The DOVE Leadership and Ministry School has been training leaders for more than 20 years. Over the last seven years, it has been run in partnership with the Hopewell Network of Churches. Pastor Lester Zimmerman recently pointed out that the Hopewell Network has utilized the teachings of Larry Kreider and DOVE since the beginning to establish healthy leadership and ministries.
Hundreds of graduates are now successfully engaged in the church and marketplace. This school provides practical biblical training as well as Holy Spirit impartation and activation. The goal is to help students build a biblical foundation, to be led by the Holy Spirit, and to pursue their God-given dreams. This is not just training leaders to fill current positions in the church, but empowering people for ministry in all walks of life and creatively extending the influence of the Kingdom of God.
The school meets at Petra for nine months on the second weekend of each month. Students attend the weekend workshops and complete practical assignments in their own ministry contexts. Each school is broadcast via internet, so churches can host their own school. Satellite schools consist of five or more students who watch the teachings live, participate by texting questions, and pray for and minister to each other.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can be involved in ministry in your church, in your community, or around the world, sign up for the DOVE Hopewell Leadership and Ministry School. Or, to find out how you can start a school at your church, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Pastor Joel Kolb, Hopewell, Telford