WHAT IS THE AWAKENING SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY & MINISTRY?

The goal of Awakening School of Theology and Ministry is to produce men and women who think well about biblical theology and who are committed to believing loyalty to the King of kings, Jesus Christ. In today’s world it is essential that those who name the name of Christ be able to think clearly about the supernatural meta-narrative of Scripture and its implications, not only for what it can teach us about God, the mission of Jesus, providence, and the struggle against evil, but also to mold the believer’s sense of the mission of the Church. Fulfilling the Great Commission has never been about personal fulfillment.  The goal is nothing less than the consummation of the family of God, the healing of the nations, and the destruction of the kingdom of darkness, not through human institutions, but through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

DR. MICHAEL HEISER

 

Michael S. Heiser (Ph.D., Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is a scholar of the Bible and its ancient context.  Dr. Heiser has over 20 years of teaching experience in both university classrooms and online education. He is a regular contributor to Faithlife’s Bible Study Magazine and on staff at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He has supervised scholarly data projects relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew and Semitic inscriptions, the Septuagint, and the Greek Pseudepigrapha.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I expect?

You can expect a classroom setting with lectures and interactive discussion, along with some readings and coursework designed to be completed outside of class time. Participants audit the class, receiving a “pass” based upon attendance and participation, rather than a letter grade for formal academic credit.

What commitment do I have to make to attend?

The Awakening School of Theology and Ministry is a year-long commitment broken up into a fall and spring semester. Each semester is 12 weeks long and classes meet one night each week for two hours.

How do I register?

Fill out the online application here

 

What does the 1st year curriculum look like?

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01

Introduction: Why interpret the Bible in its ancient context?

02

Where the Story Begins: Why would God bother creating humanity and a world for humans?

03

What does the Bible mean by the “image of God”?

04

How do we image God?  Imaging as Partnership

05

Nothing is perfect except God: How God’s creation decisions helps us process evil.

06

Evil Enters the World: Human and Supernatural Rebellion at the Fall

07

The Second Supernatural Rebellion: heavenly transgression and human corruption

08

Light in a Depraved World: How the early chapters of Genesis show God at work

09

The Third Primeval Rebellion, Part I: Human failure at Babel and God’s judgment

10

The Third Rebellion, Part II: God’s judgment of the sons of God in Psalm 82

11

Cosmic Geography: Spiritual warfare God launches his plan to return Eden to earth

12

The Good News Preached to Abraham: Introducing God as man in the Old Testament

13

Out of Egypt I have Called My Son: The exodus as spiritual warfare

14

Imaging God and Bearing the Name: Salvation as believing loyalty

15

Where the Demonic Wild Things Are: Chaos, holiness, sacred space, and a goat for Azazel

16

The Israelite Conquest, Part I: The supernatural worldview rationale

17

The Israelite Conquest, Part II: The cost of co-existing with evil

18

Temporary Sacred Spaces: Sinai and Tabernacle, Temple and Zion

19

The Second Death of Eden: Apostasy, exile, and a future hope

20

In the Fullness of Time: The birth of Jesus as a foreshadowing of spiritual warfare

21

The Inauguration of the Kingdom: The beginning of Jesus’ ministry as spiritual warfare

22

Who Do Men Say That I Am? Jesus and Cosmic Geography

23

Hidden in Plain Sight: The deception and defeat of the powers of darkness

24

Reversing Babel, Part I: Pentecost, Peter, and Paul

25

The Holy Ones: The Spirit, believers as sacred space and royal priests

26

The Church and Cosmic Geography: Baptism and church discipline

27

Reversing Babel, Part II: Reclaiming the nations

28

Enduring Discipleship: Believing loyalty to the end

29

The War for the Cosmic Mountain: Armageddon and the Day of the Lord

30

God Gets His Way: The new creation, new Eden, new council

 

 

How much does the program cost?

In-Person Course

Early Bird Price (through December 31, 2019) : $399

Regular Price (Beginning January 1, 2020): $499

Online Video Course

Early Bird Price (through December 31, 2019) : $299

Regular Price (Beginning January 1, 2020): $349

How do I pay?

Once you complete your application, you will receive payment links where you can make your payment.

Is this program accredited?

This school is designed for those who have completed a college degree and/or desire to expand their biblical knowledge and obtain ministry training (a college degree is not required to attend).  We are not accredited at this time.

 

Can I bring my children?

The Awakening School of Theology and Ministry is designed for adults and will not present an environment conducive for children. Childcare will not be available. Those who planned to attend and have children should find childcare on the nights they attend.

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