ABS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
This consists of three rotations namely the Availability Rotation, the Teaching Rotation and the Church Planting/Church Growth Rotation
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the Availability Rotation?
· This is a rotation in which a student has to make himself available to experience certain things and to engage in the practical art of ministry.
2. What is the Teaching Rotation?
· This is a rotation in which a student has to undergo and fulfill certain training sessions which involves attendances at teaching campmeetings, root camps as well as informal interactions with a Disciple-Making Minister (DMM).
3. What is the Church Planting/Church Growth Rotation?
· This is a rotation in which a student is sent by the Disciple-Making Minister (DMM) to start a church. In other instances, such a student may not start a church but rather be asked to take over an existing church.
4. Who is a Disciple-Making Minister (DMM)?
· An ABS Board Certified Disciple-Making Minister (DMM) is a senior pastor with proven abilities to train ministers and has clear examples of such products to show.
5. How do I train my pastors?
· They will have to join the Anagkazo Bible School and do the Diploma Program as well as the Professional Program.
6. Who can join the Anagkazo Bible School (ABS)?
· Anybody who is born again can join the ABS
7. How long will the Professional Program be?
· This course takes a minimum of two years. However, after four years your registration and enrolment will expire.
8. Who can join the Professional Program?
· Anyone who believes he is called to the ministry and wants to be trained to become a pastor. He/she must apply to the school.
9. Can I join at any time of the year?
10. Can I apply for the Professional Program before applying for the Diploma Program?
11. How do I join the Professional Program?
· You can apply for the Professional Program by filling in an application form and submitting to the central ABS administration. Upon receipt of this application, the ABS administration will assess the applicant in the following areas:
1. Whether applicant is born again
2. Whether applicant is called to the ministry
3. Does the applicant have any ABS diplomas or is he currently pursuing any ABS diploma?
4. The applicant must have two strong recommendations from his/her senior pastors (DMMs can also recommend)
5. The applicant must be interviewed by the ABS central administration
6. The applicant must be successful at the interview
7. The applicant must pay fees for the Professional Program
12. How much does the Professional Program cost?
13. When do I begin and progress in the ABS Professional Program?
1. There must be space in the program to accommodate a candidate, that is, there must be an available ABS Board-Certified Disciple-Making Minister (DMM)
2. The administration of the ABS Professional Program will centrally monitor the progress of students through the administrative setup of the school.
3. There will be end of rotation exams to mark the end of that rotation by the individual student
14. How will I know which DMM I am assigned to?
· The applicant upon admission will be given a letter of attachment from the ABS administration to send to his/her DMM.
15. How will students be monitored?
· By the ABS central administration
16. What will be monitored?
· Students will be progressively assessed and centrally monitored by the ABS central administration in the following areas:
1. The Spiritual qualities of a student which are:
§ Personal prayer life
§ Personal fasting life
§ Knowledge of the word
§ Genuineness of the student’s call
§ Understanding of the ministry
2. The Ministerial abilities of a student which are:
§ Ability to preach
§ Ability to counsel
§ Ability to do an altar call
§ Ability to lead a prayer meeting
§ Ability to pray for people to receive the Holy Ghost
§ Ability to baptize
§ Ability to teach
§ Ability to visit people (church members, sick people, etc)
§ Ability to preach at a crusade
§ Ability to witness (person-to-person)
§ Ability to raise funds
§ Ability to take an offering
§ Ability to interact with other races, tribes and groups of people
§ Ability to relate with spiritual fathers and other leaders
§ Ability to speak in public
§ Ability to moderate a service
§ Ability to handle administrative issues
3. Attendance of a student:
§ Attendance to campmeetings
§ Attendance to leadership meetings
§ Attendance to informal meetings with senior minister
§ Attendance to special conferences (ISI, CGI, etc)
§ Attendance to annual church conventions
§ Availability for training
§ Ability to listen to tapes
§ Ability to watch videos
4. Incompatibility with ministry – these are things that may prevent the student from being accepted into the ministry, that is, immorality, corruption and disloyalty.