Training Up Power Ministers With Randy Clark

Training Up Power Ministers With Randy Clark

The world-renowned healing evangelist has now launched Global Awakening Theological Seminary. Clark has partnered with Family of Faith University President Sam Matthews to educate graduate students about the supernatural, fivefold ministry and gifts of the Spirit. Listen as Clark shares how the school started and where it's going, as well as his thoughts on the 25th anniversary of the Toronto Blessing. 

28 Minutes • 4 months ago

Episode Notes

Charisma Connection

Guest: Randy Clark

 

When his ministry partnered with Family of Family Christian University to begin Global Awakening Theological Seminary, Global Awakening Founder Randy Clark knew God had something special in mind for building kingdom leaders.

And this May, Global Awakening Theological Seminary will see its first class of graduates, ready to take the power of God and the Holy Spirit through healing and other miracles throughout the globe.

Clark recently chatted with Charisma Connection host Jessilyn Lancaster about the school and the special anointing God has put upon it.

Introduction

Jessilyn Lancaster: Randy, we are so excited to have you here today. First things first, at the time of recording we just celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Toronto Blessing and you are actually at a conference to celebrate the anniversary. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

 

Randy Clark: It starts tonight. I’m told there were 2,900 people that are registered and they had to close registration several weeks ago because they wanted to make sure there's room for people receive ministry. For the first time in a while they've had to turn people away. It's exciting. I'm looking forward to it and it's been an amazing 25 years since I came here that first night and God's power came. John Arnott wouldn’t let me go home. This is what we've been looking for our whole lives, the revival.

 

Jessilyn Lancaster: You've also been working with a graduate program. You have developed the Global Awakening Theological Seminary. For listeners who may not be aware of what this is, can you give us a little background on that?

 

Randy Clark: It is a master's program for different master’s degrees. Master of arts in evangelism, master of arts in pastoral ministry and master of divinities. Those are two-year courses and the master divinities a three-year and it is with a biblical emphasis or a pastoral ministry emphasis. It is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and CHEA, which is the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, one of the most recognized in the United States. I wanted to have it, and it's actually part of a family-safe Christian university. They had a bachelor’s program; I wanted to have a master's program … We are graduating our first class of master of divinity this spring in May. I was worried whether we would we have good students that would come and some of the professors that have taught in other schools have said they never had this high percentage of such excellent students making really great grades One of the professors said if I would to curve this, I would have had to cause some people to get less than an A, and they deserve an A. Another teacher from a divinity school in Canada, a very famous Old Testament professor, he told me it was his favorite class to teach because they are so passionate about God and people. So, I'm very excited about it. We were wanting to develop and then the accreditation for ABHE for a doctoral program over the next few years as well.

 

Jessilyn Lancaster: That's fantastic to hear. You mentioned it's the graduate program, a Family of Faith University, which when I was doing research it is in Oklahoma, but you're typically based in Pennsylvania? How does that work?

 

Randy Clark: It’s a totally online course, people can take it anywhere in the world. We have people from all over the world taking it. So, I had specialized in online training for many years with a certification program on healing and also on prophecy. God brought to me a man who's gone to his reward now, but he promoted and developed the online training for a Christian school, a college in Missouri, and he was telling me this is what you need to do to be able to have a good online course and not have people dropping out. It would be more than a glorified at-home Bible study or a glorified correspondence course. It's like you would have the viewer doing online university training. There's a facilitator that was in the group now with this program. Professors who are doing the grading and leading in the communication have to have their doctorates. So, all your lessons are made. There's a syllabus that tells you what you do on every day, what you're responsible for, what to read, what to watch, what to listen to, what questions you have to answer. Twice a week there's reports and things that are due and some of it requires tracking the ministry. Each teacher is little bit different. We've tried to find the best teachers that believe in the continuation of the gifts of the Spirit today, that believe in continuation of all five-fold offices. We call it a school that emphasizes continuationism rather than cessationism. That's mainly the focus we wanted to be a school where people don't come to school on fire and then their fire is put out. We don't want to be a school where people come and in the process of education, undermine their faith in the supernatural. We wanted to be a school where you get a very good education and are taught very well how to find the biblical basis to support the things we do believe.

