Revivalist School of Ministry Overview
The Revivalist School of Ministry (RSM) is committed to the truth that God loves people, gave Himself for them and has given His Church supernatural power to bring individuals and nations into wholeness. The school emphasizes that believers need to minister in love, truth and the power of God. The mission of RSM is to equip and deploy followers of Jesus Christ who passionately pursue transformation in their God-given spheres of influence. In the each school year, we anticipate students to be trained and to continue in the ministry style of Jesus: to enjoy the presence of God, say what He is saying, and do what He is doing.
RSM is a ministry school where students of all ages come to learn how to live in the Kingdom of God and extend its borders through a supernatural lifestyle. It is important to note that although many young people come to RSM, the school is multi-generational with participants ranging from the ages of 18 to 88. One of our core values is honor, which manifests through joining the generations and teaching every age group to value and serve one another.
The school emphasizes hands on training and experience along with academic understanding. This creates a do and teach culture where all of the students are expected to take risks to stretch their faith and grow in their understanding of God. RSM believes that each verse of the Bible is an invitation into an experience with the Lord; therefore the students are challenged to live the Bible. This produces a class environment that often feels very much like a laboratory where students practice the things they are being taught while instructors coach the process and all this takes places in a setting of passionate worship.
As the year progresses and the students begin to gain confidence and experience within the safety of the classroom, they are sent on outreaches into the community. These exploits include ministry to neighborhoods, nursing homes, and street & service evangelism. When the students take their supernatural ministry into the community, it gets pretty wild and exciting! They return to class to share testimonies, give thanks and debrief, always cheering each other on as they share.
Boldness, passion and risk are center stage in the RSM School. These values define our atmosphere and are manifest in worship, ministry and in relationships with each other.
Students are encouraged to be naturally supernatural by bringing heaven to earth wherever they go. Therefore, RSM by design does not have dorms. Instead we encourage students to live in the outreach neighborhoods and get jobs in the local area so that they can practice bringing Jesus to the market place as a part of their learning experience. We expect that most of our students will work part-time jobs while they attend school.
Though in-class hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (occasionally class will go to 9:00pm with advanced notice when that occurs), the school is full-time, five-days a week – minimum. The class hours are learning opportunities with the instructors but they are just a small part of the learning experience. The other hours consist of learning through homework, from an author or from the Holy Spirit as the students read the Word, attend services, serve on ministry teams, soaking & prayer times of personal devotion, living the supernatural lifestyle in an honorable way at work, and more. RSM is not for the faint of heart or lazy, it is an extremely fast paced season of schooling, but the training is pivotal and strategic. We believe the intensity soon translates into “becoming”; things that are at first foreign and done out of duty gradually become second nature and students move from merely echoing a message to becoming a message.
The school culture is more adept to meeting God as you “do life.” One example of this is that the school has no general restriction on dating for our single people, which is so common to most ministry schools. Rather, we have chosen to teach our students how to have healthy relationships and live in purity. Of course, learning without a lot of external restrictions creates a need for a high level of discipleship, personal responsibility and accountability in the lives of our students. This is accomplished through small group interaction and a covenant community which embraces honesty, transparency and confrontation.
RSM is not for those who are looking for a place to rehab or people who are coming out of lifestyle sins. Our school is designed to be a ministry training center where our students encounter their royal identity, learn the attributes of the Kingdom and walk in the authority and power of the King.
The academic instruction at RSM is unique – we have created live curriculum and paired it with the DVD curriculum from Bethel’s Supernatural School of Ministry.
The students receive a great deal of historic commentary and insight into the scriptures but they are also immersed in a revelatory culture where the Holy Spirit becomes the chief instructor and tour guide. He causes His Kingdom to come alive through the pages of the Bible. RSM students learn how to read, understand, and “do” the Bible – how to cast out demons, witness, heal the sick, prophesy, preach, pray; practice His presence and much more.
The RSM students learn in large group sessions, Revival Teams of 20-30 people, small groups of 5, and on their own. There are also classes entitled Advance Ministry Training (AMT). These AMT’s deepen each student’s understanding and experience in a much more focused way and at a higher level in areas such as Street Ministry, Prophecy, Intercession, Lay Counseling, and Career Ministry. Every week RSM students are transformed through preaching, teaching, instruction, impartation, equipping and doing.
Reading on your own time is expected and is a large part of our curriculum. There are approximately 2400 pages of mandatory reading throughout the year. That works out to 10 pages of reading everyday of the 240 days from beginning to graduation. That’s on top of 2-3 chapters of the Word daily. So plan on reading 30 – 60 minutes a day minimum. Thankfully, it’s all amazing, transforming content.
The school is divided into two 8-month segments, Late September or early October through May, and each year has a specific focus in the development of the revivalist. Graduates of these two years may apply for internships or be deployed into various opportunities.
1st year – First Year School of Ministry focuses on assimilating the core values of the Kingdom into the heart of the Believer and establishing God’s Royal identity in the mind of each student. The first year students receive the gifts of the Spirit and learn how to walk in the power of God.
