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WINTER 2022 COURSES

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SCHOOL OF
THE SHEPHERD

SHEP101- Introduction to Biblical Eldership

Course Instructors

Janice Duckworth

Carole Harrell

SCHOOL OF
THE SHEPHERD

SHEP201 - Foundational Leadership Models for Pastoral Ministry

Course Instructors

Harold Wade

Wanda Wade

GENERAL STUDIES

GEN101 - Understanding the Ministry of Helps

Course Instructors

April Jenkins

Cynthia Williams

**All courses for this quarter are 3 credit hours.

WINTER 2022 CLASSES BEGIN MARCH 7TH

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MISSION

The mission of Liberty Temple University is to prepare men and women for excellence in both local and global ministry, as guided by the power of the Holy Spirit and with faithfulness to Jesus Christ.

 

We aim to fulfill this commitment to ministry through the following:​

  • Professional and continuing education,

  • Spiritual formation,

  • Experiential-learning,

  • And strategic partnerships.

 

All of our divinity programs strive to glorify God through excellence.

 

LTU is prepared to train students in all walks of life to reach maximum effectiveness for the cause of Christ.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SHEP101 - INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP

What does it mean to be an Elder? With clarity and direct scriptural instruction, this course will explain the biblical teaching regarding local church leadership by a plurality of elders.

Pastoral leadership by a plurality of qualified, Spirit-appointed elders has been lost to many churches, or redefined in a way not consistent with the New Testament Scriptures. During this course, we will define the full biblical requirements for Christian elders and their God-given tasks to teach, protect, and lead God’s precious flock. These messages emphasize the importance of understanding the biblical writers’ original terminology, especially the profound significance of the apostles’ use of the shepherd-sheep imagery. In addition, these messages stress the biblical examples and teaching on the plurality of leadership for local churches.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will learn that Biblical Eldership is: 

  1. Eldership by the book. We call it “biblical eldership” because it honestly and accurately represents the biblical teaching of eldership.

  2. Pastoral eldership. Both the apostles Paul and Peter use shepherd-sheep imagery when defining the work of elders. Thus biblical elders are shepherd (pastor) elders.

  3. Biblically qualified eldership. Biblical elders are required to meet moral and spiritual qualifications and be able to teach sound doctrine and protect the church from false teaching.

  4. Spirit-appointed eldership. Biblical elders must be Spirit-appointed, not self-appointed.

  5. Pastoral oversight of the local church by a plurality of qualified elders. As 1 Tim. 5:17-18 demonstrates, the plurality of elders entails both equality of authority and diversity of giftedness, knowledge, and experience.

SHEP201 - FOUNDATIONAL LEADERSHIP MODELS FOR PASTORAL MINISTRY

Are you a pastor? Are you interested in or studying to become a pastor? Are you a leader in your church and you want to encourage your pastor? As a pastor, what does it mean to care for your congregation? How do you do it well? What does it mean to be a good leader? What character traits can you develop? What relational, motivational, spiritual and educational strategies can you use to become an effective leader and develop leaders in your church? 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 

– determine which ministry role best suits them

– how to start out strong at a new church

– the value of perseverance during difficult seasons of ministry

– manage meetings and delegate tasks

– safeguard their family

– fight discouragement, pastor envy, and a lack of contentment

– navigate special ministry needs, such as hospitals, weddings, and funerals

 

This class will focus on the following topics:

  • Understanding Pastoral Ministry

  • The Three Types of Pastors

  • Pastoral Administration

  • Pitfalls of New Pastors

  • The Joys of Ministry

  • Perseverance in Ministry

GEN101 - UNDERSTANDING THE MINISTRY OF HELPS

This course is intended to enhance the service of those who work in the Helps Ministry. It seeks to ensure that all who work in this capacity embrace, nurture, and birth the primary vision of the local assembly as given by God to the local pastor.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the Ministry of Helps.

  • Discuss the duties and responsibilities performed by those in the Helps Ministry.

  • The Nomenclature of Helps Ministry and the irreplaceable value toward leadership.

  • Understand the place of vision in the effective carrying out of ministerial duties. 

  • Old Testament & New Testament examples of Helps Ministry.

  • The principles and power of the Helps Ministry.

 

Service to mankind is the currency of honor in the kingdom. Through this dedicated course, The Ministry of Helps, we will focus on the following topics:

  • Understanding The Helps Ministry

  • The Spirit of Helps Ministry

  • Four Steps To Promotion Through Service

  • Nine Nomenclatures For The Ministry of Helps

  • Characteristics Of The Helps Minister

  • Old Testament Helps Ministers

  • The Power of Hospitality