The Master’s Seminary Institute of Church Leadership is specially designed to support pastors in the work of training future elders in their local congregation.

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HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

1. A pastor identifies key men in his church whom he desires to mentor and train up as future elders and spiritual leaders.
2. He comes to this website and selects a 12-week course that he and his men would like to study. Each of them then sign up for that course through the website.
3. The course content from TMS is delivered to them in an online format that includes video lectures, class notes, reading assignments, and quizzes and tests. Each of the men is able to access the course content on his own, through his personal computer.
4. The pastor meets each week with his men to discuss all that they are learning from the course. A leader’s guide that includes discussion questions is provided by the seminary as part of the curriculum package.

Godly
Character

The Essentials of Biblical Eldership
The Practice of Prayer
Keys to Spiritual Leadership
The Elder’s Family
Discipleship and Mentoring

Bible
Knowledge

How to Study the Bible
Understanding the Old Testament (1&2)
Understanding the New Testament (1&2)
How to Teach the Bible to Others

Sound
Doctrine

The Doctrine of Scripture
The Doctrine of God: Father, Son, and Spirit
The Doctrines of Man, Sin, and Salvation
The Doctrine of the Church
The Doctrine of End Times
Church History (Part 1, 2, 3)
Apologetics and the History of Heresy

Shepherding
Care

The Practice of Pastoral Ministry
Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling
Church Administration and Leadership
Outreach & Missions

And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:2 NASB

Program Overview

The courses themselves are derived from the biblical qualifications and characteristics of eldership—which makes this curriculum directly applicable to future church leaders.

Lectures

Reading

Quizzes

Essentials of Biblical Eldership

Above Reproach (1 Timothy 3:1–9; Titus 1:5–9)

Basic Message Preparation

Able to Teach (1 Timothy 3:2; 2 Timothy 2:24)

Systematic Theology

Sound in Doctrine (Titus 1:9)

Church History and Apologetics

Refuting Error (2 Timothy 2:25; Titus 1:9)

Biblical Survey (OT & NT)

Grounded in the Scriptures (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16–17)

Pastoral Counseling

Equipped to Counsel (Galatians 6:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:14)

Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

Eager to Shepherd (1 Peter 5:1–4)

Church Administration and Leadership

Skilled to Lead (1 Timothy 3:5; 2 Timothy 2:2)

FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

IS THIS A MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM?

No. It is a certificate program intended for elder training. By designing it this way, TMS is able to charge minimal tuition fees.

HOW MUCH WILL EACH COURSE COST?

The cost per course (per person) is $149. Discounts are available for large groups and for TMS alumni churches.

WHEN WILL THE PROGRAM LAUNCH?

Select courses will be available starting in Fall 2017. The full range of courses will be systematically brought online over the next few years.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

To indicate your interest and receive information as it becomes available, fill out the form below. We will email you with further details.

ARE THERE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?

Alumni and men at alumni churches receive that same discount for all courses.

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