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San Francisco Bay Area &  Tagaytay City, Philippines
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Welcome to the Institute's English Training Site!

"Do not follow where the path may lead.   Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."  Harold R. McAlindon

These training schools in sixteen languages are in use worldwide and are genuinely meant to help you to learn and to teach others. Our training has no walls, no frontiers and never has had any, never will.

The lessons were written by Dr. Les Norman, Th.D., M.Ph. and since 1987 they have been distributed to tens of thousands of students. The lessons are now taught in hundreds of low-cost Schools of Mission in homes and churches across the developing world.

You may see and download any of the modules below or you can take the full diploma level School of Mission program. Be sure to read the students and leaders manual which will answer all your questions and help you make a good start, especially if you would like us to help you start your own School.
 
3 Steps to Begin:
1st  Register  
Send in your registration information so that we can give you all the resources you need to complete your studies and receive a diploma or certificate.
 
2nd Prepare  
Get yourself ready and then gather some friends to begin your studies.  Training works best when you must share what you have learned with someone else.  Each one teach one!
 
3rd Get Started  
Determine yourself to go through all the schools of study.  You will begin with the School of Discipleship link found just to the right of this text.  Click on it next to begin.
 

3 Steps to Begin:
1st  Register  
Send in your registration information so that we can give you all the resources you need to complete your studies and receive a diploma or certificate.
 
2nd Prepare  
Get yourself ready and then gather some friends to begin your studies.  Training works best when you must share what you have learned with someone else.  Each one teach one!
 
3rd Get Started  
Determine yourself to go through all the schools of study.  You will begin with the School of Discipleship link found just to the right of this text.  Click on it next to begin.
 

3 Steps to Begin:
1st  Register  
Send in your registration information so that we can give you all the resources you need to complete your studies and receive a diploma or certificate.
 
2nd Prepare  
Get yourself ready and then gather some friends to begin your studies.  Training works best when you must share what you have learned with someone else.  Each one teach one!
 
3rd Get Started  
Determine yourself to go through all the schools of study.  You will begin with the School of Discipleship link found just to the right of this text.  Click on it next to begin.
 

3 Steps to Begin:
1st  Register  
Send in your registration information so that we can give you all the resources you need to complete your studies and receive a diploma or certificate.
 
2nd Prepare  
Get yourself ready and then gather some friends to begin your studies.  Training works best when you must share what you have learned with someone else.  Each one teach one!
 
3rd Get Started  
Determine yourself to go through all the schools of study.  You will begin with the School of Discipleship link found just to the right of this text.  Click on it next to begin.
 

3 Steps to Begin:
1st  Register  
Send in your registration information so that we can give you all the resources you need to complete your studies and receive a diploma or certificate.
 
2nd Prepare  
Get yourself ready and then gather some friends to begin your studies.  Training works best when you must share what you have learned with someone else.  Each one teach one!
 
3rd Get Started  
Determine yourself to go through all the schools of study.  You will begin with the School of Discipleship link found just to the right of this text.  Click on it next to begin.
 

3 Steps to Begin:
1st  Register  
Send in your registration information so that we can give you all the resources you need to complete your studies and receive a diploma or certificate.
 
2nd Prepare  
Get yourself ready and then gather some friends to begin your studies.  Training works best when you must share what you have learned with someone else.  Each one teach one!
 
3rd Get Started  
Determine yourself to go through all the schools of study.  You will begin with the School of Discipleship link found just to the right of this text.  Click on it next to begin.
 

3 Steps to Begin:
1st  Register  
Send in your registration information so that we can give you all the resources you need to complete your studies and receive a diploma or certificate.
 
2nd Prepare  
Get yourself ready and then gather some friends to begin your studies.  Training works best when you must share what you have learned with someone else.  Each one teach one!
 
3rd Get Started  
Determine yourself to go through all the schools of study.  You will begin with the School of Discipleship link found just to the right of this text.  Click on it next to begin.
 

Focusing on the Right People
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God will guide you as a leader, a global Christian, a pastor-teacher as you pray, but look for enthusiastic, thoroughly converted men and women of all ages and backgrounds who know that God is calling them to serve Him.

Loyalty is worth very much more than education or riches so ask God for people who will become your friends.

