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URCC Academy Class Descriptions

Class 100-A: New and Watch Care Member’s Training

The New and Watch Care Member’s class is a follow up class to the URCC Orientation.The class is designed to provide detail teaching on the Biblical Doctrinal views taught here atthe Upper Room Christian Center. The students will learn the Biblical teaching on varioustopics such as Divorce, Alcohol, Giving, Fornication, and more. The class will also focus onthe character of the Christian and the meaning of Salvation.

Class 100-B: What’s My Calling?

What’s My Calling is a class developed to assist the student in discovering what their personal spiritual calling may be. The class will give the students a detailed view of various roles and responsibilities of positions within and outside of the Upper Room Christian Center. Such positions will include the Fivefold Ministry, Deacon/Deaconess, Missionary, Armor Bearer, Usher, Greeter, Praise Team, and more. A Spiritual Calling Survey will be taken during the class to help the student pinpoint their potential God given calling.

Class 101: Beginning Minister’s Training  (Online for nonmembers is available)

The Beginning Minister’s class is ONLY for those who strongly feel they are called into the ministry as a preacher of the Gospel. The class is designed to prepare its students to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the Pulpit, in the Streets, Small Group settings. The students will learn the character and discipline it takes to be a Minister of the Gospel. The class will also focus on training the student in how to prepare a sermon by teaching them the four section of a sermon. The students will be required to quote one full chapter of the bible as well as successfully complete a Trial Sermon before the congregation. This class is only one aspect of other actions and activities required to obtain a Local Minister License.

Class 102: Beginning Teacher Workshop Training (Not offered online)

The Beginning Minister’s class is ONLY for those who strongly feel they are called into the ministry as a preacher of the Gospel. The class is designed to prepare its students to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the Pulpit, in the Streets, Small Group settings. The students will learn the character and discipline it takes to be a Minister of the Gospel. The class will also focus on training the student in how to prepare a sermon by teaching them the four section of a sermon. The students will be required to quote one full chapter of the bible as well as successfully complete a Trial Sermon before the congregation. This class is only one aspect of other actions and activities required to obtain a Local Minister License.

Class 201: Advance Minister’s Training (Online for nonmembers is available)

The Advance Minister’s class is a continuation of the Class 101: Beginning Minister’s Training. The class is designed to continue the spiritual and natural growth of the minister. The students will learn the proper response in specific circumstance. Such as what to do when asked to preach, when ask to officiate the offering, when asked to pray, etc. The student will be introduced to the “Shepherd Bag” and “Platform” Preaching. The class will focus on training the student in how to teach Bible Study, facilitate Holy Communion, Child Dedications and Water Baptisms. The students will be required to quote two full chapters of the bible as well as complete a Trial Bible Study. Additionally, the students will be required give an Exhortation during Sunday Service. Note: This class is only one aspect of other actions and activities required to become an Officially Licensed Minister.

Class 202: Advance Teacher’s Training (Not offered online)

The Advance Teacher’s class is a continuation of the Class 102: Beginning Teacher’s Training. The class is designed to enhance the spiritual and natural growth of the teacher through classroom training. The students will learn how to study for teaching any subject. How to create a lesson, How to set up for teaching. How to handle the Q&A and much more. The student will be introduced to the “10 minute Teaching technique.” The students will be required to quote two full chapters of the bible and complete a Trial Bible Study. Note: This class is only one aspect of other actions and activities required to become an Officially Licensed Minister.

Class 301: Minister Ordination Training

The Minister’s Ordination class is a continuation of the Class 201: Advance Minister’s Training. This class is provided for the students who have completed classes 101, 201 and completed a minimum of one year mentoring by an Ordained Minister. The class is designed to elevate the minister in their spiritual and natural knowledge. The course will challenge the student in several ways as they prepare for ordination. The students will learn what to do when the Pastor is away, How to facilitate a wedding, and how to facilitate a funeral. The student will be introduced to the “Tag Team Preaching as they continue building on their abilities to do “Shepherd Bag” and “Platform” Preaching. The class will continue the training in how to enhance their preparation of a Sermon and or Bible Study Lesson. The students will be required to quote three full chapters of the bible as well as successfully demonstrate the ability to perform all five “Sacred Services”. Note: This class is only one aspect of other actions and activities required to become an Ordained Minister.

Class 401: Deacon/Deaconess Ordination Training

The Senior Missionary class is a continuation of the Class 100-A: What’s My Calling. This class is provided for the students who have completed Missionary Orientation, class 100-A and a minimum of one year mentoring by a Senior Missionary. The class is designed to elevate the Junior Missionary to the level of Senior Missionary. The course will challenge the student in several ways as they prepare to become what we call a Global Missionary. The students will learn the roles and responsibility of the Missionary within the church structure. The class will also focus on training the student in how to prepare a Bible Study Lesson, support and or facilitate Holy Communion, Child Dedications and Water Baptism. The students will be required to quote two full chapters of the bible. Note: This class is only one aspect of other actions and activities required to become a Senior Missionary.

Class 501: Senior Missionary Training

The Senior Missionary class is a continuation of the Class 100-A: What’s My Calling. This class is provided for the students who have completed Missionary Orientation, class 100-A and a minimum of one year mentoring by a Senior Missionary. The class is designed to elevate the Junior Missionary to the level of Senior Missionary. The course will challenge the student in several ways as they prepare to become what we call a Global Missionary. The students will learn the roles and responsibility of the Missionary within the church structure. The class will also focus on training the student in how to prepare a Bible Study Lesson, support and or facilitate Holy Communion, Child Dedications and Water Baptism. The students will be required to quote two full chapters of the bible. Note: This class is only one aspect of other actions and activities required to become a Senior Missionary.

Class 601: Church Mother Training

The Church Mother class is designed the Senior Women (Ager 65 and older) who have been nominated by the General Board to be elevated to the Positon or Church Mother. It is not required but recommended that such a candidate have completed Class 100: New and Watch Care Member’s Class and/or Class 100-A: What’s My Calling to better understand our teaching as well as all positions within the church structure. The class is designed to inform and instruct the students in the role and responsibility of a Church Mother. The class will also focus on training the student in taking care of the Pastor and family. This is a Key role in the church and should NOT be taken lightly. Note: This class is only one aspect ofother actions and activities required to become a Senior Missionary.

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