WHAT IS THE AWAKENING SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY & MINISTRY?

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. Before each semester, students will pay tuition plus a $75 technology fee. (The technology fee is for access to the Learning Management System that houses the course content, quizzes, and academic articles.) First time students will pay a one-time non-refundable application fee. Included in the fee structure is the licensing for Logos 8 software which provides 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 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?

All ASOTM courses provide an In-person or Online setting with Dr. Heiser lecturing for one hour followed by 30 minutes of Q & A. Prior to each week’s lecture, students are expected to complete the Required Readings. After each class, there will be weekly quizzes or short writing assignments (200-300 Words) with the expectation those will be submitted prior to the next lecture date. The term will also include a mid-term and final. For those who wish to dig deeper into the topics of each week there are optional academic articles provided. To receive the School of Theology certificate for the 2 year program, students must complete all assignments. We anticipate weekly reading and assignments will take you a minimum of 3-5 hours per week which includes watching the 1 1/2 hour video lecture with Q & A.  

When does the program begin?

Fall Term 2020 begins August 10 offering Unseen Realm 101 for new students and continuing with Unseen Realm 102 for existing students. This Fall term will offer In-person and Online options for both UR courses.

 

  • In-person courses will be held beginning Aug 10 at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL. Online options are accessible from anywhere with internet access.
  • UR 101 In-person class Mondays 8:00-9:30 pm
  • UR 101 Online class videos available beginning Aug 10.
  • UR 102 In-person classes, Mondays (Aug 10) & Thursdays (Aug 13) 6:00-7:30 pm
  • UR 102 Online class videos available beginning Aug 17
What commitment do I have to make to attend?

The Awakening School of Theology & Ministry is a two-year-long commitment made up of four semesters. Each semester is approximately 15 weeks long.  In-person classes meet one night a week for 1 ½ hours. Online classes post lecture content weekly.

 

How do I register?

Enrollment for the Fall 2020 Term begins April 27th.  You can enroll by clicking the APPLY tab on the main navigation page and selecting the appropriate registration form link.

Enrollment Deadline

The In-person and online course enrollment deadline for the new first year cohort is 7/20/2020.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Critical Dates & Deadlines for Courses


To establish expectations and provide fairness and consistency to all student body within this program, we have set a structure of deadlines and procedures that will be adhered to. Your application is your expressed agreement to these terms.

 

  • REGISTRATION:
    • Early Bird (Discounted Tuition) Payment Deadline 6/15/2020
    • Fall Term Registration Closes 7/20/2020 for all course options
    • Fall Term Payment Deadline 7/27/2020 for all course options
    • Non-payment will result in being dropped from enrollment
  • WITHDRAWAL: Course Drop Date is one week after the start date of course
    • UR 101 In-Person & Online – Drop Date 8/17/2020
    • UR 102 In-person – Drop Date 8/17/2020
    • UR 102 Online – Drop Date 8/24/2020
  • REFUNDS:
    • Technology fees – Refundable through 7/20/2020
    • After 7/20/2020 Technology fees are no longer refundable as Logos licensing has been processed
    • Tuition fees – Refundable through enrolled course Drop Date
    • No Refunds will be issued after course Drop Date
    • Application fees apply to new students only and are non-refundable. 
What does the 1st year curriculum look like?

Week 1:  Interpreting Ancient Literary Contexts

Week 2:  Interpreting Metaphors

Week 3:  Part 1: Image of God

Week 4:  Part 2: Image of God: Plurality and Singularity in Genesis 1:26-27

Week 5:  How God’s Creation Decisions Help Us Process Evil

Week 6:  Supernatural Rebellion in the Cosmic Mountain-Garden of God

Week 7:  Part 1: The Second Supernatural Rebellion: the Fallen Sons of God Genesis 6:1-4

Week 8:  Part 2: The Second Supernatural Rebellion: Acceleration of Human Depravity

Week 9:  Part 1: The Third Rebellion: Human Failure at Babel and God’s Judgment

Week 10: Part 2: The Third Rebellion: Cosmic Geography and God’s Redemptive Plan

Week 11: Part 3: The Third Rebellion:  Deuteronomy 32:8 and Psalm 82

Week 12: The Good News Preached to Abraham:  Introducing God as Man in the OT

Week 13: Out of Egypt I Have Called My Son: The Exodus as Spiritual Warfare

Week 14: Salvation as Believing Loyalty

Week 15: Where the (Demonic) Wild Things Are:  Chaos, Holiness, Sacred Space

What does the 2nd year curriculum look like?

The first year of the program (2 – 15 week semesters) is an in-depth exploration of the concepts in Dr. Heiser’s book, The Unseen Realm. For those who have read the book before, the first year offers new content on topics addressed in the book. For those who are entirely new to Dr. Heiser’s work, students are introduced to the material through other resources, such as his book Supernatural, which distills the content of The Unseen Realm. The second year of the program(2 – 15 week semesters) focuses on post-modern apologetic’s, in which Dr. Heiser addresses the theological and cultural issues of the day in a series of short modules, each 4-6 weeks long.

ASOTM Syllabus Unseen Realm 101 Fall 2020
ASOTM Syllabus Unseen Realm 102 in-person Fall 2020
How much does the program cost?

In-Person Course Tuition 

Early Bird Price (Ending June 15, 2020): $ 399

Regular Price (Beginning June 16, 2020): $499

 

Online Video Course Tuition

Early Bird Price (Ending June 15, 2020): $ 299

Regular Price (Beginning June 16, 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 (not included in the price above).

***There is a one-time $15 Application Fee for first time students (not included in the price above).

 
Tuition must be PAID IN FULL for all in-person and online courses by 7/27/20.
Registrants that register with the EARLY BIRD RATE will have a PAY IN FULL tuition deadline of 6/15/20.
 

 

Technology Fee

There is a Technology Fee of $75.00 per registrant, per semester. The technology fee covers the Logos Software licensing, most required books 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. 

 

How do I pay?

When filling out the application, you can choose to pay the deposit amount of $75 (covering the Technology Fee) or the full course fee (including tuition amount along with the technology fee). Once your registration is submitted, you will receive two emails – one registration receipt and one program overview. 

 

Accepted payment types: Mastercard, Visa, American Express, ACH

 

International students have a separate registration form to allow for international payment types. Go to the Apply tab and choose International Registration. Once submitted you will be sent two emails – one registration receipt and one with payment links and program overview. As an International registrant your registration is not complete until we receive the minimum required deposit for the Fall term Technology Fee and Application Fee if applicable. Payment links will be in your email.

 

Tuition must be PAID IN FULL for all in-person and online courses by 7/27/20.
Registrants that register with the EARLY BIRD RATE will have a PAY IN FULL tuition deadline of 6/15/20.

 

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). Each semester, along with your tuition, you will pay a $75 technology fee which gives you access to the online Learning Management System which houses all the course content, supplemental academic articles, assignments, quizzes, and tests. 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

Online course options make this program accessible all around the globe. English is the language the program is presented in currently though translations may be available in the future.

 

Registration: International students have a separate registration form to allow for international payment types. Go to the Apply tab and choose International Registration. Once submitted you will be sent two emails – one registration receipt and one with payment links and the program overview. As an International registrant your registration is not complete until we receive your minimum required payment for the Fall term Technology Fee and Application Fee if applicable. Payment links will be in your email.

 

Tuition must be PAID IN FULL for all in-person and online courses by 7/27/20.
Registrants that register with the EARLY BIRD RATE will have a PAY IN FULL tuition deadline of 6/15/20.

 

Can I bring my children?

The Awakening School of Theology & 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 or consider the Online course option.

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