The First Year course is comprised of lectures, practical tutorials, experiences, mentoring, and outreach that culminates in a missions trip.
In First Year you'll discover and unlock what is already true in you. You were made glorious from your first moment, it's time to take hold of your inheritance! We need to understand who we are as sons and daughters and what we have access to, so we can then take that knowledge into Australia to tell people about Jesus and unite our nation. As Jesus restored everything to you on the cross we know the battle is now for the mind to activate what we already have.
The course will bring a greater intimacy with God, activate and grow faith, practically demonstrate supernatural ministry, as well as give you natural skills like administration for ministry, emotional IQ, diligence and leadership. You'll also understand how intimacy with God applies in society today as we influence our modern community. So whether you’re an apostle or doctor, the School of Faith will help will get you there.
This is not intended to be your last year of study in life but your first year of walking more intimately with God into your call for the rest of your life.
The course can be studied full-time, part-time or by 2 month intensive (abridged, International students only). The full-time course runs 9am-2pm Monday through Wednesday and 3pm-9pm Thursday. The part-time course runs online with an option to attend on campus 3pm-9pm Thursdays (or part of Thursday). The intensive course runs for 2 months from August to October and is a condensed version of the year long course designed to impart as much of Heaven's culture as quickly as possible. (Intensive course for international students outside of Australia only.)
We think you’ll also get as much from the atmosphere and life with other students as you do from in-class teaching. Knowing there are multiple ways students develop, we employ a 'teach, discover, practice' philosophy. You'll learn from books, talks, your own study and by doing. Remember, as you seek, the chief instructor on campus, the Holy Spirit, will reveal more to you.
Alongside face-to-face in-class teaching and learning, there will be weekly local ministry opportunities and mission trips. Students may choose to go on a local trip or an overseas trip to practice all that they have learned.
Our booklist covers histories of the lives of those who have moved in great signs and wonders in the past, strong teaching from the present, and foundational works that we consider are a spiritual inheritance written down by those who have come before us.
Your tutors are a combination of those who hold five-fold ministry offices, Bethel alumni, guest speakers and BSSM staff via prepared video. Your tutors are all presently ministering in areas they are instructing, with experience in practical supernatural living.
Check out the application details and important dates if you're ready to apply!
[Our instructors] inspire leaders into the impossible and set fire to complacency.
They inspired me to become more dangerous for Jesus and take on challenges that I otherwise would have felt ill-equipped for.
- Maie, Ministry Training 2016
I began to walk with great faith and boldness into any AND every situation because I started to understand for myself what it meant to be a child of God.
- Kate, Mission Training 2014