 

Family of Faith Christian University

·         Apply online

·         Section for Parents

·         Student Ministries

·         Statement of Faith

·         Price Calculator

·         Contact FFCU

 

Degrees Offered

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry (Business Emphasis)

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry (Christian Healing Emphasis

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry (Prayer and Intercession Emphasis)

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry (Worship Emphasis)

·         Certificate in Church Ministry

·         Certificate in Worship Ministry

·         Bachelor of Arts in Education

 

Degrees Offered through Global Awakening Theological Seminary

·         MA Pastoral Ministry

·         MA Evangelism

·         MDiv Bible Concentration

·         MDiv Ministry Concentration

 

Jessilyn Lancaster: Amen, I love it. I personally heard you speak at Jesus 18 and I was amazed with some of the stories that you were sharing just about how the Holy Spirit is moving. And I love that this can now be taught in a classroom setting. You guys can learn about that on an educational level and just really study what the Lord is doing.

 

Randy Clark: We're very excited about it. A dream has come true; 35 years in the making.

 

Jessilyn Lancaster: Tell me a little bit about your personal schooling story and how this played into your setting up GATS.

 

Randy Clark on Charisma

·         Randy Clark Shares Prophecy That Launched Supernatural Healing Ministry in Brazil

·         Randy Clark: Beware of this Fleshly Temptation When Training Others in the Spirit

 

Randy Clark: When I was called to preach in the Jesus movement in a Baptist Church on fire the revival hit spontaneously. It wasn’t the plan and it lasted 49 days straight. I was the second of 11 young men between 16 and 23, one was 23 and the next oldest was 18. I went to school to a Baptist College; all of my electives were religious studies. I want to be fit for nothing but to preach the gospel. But the education was rather liberal in not a political sense but a theological sense. They questioned anything supernatural and it basically almost destroyed my faith. If it hadn't been for my own healing, I think it would have been very bad. I went to seminary because by the time I graduated college, I didn't believe enough stay in the ministry, and I knew it had undermined my faith. So, I then went to a Baptist seminary. I tried to find the most conservative professors, which probably 1 out of 5 would have been conservative, and wanted to answer some of these questions that had been put in my mind by the other professors. When I graduated from seminary, I believed a little more, but I still have lots of questions and lots of doubts and a lot of things that I didn’t doubt before I started. I always regretted that was my experience, and not only was that my experience, but it was the experience of many. That seminary got teasingly called cemetery because for many people it was like a death. I wanted to have a school that would be just the opposite. I knew it was possible because I went back to school at 59 years old and got a doctorate degree from Bethel Seminary. It was really funny that first seminary was noted for its liberalism. I didn't know that or I wouldn't have gone. But they allowed me to create our own doctoral program and bring in the professors I wanted. I was able to bring in very brilliant professors, those we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit and the gifts and the offices that's mentioned in Ephesians 4:11-12 and First Corinthians chapter 12. As a result, my experience those last three years working on the doctorate, it's so increased my faith. It set me on fire. I was already on fire, but it even increased the fire. So, I wanted to have a seminary where you could go for your masters and then later, we will hopefully have a doctoral program, where your experience its not like you come in on fire and put a blanket on it, throw water on it, but it's like you come in with fire. And the seminary experience blows the air on it that makes the fire hotter. That was my desire for that school and I believe it's living up to its purpose.

 

For the rest of Jessilyn’s interview with Randy Clark, click here.

 

The Class of 2019

Jessilyn Lancaster: You mentioned you are getting ready to graduate your first class this spring. Do they have plans for after graduation? What does that look like? Are they going to go all across the world or are they going to start churches? How are they moving forward?

 

Randy Clark: There's diversity. Some are already pastoring and they want to strengthen their knowledge of Scripture and know how to recognize when … there's not just in Charismatic Pentecostal circles but in Evangelical circles as well, there's some teachings I think that are being embraced or becoming popular that just seems not to be consistent with the Word of God. Some people know how to better answer these questions, how to be more solidly on the Word and what to look out for … where that teaching has been believed as heresy before and this is why it was rejected. We want to give them a historical perspective, a biblical theological perspective that gives them a better balance. Some are pastors, some are going to become church planters and some will become missionaries. I know we have about 100 that are involved in the program and about 75 right now are full-time. I think we have 10 or 11 in our first graduating class. So with that. For just being three years old, we're very excited about the growth we've had. There is even more interest and word of mouth getting out with people. This was my experience. The word of mouth is getting out, and we have are having more people inquire. I'm just grateful and thankful that we said yes to what God said and he's blessed us.

