The ministry activation program is designed to reinforce biblical principles taught in classrooms and give students a practical outlet in which to live those principles. Students are given ministry opportunities in a local church and in their communities. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in ICLC conferences as well as attend national conferences with relevant speakers to help them grow into effective ministers. Based on the idea of servant leadership, students express themselves by serving ministries and the local church in any available areas. Through these opportunities, we believe that students develop into mature leaders in the Body of Christ while being able to think creatively from their experience in real church ministry. By working in teams and placing students in Christian service, students develop character traits that ministries find attractive when searching for staff. By placing an emphasis on both spiritual maturity and a servant’s heart, students develop the character of Christ while being led by the Holy Spirit in personal ministry.
Morning Prayer is a time to unite hearts in prayer and faith to believe for God’s presence, power, and provision and to intercede for His Kingdom to expand in all the earth. Participation in Morning Prayer is a direct response to one’s relationship with God. Dr. Matthews leads a daily intercessory prayer time on Zoom every morning at 7:30 AM (CST). Every morning includes a “positioning scripture” that is the focus of additional prayer declarations and intercessions. We sometimes pray for specific people in need, sometimes for specific situations in the world, and always for the Kingdom of Heaven to become manifest on earth through the declaration and release of faith in the Word of God. Students are welcome to join and grow in faith and in the Word.