LASSM

Become a revivalist

Learn the Kingdom of God and walk in the authority of the King.
Learn how to walk in the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Develop a deeper intimacy with God and other believers.

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What to Expect

LASSM is created to become a center for ministry training, where both our students and teachers embrace their royal identity, learn the values of the Kingdom of God and walk in the authority and power of the King. It is a transformational experience and your life will be forever impacted!

LASSM I

COURSE SYLLABUS

Instructors: Ruben Zograbyan, Artur Khachatryan, The Pastoral Team, and Guest Lecturers

COURSE OVERVIEW

The truth is that every reader of the Bible interprets it; the only question is whether or not you will be any good at it. This course is both an introduction and an equipping time so that students might accurately handle the Word of Truth. This class is designed to help students examine and, if needed, alter the “lens” through which one interprets & experiences Scripture to lead the student on a discovery and articulation of basic theological foundations of the Christian faith. As well as give the student an introductory overview of the development of these theological principles within the context of Church history.

The course will help the student to:

  • acquire a set of skills and ideas in both the spirit and mind that causes students to develop a coherent interpretive method that is consistent with Scripture’s self-understanding.
  • appreciate the ongoing revelatory nature of God speaking through His Word and to His people.
  • understand the interpretive method of fellow believers.

We will learn and assess the interpretive process of the evangelical church and how it functions within our community; one that deeply values the Bible and is within the evangelical tradition and God’s ongoing communication with his church.

COURSE PURPOSE

  • To know and love God more because of and through His Word. In a sense, all Bible study ought to be devotional and should move us to worship and devotion.
  • To understand, enjoy & “accurately handle” both the simplicity and complexity of the “Word of Truth” as you study. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).
  • To be able to joyfully “feed” yourself and “feed” others the truth of the Bible.
  • To hear and obey God better in the present, as He speaks.

COURSE FORMAT The course involves large amounts of reading, lectures, Q & A, in class assignments and completion of homework assignments prior to the lectures.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attendance at sufficient number of lectures in keeping with LASSM attendance policies.
  2. Completion of all required reading which includes the entire Grasping God’s Word text and 30 Days to Understanding the Bible.
  3. Completion of assigned Bible reading (approximately 50% of the Bible) and submission of Bible Survey Questions on assigned reading.
  4. Completion of ALL weekly Bible assignments in a satisfactory manner.

REQUIRED READING

  • Anders, Max. 30 Days to Understanding the Bible. Updated & Revised. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004. • Duvall, J. Scott, and J. Daniel Hays. Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. Second Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
  • God. The Bible.
  • Liardon, Roberts. God’s Generals: Why They Succeeded and Why Some Failed. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2003. SUPPLEMENTAL BIBLIOG RAPHIES
  • Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.
  • Grenz, Stanley J. Theology for the Community of God. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1994

SUPPLEMENTAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES

  • Fee, Gordon and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Third Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. / First Year 2
  • Hayford, Jack. The Hayford Bible Handbook: The Complete Companion for Spirit-Filled Bible Study: Updated & Revised. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1995

COURSE PRESUPPOSITIONS:

  1. The Bible is primarily God’s book about Himself, not man’s book about God. In other words, the Bible is inspired (God breathed), authoritative and, as originally written, is without error.
  2. Scripture is both timeless (eternal) and anchored in a particular time in human history. It is God’s ideas in human language – ancient languages most of us don’t speak which has been translated into the languages we do speak.
  3. The Bible will never become irrelevant nor pass away, and we haven’t come close to grasping its total depth. Yet the Bible is NOT an “end” in itself. Its purpose is to lead us to know and worship God in Spirit and in Truth.

COURSE RELEVANCE:

The Bible is the primary, authoritative guide to the faith & practice of Christianity. All supernatural and natural experience must be measured by the Truth as revealed in God’s Word. God is still speaking but everything we now hear must be consistent with what He has spoken. We cannot lead properly, or in a healthy, holy manner in the Christian community if we don’t know how to understand the Word.

We are neither the only nor the most important part of the church. We are part of a larger body of Christ. Other believers need us to be biblically sound as we express the supernatural, experiential gospel we are called to. It is a false goal to attempt a balance between truth and power as if they were opposite each other. We want to be very truthful with the Bible and very powerful in the things of God. “Long” on study and experience. All motivated by love.

