Ekklesia School Of Local Church 2018/2019 School Year Curriculum

Ekklesia provides instruction on two paths for believers: laity and clergy.

Please be informed that the school reserves the right to cancel any program from the School Year, if it does not receive the required minimum number of students necessary for that program.

LAITY PATH: CURRICULUM

The curriculum for students undergoing training in any of the certificate programs at Ekklesia will mainly be through instruction in select courses as follows:

First Trimester Courses
Basic Level Programs: Certificate

Certificate In Christianity Basics 1

  • BO-101-LC — Bible Overview LC: A general summary on how the Bible came to be.
  • NC-102-LC — New Creation Nuggets: A course emphasizing basic truths for a believer
  • TH-104-LC — Theology LC: The study of God.
  • CH-106-LC — Christology LC: The study of Christ.
  • PN-107-LC — Pneumatology LC: The study of the Holy Spirit.

Certificate In Christianity Service

  • NC-102-LC — New Creation Nuggets: A course emphasizing basic truths for a believer.
  • SV-103-LC — Servanthood LC: Focuses on the importance of the place of service in ministry.
  • CC-105-LC — Christian Character LC: Focuses on the development of spiritual character and godliness.
  • EF-108-LC — Evangelism & Follow-Up LC: Focuses on the study of evangelism, missions, church planting and follow up.

Second Trimester Courses
Advanced Level 1 Programs: Certificate

Certificate In Christianity Basics 2 (Prerequisite: Certificate In Christianity Basics 1)

  • HM-202-L — Harmatology L: The study of sin.
  • AN-203-L — Anthropology L: A Biblical study of man.
  • HS-204-LC — Healing School LC: A study on receiving and ministering divine healing.
  • PB-205-L — Prayer Basics L: Studies the different kinds of prayers as well as the principles that guarantee answered prayers.

Certificate In Leadership 1 (Prerequisite: Certificate In Christianity Service)

  • PB-205-L — Prayer Basics L: Studies the different kinds of prayers as well as the principles that guarantee answered prayers.
  • DL-206-L — Distinctive Leadership I LC: A course on principles of distinctive leadership.

Certificate In Music (Prerequisite: Certificate In Christianity Service)

  • PB-205-L — Prayer Basics L: Studies the different kinds of prayers as well as the principles that guarantee answered prayers.
  • MM-207-L — The Art Of Music Ministry L: A course on the art of music ministry.

Certificate In Business 1 (Prerequisite: Certificate In Christianity Service)

  • LB-201-L — Little Beginnings L: A course focusing on how God-ordained things begin little and grow to be great.
  • PB-205-L — Prayer Basics L: Studies the different kinds of prayers as well as the principles that guarantee answered prayers.
  • DB-208-L — The Dynamics Of Business I L: Studies the principles for succeeding in business God’s way.

Third Trimester Courses
Advanced Level 2 Programs: Certificate

Certificate In Christianity Basics 3 (Prerequisite: Certificate In Christianity Basics 2)

  • IC-301-L — Introduction To Covenants L: An introduction to the study of covenants.
  • SO-302-L — Soteriology L: The study of salvation.
  • GF-303-L — Grace and Faith L: The study of grace and faith and the balance between them.

Certificate In Leadership 2 (Prerequisite: Certificate In Leadership 1)

  • GF-303-L — Grace and Faith L: The study of grace and faith and the balance between them.
  • DS-305-L — Distinctive Leadership II LC: A course on principles of distinctive leadership.

Certificate In Business 2 (Prerequisite: Certificate In Business 1)

  • PW-304-L — The covenant Of Wealth L: Focuses on God’s purpose of wealth.
  • DB-306-L — The Dynamics Of Business II L: Studies the principles for succeeding in business God’s way.

CLERGY PATH: CURRICULUM

The curriculum for students undergoing clergy training for full time ministry at Ekklesia covers a vast variety as follows:

Taught Courses

These courses spread over two Trimesters add up to over 350 hours of instruction.

