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.

The school is a two-year program broken up into four 15-week semesters. Each semester will present dynamic and different content entirely unique to the Awakening School of Theology and Ministry (meaning, there will be content presented that you will not be able to get anywhere else). Students who complete the entire two-year program will receive a certificate of completion at the end. Payments are made on a semester basis (each student will make a total of 4 payments plus a technology fee of $75, one before the start of each semester over the course of the two years). Included in your tuition cost is Logos 8 software that includes Dr. Heiser’s books Supernatural and Unseen Realm along with his Bible Research MethodBible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture on its Own Terms, and I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible. This Logos 8 software regularly retails for $130 and is the premier Bible study tool in the world today.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

DR. MICHAEL s. 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. There will be weekly quizzes or small 200-300 word writing assignments, a mid-term and final. To receive the School of Theology certificate, you must complete all assignments. We anticipate weekly reading and assignments will take you a minimum of 3-5 hours a week which includes watching the 1 1/2 hour video lecture with Q & A.  

When does the program begin?

In-person classes (at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL) begin on Monday, February 10th and Thursday, February 13th. Online/video classes (which can be accessed from anywhere) will begin on Feb. 24, 2020. 

What commitment do I have to make to attend?

The Awakening School of Theology and Ministry is a two-year-long commitment broken up into fall and spring semesters. Each semester is 15 weeks long and classes meet one night each week for two hours.

How do I register?

Fill out the online application here

 

Enrollment Deadline

The deadline for enrolling in the in-person Monday or Thursday class is February 6th.

The deadline for enrolling in the online class is February 17th.

Drop Deadline

The course may be dropped for a full refund of tuition (excluding technology and application fees) until 2/17/20 for Live Courses and until 3/2/20 for Online Courses. After these dates, no refunds will be issued for students who drop the course.

What does the 1st year curriculum look like?

WEEK

SESSION TITLE + a major focus point

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

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

Online Video Course

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

**These prices are per semester, there are 4 semesters total in the 2-year program.

***There is a $75 per semester technology fee.

Technology Fee

There is a Technology Fee of $75.00 per registrant, per semester. This is the final fee for the term. The technology fee covers the Logos Software and the Brightspace Learning Portal, which houses Dr. Heiser’s supplemental resources (academic journals), class quizzes, tests and written assignments. Because the online learning portal is our primary means of sharing course expectations and a necessary tool, it is required for each individual student. Therefore, the fee applies to everyone enrolled. 

After your Technology Fee is paid and processed, we will send authorization to Logos within 72 hours. Logos will then send you, via email, everything you need to begin using your Logos 8 Software. When our Brightspace Online Learning Portal is complete and updated with all coursework, you will also receive communication from Brightspace to create your login.

How do I pay?

When filling out the application, you can pay the nonrefundable application fee and the first semester tuition. Once your payments are processed, you will be sent communication regarding the $75 per semester technology fee.

International students go to the application and scroll down to Section 1 and click on the International Registration form, and you will be sent payment links. Once your payments are processed, you will be sent communication regarding the $75 per semester technology fee.

How long is the program?

The school is a 2-year program broken up into four, 15-week semesters. Each semester will present dynamic and different content entirely unique to the Awakening School of Theology and Ministry (meaning, there will be content presented that you will not be able to get anywhere else). Students who complete the entire two-year program will receive a certificate of completion at the end. To receive a certificate of completion, the student must complete all assignments. Payments are made on a semester basis (each student will make a total of 4 payments, one before the start of each semester over the course of the two years). Included in your tuition cost is Logos 8 software that includes Dr. Heiser’s books Supernatural and Unseen Realm along with his Bible Research Method, Bible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture on its Own Terms, and I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible. This Logos 8 software retails for $130 and is the premier Bible study tool in the world today.

Is this program accredited?

This school is designed for anyone who desires to expand their biblical knowledge and obtain ministry training (a college degree is not required to attend).  We are not accredited at this time.

International Students

To apply and pay, international students go to the application and scroll down to Section 1.  Do not begin filling out the application. Click on International registration form and you will be sent application and payment links.  Once your payments are processed, you will be sent communication regarding the $75 per semester technology fee.

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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