The concept of a school in the church is clearly illustrated throughout Scripture. Among many examples is the one of the prophet Samuel. As a young child, Samuel was brought to the house of God to be trained up in the temple. Under the leadership of Eli, Samuel learned the power of God, the function of ministry, and the responsibilities of the priesthood.
At SSOTF, training and instruction transpire in the environments of the classroom, the church, and the community. Coupled with the discipline of a self-study program, five-fold and lay ministers alike, learn the mechanics of ministry, while acquiring knowledge through life-application skills in such areas as:
- Pragmatics of church building
- Worship essentials
- Financial stewardship
- Ministerial integrity
- Prayer basics, and much more..
Our goal is the development and duplication of able ministers through participation in the “hands-on” practicum of daily ministry, all within the setting of a school in the church