Starting January 5, 2021!
Theme: (2 Timothy 2:2) – “And the things that you have heard from me among many
witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
Summary: This is an opportunity for laymen and full time ministry leaders alike to be
equipped for the work of the ministry. It may be that God has placed a desire on your heart to
serve in a deacon, elder, pastoral, or lay leader type of role in the body of Christ but simply feel
ill equipped. By the end of this class it is our desire that God would equip you to understand
what it is to be a minister of the gospel of Christ, how to minister the word of God to others, and
give you an opportunity to do just that when you have completed the course.
Who: This class is open to any man who has a God given desire to walk in a servant leadership
role in the body of Christ. Due to the nature of the class being aimed at pastoral & elder ministry
this class is for men only.
When: 12 weeks starting January 5, 2021 through end of March
There are NO DAYS OFF. If you are committing to taking these classes, we would
ask that you attend all of them unless there is a reasonable emergency (death, sickness, etc.).
Count the cost, this is a principle of ministry in and of itself. Each class will be a 2-hour class.
Where: at Horizon Christian Fellowship’s “upper room”
– Reviewing notes from the class
– Book – Spiritual leadership by J. Oswald Sanders (this will be provided).
Week 1 – Character of the Minister
– Know who you are (Eph 1:3, 6, 2 Cor 12.etc)
– Devotional and prayer life (Matthew 6:6, John 15:1-5, Luke 10)
– Me first – (Matthew 7:1-5)
– The man – (1 Timothy 3)
~ His marriage, (1 Peter 3:7) or Singleness (1 Cor 7).
Week 2 – The Call to Ministry
-Study Biblical Callings – (1 Corinthians 1:26-31)
-What is ministry (servanthood) – John 13, Mark 10:42-45
-Stewardship – (Matthew 16:18, Acts 20:28, Heb 13:17, James 3:1, 1 Tim 4:16, 1 Cor 4:1-5)
Week 3 – Enablement for Ministry
– Empowering of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8)
– Gifts of the Holy Spirit – (Rom 12, 1 Cor 12-14, Rom 12)
– Gifts assessment test
“Apt to Teach” – Inductive Bible Study Crash Course. . . (preparing a Bible study/sermon)
Week 4 – Theme, Outline
Week 5 – Observe
Week 6 – Interpret, Correlate
Week 7 – Application
Week 8 – Bible Study, Sermon
Week 9 – Pastoral Care
-Funerals, memorial service
Week 10 – Pastoral Counseling “Gods Way”
Week 11 – Work of an Evangelist – Leading Someone to Christ
-Gift – (Eph 4:11)
-Work – (1 Timothy 4:5)
Week 12 – Distinctives of HCF Ministry. (Biblical principles that HCF is founded on that
makes us different, not better than other fellowships of believers).
Final Project: Upon the completion of the course we would like to give every participant
an opportunity to teach a Sunday or Wednesday service if you feel equipped to do so and want to
step out in faith and give it a prayerful try. We would also invite you to participate in some
form of pastoral care, counseling, and evangelism and document what you have learned from
The purpose of the final project is twofold: FIRST, being able to walk in the pastoral ministries
will enable you to better understand how to be a support person within the body of Christ to
others serving in pastoral ministry. SECOND it’s our great desire to see you step out in faith and
discover God’s gift and calling upon your life. We believe that there are gifted men at HCF who
God is wanting to use for the work of the ministry, as a lay servant, or in full-time ministry.
Please pray on this and if you are interested please email Matt at [email protected]