Ministry/Discipleship Training & Development

"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." I Peter 3:15 

What a blessing it is to be born again by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  With Jesus Christ as our Lord, we are now part of the Kingdom of God with a different set of principles and values contrary to the world; thus our journey begins!  The journey requires spiritual strategies for daily victories.  

Let us help equip you with "practical" knowledge to live a victorious life.  It's important for you to know that all of our training, classes and workshops are "learner-centered" which means they are practical and transformative with immediate take-aways and life application.  Our training is not about us, but about you becoming your best self as a disciple and minister of the Gospel.

Our Training

The call to ministry is a humble one yet it brings with it tremendous responsibility. Faith & Hope Ministries, International understands the journey because we  are  on the journey and have been assigned to "pour" into the lives of the minister through three vital areas:

​ 1)    Practical
2)    Spiritual
3)    Theological

Below you will find a list of life-changing "learner-centered" classes and workshops:

Called to the Ministry 101

This workshop is for new ministers called to the ministry and will explore the basics of "what it means to be a minister of the Gospel."  Ministry is a part of your life that never turns off; let us show you how to manage your call.

Defending the Faith

The official term used in theology to defend the faith is called, "Apologetics,"  (apologia) in Greek denotes a legal defense.  Paul understood his own ministry as constituting a "defense [apologia] and confirmation"  [bebaiosis] of the Gospel" (Philippians 1:7).  As ministers and disciples of Christ it is "expected"  we defend the faith against  false teachings.  It is a sad day if Christians can't defend our faith using the word of God. This class will equip you with the knowledge you need to defend the faith when you are posed with tough questions.  You don't have to know Greek or Hebrew because this is a practical class to equip the saints.

Christian Ethics

What does the word of God say about Kingdom living and Christianity? How are we to conduct ourselves? What is our morality? This course will identify what Jesus says about how we ought to live as Christians. This course will enlighten you on how much of "man's" views have influenced our theology instead of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a thought-provoking class.

The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes is one of the foundational teachings for Christian ethics and discipleship, but is the most misunderstood.  This workshop will take you to a deeper level of understanding and application of these sacred words.

Understanding the  Book of Revelation

The book of Revelation begins with a promise that whoever reads and hears the words of this prophecy are blessed.  Yet this is the least preached, or taught book of the Bible.  However, this untouched word will bless your soul.  Come and explore this book; after all, Jesus is coming back!  What you will find in this study is knowledge and power that will strengthen your walk with Christ.

Women in Ministry

This study will explore the challenges and importance of women in ministry.  We will explore some unfamiliar women in the Bible who lead powerful ministries, and affected change to "gender" biased laws.  You will be surprised and enlightened because you don't hear about these unsung sheroes!  

Discipleship Classes

My New Life:  What it Means to Be Born Again 

Now that you are saved, what's next?  What does it mean?  How will my life change?  This discipleship class will walk you through what it means to be born again.  Unfortunately, many denominational based teachings have grounded discipleship teachings  on the denomination rather than the word of God.  This class will use the word of God to teach you what it means to be a Christian and you will be enlightened on what the Word of God says. Christianity is a daily walk, a journey of constant and consistent transformation. 

Christians: Marketplace Ministers

Jesus went to the temple to teach, but ministered in the "marketplace."  His biggest challenge was trying to teach the people that it's not about what you do ["rituals"] it's about ["who you are"] your life.  He was always challenging the Pharisees that it's a "heart thing," not a "law" thing."  This class will teach you what it means to "model" Christianity in the workplace, at home, or other places you interact with people.  It's who we are on the inside, that works out "our salvation."   This class is for all Christians with or without formal ministerial duties.

Other Topics and Teachings we Offer through our Release & Refresh Women's Empowerment Series, Inc., are:

- Healing Damaged Emotions
​ - Understanding Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
- Spiritual Warfare
  - The Power of Forgiveness
- Becoming your Best-Self
- Superwoman Doesn't Exist: What are we Trying
to Prove and Why?
- Television, Movies & Twitter will not Define Me
- True to myself: Me & the Mirror are Cool!
- The Room May Be Crooked, but I will be Straight!
  - One Last Stop: Christian Women & On-Line Dating

How to Register for training

If you, your church and/or ministry is interested in any of the above topics, please click hereand submit your request.  We can bring the training to you or you can train at our facility.  Classes are offered based on demand.  We look forward to hearing from you. Don't forget to Please like our facebook page so you can get daily words of encouragement, and practical strategies for living a victorious life. 

 "If  you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 NIV