Though not based on reason, our faith is reasonable! We are commanded to give a reason for the hope that is in us. As we send you to influence the Mind Molders, no secular professor, atheist judge or hedonist entertainer ought to be able to shake you because of some “new” idea. As faith filled, supernatural, thinking believers, we want to send you into the world as innocent as doves but as shrewd as serpents (Mt. 10:16).

COURSE GOALS:

  1. That students acquire the skills mentioned in the Course Overview.
  2. That students would be informed, thoughtful exegetes and interpreters of the simple truth of the Bible, able to research and find answers for more difficult questions.
  3. That students would develop the ability to come to accurate, mature conclusions about Biblical theology based on the Holy Spirit empowered skills that bridge historical/cultural/grammatical distance between the “then & there” of Scripture and the “here & now” of interpretation & application.
  4. That students would become skilled at Inductive Bible Study (in the style presented by the instructor) so that when one finds oneself in the African bush and is asked to preach or even teach about Biblical interpretation and application one is able to do so with just the Bible and the Holy Spirit.
  5. That students will memorize enough relevant material about geography, timelines, and OT/NT characters to have a basic working knowledge of the Bible on which to build.

GRADING/CREDITS Students who have achieved a satisfactory level of academic work and are not missing any assignments for the year; have attendance records that meet with our standards concerning absence, and have been otherwise in good standing with the school in regards to tuition and character will be considered to have “Passed”.

Instructor: Cheryl Allen

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed as an introduction to Christ’s teaching of the Kingdom as it relates to the identity of individuals and the church at large. The core objective of the course is to convince students of the “royalty” they possess as children of the king and mobilize them into the holy, supernatural lifestyle that flows from this belief.

COURSE PURPOSE

COURSE FORMAT

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attendance at sufficient number of lectures in keeping with LASSM attendance policies.
  2. Completion of all required reading and a satisfactory report demonstrating meaningful interaction with the texts.

REQUIRED READING

  • Frost, Jack. Experiencing the Fathers Embrace. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2006.
  • Vallotton, Kris. Basic Training for the Supernatural Ways of Royalty. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2008.
  • Farrlley, Dann. Kingdom Culture. Bethel Church, 2017.

SUPPLEMENTAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES

  • Vallotton, Kris. Developing a Supernatural Lifestyle: A Practical Guide to a Life of Signs, Wonders and Miracles. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2007.
  • Silk, Danny. Culture of Honor: Sustaining a Supernatural Environment. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2009.

GRADING/CREDITS Students who have achieved a satisfactory level of academic work and are not missing any assignments for the year; have attendance records that meet with our standards concerning absence, and have been otherwise in good standing with the school in regards to tuition and character will be considered to have “Passed”.

Instructors: Pastor Ruben Zograbyan and Guest Lecturers

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed as a “do and teach and do” course.

There will be demonstrations of God’s ability and willingness to move in power with and for his people. It will highlight the Biblical basis, emphasis and necessity of the supernatural in the furtherance of the Gospel. There is extensive examination of the life and teachings of Jesus as the prototype for the ministry of the believer. His intimacy, dependence and expectation are the blueprint for the Christian life. Keeping in step with the Holy Spirit as the apostle Paul commands will result in a naturally supernatural lifestyle. The instructor and guest speakers will provide testimony of the national and international implications and success concerning the supernatural nature of the Gospel and its power for explosive church growth and cultural transformation, as well as demonstrate its availability & rationale.

As well, there will be discussion and emphasis on the leaders who moved in signs and wonders in the 19th and 20th century who rekindled and helped revive the power of the church. These men and women are especially highlighted in the required reading as students are taught to learn from their strengths and weaknesses.

COURSE FORMAT

The course is primarily lecture in nature with some Q&A and participation.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attendance at sufficient number of lectures in keeping with LASSM attendance policies.
  2. Completion of all required reading and a satisfactory report demonstrating meaningful interaction with the texts.
  3. Participation in scheduled ministry times.

REQUIRED READING

  • Johnson, Bill. When Heaven Invades Earth. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2003.

Kenneth E Hagin, How can you be led by the Spirit of God, Legacy Edition, 2006.

GRADING/CREDITS Students who have achieved a satisfactory level of academic work and are not missing any assignments for the year; have attendance records that meet with our standards concerning absence, and have been otherwise in good standing with the school in regards to tuition and character will be considered to have “Passed”.

Instructor: Ajay Samuel

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to give students an overview of the purpose of prophetic ministry, a historical understanding of prophetic ministry in the Bible, the characteristics and creation of a healthy prophetic culture, and practical training in operating in the spiritual gift of prophecy.