Students read the entire Bible (some of it over the summer) in this 8-month program along with approximately 12 additional books. They will serve in our community and our home groups. They do outreach ministry each week and the entire school goes on various mission trips nationally and mostly internationally (based on student interest). Students raise additional funds for these mission trips. Additionally, there will be one trip to Redding, California during the school year that is optional and paid for by each student. The purpose of this trip is to spend a few days at the Bethel Church, learning from their students and staff. The school will host one retreat each year that are included in the cost of the school in which the students have a lot of fun getting to know each other and connecting with the staff.
2nd year – Second Year students take the skills and core values they have learned in First Year and begin to develop their own ministry. They choose a revival and a revivalist from history and investigate them with a view to forging similar dynamics in their own lives. They also learn leadership principles to gain understanding on how to lead people and establish the Kingdom in every realm of society.
Second Year students have the opportunity to engage in leadership roles over First Year bible studies and will have teaching opportunities. These students are also given the opportunity to counsel First Year students as assigned.
What is RSM?
Revivalist School of Ministry is a 9 month school that will incorporate Bethel School’s DVD curriculum, capturing their main speakers, Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, Danny Silk, Mark Brookes, Dann Farrelly, Kevin Dedmon, and Bernie Ooley for the bible teaching with live quality teaching from our local leadership team and guest speakers. We will offer a wide variety of Advanced Ministry Training (AMT) classes that will challenge the students and help them move into their area of ministry interest. We will try to offer the best possible Missions training and opportunities through other local churches and minitries.
The school will have a “Transformation Center” where students can come for prayer and inner healing – and longer term counseling if needed. The prayer counseling methods used will also be taught by the senior leadership (AMT classes) so that second years students can learn and apply what they learned by working in the transformation center.
School will start in September each year. Classes typically will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm). Students will be expected to attend a church service each week and meet the RSM class attendance objectives. Students will also be part of a small (5-6) student Revivalist Small Group, led by a first year student and, if possible, also be part of a larger (20-30) Revival Team that will be led by one of the RSM leadership team. Each week the small groups will meet to discuss and process their school week and to hold each other accountable. The larger Revival Team will meet less often to maintain overall connections to leadership, perform community service, and accomplish street ministry.
RSM’s goal is to create a contagious revivalist culture in our city. Our mission is to train, deploy, and assist each student into their destiny.
RSM 1st Year Schedule
Application deadline: August (See the Calendar for exact dates as they vary each year) -Space is limited, so we recommend early application
School Start Date: September (See the Calendar for exact dates as they vary each year)
Graduation: May (See the Calendar for exact dates as they vary each year)
Classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday 6:30pm and 8:30p (occasionally classes will go to 9pm with advance notice; Sundays there will be some classes and those will be determined during classes throughout the school year). We will observe time off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break.
Tuition Cost: $625 (payment plans available) $250 is due one week before the first day of school.
Application deadline is in August – check the website Calendar!
1st year: Fall classes will start September.
Classes are Tuesday, Thursday, and on an occasional Sunday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuition is $750.00 – payment arrangements are available. Check the Calendar for the Application and Deposit deadlines
2nd year: NO SECOND YEAR SCHEDULED as of today – stay tuned!
How to Apply:
You can apply for Revivalist School of Ministry online here or print and mail to:
Revivalist School of Ministry
C/O Brian McFaden
320 SW Century Dr. Ste 405-109
Bend, OR 97702
Three recommendation forms must be submitted to the school: one from your pastor, and two personal recommendations from people who know you well and can speak on your behalf regarding your character, gifts and calling. Please do not use relatives for any of the required recommendations. If your pastor is your parent or spouse, ask another member of the church’s pastoral staff to complete the form. When you apply online, an email will automatically be sent to the person you have chosen to complete your recommendation.
These can be downloaded and printed here:
Please follow up with these individuals to ensure they have completed and mailed the form to us in a timely manner.
You will need to either submit a digital photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail a passport style photo.
Application fee is $35. This can be paid by: check, cash, credit card (via pay pal), or through the pay pal button to the right.
Upon Acceptance to RSM, we will require half your tuition 2 weeks before class starts. This can also be paid using one of the methods listed above.
Standard of Conduct:
Students will seek to “be imitators of God” with “not even a hint of sexual immorality, or any kind of impurity,” living as “children of light” and finding out “what pleases the Lord” (Ephesians 5:1-12). This standard governs our personal and public life.
Students are expected to attend classes regularly and punctually. During the first semester, the maximum number of absences permitted is four days; the maximum number of absences during the second semester is eight. Exceptions to this policy will be made only for extreme circumstances and emergencies. If a student cannot complete 90% of the formal homework assignments it is likely that the student will not receive a Certificate of Completion.
Discipline of Students:
The freedom of the RSM environment requires a high level of self-management. Any student struggling to make wise choices will receive quick and direct confrontation, which is designed to help draw out the greatness within the student. Our staff and pastoral teams are trained and empowered to apply strength and grace in whichever areas necessary of students’ lives.
Any student who wishes to withdraw from Revivalist School of Ministry must do the following:
- Arrange an appointment with a RSM pastor to discuss the reasons for withdrawing from the school.
- For tuition refund information, see the section under Financial Information.
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