The Certification in Deeper Walk Prayer Ministry is an intensive, interactive, hands-on, heart-focused discipleship training program in practical ministry skills. You will gain the ministry tools needed to help hurting people experience freedom, understand their identity in Christ, walk in the Spirit, and live in heart-focused (hesed) community.
We want to equip you to help real people with real problems. Many of us have experienced freedom from spiritual bondage, healing from emotional trauma, and real growth in wisdom and maturity. Yet, we often struggle to help others find these very real and necessary experiences..
For years, Deeper Walk has provided valuable teaching content on how to help people identify and overcome the obstacles to a deeper walk with God. Now we want to build on that foundation by providing experiential training to help pastors, lay people, and even clinicians, gain the practical tools they need for effective heart-focused discipleship ministry. In other words, we want to equip you to help real people who have real problems experience healing, freedom, maturity, and discover more of the life God has planned for them.
This program is ideal for those who want practical ministry training experience, such as:
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Those who successfully complete this program will have the basic skills necessary to conduct inner healing prayer sessions, recognize and deal with demonic interference, walk people through the Steps to Freedom in Christ, and help others begin growing in maturity skills.
You will be certified in Deeper Walk Prayer Ministry by Deeper Walk International, the leader in heart-focused discipleship training for the church today.
SPRING ’22 Cohort – CLOSED: (Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm (Eastern Time), February 28 – November 14).
FALL ’22 Cohort: Time TBD, August 2022 – May 2023
Course Work: Between class meetings, you will watch video lectures, read course materials, and complete assignments. Assignments will include both written work and practical ministry activities.
Commitment: This is a robust, intensive training that will require approximately 5-8 hours of coursework per week, both in and outside of the weekly group gatherings.
Certification: Official certification in Deeper Walk Prayer Ministry will be granted to trainees based on:
Heart-Focused Discipleship (8 Weeks)
Course One is designed to lay a solid foundation. You will learn how heart-focused discipleship is different than traditional discipleship and four core issues that can help you and those you help get unstuck and get moving in your walk with God. Students will be grounded in a variety of practical, experiential healing and growth activities. Specific topics and skills include:
Spiritual Warfare (8 Weeks)
This course will focus on the role of spiritual warfare in helping people get free from the strongholds that keep them stuck. Trainees will walk with each other through the Steps to Freedom in Christ and learn to recognize and deal with demonic interference. Additional skills include:
Emotional Healing (8 Weeks)
This course will explain a core model for understanding the wounded heart and look at a variety of issues related to the emotional healing journey. Trainees will practice facilitating healing prayer in groups and in individual sessions. Specific topics and skills include:
Advanced Issues Overview and Ministry Practicum (8 Weeks)
This program is designed to equip people-helpers with basic skills for practical ministry. For those whose wounds are deeper and more complex, advanced training and experience is often necessary. This course will help trainees recognize those who may need clinical intervention, and how to help them find competent providers. Practical training will focus on setting up systems of care and working with real-life clients outside of the classroom. Specific skills include:
Yes. Participants should already be familiar with Deeper Walk’s approach to heart-focused discipleship. This can be done by viewing some of our free resources such as Core Course 1, the Understanding the Wounded Heart eCourse, and our free Webinars.
Additionally, before enrolling in this program, participants should have read Building Bounce: How to Grow Emotional Resilience, and viewed the Building Bounce eCourse (available for purchase here, or through our Learning Library here).
Apply for Fall ’22 Cohort starting June 1st: You can visit this page beginning June 1st and submit your online application. You can fill out an “Interest form” here to let us know if you are considering joining the next cohort.
Limited Space: To ensure effective hands-on training occurs, only 24 spots are available.
Discount pricing: The price if paid over 6 months for this 9-month training is $3600, not including required textbooks. However, you can save money by selecting the 3-payment or one-payment option.
2 Step Process: Step one is to submit your online application, including your references. We will prayerfully review your application and references.
If your application is accepted, you will be invited to enroll in the program. Your first payment is due at the time of enrollment. Enrollment closes when all 24 spots are filled. Enrollment is tentatively scheduled to open the week of June 27th.
Questions? Contact: [email protected]
And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. – Luke 10:2
You may work with the counselor, coach, spiritual director, pastor or prayer minister of your choice. Our purpose in this is for every student to experience being a client. You will need to have your provider verify your participation in six sessions. We will provide a form for you to use for this purpose, and explain more during class.
At this time, Deeper Walk does not offer any scholarships for the School of Ministry. We have endeavored to make the program very affordable, especially considering traditional professional certification models or higher learning institution degrees. We believe that as this program grows there will be means and avenues for alumni to enable future students to undertake this program with financial assistance, but we are not there yet.
We are striving for 90%+ interactive experience in group meetings. Breakouts, practice activities, and cohort level projects are all a part of this group training experience. Content is mostly self-guided through online videos and a detailed reading plan.
As we discuss quite sensitive topics and go deep with one another in our lives and faith journeys or care ministry we will keep our meetings in-person only without recording unless otherwise especially noted.
If you are unfamiliar with Deeper Walk resources, we highly recommend starting with one of our interactive and relational Deeper Dive short term small groups; a Journey Group ; or even the Learning Library. That said, we want you to pray about any pursuit and we’ll leave the door open to His leading. Please note that certification in Deeper Walk prayer Ministry is about caring for others and not a self-help/personal growth program. It is expected that participants have already experienced significant healing, recovery, and personal growth, and have developed the relational capacity to help others through similar experiences.