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.
FALL 2022 Cohort – with Greg Neumayer – CLOSED
Thursdays, 3:30p-5:30p (ET), August 18, 2022 – May 4, 2023
WINTER 2023 Cohort – with Nik Harrang – CLOSED
Thursdays, 7:00p-9:00p (ET) January 19 -December 7, 2023 (with summer break)
FALL 2023 Cohort – Instructor TBD
August 2023-May 2024, Day & Time TBD
Classes: You’ll gather as a cohort of up to 16 students for 34 weekly online meetings lasting 2 hours each. Meetings will include instructor led group discussion of Dr. Marcus Warner’s video training, as well as smaller breakout groups of 2-4 where you’ll practice ministry skill-building activities designed by Certified Master Trainer Dawn Whitestone. You’ll have opportunity to debrief your skill-practice and troubleshoot problems as they arise. You’ll receive expert ministry training supervision before having opportunities to work with those in your own church and community.
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. Students will need to put in serious work to successfully complete the program.
Certification: Official certification in Deeper Walk Prayer Ministry will be granted to trainees based on:
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, as part of this program, participants need to have read Building Bounce: How to Grow Emotional Resilience, and completed the Building Bounce eCourse (available for purchase here, or through our Learning Library here). You must take and pass the a final assessment to ensure comprehension of the material.
Here’s the GOOD NEWS! In the past, we have required this as a prerequisite before enrolling in the certification program. Starting in 2023, we will offer the Building Bounce e-course as a summer short-course. SO, you WILL need to complete this course before being certified, but you do not have to complete it before enrollment.
Limited Space: To ensure effective hands-on training occurs, only 16 spots are available in each cohort.
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.
International Pricing: If you live outside the USA, discount international pricing may be available. Inquire for details.
Spouse Discount: If you would like to enroll concurrently with your spouse, discounts may be available. Inquire for details.
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 for a cohort when all 16 spots are filled. Enrollment is tentatively scheduled to open the week of Nov. 14th.
Questions? Contact: sc****@de*********************.org
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.
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