The PFWB School of Ministry is a training platform for the ongoing training of our PFWB ministerial candidates and ordained ministers.  The PFWB School of Ministry is a three year non-accredited program designed to train and educate our PFWB ministers and ministerial candidates for on-going ministry.  If you're interested in learning more about the SOM please contact us at the PFWB Resource Center at 910.892.4161, email Jessica at jessica@pfwb.org , or you can click on the "Contact Us" Button below, fill out the form and someone from the Resource Center will be in contact with you.

 

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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 (2021 Schedule)

Year 1

Start Local License

Year 2

Start Conference License

Year 3

Start Ordination

Continuing Education

Bible Study Methods
February 20

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

Register
Pentecostal Theology
February 20

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

Register
Pastoral Counseling
February 20

Basic principles of Biblical counseling.

Register
Pastor’s Prayer Life
February 20

The prayer life of a Pastor is of the utmost importance in the ministry. Explore how to develop, strengthen and be empowered by prayer as a Pastor/Leader in the church.

Register
Personal Spiritual Growth
September 11 (AM CLASS)

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

Register
Ministry of the Holy Spirit & Spiritual Gifts
September 11 (AM CLASS)

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

Register
Becoming a Missional Church
September 11 (AM CLASS)

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

Register
Book of Acts
September 11 (AM CLASS)

A study on the Book of Acts and how it applies to the church today.

Register
Understanding The Call
September 11 (PM CLASS)

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

Register
Pastoral Theology
September 11 (PM CLASS)

Explores the role of a Pastor, preaching, and how to perform practical services.

Register
Church Leadership & Ethics
September 11 (PM CLASS)

A study of how ministers should conduct themselves both personally and professionally as leaders in the church.

Register
Pastor & Deacon Relationship
September 11 (PM CLASS)

Explores the biblical roles and relationship between the Pastor and Deacon.

Register
Faith and Practices, Ministerial Handbook, & PFWB History
November 6

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

Register
Worship
November 6

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

Register
Discipleship & Stewardship
November 6

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

Register
Apocalyptic Literature
November 6

A study of the apocalyptic books in the Bible and how they deal with Biblical prophecies and end time events.

Register

Year 1

Start Local License

Year 1
Bible Study Methods
February 20

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

Register
Year 1
Personal Spiritual Growth
September 11 (AM CLASS)

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

Register
Year 1
Understanding The Call
September 11 (PM CLASS)

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

Register
Year 1
Faith and Practices, Ministerial Handbook, & PFWB History
November 6

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

Register

Year 2

Start Conference License

Year 1
Pentecostal Theology
February 20

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

Register
Year 1
Ministry of the Holy Spirit & Spiritual Gifts
September 11 (AM CLASS)

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

Register
Year 1
Pastoral Theology
September 11 (PM CLASS)

Explores the role of a Pastor, preaching, and how to perform practical services.

Register
Year 1
Worship
November 6

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

Register

Year 3

Start Ordination

Year 1
Pastoral Counseling
February 20

Basic principles of Biblical counseling.

Register
Year 1
Becoming a Missional Church
September 11 (AM CLASS)

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

Register
Year 1
Church Leadership & Ethics
September 11 (PM CLASS)

A study of how ministers should conduct themselves both personally and professionally as leaders in the church.

Register
Year 1
Discipleship & Stewardship
November 6

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

Register

Continuing Education

Year 1
Pastor’s Prayer Life
February 20

The prayer life of a Pastor is of the utmost importance in the ministry. Explore how to develop, strengthen and be empowered by prayer as a Pastor/Leader in the church.

Register
Year 1
Book of Acts
September 11 (AM CLASS)

A study on the Book of Acts and how it applies to the church today.

Register
Year 1
Pastor & Deacon Relationship
September 11 (PM CLASS)

Explores the biblical roles and relationship between the Pastor and Deacon.

Register
Year 1
Apocalyptic Literature
November 6

A study of the apocalyptic books in the Bible and how they deal with Biblical prophecies and end time events.

Register

Frequently Asked Questions

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 the ministry.  The School of Ministry is a key piece for the training of the minister and those seeking credentials.

A candidate will attend/complete 4 classes each year during the Ordination process.  In addition to classes in the Ordination Year, 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).

If a candidate is considering Local License, they will contact their Pastor and 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.

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.

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. 

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.  The cost for a Local, Conference, or Ordination Class is $30.00 and a Continuing Education class is $10.00.  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. 

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.

The School of Ministry will hold classes on the PFWB Ministry Campus in the Minister's Development Center located at:

1747 Bud Hawkins Road,

Dunn, NC 28334

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

A candidate may "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.

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.

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 must be met even if attended online.

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