SWORD (Soul-Winning Outreach Discipleship) A Bible Worker Certification Program

Leadership

Buster Swoopes, Program Supervisor

Tony Correa, Field Coordinator

Description

A Bible Worker Certification Program that combines college-based classwork with practical training in literature evangelism, outreach, public evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

Certificate Completion

Certificates will be awarded to students who complete all course requirements and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average.  Candidates must submit a Certificate Completion contract to the Records Office.  A $25 certificate fee is required at the time the certificate is completed.

Details

Residency Requirement: courses must be taken on campus | maximum 1 transfer course

Minimum Age: 18 [must have a valid driver’s license to participate]

Housing & Meals: participant’s responsibility (see housing list for recommendations)

Application Process

1. Pray

2. Apply: www.swau.edu/

3. Submit:

            a. Application form (www.swau.edu/SWORD)

            b. 3 recommendations (pastor, church member, non-family) to Pastor Swoopes

            c. 2-page essay to Dr. Azevedo, with the following 4 elements:

                         1) Your conversion story

                         2) Your current involvement in ministry

                         3) Your goals in relation to this program

                         4) If your ZIP code was the last one to be reached for Jesus, what would you do?

4. Contact Tony Correa to arrange outreach activity (labs).

 

Program Structure

Practical Components

(60 hours/lab)

Lab 1  Community Literature Evangelism

Lab 2  Local Church Ministry/Evangelism/Planting

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
14
Total credits:
14

Overview

Program

Type

Cert