First Trimester Courses (Prerequisite: Certificate In Christianity Basics 1)

  • LB-101-C — Little Beginnings C: A course focusing on how God-ordained things begin little and grow.
  • BO-102-C — Bible Overview C: A general summary on how the Bible came to be.
  • TH-103-C — Theology C: The study of God.
  • SV-104-C — Servanthood C: Focuses on the importance of the place of service in ministry.
  • CH-105-C — Christology C: The Biblical study of Christ.
  • PN-106-C — Pneumatology C: The study of the Holy Spirit.
  • ANG-107-C — Angelology C: The study of angels.
  • ANT-108-C — Anthropology C: A Biblical study of man.
  • HM-109-C — Harmatology C: The study of sin
  • SO-110-C — Soteriology C: The study of salvation.

Second Trimester Courses

  • EC-201-C — Ecclesiology LC: The study of the Church.
  • ES-202-C — Eschatology C: The study of the last things/last days.
  • FA-203-C — Principles of Faith C: Focuses on the study of Biblical faith.
  • HS-204-LC — Healing School LC: A study on receiving and ministering divine healing.
  • PR-205-C — Prayer C: Studies the different kinds of prayers as well as the principles that guarantee answered prayers.
  • TY-206-C — Typology C: The study of Biblical types and shadows.

Third Trimester Courses

  • PI-301-C — Purpose & Identity C: Studies discovering and walking in one’s God given calling and purpose.
  • PM-302-C — Pastoral Ministry C: A very practical course covering a variety of issues relating to the pastoral ministry.
  • EM-303-C — Evangelism & Missions C: Focuses on the study of evangelism, missions, church planting, and follow up.
  • CO-304-C — Covenants C: The study of the different covenants God has with man.
  • MF-305-C — Principles of Marriage & Family C: Focuses on the marriage covenant and the principles that make for a successful marriage.
Key:
L — Course for laity students alone.
C — Course for clergy students alone.
LC — Course for both laity and clergy students.

New Testament Studies

Taught by media, these studies made up of over 300 hours of instruction cover a book-by-book study of the New Testament especially the Epistles.

Media Seminars

These seminars are essentially selected recorded messages of the instructors as well as other seasoned ministers. Also included in the Media Seminars will be the following taught courses:

  • SV-102-LC — Servanthood LC: Focuses on the importance of the place of service in ministry.
  • CC-104-LC — Christian Character LC: Focuses on the development of spiritual character and godliness.
  • DL-206-L — Distinctive Leadership L: A course on principles of distinctive leadership.

Book Studies

From time to time, students will be given books from notable authors to further enhance their knowledge along the lines instruction is being given. Some of the books are mandatory, while others are optional — the students are given options to choose from. However, students are expected to achieve a particular quotient before graduation. This course also includes Book review sessions as well group discussions on different books.

Evangelism

From time to time, students will be sent out to evangelize. Among other things, this affords them the opportunity to practice what they are taught in the Evangelism & Follow-Up course.

Community Development (CD)

It is compulsory for every student to take part in community development. The School reserves the right to decide what form of community development the students may be involved in.

Mission Field Training/Trip (MFT)

During the school year, the students are sent on a Mission Field Training where they will work with local pastors in any part of the nation, especially remote areas. Each student is expected to submit a report on the Mission Field. The pastor, minister or missionary they worked under will also submit a report assessing the performance of the student. In the past Ekklesians have gone to places such as Gwoza, Borno State and Offa, Kwara State.

Project Work

In the second trimester, students are asked to submit 2 or 3 ministry related project titles. One of these titles will be approved as the student’s dissertation. The project work includes a defence / presentation of the project before the Faculty and in the presence of other students. The project work will be assessed.

Character Assessment

At the end of the School Year students receive a detailed character assessment from the school authority. The purpose of this assessment is to show each individual the areas of strength they need to consolidate and areas of weakness that need to be improved upon.