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Curriculum Philosophy

Jesus tells us to make disciples…teaching them to observe all the things that He commanded us. At IMPACT195 School of Ministry, we believe that truth isn’t learned until it’s lived. Our San Diego based discipleship school is about more than just gaining information; it’s about life change. Our program consists of three terms with three distinct tracks that will incorporate the focus of community, character and calling.  Track options include a ministry track, missions track and marketplace track and will incorporate dynamic track specific outreaches each week in San Diego.

Term 1: Discover Community

There is no greater commandment than to love God and to love others. The first term of of your discipleship experience is focused on making the greatest commandment a practical reality in everyday life. This first term is packed with courses that will help you discover community by transforming your identity in Christ, internalizing the greatness of God’s unfailing love, and challenging you to a higher level of love in your relationships by studying through Ephesians, Romans, and 1 John.

Term 2: Develop Character

God has done more than just call us out of darkness; He has also called us to walk in the light. The second term of your discipleship experience focuses on the fundamentals of walking in the light in everyday life. Throughout the course of the second term, you will develop character by growing in your ability to use wisdom in your decision-making, establishing habits of Christ-like character, and building your life on a foundation of integrity through studying Proverbs, Mark, and Nehemiah.

Term 3: Determine Calling

The Great Commission is to bring God’s love to the entire world. The third term of your discipleship experience is focused on helping you understand your specific role in the great commission. You will determine your calling by learning and practically using your gifts and by understanding and responding to God’s call to walk in His promises through studying Acts, Jonah, and Joshua.

Week of Worship and Prayer

Oswald Chambers once said, “prayer does not prepare you for the greater work, prayer is the greater work.” At IMPACT195 School of Ministry, prayer is the priority, which is why every morning at IMPACT195 you will start your day off with a time of prayer and worship, you will be prayed over daily by our prayer team, and you are also encouraged to spend as much time as you want in our prayer chapel.

Prayer is such a priority that once every term IMPACT195 School of Ministry hosts a week-long prayer and worship event where we pause and gather together as a school to humbly seek the Lord. It is in these powerful times that the Lord often does some of His greatest transforming work in the lives of our students and team.

12:2 Trips – Spiritual Formation Retreats

12:2 trips get their name from Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Every term has it’s own 12:2 trip, which is an intense, week long time of transformation and mind renewal.

1st Term – 1 John Adventure: is a week-long backpacking trip on Catalina Island where you will get away from the everyday distractions of life (work, cell phones, emails, etc.), develop lifelong friendships, and spend an entire day of uninterrupted time with the Lord. It is during this dedicated time with God that many of our students experience significant breakthroughs of transformation.

2nd Term – Nehemiah Challenge: This is a foundational trip for revealing character and development. During the Nehemiah Challenge you will spend extended time diving deep into God’s word, you will experience extensive paradigm shifts in your thinking, and you will participate in activities designed to solidify the lessons you have learned.

3rd Term – Joshua Campaign: The Bible teaches that all the promises of God are “Yes” and “Amen” in Jesus. It also states that we have been given “exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature.” This amazing mountain top experience will explore the key principles necessary to enter, walk in, and inherit the fullness of God’s promises.

D.E.S.I.G.N. Week

In addition to the Spiritual Formation Retreats, you will also experience a week of intensive teaching focused on helping you discover what God designed you to both be and do.

D.E.S.I.G.N. Week God is multifaceted designer. He has created each one of us uniquely; we have been designed by Him to accomplish His will. In Term 1, you will discover how God has designed you and what that means for God’s call on your life. Through D.E.S.I.G.N. week, you will learn about your Disposition (your personality type), Emotional Maturity (how to use your emotions effectively), Strengths (your natural talents God has given you), Inclinations in Ministry (your preferred work style), Gifts (your spiritual Gifts), and Natural Abilities (skills you have learned throughout life). By understanding these six components of your D.E.S.I.G.N. You will gain insight into the contribution God has created you to make in this world.

B.E.I.N.G. Your D.E.S.I.G.N. Building on D.E.S.I.G.N. Week, In Term 2, you will discover God's intention for being what He designed you to be. You will discover the importance of your Belief System, how to nurture Emotional Connectedness with others, how to develop rock solid Integrity, the reality of your New Nature in Christ, and put it all together in a GROW Plan.

D.O.I.N.G. Your D.E.S.I.G.N. Building on both D.E.S.I.G.N. and B.E.I.N.G. In Term 3, you will focus on what God wants you to be and do as a result of who he designed you to be. This includes articulating your Defined Purpose, living with an Others Focus, having godly Influence, and developing a dynamic GO Plan.