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1 WIN Institute STUDENT Manual Robbie Davis, Lead Pastor Ernie Davis, Sr., Deputy Pastor & Pastor of Discipleship Minister Kevin W. Johnson, President

2 Contents Celebration Church Mission / Vision Celebration Church Next Step System Welcome from our Lead Pastor WIN Institute: Welcome History Mission Vision Foundational Scriptures Staff Course Curriculum o Celebration Church Next Step System o Evangelical Training Association (ETA) o Course schedule: Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings Future Goals: o Accreditation o Facilities o Community outreach and alternative teaching methods Evangelical Training Association (ETA): Here s How It Works Church Ministries Certificate Program (4) Teacher Lesson Plans: Syllabus Grading system Student attendance sheet Classroom Specifics Course and Faculty Classroom Evaluation Forms

3 Our Mission Simply put to provide environments designed to help people take their next step toward Christian maturity. Our Vision Helping People Win in Life People win in life by Knowing the Lord Growing in the Lord Serving the Lord, and Sharing the Lord.

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5 Welcome from the Lead Pastor of Celebration Church Dear Champions! Welcome to WIN Institute! You are part of one of the most exciting ministry opportunities for spiritual development in Celebration Church. We are convinced that God made every person to win in life on the foundation of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As such, we have created learning environments designed with your victory in mind. Teachers and students will together explore the inexhaustible depth of the Bible and experience the power of its application in the trenches of everyday life and ministry. Over 20 years ago Bishop Robert S. Davis, Sr. began the School of the Bible as a ministry of Long Reach Church of God. It would go on to be known as the Bible Training Center (BTC), under the leadership of Pastor Ernest Davis, Sr. Today, Minister Kevin Wayne Johnson (President) and a dream team of administrators, teachers, and helpers are working together as WIN Institute continues a legacy of Bible-based training for ministry and life designed to help each student take their next step(s) toward Christian growth. I guarantee, whatever your participation is in this signal ministry, there will never be a dull moment. The Bible says of itself that the Word of God is living and active (Hebrews 4:12). In this hectic world we have great assurance that our living Savior through His living Word will keep our paths straight as we acknowledge Him in all our ways (Proverbs 3:5-6). Remember, winning or losing a game may be inconsequential in the grand scheme of things but in life WINNING MATTERS! WIN Institute is here to help your life be marked by the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith in Jesus Christ (1 John 5:4) WIN! Robbie Davis Lead Pastor

6 Welcome from the President of WIN Institute Welcome to WIN Institute! On behalf of our Senior Pastor, our Pastor of Discipleship, our staff and faculty, we are committed to offering quality Christian courses specifically designed for your growth, development and maturity in the Body of Christ. Our course curriculum is twofold: (1) We offer 43 Celebration Church courses that coincide with our Next Step System and compliment our 5 M s : Membership, Maturity, Ministry, Mission and Magnification. These are many of the same courses that were offered through the Bible Training Center, plus new ones. (2) We offer 21 courses through the Evangelical Training Association s (ETA) widely accepted curriculum. ETA is celebrating 79 years of service to churches, seminaries, and Bible colleges/universities worldwide. Theses courses will teach you Bible and Theology, broaden your Ministry Skills, sharpen your Outreach Skills, and develop your Leadership Skills. In parallel, you will earn up to four (4) ETA Church Ministries Certificates - Foundational, Standard, Advanced, and Leadership - as you progress through the curriculum. You will also earn a certificate of completion from Celebration Church s WIN Institute at our official commencement exercises. We look forward to serving you during this exciting time in our church. As you study, meditate, pray, and seek God s will for your life, WIN Institute will remain committed to meeting your specific needs through excellence in ministry. Enjoy God s blessings and WIN! Minister Kevin W. Johnson President

7 WIN Institute History: Established in late 2006, Win Institute continues in the tradition of the Bible Training Center (BTC). Under the direction of its President, Long Reach Church of God Pastor Robert S. Davis, Sr., the BTC has been revised with a new name, an updated course curriculum, new faculty, introduction of the Evangelical Training Association (ETA) classroom series, and expanded days of instruction. The course curriculum provides students the opportunity to take their Next Step as members of Celebration Church, under the leadership of Pastor Robbie Davis, as well as earn up to four (4) Church Ministries Certificates through ETA. WIN Institute offers sixty-four (64) courses in total during two 10-week semesters and 1 minisummer semester each calendar year. With a staff of seven, our first covering pastor is the Celebration Church Pastor of Discipleship, Ernie Davis, Sr. Mission: To help people to win in life through preparing, learning, understanding, and applying the principles in The Holy Bible, thus equipping them to take their next step(s) toward Christian maturity. Vision: Helping People Win in Life through an in-depth knowledge of The Holy Bible Foundational Scriptures: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 - NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3: NIV) Our staff: a. Covering Pastor: Ernie Davis, Sr., Deputy Pastor & Pastor of Discipleship b. President: Minister Kevin W. Johnson c. Vice President: Sister Gail M. Johnson d. Academic Dean: Reverend Carol Ann North e. Registrar: Sister Alice Williams g. General Administrator: Minister Leon Copeland h. Treasurer: Bro. Frank Collins i. Graphics Designer: Bro. Tony Willis

