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BREATH OF THE SPIRIT SCHOOL OF MINISTRY
CURRENT PROGRAMS

Cost: Students are expected to contribute $200 per month for the duration of the time that they are in the program; if finances are a challenge for a particular season, please contribute as much as you are able. Thanks and many blessings!

Classes: The primary classes / services for Breath of the Spirit School of Ministry are the Monday night and Tuesday night Torah classes, and the Saturday afternoon Jesus the Rabbi class. Other classes / services and Pastor Sanjay Prajapati’s class may also be included for credit. Students are expected to participate actively in class, whether they attend class virtually or in-person.

Students may enroll in Breath of the Spirit School of Ministry year-round. We will be following the reading/assignment schedule shown below for the Diploma of Biblical Studies program, so it may be necessary for students who join later in the year to spend extra time reading any material and completing any assignments they may have missed.

In the Diploma of Biblical Studies program, students are welcome to complete Year 1, Year 2, and/or Year 3. Special recognition will be given to students who complete all 3 years of the Diploma of Biblical Studies program.

Students in all programs should submit their class attendance information, required essays, and any other required assignments described below in November of each year.

Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll in Breath of the Spirit School of Ministry.


CERTIFICATE OF DIVINITY STUDIES PROGRAM.

This program helps students deepen their understanding of the material presented in Breath of the Spirit School of Ministry classes. Students will attend 2 or more class sessions per week, with a minimum of 100 class sessions required to complete the program. Students should attend the Monday night or Tuesday night Torah class, and the Saturday afternoon Jesus the Rabbi class; other classes/services and Pastor Sanjay Prajapati’s class may also be included for class credit.

COMPONENTS OF THE CERTIFICATE OF DIVINITY STUDIES PROGRAM:

·         CLASS ATTENDANCE SHEET: ATTEND CLASS AND RECORD YOUR ATTENDANCE. Attend a minimum of 2 classes per week, and keep a record of your attendance on a separate piece of paper or word processing document. Write down the day of the week and the date that the class occurred, and the time that the class started (use US California/Pacific time) – for example, “Monday January 8 2024, 5:45 pm.”

·         REFLECTION PAPER. At the end of the year, write a 2-3 page reflection paper (approximately 500 words) summarizing the highlights of WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED FROM CLASS AND HOW YOUR CHARACTER HAS DEVELOPED FROM ATTENDING CLASS. You might also want to describe some ways that you have applied what you have learned personally, professionally, or ministerially.

Please let us know when you have completed the minimum number of classes and recorded them on a Class Attendance sheet, and completed the 2-3 page Reflection Paper.


DIPLOMA OF BIBLICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

This program helps students develop a Hebraic-based understanding of the Word of God, and deepens their understanding of class material and concepts. Students will attend 2 or more class sessions per week, with a minimum of 100 class sessions per year required to complete the program. Students should attend the Monday night or Tuesday night Torah class, and the Saturday afternoon Jesus the Rabbi class; other classes/services and Pastor Sanjay Prajapati’s class may also be included for class credit.

COMPONENTS OF THE DIPLOMA OF BIBLICAL STUDIES PROGRAM:

·         CLASS ATTENDANCE SHEET: ATTEND CLASS AND RECORD YOUR ATTENDANCE. Attend a minimum of 2 classes per week, and keep a record of your attendance on a separate piece of paper or word processing document. Write down the day of the week and the date that the class occurred, and the time that the class started (use US California/Pacific time) – for example, “Monday January 8 2024, 5:45 pm.”

·         BOOKS OF THE BIBLE AND REFLECTION QUESTIONS CHECKLIST: READ THE BIBLE, DISCUSS THE REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR EACH BOOK OF THE BIBLE WITH A PARTNER OR SMALL GROUP, AND RECORD YOUR PROGRESS. After you have read each book of the Bible, discuss these questions with a partner or small group:

1) Who wrote this book of the Bible, and when was it written?
2) What are the major events, purposes, and themes in this book of the Bible? (In other words, what is this book of the Bible about?)
3) What passages or verses in this book did the Lord particularly highlight for you, and why did these passages or verses stand out to you?
4) What have you learned and/or how has your character developed from reading this book of the Bible?

