In August 2015 my wife and I and our 3 kids moved from Gilbert, AZ to Wilsey, KS with the vision to start a School of Ministry in the heartland of America. In addition to Equipping the next generation with the Word of God for the Work of the Ministry, we also hope to provide young adults an opportunity to learn a trade skill that will help provide for themselves wherever the Lord leads them. I've served the Lord in youth ministries full-time for 15 years and, without question, the one thing teenagers lack today is a sense of work ethic. The rise of gaming and social media has brought on a self-centered culture making the vast majority of youth less-productive than ever. The Lord has burdened our hearts to help teach the upcoming generation(s) how to work with their hands and provide for themselves as they serve Him.
Its been a tremendous blessing to have been on staff at two different churches since 2000; receiving the income needed to provide for my family. However, many young people are coming out of Bible Colleges and Seminaries and finding that most churches can not afford to hire them on full-time, and in some cases even part-time. For those who left off to Bible College fresh out of High School, that leaves them with the equivalent of a High School diploma to go out and find work; not only pay off their expensive Student Loans, but possibly try and provide for their families as well.
The culture and society we live in here in the United States is ever-more becoming less friendly towards the Sound Truth of the Gospel. To keep from sinking, many churches are turning their Bibles in for the growing demands of itching ears and watering down the Word of God. In many cases these churches are thriving. Masses flock to hear the latest and greatest in Christian fad as they leave behind the churches standing and contending for the Faith that was delivered unto us. What am I getting at? Churches that hold fast to the Word of God are dwindling in attendance and becoming less able to take on staff members. Our upcoming generations of Bible College graduates are having to make a choice between compromising Sound Doctrine for the sake of money OR begin turning in applications at the local fast food restaurants.
As the Lord provides, we plan to offer Apprenticeships in Carpentry, Auto-Mechanics, and/or Aquaponic Farming to accompany each student's study of the Holy Scriptures. Upon completion of the School of Ministry, graduates will be equipped to serve the Lord, serve others, and provide for their families anywhere the Lord calls them to minister.
We Believe in...
The Inerrant Word of God
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. - John 17:17
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. - Psalm 12:6,7
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. - Genesis 1:1
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. - Mark 10:6
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. - 1 Corinthians 1:18
Jesus...“Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” - Romans 4:25
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” - Ephesians 2:8–10
The Gifts of the Spirit
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. - Acts 2:38,39
He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. - Acts 19:2