We are pleased to announce the development of a much needed training platform for the ongoing training of our PFWB ministerial candidates and ordained ministers. We are calling it the School of Ministry and it is set to launch in January 2019. All the way back to 1996 there has been talk about the need to develop a more involved process for credentialing ministerial candidates and continuing education for ordained ministers. The School of Ministry is our way of accomplishing this. The PFWB School of Ministry will be a three year non-accredited program designed to train and educate our PFWB ministers and ministerial candidates for on-going ministry.

In our pursuit of ministerial excellence, it is our hope that all PFWB Ministers participate in our credentialing and continuing education process, which reflects our commitment to the Minister’s health, stewardship, training and events.

School of Ministry Classes (2019 Schedule)

Class List

Dive into the classes we are offering for the 2019 School of Ministry

Bible Study Methods

An introduction to the basic methods of studying and applying the Bible to daily living.

Dr. Marty Tew serves as the World Witness Director for the PFWB.  He has served as a Pastor and has a passion to teach. 

Theology

Exploring the basic doctrines of the Bible from a Pentecostal perspective.

Dr. Phil Newton serves as the Pastor of Long Branch Church and is the Assistant General Superintendent of the PFWB. 

Pastoral Counseling & Leadership

Basic principles of Biblical counseling and Christian leadership.

Dr. Jim Seymour serves as the Pastor of North Haven church and is a Professor at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC. 

Apologetics

Equipping the Christian to be able to defend the Christian beliefs.

Pastor Sam Sumner serves as the Pastor of Pathway Church.  He has served in other ministry related capacities. 

Eschatology

A study of Biblical prophecies and end time events detailing the consummation of God’s redemptive plan.

Reverend Preston Heath served as the General Superintendent for the PFWB for 20 years.  He has pastored numerous churches and has a passion to preach/teach. 

Faith & Practices/Ministerial Handbook & PFWB History

An acquaintance with the faith, practices and Ministerial handbook of the PFWB, as well as an understanding of the history of the organization.

Reverend Randy Carter is the General Superintendent of the PFWB.  He has served as a Pastor, Missionary, Church Planter and Christian Life Ministries Director. Dr. Marty Tew serves as the World Witness Director for the PFWB.  He has served as a Pastor and has a passion to teach. 

Ministry of the Holy Spirit & Spiritual Gifts

The role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian and the function of spiritual gifts in the Body of Christ.

Instructor TBA  

Becoming a Missional Church

Understand the importance of doing ministry in a way that is culturally relevant while remaining biblically pure.

Pastor Dale Sauls serves as the Pastor at LifeSprings Church and a Ministry Coach.  He has served in other ministry capacities such as a teacher and Young Adult Pastor. 

Preaching, Power of the Call & Spiritual Disciplines

Explores the meaning behind the call to ministry, the power of preaching and the importance of practicing the spiritual disciplines.

Dr. Elvin Butts serves as the Pastor of Friendly Chapel Church.  He has served as the HBC President, Professor and in other ministry related capacities. 

Evangelism

Presents a biblical basis for evangelism and exposes various methods of evangelism.

Pastor Richard Dial served as the Lead Pastor at Cary Church of God for over 20 years.  He has served at Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and is a missionary church planter with the Church of God. 

Understanding the Call

Understand the call of God as well as the expectations of ministry.

Dr. Don Sauls is a former General Superintendent of the PFWB.  He serves as the Pastor of Faro Chapel and has served in other ministry related positions. 

Worship

Presents a biblical foundation for worship and explores the various forms of worship found in Scripture.

Pastor Belinda Cruse serves as the Worship & Arts Pastor for Glad Tidings.  She has a heart for worship and leading others into authentic worship. 

Discipleship

Foundations of discipleship with an emphasis on becoming a disciple of Christ and leading others to become disciples.

Pastor Chris Searles serves as the Christian Life Ministries Director for the PFWB.  He has served as a Pastor and Student Pastor. 

Conflict Resolution

A biblical approach to resolving conflict between individuals and conflict within the local church.

TBA

Leadership & Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual disciplines with an emphasis on the practice of these disciplines in the daily life of a leader.

Pastor Mark Whitfield serves as the Pastor of Pikeville Church.  He has served as an Executive and Discipleship Pastor and has a passion to equip and inspire others. 

Personal Spiritual Growth

Leads learners through both the study and practice of personal holiness as found in Scripture and how it produces spiritual growth.

Reverend Garfield Baker

Preaching

Learn the processes involved in the preparation and delivery of sermons.

Dr. Elvin Butts serves as the Pastor of Friendly Chapel Church.  He has served as the HBC President, Professor and in other ministry related capacities. 

Ministerial Ethics

A study of how ministers should conduct themselves both personally and professionally.

Dr. Don Sauls is a former General Superintendent of the PFWB.  He serves as the Pastor of Faro Chapel and has served in other ministry related positions. 

Church Growth & Revitalization

Basic principles for revitalizing churches that are either plateaued or declining.

