In order to be an effective ministry leader, there must be a holistic development of the entire person. Waymaker Institute strives to equip the next generation of church leaders with a firm foundation of ministerial skill and biblical knowledge by challenging the student’s MIND, cultivating health in the student’s HEART, and giving skill to the student’s HAND.
The Waymaker Institute will provide academic preparation for the students next phase of ministry training with a challenging, undergraduate level course load intended to provide a foundation of basic biblical and theological knowledge.
Waymaker Institute will use a combination of direct mentorship, academic training, and field experience to enable students to become healthy leaders through practicing leadership skills and growing in their leadership capacity.
Waymaker Institute will give students the opportunity to gain practical ministry skills through supervised field experience and service in the local church.
An introduction to the historical background, authorship, contents, and narrative flow of the Old Testament.
An introduction to the historical background, authorship, contents, and narrative flow of the New Testament.
An overview and introduction to the classic spiritual disciplines aimed at teaching students how to practice and integrate spiritual disciplines into their personal lives.
An introduction to the Biblical model of leadership, leadership roles, and leadership identity.
An introduction to the methods, process, and tools used in interpreting and applying the Bible.
An introduction to the operations and philosophy of a large and growing church. Emphasis is given to how the student can effectively function within the team and the philosophy behind various aspects of church ministry.
Waymaker Institute exists to not only equip students with knowledge, but with practical ministry skills. The coaching element of Waymaker Institute serves two roles. First, this allows the student to work alongside a Ministry Leader to see how what they learn in the classroom applies to the day-to-day life and operations of a church. Next, each student will be developed by their coach in areas of professional and personal development.
Students will be integrated into a ministry area at Brentwood Church and given development and mentorship, with the intention of giving them concrete skill and experience. Listed below are a few of the ministry area opportunities.