The Greater Works Discipleship Academy is the "TEACHING MINISTRY" of Greater Works!
Our purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19) and the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:37) by providing a platform where disciples of Jesus Christ can be educated through quality, in-depth, seminary-level training and development. Students of the academy will be equipped with a myriad of resources to further their development as disciples such as books, programs, biblical charts, and presentations which will enhance their understanding of the Bible and Christian doctrine. Furthermore, each student will be empowered to reproduce disciples of Jesus Christ by being trained to share what they have learned with others, spreading the gospel throughout the world. Courses are available to be taught in person or through a myriad of online resources. To inquire about a course, seminar or workshop for yourself or your ministry, please contact us. It is our pleasure to serve you.
Graduates Of Our First 6-Week "Soteriology" Course
Greater Works Discipleship Ministries believes that discipleship prepares us for worship, and conversely, worship is the product/consequence of discipleship. Worship acknowledges and glorifies God alone, adores Him through praise and thanksgivings, and acts in service to Him. Therefore, our goal is to attract, train, and reproduce:
Disciple-Followers: Perfected People, complete in Jesus. We proclaim him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ (Col. 1:28 CSB).
Worshipers of Jesus: Prepared People, competent to serve. "...equipping the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:12 CSB).
A Biblical Approach
Master The Message – Ministry Demands Devotion. I believe that a teacher must have something to say before standing before or sitting among disciples. This must be something that I truly know because I have experienced it in my own life (Ezra 7:9-10; 1 Tim. 4:16).
Discipline The Disciples – The teaching ministry demands discipleship. Because I expect my messages to carry the power of transformation, I need to be close enough to my students to equip them with the potential of a “life worthy,” and exercise the discipline necessary to develop and nurture it. Whether that discipline is educative or corrective, it trains and prepares the disciple for transformation. (Prov. 3:12; 1 Thess. 2:11-12; Mark 3:14; Acts 4:13; 1 Thess. 1:4-7; 2:6b-12).
Create The Curriculum – the teaching ministry demands design. Before standing before my students, I must take the time to discern the design appropriate for the learner and the lesson to be presented (Heb. 12:1,2; Acts 2:42).
Communicate The Content – the teaching ministry demands a proclamation. Once the message has been mastered, disciples acquired, and curriculum created, the teacher must have a burden to communicate the content (Jer. 20:9).