The School of Faith is an environment where we don't just study supernatural ministry, we live a supernatural lifestyle. We are releasing a new generation of believers who don’t judge the world, but love it as Jesus did, and who are equipped to come alongside it to demonstrate and reveal God. We emphasise being in the world but not of it, and ‘spitting out the bones’ - to not accept what is ungodly, but to celebrate what is excellent. We use influence like Jesus (bold, tender, powerful) to bring cities back home.
At the School, we put Jesus at the centre. Knowing Him, His compassion and His power are our primary goals. Worship is a key activity in our daily school lives, and as we worship we break through into new realms of intimacy with God, joy and freedom. We become like the one we worship, so we spend a lot of time worshipping to become like Him. Worship honours the Holy Spirit and creates room for Him to move and touch us as we allow Him to lead. We steward an honour-driven, faith-filled environment of worship to host extra-ordinary manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Our worship also extends into obedience to His leading and His Word in our lives.
Our people practice living faith and that means action. At School we create a safe place to practice and extend faith. In the words of Oswald Chambers "faith is spelled R-I-S-K", so the School creates an environment where you are encouraged to take risks to deepen your faith whilst covered by the safety-net of instructors during class time and ministry opportunities. The faith-filled environment makes you believe nothing is impossible. We respond boldly by learning something one day and taking action the next. We practice and apply what we learn to life right now – and everyone benefits as God’s Kingdom is released.
The School teaches bringing God’s Kingdom to Earth as it is in Heaven, so you’ll find a lot of people helping to create a slice of paradise here on Earth.
At School, spiritual Fathers or mentors give us the confidence to try new things and break new ground. They encourage us to go where we haven't been before. God designed family so we would have older generations to raise us into maturity - we naturally and spiritually start as children and grow into our calling. The School of Faith burns bright for this reason - to get behind a generation of God’s children who shine with His glory inside them.
Our School is built on apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists, and people called to practically equip the saints as spiritual parents. Our instructors also teach in areas they are operating in right now. The School was established by people who themselves have studied, either at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry or other such institutions, and who understand the journey. So your tutors are committed to your success and equipped to help get you there.
The School takes great care in knowing each student, and is equipped to offer you close mentoring relationships to empower you to step into the unique call God has for your life. You'll also find a cohort of like-minded students, enthusiastically seeking more of Jesus alongside you - friendships we train you to continue in for many years to come.
The School embraces Kingdom values, believing that we are supernatural royalty as God's sons and daughters, and able to extend the Kingdom. We live lives that are naturally supernatural, incorporating walking with the Holy Spirit in everything we do from study to gym workouts and our jobs. We believe a richness is found when we honour the diversity God created. God values beauty (evident in creation), so you’ll see beauty exalted at the School – beauty in the campus, beauty through art, literature, and even beauty through mathematical order. Creativity abounds at the School, including creative ideas in the way we teach, to students writing music or creating a business idea. Diligence is demonstrated as we pursue excellence in the work we do. Honour is also paramount, as we value men and women as sons and daughters of God, the way He made us. Our environment creates freedom where students have responsibility for continuing to reveal all that the Kingdom contains.
In life, people don’t ‘graduate' from being part of the family and the same is true at the School. You’ll be graduating to join a revivalist movement. Many Bible college students struggle after study to find where they fit. School life will equip you to join past students and other revivalists to partner to change whole areas, cities and nations. You’ll find projects the School is running in missions in Australia and overseas that you can join. You can even birth your own ideas with people who share your values, who will encourage you, continue discovering with you, and can minister alongside, as you continue to develop your call.
We place special care on ensuring people you may minister with after your time at the School have different skills to you, so that together you can create sustainable ministry. This could be in the medical profession, legal profession, an overseas mission field, or another pillar of our culture! The School has a saying “no starving missionaries”, and when we combine our diverse skills to bring God’s Kingdom to all areas of society the fruitfulness He brings is more than enough!
After studying First Year at the School of Faith, you should feel equipped to pursue your passion. We aim to ensure that when you graduate the School, you will clearly understand your next step towards pursuing your call and are resourced to take it. This could be further study in a course specific to your chosen vocation (like dance), a longer-term mission, starting a local ministry, a second year at School, or more.
The period that directly follows study is critical. You will be moving out of a protected learning environment into a more self-directed environment. The School founders believe this is one of the most important development times in your life - so your next step after study receives great focus during School to ensure it is done well. It is at this point, as you are sent out, that partnership becomes critical.
God made us to thrive when we work together. The School is building a movement and training a wider family who have the same values but diverse skills, who can work together after study to extend the Kingdom. For example, you may choose to start a church in an unreached place. Your team from School may have students who are strong in administration, business entrepreneurship, building relationships with people and preaching gifts. So when you all work together you aren’t just a ministry team, you’re a power team who can be self sustainable and reach out to change whole areas. There is no need for starving missionaries.