And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
We should all take our Lord's command for His followers to make disciples very seriously.
The primary function of Fourth Year Ministries is to raise awareness of the Lord's design for His church. This includes recognizing Evangelists in the local church setting. We do this for the sake of honoring God's command to make disciples.
The Evangelist is critical in fulfilling this task. But it is not the only factor. You cannot make disciples without evangelism. The discipleship process must include evangelism because this is one of the things that Jesus commands His followers to do. It is therefore part of teaching them to observe all that He commanded.
In order to equip the saints for this ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:17-21), to help the church grow up together in unity, maturity, knowledge of the Song of God, and love (Eph. 4:12-16), and to encourage believers to be approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed because they accurately handle the word of truth (2 Tim. 2:5), we offer a full range of ministry. This includes seminars, preaching and teaching during Sunday and other worship services, and through our intensive 2-year discipleship program called the Ambassador Academy.
Each session in the Ambassador Academy is designed to be 13-weeks long. The suggested schedule looks like this:
Hermeneutics 1 (Principles and methods)
Old Testament Exposition 1
Spiritual Formation 1
Hermeneutics 2 (Practice and Synthesis)
Old Testament Exposition 2
New Testament Exposition 1
New Testament Exposition 2
Preaching 1 (components of Gospel preaching)
Systematic Theology 1
Spiritual Formation 2
Systematic Theology 2
Systematic Theology 3
Systematic Theology Seminar
Preaching 2 (Homiletics; emphasis on sermons)
We offer the Ambassador Academy to all who desire to follow Jesus with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and who desire to grow in the grace and knowledge of the living God.
By the end of the Ambassador Academy the believer will have the necessary skills and tools to continue a lifelong walk of devotion to our Lord through studying His word and walking with His Spirit demonstrating their love for Him through obeying what He has commanded. They will also be equipped to likewise go and make disciples.
If you are interested in personally taking the Ambassador Academy or in bringing the Ambassador Academy to your church or group setting please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: As our ministry seeks to work with local churches under the authority of local pastors it is possible that an amended version of the Ambassador Academy can be taught upon agreement.