 

For the rest of Jessilyn’s interview with Randy Clark, visit cpnshows.com.

Episode Notes

Charisma Connection

Guest: Randy Clark

 

When his ministry partnered with Family of Family Christian University to begin Global Awakening Theological Seminary, Global Awakening Founder Randy Clark knew God had something special in mind for building kingdom leaders.

And this May, Global Awakening Theological Seminary will see its first class of graduates, ready to take the power of God and the Holy Spirit through healing and other miracles throughout the globe.

Clark recently chatted with Charisma Connection host Jessilyn Lancaster about the school and the special anointing God has put upon it.

Introduction

Jessilyn Lancaster: Randy, we are so excited to have you here today. First things first, at the time of recording we just celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Toronto Blessing and you are actually at a conference to celebrate the anniversary. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

 

Randy Clark: It starts tonight. I’m told there were 2,900 people that are registered and they had to close registration several weeks ago because they wanted to make sure there's room for people receive ministry. For the first time in a while they've had to turn people away. It's exciting. I'm looking forward to it and it's been an amazing 25 years since I came here that first night and God's power came. John Arnott wouldn’t let me go home. This is what we've been looking for our whole lives, the revival.

 

Jessilyn Lancaster: You've also been working with a graduate program. You have developed the Global Awakening Theological Seminary. For listeners who may not be aware of what this is, can you give us a little background on that?

 

Randy Clark: It is a master's program for different master’s degrees. Master of arts in evangelism, master of arts in pastoral ministry and master of divinities. Those are two-year courses and the master divinities a three-year and it is with a biblical emphasis or a pastoral ministry emphasis. It is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and CHEA, which is the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, one of the most recognized in the United States. I wanted to have it, and it's actually part of a family-safe Christian university. They had a bachelor’s program; I wanted to have a master's program … We are graduating our first class of master of divinity this spring in May. I was worried whether we would we have good students that would come and some of the professors that have taught in other schools have said they never had this high percentage of such excellent students making really great grades One of the professors said if I would to curve this, I would have had to cause some people to get less than an A, and they deserve an A. Another teacher from a divinity school in Canada, a very famous Old Testament professor, he told me it was his favorite class to teach because they are so passionate about God and people. So, I'm very excited about it. We were wanting to develop and then the accreditation for ABHE for a doctoral program over the next few years as well.

 

Jessilyn Lancaster: That's fantastic to hear. You mentioned it's the graduate program, a Family of Faith University, which when I was doing research it is in Oklahoma, but you're typically based in Pennsylvania? How does that work?

 

Randy Clark: It’s a totally online course, people can take it anywhere in the world. We have people from all over the world taking it. So, I had specialized in online training for many years with a certification program on healing and also on prophecy. God brought to me a man who's gone to his reward now, but he promoted and developed the online training for a Christian school, a college in Missouri, and he was telling me this is what you need to do to be able to have a good online course and not have people dropping out. It would be more than a glorified at-home Bible study or a glorified correspondence course. It's like you would have the viewer doing online university training. There's a facilitator that was in the group now with this program. Professors who are doing the grading and leading in the communication have to have their doctorates. So, all your lessons are made. There's a syllabus that tells you what you do on every day, what you're responsible for, what to read, what to watch, what to listen to, what questions you have to answer. Twice a week there's reports and things that are due and some of it requires tracking the ministry. Each teacher is little bit different. We've tried to find the best teachers that believe in the continuation of the gifts of the Spirit today, that believe in continuation of all five-fold offices. We call it a school that emphasizes continuationism rather than cessationism. That's mainly the focus we wanted to be a school where people don't come to school on fire and then their fire is put out. We don't want to be a school where people come and in the process of education, undermine their faith in the supernatural. We wanted to be a school where you get a very good education and are taught very well how to find the biblical basis to support the things we do believe.

