BASIC TRAINING COURSES CURRICULUM
STRATEGIES FOR SPIRITUAL HARVEST:
The initial call of Jesus Christ to men was to be spiritually reproductive: "Follow me, and I will make you
fishers of men." His final command, that of the Great Commission, also challenged followers to spiritual
reproduction. Using the analogy of the natural harvest, this course focuses on promises of spiritual harvest,
things that prevent harvest, and keys to effective harvest. It communicates the vision which the remainder of
Institute training equips students to fulfill. FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: This course stresses the importance
of proper spiritual foundations for life and ministry by focusing on foundations of the Christian faith identified
in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment.
KINGDOM LIVING: The "Gospel of the Kingdom" shall be preached in all the world before the return of the
Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:14). Understanding of Kingdom principles is necessary if one is to spread the
Gospel of the Kingdom. This course focuses on patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life
SPIRITUAL STRATEGIES: A MANUAL OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE: This course moves participants beyond
the natural world into the realm of the spirit. Tactics of the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual
warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the spirit world are explained.
MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: This study focuses on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, spiritual fruit, and
spiritual gifts. Students are guided in discovery of their own spiritual gifts and position of ministry in the Body
KNOWING GOD'S VOICE: This course explains how God speaks to men today and how to find His general
and specific plans for life. A Christian model for decision making is presented, along with guidelines for
overcoming wrong decisions, steps to take if you have missed the will of God, and methods for dealing with
CREATIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS: This course equips students for personal study of the Word of God
after the conclusion of Institute training. Students learn how to study the Bible by book, chapter, paragraph,
verse, and word. Other methods taught include biographical, devotional, theological, typological, and topical.
Special guidelines for studying Bible poetry and prophecy are presented and students are taught methods
of charting and outlining.
BASIC BIBLE SURVEY: This survey provides an overview of the entire Bible. Study outlines of each book
of the Bible are provided for further development by the student. Volume One: Introduction and Old
Testament Volume Two: New Testament.
DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW: This course examines the Biblical world view from Genesis
through Revelation. God's plan for the nations of the world from the beginning of time is detailed.
Current worldwide spiritual need is also presented.
TEACHING TACTICS: This course examines the methods Jesus used to teach and preach the Gospel.
Students are taught how to prepare and present lessons and how to teach and preach the Gospel.
MULTIPLICATION METHODOLOGIES: God's plan for spiritual multiplication is presented. This study
reveals how a single Christian can be responsible for the multiplication of thousands of trained and
motivated believers. Church growth principles are emphasized.
POWER PRINCIPLES: The early church was born in a demonstration of the power of God. Power
principles taught in this course equip students for spiritual harvest and moves them from being spectators
to demonstrators of the power of God.
BIBLICAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES: A review of Biblical management principles with emphasis on
servant leadership, Biblical leaders, and Scriptural strategies for success.
PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS: Students learn environmental analysis on an individual,
church, and organizational basis. They learn how to analyze the spiritual environment of a village, city,
state or nation prior to penetrating it with the Gospel message.
MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES: Everything Jesus did centered on the great purposes of God.
This course analyzes Christ's objectives for ministry and teaches students to institute management by
objectives in their own life and ministry.
MOBILIZATION METHODOLOGIES: This course presents methods for mobilizing spiritual forces for
God and explains the
practical application of the Harvestime vision to specific areas of ministry. Referral courses in various
areas of ministry are also available through this module.
LEAVEN-LIKE EVANGELISM: The Gospel of the Kingdom spreads throughout the world as leaven in
bread dough: The leaven is small and hidden, but its impact is unlimited. Effective evangelism strategies
are taught, including detailed instruction on the deliverance ministry, church planting, and techniques of
networking between ministries.
WOMEN, A BIBLICAL PROFILE: A study of all the Bible teaches about women and their role in ministry.
Also includes a study of the Bible books bearing women’s names, Ruth and Esther, and resources for
biographical study of all of the women of the Bible.
YOU CAME UNTO ME
A JAIL AND PRISON MINISTRY MANUAL: A complete guide to jail and prison ministry. Includes
guidelines for writing and visiting inmates, conducting group services inside an institution, reaching out
to families of inmates, and ministering on death row.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: An intercessory prayer guide that includes guidelines on how to pray, what
to pray for, when not to pray, resources for prayer, international intercession, and factors that hinder
BATTLE FOR THE BODY: A study of all the Bible teaches about divine healing. Complete guidelines
for receiving and ministering healing.
SUGGESTED STUDY STEPS
The curriculum of Harvestime International Institute is designed so that other reference books are not
required to complete the courses. You do not need a Bible concordance, dictionary, Bible handbook,
atlas, or commentary, etc. If you have access to these materials their use is encouraged, but they are
not necessary to complete the training. You do need a King James version of the Bible in your own
language. Encourage students to set a special time for study each day and start with prayer to God
that the Holy Spirit will quicken their mind to learn God's truths. Train them to follow this
"Seven Step Study Plan":
STEP ONE - Course Survey: Read the module and course titles on the introductory page of the manual.
Use the curriculum list to see where the course fits into the pattern of Institute training. Read the chapter
titles in the "Table Of Contents" of the manual. They provide an overview of the study. Read the
"Introduction" which introduces the subject matter. Read the "Course Objectives." These are the main
goals for your study of this course. After you complete the course survey you are ready to begin the first
chapter. For this and all other chapters use steps Two through Six.
STEP TWO - Chapter Survey: Read the "Objectives" of the chapter. These are the goals you should
achieve by studying this lesson. Read the "Key Verse" and memorize it for the "Self-Test." This verse
summarizes the basic concept of the chapter. Read the "Introduction" to the chapter. This introduces
the content of the lesson. Go through the chapter and read the headings (titles which are centered) and
subheadings (titles which are even with the left hand margin). These introduce the basic outline of the
STEP THREE - Chapter Study: Now you are ready to study the chapter in detail. Read through the entire
chapter. Do not skip any material. As you read, underline important points and write notes or questions
in the margins. When you are told to look up a reference in the Bible and read it, be sure to do so.
STEP FOUR - Chapter Review: Review the objectives at the beginning of the chapter. Have you met each
of these goals in your study? If not, study the materials again. Can you quote the "Key Verse" from memory?
Review the chapter headings, subheadings, and your own study notes and underlined portions.
STEP FIVE - Self-Test: Take the "Self-Test" for the chapter. When you finish, compare your answers with
the correct answers given at the back of the manual. Study again the material for any questions which you
did not answer correctly.
STEP SIX - For Further Study: Do the assigned projects in the "For Further Study" section. These activities
will develop independent study habits and expand your knowledge of the subject matter.
STEP SEVEN - Course Review: Upon completion of all the chapters of the course, refer back to the major
objectives given at the beginning of the manual. Have you achieved these major objectives? If not, you may
need to review certain portions of the course again.