COURSE FORMAT

The course is primarily lecture, Q & A, and practicum in nature.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attendance at sufficient number of lectures in keeping with BSSM attendance policies.
  2. Completion of all required reading and a satisfactory report demonstrating meaningful interaction with the texts.
  3. Participation in practicum opportunities.

REQUIRED READING

  • Vallotton, Kris. Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2005.

SUPPLEMENTAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES

  • Randolph, Larry. User Friendly Prophecy. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 1998.
  • Bolz, Shawn. Translating God: Hearing God’s Voice For Yourself And The World Around You. ICreate Publications, 2015.
  • McCollam, Dan. Basic Training for Prophetic Activation. Sounds of the Nations, 2012.

GRADING/CREDITS Students who have achieved a satisfactory level of academic work and are not missing any assignments for the year; have attendance records that meet with our standards concerning absence, and have been otherwise in good standing with the school in regards to tuition and character will be considered to have “Passed”.

Instructors: Artur Khachatryan and various facilitators

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to train students in areas of service, ministry and evangelism to and for our community. The goal is to develop competency and confidence in bringing the love and life changing power of God into respectful, loving encounters with individuals so as to bring them to a saving connection with Christ and contribute to city-wide transformation.

 

COURSE FORMAT

Students are required to participate in two terms of ministry practicum during their year as a LASSM student. Practicum class consists of classroom teachings and practical ministry service. Examples of ministry opportunities include neighborhood ministry and outreach, homeless ministry, food kitchen ministry, public school after-school programs, senior outreach, “Treasure Hunting”, etc. In addition, all students are required to go on an extended ministry outreach or mission trip. Students are required to raise their own funds for the trip and attend all planning and training meetings necessary for a successful outreach.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attendance at a sufficient number of lectures in keeping with LASSM attendance policies.
  2. Completion of all required reading and a satisfactory report demonstrating meaningful interaction with the texts.
  3. Active, faithful engagement with the ministry opportunity which includes planning and implementation of outreaches, risk taking, and attendance of any extra-school meetings or trainings necessary to a successful outreach. 4. Raising funds and successfully going on a school-led extended ministry trip.

 

REQUIRED READING

  • Overstreet, Chris. A Practical Guide to Evangelism-Supernaturally. Destiny Image, 2011.

Johnson, Bill. Defining Moments. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2016.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL READING

  • Joyner, Rick. The World Aflame: The Welsh Revival And Its Lessons For Our Time. Charlotte, NC: MorningStar Publications, 1993.

 

GRADING/CREDITS Students who have achieved a satisfactory level of academic work and are not missing any assignments for the year; have attendance records that meet with our standards concerning absence, and have been otherwise in good standing with the school in regards to tuition and character will be considered to have “Passed”.

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LASSM 2

COURSE SYLLABUS

Instructors: Ruben Zograbyan and the Pastoral Team

COURSE OVERVIEW

Lifestyle Christianity is designed as a hands on learning experience for second year students to put into practice the disciplines they have learned in LA SSM I.

COURSE FORMAT

To facilitate practical opportunities for students to practice and develop a supernatural lifestyle, students will participate in 1-hour of class time weekly and 1 hour weekly of in-school experiential learning (with feedback from the pastoral team). Experiential learning includes required weekly small group (5 – 12 students), revival group (all students), one-on-one meetings with connect group leader.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Attendance at sufficient number of classes and learning experiences in keeping with LASSM attendance policies.
Completion of all required reading and a satisfactory report demonstrating meaningful interaction with the texts.
Active engagement with one’s own connection to God and facilitating the success of the overall group.
Completion of a Ministry Team application and faithful ministry in this area.

REQUIRED READING

Frost, Jack. Experiencing the Fathers Embrace. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2006.
Vallotton, Kris & Jason. The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness. Chosen Books, 2011.
Vallotton, Kris. Moral Revolution: The Naked Truth About Sexual Purity. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2012.
Silk, Danny. Keep Your Love On: Connection Communication and Boundaries. Loving on Purpose, 2015.
Johnson, Beni. The Happy Intercessor. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2009.
Johnson, Bill. Strengthen Yourself in the Lord. Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2007

GRADING/CREDITS

Students who have achieved a satisfactory level of academic work and are not missing any assignments for the year; have attendance records that meet with our standards concerning absence, have not entered into a Learning Agreement with their Revival Group Pastor and have been otherwise in good standing with the school in regards to tuition and character will be considered to have “Passed”.

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