 

Family of Faith Christian University

·         Apply online

·         Section for Parents

·         Student Ministries

·         Statement of Faith

·         Price Calculator

·         Contact FFCU

 

Degrees Offered

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry (Business Emphasis)

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry (Christian Healing Emphasis

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry (Prayer and Intercession Emphasis)

·         Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry (Worship Emphasis)

·         Certificate in Church Ministry

·         Certificate in Worship Ministry

·         Bachelor of Arts in Education

 

Degrees Offered through Global Awakening Theological Seminary

·         MA Pastoral Ministry

·         MA Evangelism

·         MDiv Bible Concentration

·         MDiv Ministry Concentration

 

Jessilyn Lancaster: Amen, I love it. I personally heard you speak at Jesus 18 and I was amazed with some of the stories that you were sharing just about how the Holy Spirit is moving. And I love that this can now be taught in a classroom setting. You guys can learn about that on an educational level and just really study what the Lord is doing.

 

Randy Clark: We're very excited about it. A dream has come true; 35 years in the making.

 

Jessilyn Lancaster: Tell me a little bit about your personal schooling story and how this played into your setting up GATS.

 

Randy Clark on Charisma

·         Randy Clark Shares Prophecy That Launched Supernatural Healing Ministry in Brazil

·         Randy Clark: Beware of this Fleshly Temptation When Training Others in the Spirit

 

Randy Clark: When I was called to preach in the Jesus movement in a Baptist Church on fire the revival hit spontaneously. It wasn’t the plan and it lasted 49 days straight. I was the second of 11 young men between 16 and 23, one was 23 and the next oldest was 18. I went to school to a Baptist College; all of my electives were religious studies. I want to be fit for nothing but to preach the gospel. But the education was rather liberal in not a political sense but a theological sense. They questioned anything supernatural and it basically almost destroyed my faith. If it hadn't been for my own healing, I think it would have been very bad. I went to seminary because by the time I graduated college, I didn't believe enough stay in the ministry, and I knew it had undermined my faith. So, I then went to a Baptist seminary. I tried to find the most conservative professors, which probably 1 out of 5 would have been conservative, and wanted to answer some of these questions that had been put in my mind by the other professors. When I graduated from seminary, I believed a little more, but I still have lots of questions and lots of doubts and a lot of things that I didn’t doubt before I started. I always regretted that was my experience, and not only was that my experience, but it was the experience of many. That seminary got teasingly called cemetery because for many people it was like a death. I wanted to have a school that would be just the opposite. I knew it was possible because I went back to school at 59 years old and got a doctorate degree from Bethel Seminary. It was really funny that first seminary was noted for its liberalism. I didn't know that or I wouldn't have gone. But they allowed me to create our own doctoral program and bring in the professors I wanted. I was able to bring in very brilliant professors, those we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit and the gifts and the offices that's mentioned in Ephesians 4:11-12 and First Corinthians chapter 12. As a result, my experience those last three years working on the doctorate, it's so increased my faith. It set me on fire. I was already on fire, but it even increased the fire. So, I wanted to have a seminary where you could go for your masters and then later, we will hopefully have a doctoral program, where your experience its not like you come in on fire and put a blanket on it, throw water on it, but it's like you come in with fire. And the seminary experience blows the air on it that makes the fire hotter. That was my desire for that school and I believe it's living up to its purpose.

 

For the rest of Jessilyn’s interview with Randy Clark, click here.

 

The Class of 2019

Jessilyn Lancaster: You mentioned you are getting ready to graduate your first class this spring. Do they have plans for after graduation? What does that look like? Are they going to go all across the world or are they going to start churches? How are they moving forward?

 

Randy Clark: There's diversity. Some are already pastoring and they want to strengthen their knowledge of Scripture and know how to recognize when … there's not just in Charismatic Pentecostal circles but in Evangelical circles as well, there's some teachings I think that are being embraced or becoming popular that just seems not to be consistent with the Word of God. Some people know how to better answer these questions, how to be more solidly on the Word and what to look out for … where that teaching has been believed as heresy before and this is why it was rejected. We want to give them a historical perspective, a biblical theological perspective that gives them a better balance. Some are pastors, some are going to become church planters and some will become missionaries. I know we have about 100 that are involved in the program and about 75 right now are full-time. I think we have 10 or 11 in our first graduating class. So with that. For just being three years old, we're very excited about the growth we've had. There is even more interest and word of mouth getting out with people. This was my experience. The word of mouth is getting out, and we have are having more people inquire. I'm just grateful and thankful that we said yes to what God said and he's blessed us.

 

For the rest of Jessilyn’s interview with Randy Clark, visit cpnshows.com.

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