Supernatural Ministry Seminar (SMS)

Overview

A team of two or more persons will lead the seminar participants in times of worship, teaching, small groups, ministry, and experiential responses. It is a seminar designed for adults and spiritually mature youth. Although this seminar is most often done for individual local churches, it can also be done for multiple point charges, clusters, districts, retreats, in prisons and in international settings.

The length of the seminar can be from one day to a whole weekend, depending on how many modules of teaching the church wants to cover in one seminar. Four Modules can be done on a Saturday; five on a Friday through Saturday or Saturday through Sunday; and six or seven on a full weekend event. Here is a sample list of modules, but we will work with you to include the modules that will best meet the needs of your church.

  • Hearing God
  • Increasing the Anointing
  • Taking Spiritual Authority
  • Deliverance Ministry
  • Varieties of Healing
  • Dreams & Visions
  • Understanding Angelic Ministry
  • Prophecy
  • Prophetic Worship
  • Resting in the Spirit
  • Speaking in Tongues

What Makes This Experience Unique

  • Custom designed for your church
  • Numerous opportunities to put ministry into practice
  • Increases faith as God uses participants in supernatural ministry
  • See your church actively advance the Kingdom of God

Description Of The Seminar

In John 14:11, Jesus told His disciples to believe on the evidence of the miracles He had done. He then said in verse 12: Anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. Jesus expected His followers to do supernatural ministry. And at the end of his Gospel, Mark confirms that the disciples did just that: Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed His word by the signs that accompanied it [Mark 16:20].

These promises and commands to the first disciples also apply to us as disciples today.  The world still needs to see the power of God operating and the kingdom of God breaking into our world.

The Supernatural Ministry Seminar is an opportunity for a church to receive specific teaching on elements of supernatural ministry most relevant to them. The knowledgeable teachers will also lead participants in “hands on” ministry, putting into practice what they have learned.  

Paul said that “by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God . . . . I have fully proclaimed the good news of Christ.”[Romans 15: 19-20] This seminar is designed to enable a local church to fully proclaim the gospel of Christ by the power of signs and miracles.

Other Information

Sample Full-Weekend Schedule

Friday Evening

  • Worship [led by church]
  • Intro that includes highlights from the Supernatural History of Methodism
  • Overview of topics to be covered in the event
  • Small Groups [Why are you here? What are you looking for?  Specific questions about the modules that will be offered during the event.]
  • Coordinator talk to cover “red flags” issues

Saturday Morning

  • Worship [led by church]
  • Module 1
  • Experiential Response [modeled by team and then practiced by participants]
  • Break
  • Module 2
  • Experiential Response
  • Lunch with small groups [table conversation with cards containing questions on tables]

Saturday Afternoon

  • Worship [led by church]
  • Testimony
  • Module 3
  • Experiential Response
  • Break
  • Module 4
  • Experiential Response
  • Dinner with small groups [table conversation with cards containing questions on tables]

Saturday Evening

  • Worship [led by church]
  • Testimony
  • Module 5
  • Experiential Response
  • Prayer Ministry time of Impartation

Sunday Morning

  • Soaking Prayer experience prior to Sunday School and Worship
  • Sunday School—optional class Module 6 with experiential response
  • Worship Service-Coordinator preaching on theme:  Why Are Signs, Wonders and Miracles Important?  With a Habakkuk 3:2 “Renew them in our day” prayer ministry time

Sunday Afternoon

  • Lunch  and then optional Module 7 w/response, e.g. Taking God’s Love to the Streets

Expense To The Church

  • Host church provides meals and housing
  • $175 registration fee + love offering + book table in a box
  • $800 for 4 modules [coordinator + 1 other teacher]
  • $950 for 5 modules [coordinator + 1 other teacher]
  • $1100 for 6 modules [coordinator + 2 other teachers]
  • $1250 for 7 modules [coordinator + 2 other teachers]

Honoraria and travel expenses for the team are covered by ARM.

The church will be responsible for a non-refundable registration fee of $150* which includes the download of a custom designed participant manual for the seminar (to be duplicated by the church) and relevant DVDs for further study after the seminar.  The church will provide meals and housing for the team. During the seminar the church agrees to receive a love offering for ARM, or to make a contribution to ARM. Churches are further encouraged to make ARM a part of the church’s annual missions budget.  A book table of resources for purchase specifically relevant to the seminar can be provided by ARM upon request. 

*Registration fees are reviewed and subject to change in January of each year.

Supernatural Ministry Seminar Leadership Team

The leadership team is made up of a visiting coordinator and one or more additional team members. The coordinator is a person committed to learning to do the supernatural ministry that Jesus did [Jn. 14:12].  The team members are persons who expect the Lord to “work with them and confirm his word by the signs that accompany it” [Mark 16:20].  They have not “arrived,” but are on a journey toward more fully proclaiming the gospel of Christ in both word and power [Romans 15:19]; many have attended parts of ARM’s Methodist School for Supernatural Ministry.

The visiting coordinator works closely with the pastor and general chairperson of the local church in preparing for the weekend.