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Syllabi & Assignments


Critical Information

  • Students are responsible for obtaining all required reading texts and submitting all assignments on time.

  • All information for successfully completing EMPOWERone is consolidated on this page.

  • All students are strongly advised to obtain books at least 3 months prior to class date.

  • All supplemental materials provided by professors will be posted on Edmodo.

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2019-2020 Students


Ministry Hours:

  • Students are required to spend 13 hours per month in ministry throughout the Empower year.

  • Ministry hours log will be submitted on Edmodo, recommendations for fulfilling ministry hours are posted on Edmodo.

  • Ministry hours are to be submitted on the 1st of every month, beginning on October 1st, 2019

  • You need to complete 13 hours of ministry in September for the October 1st ministry log submission.

2019-20 Class Assignments List:


All books, except the Bible, are to be read in their entirety.

September 23 - Cultivating a Listening Ear

October 21 - Old Testament Survey

November 18 - Dealing with Grief and Anxiety

  • Syllabus

  • Required Reading: The Gift of Being Yourself, David Benner

December 16 - Understanding Your Calling

  • Syllabus

  • Required Reading: Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Ruth Haley Barton

January 20 - Dealing with Conflict

  • Required Reading: Boundaries, Henry Cloud and John Townsend

February 17 - Role of the Holy Spirit

  • Syllabus

  • Required Reading: Surprised by the Power of the Spirit: How God Speaks and Heals Today, Jack Deere

March 16 - New Testament Survey

March 27-29 Empower Retreat - Location TBD

April 20 - Prayer and Intercession

  • Syllabus

  • Required Reading: Mighty Prevailing Prayer, Wesley Duewel

May 18 - Theology of the Kingdom

  • Syllabus

  • Required Reading: Pathways to the King, Rob Reimer

June 15 - Identifying & Healing Family Wounds

  • Syllabus

  • Required Reading: Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality (The Spiritual Journey), David Benner

July 20 - Community and Mission of the Church

  • Syllabus

  • Required Reading: Jonah and Me: On Mission with God, Chuck Davis

August 17 - Spiritual Gifts

  • Syllabus

  • Required Reading: The Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Gifts, Sam Storms