Pastor Chris Searles serves as the Christian Life Ministries Director for the PFWB.  He has served as a Pastor and Student Pastor. Reverend Randy Carter is the General Superintendent of the PFWB.  He has served as a Pastor, Church Planter and Christian Life Ministries Director.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The School of Ministry replace the current structure of getting credentialed with the PFWB?

Yes, The School of Ministry is a vital piece of the credentialing process going forward.  The credentialing process will be designed in such a way that reflects our commitment to excellence in four areas for the Minister:  Health, Stewardship, Training and Events.  The School of Ministry is a key piece for the training of the minister and those seeking credentials.

What if I’m interested in Local License?

If a candidate is considering Local License, they will contact the PFWB Resource Center to fill out the Local License Application.  Once completed and submitted, someone from the PFWB Staff will contact you and help you with the next step to register for the Local License Track in the School of Ministry.

What if I’m currently completing the work for Local License, Conference License, or Ordination?

If a candidate is currently in the Local License Track and planning to move up to the Conference License Track, then they will need to complete all Local License material and submit it to the PFWB Resource Center before December 31st.  If a candidate is not able to complete the material for Local License then they will start in the School of Ministry at the Local License Track. 

If a candidate is currently in the Conference License Track and planning to move up to the Ordination Track, then they will need to complete all Conference License material and submit it to the PFWB Resource Center before December 31st.  If a candidate is not able to complete the material for Conference License then they will start in the School of Ministry at the Conference License Track. 

If a candidate is currently in the Ordination Track and planning to be Ordained, then they will need to complete all Ordination material and submit it to the PFWB Resource Center before December 31st.  If a candidate is not able to complete the material for Ordination then they will start in the School of Ministry at the Ordination Track.

What if I’m already Ordained as a Minister with the PFWB?

If a candidate is already Ordained with the PFWB, then it is our hope that all PFWB Ministers participate in the School of Ministry at the Continuing Education Level.  The School of Ministry is committed to helping equip you as a Pastor and lead your churches with excellence.

Can I attend any of the classes if I’m not a Minister?

Yes, the School of Ministry is designed for three different areas of ministry.  First, for those who feel the call to ministry.  Secondly, for those who are already Ordained, and finally for those who want to learn more about certain topics. 

What is the point system and when does it start?

The point system is designed in such a way to help the minister focus on the four key areas that are important to a minister’s overall health. The point system will start in January ’19 and will be completed by the Minister each year.  The Point System needs to be turned in to the PFWB Resource Center by December 31st of each year. 

Is there a cost for the School of Ministry?

Yes, each class has a registration fee that helps cover the cost for teachers, resources and covers lunch for that class.  Each teacher has selected a book that the student needs to purchase and read before the class.  We have done our best to make it cost effective for each person that attends.  If for some reason, you’re not able to cover the cost of a class, then please contact the PFWB Resource Center. 

What is my role as the Pastor if I have a Local Licensed candidate?

We will continue to follow the Ministerial Handbook with the exception of the training aspect which will now be replaced by the School of Ministry.   It is imperative that the candidate stays connected to the Local Church/Pastor as the resources the church offers are invaluable.  The School of Ministry will help bridge the training of a potential candidate/minister with the practicality of the Local Church/Pastor.

Where does the School of Ministry take place?

The School of Ministry will hold classes on the PFWB Ministry Campus located at 1747 Bud Hawkins Road, Dunn, NC 28334.

How do I register for the School of Ministry?

At this time a person can register one of two ways:

1.  Click here to register online
2.  By calling the PFWB Resource Center at 910.892.4161

Additional Information

Class Pricing:

Local/Conference/Ordination:  $30/class (includes registration & lunch)
Continuing Education:  $10.00/class (includes registration & lunch)

(*) Internship:

In Year #3, the candidate will also have a 6 Month Internship. This will follow the current structure that is in the Ministerial Handbook. The Candidate will do a 6 month Internship at two churches other than the local church the candidate attends.

The internship will consist of: 3 months (Internship: Different Church), 3 months (Home Church), 3 months (Internship: Different Church), 3 months (Home Church)

Independent Studies:

A person going through the Ministerial Credentialing /Continuing Education process may complete 25% of their classes online (1 class a year). All requirements (book reading, class questions, class exam, etc.) for that class must be met even if attended online.

Prior Education:

A candidate that has prior college credit may be able to supplement previous education for the Ministerial Credentialing process. All classes submitted must follow the guidelines in the Ministerial Handbook and ultimately meet approval from the Ministerial Council.

Transfer In:

A candidate can “Transfer In” as long as the following guidelines are met:

1. The candidate must fulfill the requirements laid out in the Ministerial Handbook for transferring into the PFWB
2. The candidate must attend the classes for Faith & Practices, the Ministerial Handbook and PFWB History
3. The candidate submits to the PFWB Ministerial Recertification Process going forward

All Classes Held At:

PFWB School of Ministry Campus
1747 Bud Hawkins Road, Dunn, NC 28334
Phone Number:  910.892.4161

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