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Training and Equipping You for Service

Sarah Family Ministries is a Christian Ministerial Training Center with the vision of equipping the saints so that they may fulfill the ministry they have been given by the Lord. This vision is accomplished by offering an alternative process to traditional Bible seminary preparation for ministry.

Ministerial Training & Equipping Class
Entrance into Sarah Family Ministries begins by completing the Ministerial Training and Equipping Class. This 15-week class is designed for growth in all phases of ministry and leadership no matter where each minister is on their path. This is accomplished through teaching strong biblical principles and providing practical ministerial training. Classes focus on the realities and responsibilities of ministry by examining the heart of the minister through topics such as character, commitment, spiritual gifts and hearing God's voice. Instruction is provided to explore practical study and application of the Word of God for sermon and teaching preparation. Opportunities for teaching, preaching, group leadership, and street outreach are also part of this class.

Following the Ministerial Training and Equipping Class, candidates may continue their participation at SFM by attending Advanced Training Classes and Manna. Or candidates desiring credentialing may apply to the Ministerial Credentialing Class.

The Ministerial Training and Equipping Class is held on Monday nights from 6-9pm. Please check the Calendar for specific dates.

Candidates considering this class must be: Born again and Spirit-filled, 18 years of age or older. Candidates must attend Orientation and will be expected to attend all class sessions including ministry outreaches and Manna (Feb-May).

Class Fee: $375/individual; $575/married couple.

Advanced Training Classes
Sarah Family Ministers are on the front lines of ministry, studying, preaching, teaching, leading and giving for the work of the ministry. Where can they go to be refreshed? Where do they go to be nourished in the Word of God? They come to the Advanced Training Classes! The classes at SFM provide a wealth of biblical teaching that continually strengthen ministers in their walk while also giving practical help for ministry growth. Ministers receive training and support that encourages them as they continue in their ministry efforts.

Advanced Training Classes are typically four weeks in duration and are held on Tuesday or Thursday nights (6:30-9:00 pm) with occasional workshops on Saturdays. The Advanced Training classes currently offered at SFM are listed below. Please refer to the Calendar for specific dates of classes.

Current Advanced Training Classes

God is not interested in developing your vision first. He is interested in His relationship with you. From this relationship, growth happens. God expands our root system with Him in the hidden places that there might be an impact into the visible world. In this class, you will discover what it looks like to embrace His process of building on the inside first so you can do what He has called you to - bring forth much fruit that remains that He is glorified. We will examine three soils God uses to establish our roots in Him: the soils of intimacy, serving and community.

Class Fee: $40.00/individual; $60.00/married couple

The Adventures of Brokenness
No one is exempt from the process of brokenness. Everyone goes through this in the course of their life, though usually not very well. There are not many in the Body of Christ who know how to walk out this process of brokenness or are able to gain the insight of what they have walked through with understanding. Brokenness opens up the opportunity of bringing your heart to a place of humility before your Lord if walked through correctly, or it may sever your relationship with Him and bitterness begins to grow as you find yourself walking in contrariness to Him. Many that we minister to are going through this process in some form or fashion, willingly or unwillingly. All brokenness brings hurt and pain with side effects of being vague, or frustrated, or hopeless or helpless. Chaos, misunderstandings and judgments creep in.

Here are a few questions we will answer: God, are you allowing this brokenness to strike the very fabric of my life? Why? Is this Your plan for me, or is the devil messing with me? What should I do with this pain and hurt? Does it have a purpose? What am I to understand of my heart in this process? Why, Lord why?

This is a study to bring understanding to your past, where you are now, and looking forward to what your future will bring. It will also begin bringing the understanding of your walk towards humility and holiness.

Class Fee: $60.00/individual; $80.00/married couple


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2 Timothy 3:16-17 HCSB
All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV84
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.