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First Year - Certificate

Practical Leadership Studies

Year’s theme:

Cultivating intimacy with God through personal relationship.

The certificate program consists of the following subjects:              


Be a People Person by John Maxwell

This course helps the learner to understand how to be confident around people and being a person that others want to follow.  Learn how to be an encourager, how to love difficult people, and how to be someone who can handle criticism.  Learning how to be a people person will help you be part of a winning team.


Developing Spiritual Maturity

Growth is not automatic. we must eat and drink to grow. Likewise, our spiritual man needs to be fed in order to grow, not in size though but rather in stature. There are few things as annoying as an adult who conducts himself like an adolescent; likewise it’s high time that we as Christians “grow up”. This module teaches us how.

Developing the Leader within you by John Maxwell

Learn what it means to be a leader and how to grow in your leadership skills. 


God is Interested in your Financial Success

Yes it’s true, God “delights in the prosperity of his servant”. We will unravel the confusion of whether god wants us to be rich in material possessions or not, balance material prosperity with the four other areas in which God desires us to prosper, and a whole lot more.


How to Recognize the Voice of God

To be a child of God means knowing and following his voice.  Learn how to recognize the voice of the shepherd and how to follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit.  Learn to recognize how God has led you and how you can depend on the holy spirit.  Unlock the mystery of how to be guided by God.


Integrity of God’s Word

Knowing that the Bible is God inspired, trustworthy above all else and a work authored to effect change in fallen man is essential. in this module you will discover that “in the beginning, was the Word” and how that Word predicted events thousands of years before they took place.

Leadership Principles

“Those who think they’re leading when no one is following are merely taking a walk”. “People are not born leaders, leadership is taught”.  John Maxwell’s “Developing the Leader Within You” along with workshops on how to discover where God has called you to lead and what equipment he has furnished you with, forms the body of this module.


The Power of Words

Knowing the importance of words and how to use them to activate your faith will bring revelation and insight into the kingdom of God.  Learn the importance and meaning of “guarding your heart”.  When you stand on your confession of faith and apply the power of positive words, you can deliberately bring God’s plans and blessings into your life.


Practical Leadership I

Practical training on how to lead and effect change in people within a cell group environment is dealt with extensively in this module. You will receive training as intern shepherd preparing you for future leadership positions in your local church.​

Praise, Thanksgiving & Worship

These are the highest expressions of our faith. We are to worship and praise God not only for what He does but more importantly for who he is. God gives us a pattern of how to, when to and where to. In this module you will discover the power, purpose and freedom of these three actions.



There are many different types of prayer spoken of in God’s word. this module covers not only how to pray, but what prayer to pray and how to receive. Because God gave us dominion over the works of His hands, He will only act when we pray, which makes this module one of the most important in Year 1.


Principles of Healing

It is as easy to be healed as it is to be forgiven. That is the truth of the gospel and in this module, faith will rise in your heart not only to receive and retain your healing, but minister healing to others.

Soul Winning​

The Bible tells us that Jesus was a “friend of sinners”, not a casual acquaintance. In today’s Christian circles, friendship with the lost is frowned upon so now we will learn how to befriend the lost like Jesus did in order to reconcile them to God without compromising our integrity and conduct. It is possible and brings great joy.​


The Fruit of the Spirit

Have you ever noticed an apple tree straining to produce apples? No, it happens naturally because the tree is rooted in fertile ground. Many Christian’s are struggling to produce fruit when really all we need to do is ensure that we are rooted in the soil of God’s love and then the fruit will appear naturally. The nine fruits are identified and cultivated in this module.

The God of Love

Because God is love, love needs to be defined. When we define true love we define God. This module will have you falling in love with Him all over again as you begin to discover the depth of His unconditional love. 

Why We Study the Bible

The reasons are infinite but suffice to say that only when you discover the purpose of a thing do you recognize its value and potential to elevate your life. God has a plan for each of us, now He must get us ready for the plan; and the tool of his trade? The Word!


Upon successful completion of year one, students will receive an earned certificate of completion, and gain eligibility to enroll for the second-year diploma course.

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