School of Ministry
What are the School of Ministry Courses?
The Rock Hill Institute (RHI) School of Ministry courses are designed for those who want to be trained for vocational ministry as pastors, church planters, missionaries, etc. However, the individual courses are also open to leaders who want to take a course for their own personal development.
In the fall of 2019 (Sept. 9th – Nov. 21st), we will be offering three courses:
Doctrine: taught by Pastor Dave Addink on Monday Nights from 7:00-8:30 PM
Course Author: Dr. Gregg Allison
This Acts 29 West Training course is a deeper dive into the five theological distinctives of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. The goal of the course is to help students develop theological clarity around these issues.
Devotion: taught by Pastor Paul Bishop on Tuesday mornings from 6:00-7:30 AM
Course Authors: Matt Chandler and Steve Timmis
This Acts 29 West Training course helps leaders cultivate a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus in the midst of life and ministry through the practice of spiritual disciplines.
Mission: taught by Pastor Kyle Eaton on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 PM
Course Authors: Brian Howard and Jeff Vandersteldt
This Acts 29 West Training course equips leaders to think and lead like missionaries. Students will evaluate their regular rhythms and be equipped to discern the idols, objections, and inroads for the gospel in their culture.
What is the Time Commitment?
Plan on about 3-5 hours a week of coursework outside of the 1 1/2 hour class. Most of this is reading, some is watching video lectures and writing assignments.
How Different is the Coursework?
The courses are seminary-level courses and academically rigorous. Therefore, students should expect to be stretched and work hard at forming biblical convictions in writing and in the classroom.
Will I Be Expected to Engage in Ministry Outside of the Courses?
Yes, we believe that the best learning happens within the context of actual ministry. Our expectation is that you would remain fully plugged into serving and ministry while taking these courses. Real life ministry keeps you grounded, prevents ivory tower thinking, and actually aides the learning process as you experience why this is so necessary.
How much do the Courses Cost?
It costs $10 a month for the course subscription for as long as you are in the course (3 months). In addition to this, you will need to purchase all of the books listed for each course — pastors will send you an email once you sign up with more info on how to pay. Some scholarships may be available if you are unable to purchase books, however, we do want you to be invested in your education so that you take it seriously.