TIEV COURSE MODULES – 1 YEAR
Intimacy with God
A practical module that explains the essence and benefits of drawing close to God in personal fellowship. It provides practical guidance on what one must do to come into intimacy with God. Guidance on personal devotion time, including how to wait in God’s presence and the importance of faith in intimacy. It aims to help you grow closer to God and know Him in a personal way. To inspire your faith, fuel your passion and deepen your love for God; to help you develop a lifestyle of prayer, worship, and studying the Word. Overall, to help you become an intimate, true and faithful disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hearing God’s voice
Hearing God’s voice is crucial for every believer; it is how God leads us daily to walk in the fullness of Him. Communication is the key to good relationships, and it is the same concerning our relationship with God. Everything we need, want and all our blessings and breakthroughs in life are as a result of what God says and our ability to hear the voice of God. Jesus said in John 10:27 that His sheep hear His voice; He knows them and they follow Him. Many times, believers seek guidance from other sources and people other than God and end up in pitfalls. Good ideas from people may not necessarily be God’s voice and idea for you. How do we know when Jesus is talking to us? And how do we know what God is saying? Every believer must pay every price to hear God’s voice. The believer needs to focus on hearing and obeying the voice of the Lord so that blessings will chase them, rather than focusing on chasing the blessings (Deuteronomy 28:1-2). Inability to hear, and disobedience to God’s voice activates a release of curses upon a person’s life (Deuteronomy 28:15-68). This lesson aims to provide some guidance on how we can hear, follow and obey God’s voice in every area of our lives.
How to exercise self-control and manage your emotions
The ability to control one’s emotions is very important, not just in our spiritual walk with God, but also in our day-to-day engagements with people in various walks of life. This study aims to cover different kinds of emotions we experience and how they affect us. It also includes the importance of self-control, the origin of some of our emotions and practical guidance on how we can gain control over our emotions with the help and power of the Holy Spirit.
Module 4 & 5
Spiritual discipline, time management, activities of daily life, family and personal care
This study aims to explain why practising discipline is vital for living a faithful Christian life. It looks at discipline as training ourselves to live according to the heart, character and will of God. As a Christian, you can engage in a range of spiritual disciplines like prayer, fasting, fellowshipping in church, reading the Bible and journaling. It is vital that in carrying out all your activities of daily life, family and personal care, none of these spiritual exercises are neglected. No one can make someone serve, pray or read the Bible; you need to commit to doing these things on your own in order for you to grow in Christ. How we use our time reflects our priorities and self-discipline. It takes commitment, discipline and faithfulness to manage our time effectively. Making an effort in living wisely can make our lives more fulfilling. People who are disciplined and organised are more likely to achieve their goals and are usually less stressed than those who do not. Time is one of the most valuable resources God has entrusted to our care; it cannot be replaced, replenished or relived. Each of us has a finite amount of time in our earthly life, how much we have to work with and when our earthly life will come to an end. This study aims to help you understand the value of time, as well as evaluate what is essential in our daily lives.
Women in leadership and ministry (part 1-3)
This study aims to discuss the subject of women’s involvement in ministry and address general misconceptions about women and leadership. It also discusses headship, head coverings, women teaching in public ministry as well as praying and prophesying based on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. This scripture has often been taken out of context and doctrines have been built around it to mislead the church. This study will demystify the misconceptions and open your mind up to the freedom and liberty we have in Christ to be who He has called us to be to the glory of His name.
Further in the module, we will discuss the gifts of the Holy Spirit in relation to ministry and God as the source of every gift. This lesson defines spiritual gifts, answers some basic questions often asked about spiritual gifts, and perhaps most importantly, shares some steps you need to take to recognise your spiritual gifts and put them to use. We will also learn the different categories of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the diversity of their operations.
The student will also learn the qualifications and qualities of women who lead in public ministry, the goals of spiritual leadership and the primary call of every leader, which is to be like Christ. This module explains the phases of ministry, the call, preparation and the commissioning and explores the importance of humility, servanthood, prayer, spiritual maturity and intercession in leadership; as well as the effective styles of communication that are essential to building a good relationship with your followers. We will also learn about the role of the Holy Spirit, the challenges of leadership, how to overcome them and how to remain focused on the call.
Persecution, trials, testing, temptations, suffering and the rewards of ministry
Christians often relish in the thought of sharing in the glory of Christ, but not many consider sharing in His suffering. Many Christians are surprised when they learn that they must go through a time of trial or suffering. They often expect life to be a smooth ride once one is in Christ. However, the Bible tells us that while there will be the fulfillment of God’s promises in our lives, we also have to fight the good fight of faith and count it all joy when we fall into various trials.
Apostle Paul reminds us that “we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.” (Romans 8:17). This lesson aims to encourage you to trust God in your suffering and not to be ashamed or afraid to suffer for Christ because an eternal reward awaits you in the end. It reveals that our position in the sufferings and battles we go through is a position of victory through Christ. The lesson outlines what Christian suffering is and what it isn’t, and highlights the glory that awaits us when we suffer for Christ. If you are faithful through suffering, you will experience God’s joy, peace, strength and endurance to fulfill His purpose for your life.