Keep a record of each book of the Bible that you read, and the date that you finished discussing the reflection questions with a partner or small group, on a separate piece of paper or word processing document (for example: “Genesis – completed January 31, 2024”).

·         REFLECTION PAPER 1. At the end of each year, write a 2-3 page reflection paper (approximately 500 words) summarizing the highlights of WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED FROM CLASS AND HOW YOUR CHARACTER HAS DEVELOPED FROM ATTENDING CLASS. You might also want to describe some ways that you have applied what you have learned personally, professionally, or ministerially.

·         REFLECTION PAPER 2. After you have finished the Bible readings for each year and discussed the reflection questions with a partner or small group, write a 2-3 page reflection paper (approximately 500 words) summarizing the highlights of WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED FROM READING THE BIBLE AND HOW YOUR CHARACTER HAS DEVELOPED FROM READING THE BIBLE.

In the Diploma of Biblical Studies program, it is recommended to read through the books of the Bible in the following order:

YEAR 1 / 2024: TORAH; THE GOSPELS AND ACTS

June: Genesis, Exodus

July: Leviticus, Numbers

August: Deuteronomy, Matthew

September: Mark, Luke

October: John, Acts

November: write and submit essay(s)

 

YEAR 2 / 2025: NEVI’IM (PROPHETS); REVELATION

January: Joshua, Judges

February: 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel

March: 1 Kings, 2 Kings

April: Isaiah

May: Jeremiah

June: Ezekiel

July: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah

August: Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk

September: Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

October: Revelation

November: write and submit essay(s)

 

YEAR 3 / 2026: KETUVIM (WRITINGS); NEW TESTAMENT LETTERS

January: Psalms 1-100

February: Psalms 101-150, Proverbs

March: Job

April: Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther

May: Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah

June: 1 Chronicles

July: 2 Chronicles

August: Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians

September: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon

October: Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude

November: write and submit essay(s)

Please let us know when you have read and discussed the recommended books of the Bible for each year and recorded the completion dates on a Books of the Bible and Reflection Questions sheet, completed the minimum number of classes and recorded them on a Class Attendance sheet, and completed Reflection Paper 1 and Reflection Paper 2.


HONORARY DOCTORATE THROUGH BREATH OF THE SPIRIT MINISTRIES.

Individuals who have actively participated in Breath of the Spirit Ministries for a minimum of 10 years and have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, and strong academic accomplishments are invited to apply for an honorary doctorate. Interested individuals should submit a PORTFOLIO including the following components:

  • DETAILED SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE AND INVOLVEMENT WITH BREATH OF THE SPIRIT MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, including dates. Describe how you have been involved with Breath of the Spirit Ministries, including when you started attending services, how long and frequently you have participated in services, types of activities you have been involved with, and leadership positions you have held. This document should be approximately 2-3 pages.
  • DETAILED SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE AND INVOLVEMENT WITH OTHER MINISTRIES, CHURCHES, OR CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS / ACTIVITIES, including dates. This document should be approximately 2-3 pages.
  • DETAILED SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE AND INVOLVEMENT WITH BREATH OF THE SPIRIT SCHOOL OF MINISTRY, including dates and description of classes/services attended.
  • PROJECT OR PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Individuals will also need to submit a project (e.g., book, Bible study unit, series of sermons) that demonstrates excellence in the area of Christian ministry and/or Hebraic-based Biblical studies, or submit a detailed description of how they have demonstrated excellence in Christian ministry and/or Hebraic-based Biblical studies over an extended period of time.
  • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION / ENDORSEMENT from 3 pastors or Christian leaders, other than Dr. Michelle Corral.
 

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