North Texas Christian College is excited to partner with North American Missions (NAM) to offer their Church Planting Certificate. The certificate consists of six 8-week classes. Completers of all six classes will not only earn a NAM Church Planting Certificate, but will also earn 18 hours of undergraduate credit from NTCC. Students pursuing a Bachelors degree from NTCC can choose Church Planting as their minor concentration.
Classes do not have to be taken in order. You can start with any class.
An introduction to the ministry operations of the North American Missions division of the United Pentecostal Church International. Students will be introduced to the biblical foundation of the missional role of the church. The need for new churches, an understanding of current church models, and the practical aspects of a
contextualized ministry will be presented. Assignments and lectures will deal with the important principles, practices, and processes involved in church planting leadership.
This course interactively presents students with the biblical imperative to establish new churches. The course explores the methods of the early Pentecostal movement to evangelize by planting churches, as well as presenting a modern paradigm of church planting by examining the experiences of modern church planters.
The purpose of this course is an in-depth study of the individual conversion process. The course will outline dependable methods of evangelism and discipleship that predictably produce lasting conversions and will also work to build the student's confidence in their utilization of such methods. The course will include processes for establishing a strong church foundation and development.
This course explores the topic of practically approaching the first two years of a church plant. The course will focus on breaking down the first two years into four manageable sections or modules. Students will be exposed to methods, process, tips, and best practices on how to start an Apostolic church.
This course explores the topic of the culture of church replication. The course will focus on the historical basis as well as current methods of replication leadership and replication church planting. Students will analyze historical church models of replication as well as modern models, with an emphasis on team building.
This course is the study of the church, its mission and the student’s place in that mission. Subjects examined will include discipleship as the means of evangelism, the theology of mission, the Kingdom of God and the ministry of reconciliation. The emphasis of the course is practical theology with a focus on reaching the lost.