the course must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no 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.
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.
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House Church Leaders Ordination
Read the Testimony of this Fellow Christian Leaders Institute Student
CLI is helping him fulfill his ministry dreams!
CLI Student Sampson Agyepong
"Hello, my name is Sampson Lamp Agyepong. I am the 6th of 12 siblings. I was born in a town called Koforidua in the eastern region of Ghana though my root is with the Akuapem and the Greater Accra. I have lived all my life here in Koforidua. with my family. I was born into not too good a family because my father wasn't a believer and my mother was not established in the Christian faith. Because of this, I didn't get the opportunity to experience the Lord Jesus Christ at the early stages in life. Nonetheless, my family found favour in the sight of God as some of my older siblings were converted to Christianity. Through one of them, I also got converted in the year 2003. Since my conversion, I have indeed experienced the best spiritual life ever. My walk with God has grown from glory to glory. I got baptized few years after my conversion to confirm my total submission to the will of God for my life.
After a few years walk with God, I have experienced the call of God on my life. This was confirmed by many anointed men and women of God coupled with the many revelations God gave me in relation to it. God showed me many things He was going to accomplish through me for His Kingdom. But this I believe comes with a high level of training, thus I'm choosing Christian Leaders Institute. If I get this Ministry training, I believe it is going to help me achieve my goals of reaching the lost souls in the hinter lands of my town, bringing them the good news of the salvation of Jesus Christ and imparting in them the knowledge and wisdom I will get from Christian Leaders Institute.
The high rate of tuition in my country with regard to bible school training has hindered me for a very long time. I have prayed to God for an opportunity to have tuition free ministry training. For this reason, I am optimistic that scholarship from Christian Leaders Institute will go a long way to help me realize my dreams of having a quality but free ministry training."
Please pray for Sampson! If you would like to join as a Vision Partner to help support students like him, you can click on the link below:
Become ordained into the Christian Leaders Alliance. The Christian Leaders Alliance brings a local ordination process into your ministry calling. Ordination is important because leaders other than yourself confirm that you have been called and trained for ministry. To be ordained in the Christian Leaders Alliance, you must take the House Church Ordination Class. You must also get three local endorsers. Click the image to enroll in this ordination Class.
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