church based leadership training

Mission and Vision

Mission

The mission of the Antioch School is to provide quality distance education opportunities for students to earn academic credit, certificates, and degrees through ministry leadership development programs that are truly church-based and competency-based.

Vision

The vision of the Antioch School is to support the tremendous spontaneous expansion of the Gospel in the twenty-first century as churches, church networks, and ministry organizations use the resources of BILD International for church-based theological education. By the end of 2016, we envision more than 1000 North American students enrolled in the Antioch School.

Goals or General Objectives

The goals or general objectives of the Antioch School are to provide academic credit, certificates, and degrees to students who show competency in:

  • Comprehensive development in character, skills, and knowledge for effective ministry.
  • Life development and lifelong learning orientation.
  • Recognition of and participation in the centrality of the local church and priority of apostolic leaders in the plan of God.
  • Ability to master biblical content, to benefit from significant contributions of scholars, and to build strategic models of ministry accordingly.

Specific Objectives

  • Provide “ministry” programs to help train those who desire to be part of a leadership and ministry team that is one-minded in ministry vision and philosophy.
    • Mastery of Scripture relevant to church and leadership development, particularly through study of the biblical theology of Acts and the Pauline Epistles.
    • Reflection on the contributions of leading scholars regarding church and leadership development.
    • Address the pertinent issues related to church and leadership development and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues.
    • Formulate conclusions, personal applications, and ministry implications regarding those issues.
    • Develop a foundational understanding through an integrated core of inter-disciplinary studies (for Bachelors programs).
    • Obtain advanced mastery through substantial implementation in real ministry situations and careful evaluative reflection on that implementation (for Masters and Doctoral programs).
    • Identify and address paradigm-level issues in theological education, doing theology, hermeneutics, missions, and Christian education (for Doctoral programs).
    • Build biblical philosophy in each of these areas (for Doctoral programs).
    • Construct and evaluate strategic models and tools that integrate biblical philosophy with contemporary ministry situations (for Doctoral programs).

  • Provide “theology” programs to help train those who desire to understand thoroughly the unfolding message of Scripture itself as a guidebook for life and ministry, paying special attention to the implications of that message in one’s personal life, ministry, and culture.
    • Mastery of Scripture using a biblical theology approach, which allows the teaching of the Bible to unfold naturally according to author’s intention and literary design with special attention to genre and overarching themes of each Bible book.
    • Reflection on the contributions of leading scholars regarding biblical theology and theology in culture.
    • Address the pertinent issues related to biblical theology and theology in culture and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues.
    • Formulate conclusions, personal applications, and ministry implications regarding those issues.
    • Develop a foundational understanding through an integrated core of inter-disciplinary studies (for Bachelors programs).
    • Obtain advanced mastery of biblical theology, particularly through study according to the eight canonical sections of the Bible (for Masters and Doctoral programs).
    • Develop a framework for beginning to use the canonical sections in both life and ministry (for Masters and Doctoral programs).
    • Identify and develop the key theological and hermeneutical themes for the entire Bible based on study of each Bible book, canonical section, and testament (for Doctoral programs).
    • Produce a comprehensive exegesis of a particular culture (for Doctoral programs).
    • Articulate the specific relation of biblical theology to that culture (for Doctoral programs).
    • Design strategic ministry models and tools to implement the theological and hermeneutical themes in that culture (for Doctoral programs).




Meeting:

Sunday 10:30am

Oak Hall School

8009 SW 14th Ave

Gainesville, FL 32607

Contact:

russell@verticalchurchgainesville.com