8 Course Curriculum: a. Celebration Church Next Step System attached 43 courses b. Evangelical Training Association (ETA) attached 21 courses -

9 Evangelical Training Association (ETA) Here is How it Works: 1 (800) Training Video: Train to Win! 17-minute introduction to ETA Mission Statement Doctrinal Statement History Church Ministries Certificate Program (4) The ETA Classroom Series Courses: Foundational o Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity o Understanding People o Two electives Standard o You and Your Bible o Completion of any two Bible Survey courses o Completion of the Foundational Certificate program Advanced o The Triune God o Completion of the third Bible Survey course o Completion of the Standard Certificate program Leadership o Effectively Leading o Perspectives from Church History o Completion of the Advanced Certificate program. Four Major Categories Bible and Theology Establishing Strong Foundations o Biblical Beliefs o Old Testament Survey: Genesis to Esther o Old Testament Survey: Job to Malachi o New Testament Survey: Bible Doctrine I o You and Your Bible

10 Ministry Skills Enhancing Skill and Equipping for Service o Church Educational Ministries (summer) o Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity o Teaching Adults with Confidence o Teaching Techniques o Understanding Teaching o Understanding Music and Worship Leadership Skills Training Strong Biblical Leaders o Christian Ethics in a Post-Modern World o Perspectives from Church History o Biblical Leadership o Effectively Leading o Understanding People Outreach Skills Understanding and Reaching Out to Others o Beyond Reasonable Doubt o The Truth about Worldviews o World Missions Today o Your Ministry of Evangelism Textbooks / Descriptions Each course is designed for the traditional classroom approach to post-high school adults. Each textbook consists of 12 chapters / 96 pages and is written by qualified and experienced teachers in each subject. Each of the courses qualifies for one ETA credit. ETA certification process to teach Applying for ETA awards ETA Church Membership program

11 Commencement Exercises Official commencement exercises (3-year program) - First graduating class in late 2009 (after FALL Semester) OR early 2010 (before WINTER Semester) ETA certificate program: a. Foundational Church Ministries Certificate - 2 required courses + 2 electives of choice b. Standard Church Ministries Certificate - 1 required course + completion of any 2 Bible survey courses, for a total of 3 electives + completion of the Foundational Church Ministries certificate c. Advanced Church Ministries Certificate required course + completion of the third Bible survey course, for a total of 3 electives + completion of the Standard Church Ministries certificate d. Leadership Church Ministries Certificate required courses + 2 electives of choice + completion of the Advanced Church Ministries certificate Celebration Church WIN Institute certificate

12 Spiritual Preparation of a Teacher of Excellence The Characteristic(s) of a Teacher Spiritual Preparation of a Teacher of Excellence Coming into His Presence Your Role as an ETA Teacher: Training Teachers Effectively Practice What You Teach

13 Practice What You Teach There is but one God who manifests Himself in three persons God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God is holy and He commands us to be holy also. We are made in His image and likeness; therefore, we can conform to His moral character. We can make God clear and visible through our personal witness. Check-up time: Are you presenting Jesus as He is? Are you maximizing the trinity of your person? Are you patterning your character and conduct after a holy God? Do you have knowledge (a knowing beyond head knowledge) of who God is? Does you knowledge of Him cause you to love Him more reverently? Is the light of Jesus that is in you shining for the world to see? Do you love your brother/sister whom you see daily? Are you allowing the Holy Spirit to work His ministry in and through you daily? Are you allowing patience to work her perfect work in you?

14 Recommended Reading 1. Scriptural Literacy: Polls indicate that Scriptural knowledge is on the decline 2. Ministry Burnout Coming to a Pastor Near You

15 Teaching Lesson Plans Daily Lesson Plans / Syllabus Grading System Student attendance sheet

16 WIN Institute Grading System A 4.0 GRADE POINTS B 3.0 GRADE POINTS C 2.0 GRADE POINTS D 1.0 GRADE POINTS F FAILING P PASS (NOT IN GPA TOTAL) AU AUDIT (NO CREDIT) WF WITHDRAWAL FAILING WP WITHDRAWAL PASSING Grading Scale GRADE POINTS A A A B B B C C C D D D F 59 and below

17 WIN Institute 6080 Foreland Garth Columbia, Maryland (410) Academic Dean: Rev. Carol Ann North / Registrar: Sis. Alice Williams Course and Faculty Classroom Evaluation Semester: Title of course Instructions: The questions in this evaluation are designed to evaluate our course & faculty development. Please help us serve you better by filling in the response that best describes your opinion and experience. We would also appreciate any specific comments that help us improve our courses. Thank you. Strongly Strongly Agree Agree Unsure Disagree Disagree The course objectives were explicitly stated.. I am satisfied with the course outline. The course objectives were achieved. The course was organized in a logical way The course helped me acquire new knowledge to help me in my Next Step My instructor(s) was knowledgeable about the topic. My instructor(s) portrayed a high level of professionalism My instructor(s) was responsive to questions and comments. My instructor(s) helped me to thoroughly engage with the topic Overall, the course met my expectations. Comments: *What course(s) do you recommend we add to the WIN Institute curriculum that is not currently offered?

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