Pray for people who will come and share your vision and sufferings, joining you in the work, serving under your supervision.

Say no, or maybe next year, to people that you feel unsure about after prayer. Trust the witness of Godís Spirit to your spirit, He is never wrong.

 
Overview - World Christian Schools:

School of Discipleship

How to get the most from these lessons and how to share them with others.

What is faith ? Where faith comes from, and how to release your faith.


2. First Steps

Repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Spirit, and joining the family of God.


11. Vision

Vision; what it is; the enemies of vision; vision from God.


3. Being Sure

Many ways by which we may know that we now belong to Jesus.


12. Abundant Life

Godís three steps to release victory over sin, self and Satan.


4
. The Holy Spirit
Be filled with Godís Holy Spirit, not once but continually.


13. Being Like Jesus

The beautiful nature of Jesus and how to be made more like Him.


5
. Prayer
First steps from when Jesus was asked, "Teach us how to pray."


14. Holiness

Not from rules but from releasing the Spirit of Holiness in and through your life.


6. The Word of God

What you do with Godís word and how it works in our lives


15. Suffering

Reasons for suffering, where is God in 
suffering, hope.


7
. Meditation
Unlock the treasures of Godís Word and hear his voice.


16. Authority In The Church

The divine line of blessing; what submission really means, and to who ?


8. Hearing God's Voice

Lots of different classic and supernatural ways to hear the Lord speaking to you.


17. Love

How to love all the different people you should love, including yourself.


9. Worship

God is looking for worshippers not just 
for church members.


18. The Second Coming

Signs that point to Christís return, 
how can we speed the day?


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School of Leadership

1. Course Introduction
How to get the most from these lessons and how to share them with others.

12. Deal With Discouragement
Why we can be discouraged, and how 
we can defeat it.


2. First Call Is To Be A Disciple

Loving God above all; carrying a cross; following Jesus, renouncing all for him.


13
. Loneliness in leadership 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit show us the 
best model for leadership.


3. The Call of God

The call of God, called to Jesus, 
three levels of knowing Godís will.


14. Ruling Your Time

Time for God, family, rest and recreation; working efficiently.


4. Who God Calls

We look for the strong, clever and wealthy but who does God choose, use and change?


15. Destiny in God

Refusing fate; gripping Godís destiny and planning goals and plans.


5. Laying On of Hands

An impartation of power to commission, heal and bless.


16. The Story of the Kingdom

A great heritage from pre-history to the age to come.


6. Perseverance

What is stopping you from entering 
into the call of God?


17. The Glory Of The Kingdom

Tour of Godís Kingdom and catch a glimpse of the beauty of the King.


7. The Law of Preparation

Discovering destiny; apprenticeship; 
character; and a surprising graduation.


18. The Coming of the Kingdom

Is Kingdom the God in the past, present or future?


8. Stepping Out

The journey of faith after hearing and 
obeying the call of God.


19. The Blessed of the Kingdom

In the Kingdom some people are 
especially blessed.


9. True Fasting

The true fast that the Lord has chosen 
is not to do with food.


20. The Mission of the Kingdom

When Godís Kingdom advances the kingdom of darkness retreats.


10. Learning To Be Faithful

Faithful in small things; then to the needy; and in times of loss and in rule.


21. The United Kingdom

What divides us; how can we ever be one so the world may believe.


11. Temptations Bring Trials

The girls, glamour and gold; handling pride; tiredness; sex and money.


22. It's Kingdom or Calamity

One is doomed to fall and a wrong decision will be fatal.


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School of Church Growth

1. Course Introduction
How to get the most from these lessons and how to share them with others.

9. A Spirit-Led Church
Who is the Holy Spirit, what does he do, what does this mean.


2. A Growing Church

What does a good church look like and which way does it grow, and how ?


10. A Militant Church

Two very different kingdoms totally 
opposed to each other.


3. A Harvest Church

Gather the end-time harvest and survive the opposition.


11. An Apostolic Church

Are apostles for today, if they are who 
are they, what do they do?


4. A Servant Church

Servant leadership or the lordship of the secular and religious world.


12
. A People's Church
Mobilising every member to reach their world and the wider world.


5. A Multiplying Church

How to new believers into disciples 
without great expense.


13. A Missionary Church

All about goals for prayer, training, giving, going and sending.


