The iTIM Ministry Tracks

The first track is the Discipleship Track. By disciplng them one-to-one, you will bring more people into God’s kingdom, and into the life and ministry of our church. What a blessing that is!

The Church Ministry Track. This is a two-year, 6-course option that will lead the learner into one of several ministries at our church, or a daughter church.

The Bible Teaching Track, which is a four-year track, equipping participants to effectively lead a Bible teaching ministry. Learners will be leading Bible studies as part of their ongoing learning.

The Pastoral Ministry Track, a five-year study, leading to pastoral ministry.

Discipleship Track

Each course in the Discipleship track has a practicum associated with it. This track features Christianity 101, which becomes every learner’s tool to disciple others.

After completing the three Discipleship Track courses, a (church-provided) Diploma in Discipleship may be awarded.

  • Christianity 101 (12 lessons) teaches the basics of the Christian faith, including conversion, baptism, and involvement in the life of the church. Outcome: This course will equip learners to disciple others by leading others through Christianity 101.
  • Christianity 101 Youth Edition (12 lessons) teaches the basics of the Christian faith, including conversion, baptism, and involvement in the life of the church. Outcome: This course will equip learners to disciple others by leading others through Christianity 101.
  • A Panorama of the Bible (12 lessons) is an overview study of the entire Bible. It includes easy-to-remember visuals that enable learners to remember both the content, and the main message of the Bible. Outcome: Learner's are encouraged to teach this course to others.
  • Learning to Serve: Jesus as Role Model (12 lessons) teaches the servant life-style of Jesus. Outcome: This study will help learners put servant leadership into practice.

Church Ministry Track

The Church Ministry Track is designed for those who desire to become involved in the ministry of the local church. Each course has a ministry practicum associated with it.

After completing the Year One Discipleship courses, plus any three of the following seven Church Ministry Track courses, a Diploma in Church Ministry may be awarded.

  • Welcome to Your Ministry teaches learners that God has given all believers the title and the resources of a minister, and has called them to become involved in ministry in and through the church. Outcome: Learners will be challenged to become good stewards of their time and talents and become better equipped to serve Christ.
  • How to Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (12 lessons) is a study of the spiritual gifts taught in the New Testament. Outcome: Learners will discover or become more confident of their own gifts, and how and where to use them in service for Christ.
  • Your Ministry of Prayer (12 lessons) studies prayer in Scripture and will guide learners into a significant ministry of prayer. Outcome: Learners will commit to a significant and ongoing ministry of prayer.
  • Outreach as a Life-style (12 lessons) will train learners to develop friendships with people that will lead to sharing Christ with them. Outcome: Learners will build this evangelism approach into their daily lives.
  • Your Ministry at Home (12 lessons) provides practical principles in how to establish and maintain a Christian home. Outcome: Learners will apply the principles within the learner's family, and lead others through this course.
  • Touching Tomorrow by Teaching Children (12 lessons) will train workers to serve in the exciting and rewarding ministry of teaching children. Outcome: Learners will apply the teachings of this course by teaching children, in the Sunday School, and in other teaching opportunities.
  • Christianity in the Workplace (12 lessons) relates faith to practical and ethical issues on the job. Its focus is on how to reflect Christ in the work world. Outcome: Learners will apply these biblical principles to their areas of work.

Church Leadership Track

The Church Leadership Track is designed for those who desire to become leaders in the ministry of the local church. Each course has a ministry practicum associated with it.

After completing the three Discipleship Track courses, plus the following Church Leadership Track courses, a Diploma in Church Leadership may be awarded.

  • Truth That Transforms This 12 lesson course provides a solid foundation in the major Bible doctrines, and emphasizes practical applications of these truths. Truth That Transforms is designed for personal study plus group interaction and application. It can also be used in personal study alone. To download this course, click on one of the options below. You can also download the Leader's Guide for this course.
  • Equipping for Leadership This 12 lesson course will train for more effective leadership in the church, and elsewhere. Clyde McDowell, D.Min, was a former pastor and President of Denver Seminary. Equipping for Leadership is designed for personal study plus group interaction and application. It may also be used for personal study alone. To download this course, click on on one of the options below.
  • Church Conflict Management (coming soon)

Bible Teaching Track

The Bible Teaching track is for those who desire to become Bible teachers. Each course has a ministry practicum associated with it.

After completing the three Discipleship Track courses, plus the following five Bible Teaching Track courses, a Diploma in Bible Teaching may be awarded.

  • A Survey of the New Testament (24 lessons, Winter of 2015) includes background information, the main idea of each book, an outline of each book, and questions of practical and spiritual value. Outcome: Learners will learn how Old Testament books relate to the New Testament, and will be enabled to lead Bible studies in any Old Testament book.
  • A Survey of the Old Testament (24 lessons, Winter of 2015) includes background information, the main idea of each book, an outline of each book, and questions of practical and spiritual value. Outcome: Learners will learn how Old Testament books relate to the New Testament, and will be enabled to lead Bible studies in any Old Testament book.
  • How to Study the Bible (24 lessons) will give learners an in-depth exposure to the inductive method of Bible study and will enable them to develop their own lesson outlines for preaching, or for leading Bible studies. Outcome: Learners will, based on their own inductive study during the course, lead 10 Bible studies

Pastoral Ministry Track

In this program, the pastor-in-training is both involved in ministry, and is continuing to study iTIM courses, and even lead them.

After completing the three Discipleship Track courses, the six Bible Teaching Track courses, plus the following three Pastoral Track Year Five courses, a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry may be awarded.

  • Preparing to Preach (12 lessons) teaches and illustrates the several elements of the sermon, and helps learners develop (and preach) their own sermon from each of these three types. Outcome: Learners will complete three sermon outlines, and preach one sermon from each: topical, textual, and expository.
  • A Panorama of Christian History (12 lessons) provides a “big picture” view of the Church, from the 1st through the 20th century. It also emphasizes practical lessons that can be applied to one's own ministry. Outcome: Learners will be challenged to teach this course to another person or group.
  • Contending for the Faith (12 lessons) is apologetics in action. Outcome: Learners will be enabled to defend their faith in an intellectual world, and lead non-believers to faith in Christ.

For more information about iTIM, including how to prepare for and launch an iTIM in your church, download the Operations Manual.