We want those who complete the Life Ministry Institute program to move quickly into key leadership roles within Foursquare churches or ministries, whether as a senior pastor, as a member of a church staff or church planting team, as a missionary or as a bi-vocational minister of the Gospel.
The purpose of Life Ministry Institute is to increase the harvest by preparing disciples for servant leadership within the Foursquare Movement, whether in a volunteer, bi-vocational or paid staff capacity. LMI is a program leading to an Associate in Biblical Studies (ABi) degree that can be completed in 2 to 3 years. Core classes include the study of Theology, Bible, Ministry and selected topics in History, Sociology and Philosophy. The Ministry Practicum program introduces the students to several ministry areas at Northwest Church, which are typical in most local churches. The student may additionally focus in one of the ministry areas where they receive greater depth of experience and training.