6. A Mother Church

It is good to win one soul, but with todayís population, it is never enough.


14. A Sending Church

How you can be fishers of men, 
what it means to go and to send.


7. A Cell Church

No costly buildings, mobilise many people, protection from persecution.


15. A World Changing Church

A house of prayer for all nations, 
their peoples and churches.


8. A Living Church

What is the church and what should happen there when you go ?


16. A Revival Church

Revival is every believerís dream, 
but how does it come ?


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School of Money

1. Course Introduction
How to get the most from these lessons and how to share them with others.

7. Christian Spending Scandal
Christian spending at th expense of the hungry unreached and untaught.


2. Fight Poverty

Overcome the deceit of inevitable poverty, fight poverty like fighting sickness.


8. Eleventh Hour Workers

Some people still prefer to stay outside as beggars and hirelings.


3. From Famine to Abundance

Move from famine into having enough 
for yourself and more for others


9. How Did Jesus Live ?

Jesus had hungry men and a treasurer so where did the money come from?


4. Currency of God's Kingdom

Buy food and drink without money using another kind of currency.


10. Raising Support

Raise your mission support by friend-raising not fund-raising.


5. The Keys of God's Kingdom

Speaking to mountains, rivers, binding, loosing, persevering, giving and receiving.


11. Support Raising Seminar

Ten top tips from 30 years of raising support for people and projects in missions


6. The Kingdom Economy

Be blessed by earning, handling and 
spending money properly.


12. Kingdom Business

Some people are called and gifted not for the pulpit but for the market.


The Money Forum
Banking for the Poor Manual


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School of Evangelism

1. Course Introduction
How to get the most from these lessons and how to share them with others.

6. By All Means
Being effective, Jesus a friend of sinners, being sensitive, focused, knowing where to start.


2. Good News

Knowing God; Jesus is alive, grace; life after death; a return of Christ and a last day


7. Equipped

Discover how God supports your testimony with the power of His word, His Spirit and more!


3. Ask God
Prayers that move Godís heart; move your feet and lips, and remove the enemy.


8. Signs and Wonders

Signs and wonders from God helped the early church to grow but are they for today?


4. Preparation

Overcoming fear of speaking, preparing our  heart, our message and approach to people.


9. Heal The Sick

God's healing power and how to bring healing to  physically or emotionally sick people.


5. Lifestyle of the Evangelist

If an evangelist will do today what Jesus did, people will be drawn to Christ in the same way.


10. Cast Out Demons

If people are gripped by evil powers and how to release them in the name of Jesus.


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School of Mission

1. Course Introduction
How to get the most from these lessons and how to share them with others.

7. Finish The Task
Discover the many ways that everyone can help reach the ends of the earth.


2. God's Plan For The World

Discover what God intends to do and what He expects of us in the last days of history.


8. Unreached Peoples
Who will reach the unreached peoples first, the developing world churches or the West.


3. The Great Commission

Godís prophetic plan, a promise of power, a job to do and a field to work in until Jesus returns.


9. Reaching The Unreached
Reaching one of the remaining unreached people groups with the gospel.


4. The Last Command

The mission field inside us, the call of God and supernatural tools to work with.


10. Jesus, God's Missionary

Incarnational mission; the way Jesus did it; how to relate to strange new people.


5
. What Is Mission
Are you moved by the reality of eternity, heaven or hell? Are men really lost and why?


11. Why Are the Poor, So Poor ?
Is it their fault ? How could Jesus say, 
"Blessed are you who are poor?"


6
. God's Missions Promise
A promise which you can inherit by faith and be a blessing to the nations today.


12. Anointed For The Poor
Who has God chosen to use to bring lasting change.


 


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In 1983, Miguel Diez and his wife prayed, and began to preach to street people in their town in Spain. Drug addicts, prostitutes and criminals were saved and Miguel then taught them these same principles of Discipleship, Evangelism, Serving God, and Kingdom Economics. The new disciples worked to bring in money for their group, witnessing day and night. Today when many Spanish churches still have only 50 members, Miguel has over 35,000 people, with missions in 56 nations.

John Joseph in India is

School of Discipleship School of Church Growth
School of Evangelism School of Money
School of Mission School of Int'l Development
School of Leadership School of Business