School of Kingdom Business
Certificate-level training prepares graduates to deliver Kingdom Business seminars in the countries where they live and serve.
Enroll for 2022
Upon successful completion, graduates will receive a certificate accredited by the United States Higher Learning Commission and issued by Cornerstone University and Surprised by Hope.
Toward freedom from poverty of body, mind, and spirit we prepare leaders living in majority-world countries to FACILITATE Kingdom Business seminars where they live. Just as Paul counseled Timothy, “And the things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be QUALIFIED to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2).
Our program integrates biblical theology, business principles, and instruction methods with in-field experiences, classroom assignments and examinations, and a comprehensive project thus PREPARING students to advance our vision, serve their communities, and have a kingdom impact.
Students who complete this program will demonstrate the ability to:
- Skillfully integrate the tri-fold subject matter: Biblical theology, business principles, and instruction methodology.
- Effectively communicate using verbal, non-verbal, and written forms.
- Proficiently use smart phone, camera, computer, and internet technology.
- Consistently exhibit behaviors that reflect biblical ethics, professionalism, and job readiness.
- Independently facilitate Kingdom Business seminars.
- Authentically contribute transformative value to Surprised by Hope, to their community and country, and to the kingdom of God.
- Successfully start and grow their own business.
Tri-Fold Subject Matter
The ability to effectively integrate biblical theology, business principles, and instruction methods signals the certified facilitator’s readiness to serve his or her community independently and to advance our kingdom vision.
Certified facilitators demonstrate a theologically sound understanding of Scripture such that they quickly and effectively identify opportunities to integrate biblical theory with business principles, as well as sense and encourage moves of the Holy Spirit.
Certified facilitators have a comprehensive understanding of the Kingdom Business curriculum. Their knowledge extends beyond that curriculum to discerning and redirecting errant thinking, answering questions with wisdom, and offering sound advice.
Certified facilitators skillfully apply instruction methodologies specific to adult learners in the majority world. Their ability to instruct well is reflected in participants who successfully apply what they learned and share their learning with others.
The ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge and understanding developed through in-field experiences, classroom assignments and examinations, and a comprehensive project signals the certified facilitator’s readiness to serve his or her community independently and to advance our kingdom vision.
Seminars held in communities throughout East Africa provide multiple opportunities to practice. Students gradually become skilled at integrating biblical theory and business principles as they practice instructing participants under the guidance of their mentor.
Engaging in a variety of traditional learning assignments—reading and writing, observation and interviews, video and audio lectures, and examinations—students demonstrate knowledge that exceeds the mere repetition of curriculum content.
Starting a new business or implementing a growth plan for an existing business is a marker of the successful completion of the certificate program. Such evidence is a testimony to future participants and a means for providing support for future ministry.