AIM Institute has been providing training for Christian leaders since 2003. Our initial tactic was to send our instructors to teach a three-day intensive module in a local church. These intensive courses provided students with the opportunity to prepare for ministry while maintaining busy lives. Unfortunately, this approach provided limited opportunity for assignments and extended contact with the instructor. The Covid lock downs provided the opening to develop a hybrid approach.
Our hybrid approach allows AIM Institute to provide students with classroom and distance learning environments. In our new format, most courses are covered in the traditional semester of twelve weeks.
- Instructor lectures are video recorded. Each week students watch a lecture video at their convenience and complete course assignments. This provides a college level of delivery of instruction.
- A second course requirement is to attend a Zoom video conference meeting with the teacher and classmates each week. This provides a relational opportunity to draw from the experiences and wisdom of the instructor and classmates.
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Philosophy of Ministry
with John Guido
This course will explore the key biblical mandates and foundational priorities established in scripture for ministry in the church and in the community. We will examine the differences between Old Testament and New Testament leadership, covering specific topics like team building, servant, and collegial leadership. We will explore the proper expression and application of spiritual authority and power and together we’ll unpack important aspects of discipleship, conflict resolution, and ministerial ethics.
Thursday Evenings | September 15 – December 15
with Dan Haas
Theology I is our introductory course in Bible doctrine. What is, and why is Theology important? Bibliology (Doctrine of the Bible) and Theology (Doctrine of God and Angels) are studied.
Sunday Evenings | September 18 – December 18 (NOTE this course has a total of 13 sessioons)
Survey of the Synoptic Gospels
with Nat Saginario
New Testament Introduction I
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are the earliest surviving accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus. This course will provide a historical background and review of these texts, paying special attention to the distinctive portrait of Jesus that each gospel presents, and discuss contemporary application.
Tuesday Evenings | September 13 – December 13
Courses Offered January 2023
This is a Bible-based look at personal identity focusing of virtues, values, and vision. Several in-house assessment tools will be utilized. Opportunity for personal reflection will be included. Students will be encouraged to share their discoveries and receive insight from classmates. We conclude with instruction for building an action plan with teaching on scheduling and planning. The course culminates with a project which sums up each student’s results.
Discover Spiritual Renewal from Jesus Within
Rather than starting with a focus on external spiritual disciplines, this course begins by looking at the life of Christ within. Jesus forms a heart for disciplines and perseverance to walk in them. One is inspired to worship, to pray, to fast, etc., not because of a commitment on a calendar but by the overflow from Christ within.
This course is based on the words of Paul in Romans 8:29. The goal for every disciple is, “To become conformed to the image of His Son.” This course will equip you to rise, “To the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13)
It will become apparent as the course develops that Paul’s words were meant to be the goal of every Christian disciple. Jesus’ inner work takes us from death to life, from the old man to the new man, from being controlled by sin to being directed by the Spirit of God.
The following courses are currently in the development stage. To some degree, the timing for their release will be determined by interest. Please contact us if you have a particular interest in seeing specific courses developed soon.