Missions & Ministry


Year Two: Missions & Ministry

ABTC’s School of Missions and Ministry is specifically designed to further equip students with key leadership skills and specialized training needed to prepare them for ministry, missions, and church planting. Completion of Foundations (or an approved bible college such as Charis and RHEMA Bible Training College) is a prerequisite for the School of Missions and Ministry. Upon successful completion of Missions and Ministry students will receive a diploma.

Application Fee


Training Sessions

Encounter Nights

Missions & Ministry Options

ABTC operates on an academic semester schedule, with a total of 5-6 classes per semester (block). Those who can’t commit to attending full-time can attend part-time as their schedule allows.

Our goal is to make ABTC available to as many people as possible, therefore we have the following options available:


Teaching sessions are offered online and Encounter nights are attended online via livesteam.


Teaching sessions are offered online, but Encounter nights must be attended in person on Thursday evenings.


Full-time students will complete 5-6 classes per block and will complete Missions and Ministry in an academic year.

Encounter Nights

In addition to the teaching sessions, students will have regularly scheduled Encounter Nights* throughout their year at ABTC. Encounter Nights are a time when we focus on what the Holy Spirit is saying. We will spend time in prayer and worship. Encounter Nights will also include time for discussion around the current class subject.

Encounter Nights take place on fourteen select Thursday evenings across the school year from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

*The prayer and worship portion of Encounter Nights is open to the public. Attendance is limited based on seating and is available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Missions & Ministry Class List

Building a Children’s Ministry from the Ground Up

This course is designed to equip church leaders, missionaries, and church planting teams with the essential knowledge and skills to establish and maintain a thriving children’s ministry.  These concepts work in any church, culture, or denomination, from the smallest village church to a large mega-church. Students will learn the value of Children’s Ministry, effective teaching methods, recruiting volunteers, team-building principals, and how to write and create your curriculum.

Caring for the Church

Caring for people is an integral part of the mission of every church, but this encompasses a broad territory because of the many real-life challenges, problems and celebrations which occur in the lives of congregants. This class will provide a biblical approach for pastors and church members to better understand their role in caring for God’s people to help them navigate life events successfully. 

Developing the Leader in You

This course focuses on equipping students with essential leadership skills and principles, blending insights from both practical and spiritual perspectives. Students will explore topics such as self-leadership, vision casting, problem-solving, and developing other leaders. Additionally, they will explore how to cultivate servant leadership based on Jesus’ teachings, empowering them to lead with humility, compassion, and integrity. Through this course, students will gain the tools to lead effectively and ethically, inspiring growth and positive change in themselves and those they lead.

Effective Leadership

The Effective Leadership course is designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to become exceptional leaders in various professional and ministry settings. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, practical exercises, and real-world case studies, participants will develop the expertise and confidence to lead teams, inspire positive change, and drive organizational success. 

Full Spectrum Faith:
Family, Right Relationships, People Skills, and Self-Care

In this course, students will learn about the joy and strength that come from balancing family, cultivating the right relationships, developing people skills, and prioritizing self-care. Emphasis will be on the importance of keeping family first while answering God’s call; how to build strong, godly relationships that support ministry and honor God; how to develop essential people skills for effective ministry and harmonious interactions, and the importance of self-care to maintain their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, ensuring they are equipped to fulfill God’s call.

How to Minister Healing

Healing is part of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ and is included in the Great Commission Jesus gave to His church. The course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and spiritual insight necessary to minister to the sick effectively and compassionately. Emphasis will be on providing a strong scriptural basis from which to minister, the need to get God’s direction from the Word and leading of the Holy Spirit, and the methods by which healing can be ministered.

Intro to Evangelism

In this class we will cover five different methods for effective evangelism. Emphasis will be made upon the importance of the leading of the Holy Spirit in discerning which method is used in a given situation. Upon completion of this class, students will be better equipped to share the message of salvation with the lost.

Intro to Missions and Church Planting

In view of the Great Commission given to the Church of Jesus Christ, this class will explore the relevance of Missions and Church Planting today. Biblical examples of the missionary concept throughout scripture will be presented and alongside this, students will learn about key elements necessary to successful missions, reasons for church planting and vital components every missionary and church planter should have in place.

Ministering the Word

The art of teaching the Word of God is a profound responsibility that requires a deep understanding of both the scriptures and the use of effective delivery methods. This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to deliver impactful and meaningful messages that engage learners and facilitate spiritual growth.

Missionary Support-raising & Partner Engagement

In today’s interconnected and dynamic world, missionaries must have the ability to build and maintain healthy partner relationships, successfully raise funds and leverage the power of social media. This course is designed to arm students with necessary knowledge in these critical areas to help ensure their success.

Navigating Culture Successfully

The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across cultures is essential for successful mission work and church planting. In this course students will develop a deeper understanding of how culture shapes individuals and societies, and how cultural differences can impact communication, relationships, and decision-making processes.

Positioned to Grow

Positioned to Grow is a course designed to equip students with essential skills and insights to foster effective teamwork, empower team members for personal and spiritual growth, and establish efficient delegation strategies. Through biblical examples and practical tips, students will learn how to nurture a culture of creativity, resolve conflicts with love and wisdom, and build resilient and supportive teams that leave a lasting impact in ministry.

Practical Foundations of Success

This class is designed to equip students with essential skills and principles necessary for personal and professional growth. In this course, we will explore four fundamental pillars crucial to thriving in various aspects of life and ministry: Time Management, Professionalism, Ethics, and Strategic Planning.

Sermon Delivery

Students will put into practice the lessons learned in ‘Ministering the Word” by writing their own sermon and delivering it to the class. Constructive evaluation will be provided to celebrate and encourage development.

Starting a Dynamic Youth Ministry

This course is designed to ignite passion for empowering and guiding the next generation into a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Emphasis will be upon clarifying the practical steps needed to create an engaging and transformative youth ministry that fosters personal growth, meaningful connections, and a strong sense of community for today’s youth. Youth leaders, missionaries and church planting teams will gain the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies to establish and sustain a vibrant youth ministry that resonates with today’s young generation.

The Intersection: Connecting Faith, Purpose, and Personal Wiring

This course is focused on helping students understand their unique divine design, how to align their strengths with God’s purpose, and clearly navigate their calling by learning how their personal ‘wiring’ influences their faith and purpose.  Students will learn how to create vision boards and life mission statements which reflect their high calling from God thereby streamlining their efforts by helping them recognize their strengths and identify areas where support is needed.  Emphasis will include mentorship and knowing your “why,” while trusting God to unfold the “how.”

The Missionary Experience

“The Missionary Experience” is a comprehensive and thought-provoking course that delves into the multifaceted world of missionary work. Students will hear from active missionaries as they tell their real-life stories and share their experiences, challenges, opportunities, and victories on the mission field.

Understanding World Religions

The focus of this class will primarily be on learning about the culture and tenets of many of the world’s largest religions. This will include awareness of the characteristics of cults and false teaching. The objective of this class is to help equip students with the knowledge they need to compassionately minister Christ to those who are involved in cults and different religions of the world.


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Missions & Ministry Tuition and Fees

We believe ABTC will be one of the most substantial and important investments you will make in your life, so our goal is to make ABTC both affordable and accessible.



Class sessions and materials are included in your tuition, but students must purchase textbooks. Upon starting at ABTC, students will be provided with a list of required books.

Missions and ministry students are required to participate in a mission trip at their own expense. More details will be provided to MM students.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year.