What to

Expect

A year at the Academy is an immersive educational experience that partners strong biblical teaching with Holy Spirit inspired encounters.

Monday to Wednesday

9:30am - 4:15pm

Inperson

All in-person classes are held at Glory City Church in Brisbane Australia. For the remainder of the week, students could pursue employment opportunities or alternatively enjoy the beautiful Brisbane and Southeast Queensland lifestyle. 

Online

All online classes are streamed live and on demand anywhere in the world. These classes can be taken individually, or alternatively together with some other friends, homegroups or wider church ministries.

Academic Learning

Academic learning forms an important part of the Academy experience. Forming the majority of the weekly schedule, students will engage in interactive classes taught by world class teaches. These classes touch on a variety of subjects and seek to partner strong biblical teaching inspired by the Holy Spirit. Through these classes students are empowered intellectually and practically, understanding what they believe and why they believe it, strengthening their faith and drawing them closer in relationship to the Father. These classes include:

1st year

The objective of the weekly worship session is to develop and deepen an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit through the practice of worship. Students discover a value for God’s presence, times of encounter, prayer worship and communing with God. The constant value of worship throughout the year will establish the practice and discipline of worship corporately and individually as a foundation in the lives of the students.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students built a value for the practice and discipline of worship.
  2. Students understand and value the intimate presence of God accessed through the practice of worship.
  3. Students appreciate the importance of a corporate worship settings.
  4. Students are positioned to cultivate a lifestyle of expressing their love for God through the act of worship.

Guest lectures are a constant area where guests of the Academy are provided with a space to share openly and freely with the entire student body. Through our invited guests’, students receive teaching and ministry from significant individuals with vast experience thus adding dynamically to their spiritual growth and development.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are exposed to a variety of opinions and perspectives, adding dynamic growth to their learning
  2. Students are presented with opportunities to network and connect with different ministers and ministries
  3. Students increase the scope of their understanding by being exposure to different ideas and concepts
  4. Students build an appreciation for the work of the ministry occurring beyond their defined boundaries

Combined connections groups allow the students across the cohort to develop healthy relationships and friendships with one another. These small groups establish the initial support and care structures for students as they journey through life and through their time at the Academy. These groups are facilitated by the 2nd year students and provide a valuable space to implement relational, pastoral and leadership skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students develop healthy personal relationships with individuals of different backgrounds
  2. Students are equipped with the necessary personal skills to build and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships
  3. Students practical navigate the complexities involved in developing healthy interpersonal relationships
  4. Students form the foundations for lifelong friendship and support networks

Students will be scripturally founded and empowered to walk in the nature, power, and love of Christ, through the Atonement, in freedom, holiness, and the power and fellowship of the Holy Spirit, understanding their new Righteous nature in Christ and their sharing in His death and resurrection.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are established in their Righteous Identity found in Christ
  2. Students are empowered to live in the power and nature of God
  3. Students become rooted in the goodness and love of God
  4. Students are taught to walk in the miraculous healing power of God

Student are prepared with insight and awareness into their growth and development, equipping them with skills and techniques to promote personal, spiritual and emotional maturity, positioning them for further growth in leadership and influence. The student will develop skills that will promote health in all aspect of their lives, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students establish a focused, sustainable, longstanding lifestyle in all personal areas.
  2. Students are equipped with the skills and techniques for lifelong personal growth and development
  3. Students are prepared to navigate the complexities of life with a victor mindset
  4. Students are grounded for continued learning and leadership growth both internally and externally

Prayer and Intercession seeks to develop and deepen the intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit through the practice and discipline of prayer. It seeks to establish the practice and discipline of prayer corporately and individually as a basis for transformation in the lives of the students.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students learn to live from a place of constant communion with the Father through the practice of prayer.
  2. Students experience the Glory of God through the discipline of prayer and intercession.
  3. Students learn to intercede from a place of glory and victory.
  4. Students are equipped with tools and training to lead and facilitate times of corporate and individual prayer.

Mighty in the Scriptures seeks to train and equip students to read and interpret the scriptures in a relevant yet accurate manner. Students are equipped with various tools that help them read and apply scriptures in a meaningful way, creating lifelong students of the word, who are competent in understanding scriptures and applying them the their lives in a transformational way. Students emerge as people who know the integrity, authority, and power of the Bible, equipped with sound and repeatable strategies for mighty and sound interpretation of the scriptures, with the help and guidance of The Holy Spirit

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are rooted in the historical integrity and power of the Canon of Scripture
  2. Student Develop sound interpretive habits through the methods taught and practised
  3. Students understand the metanarrative, and covenantal contexts of scripture, and the absolute centrality of Christ
  4. Students partner with the Holy Spirit for scripturally sound, life changing revelation

Kingdom Worldview establishes and grounds the beliefs of believers around the concepts of revival and seeing the Father pour out his Spirit on the earth in Glory. The subject addresses the biblical authority and how this impacts our worldview, the increasing kingdom, the centrality of the church to God’s plan for the world, as well as signs, wonders and miracles.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are able identify central elements of a revival worldview and demonstrate how this impacts one’s life.
  2. Students understand the impact of a Kingdom worldview on communities and society.
  3. Students understand God’s role in the church and his plan for the world.
  4. Students recognise the role of the supernatural and the fivefold ministry in His plan.

Students will be activated in hearing the voice of God and begin to identify the ways in which He is already speaking to them. They will gain an understanding of the prophetic nature of the Father and how the Bible is foundational for the healthy outworking of this precious gift. They will also be taught how to operate in a healthy prophetic culture and recognise the value of their voice in a prophetic community.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are activated in hearing the voice of God.
  2. Students are positioned to cultivate a prophetic lifestyle daily.
  3. Students understand how to operate in a healthy prophetic culture individually and as a prophetic community.
  4. Students know the Biblical foundations for prophecy and why it is relevant for today.

Students will learn how to move with the Holy Spirit and flow in their own gifting while effectively sharing the Gospel of Jesus to strangers. Students learn to articulate, with conviction to anyone they meet, why Jesus is worth dropping everything to follow.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are empowered to operate in the miraculous
  2. Students reaffirm the missional nature of the believer in their personal lives
  3. Students are equipped to clearly articulate their faith and the concept of salvation
  4. Students are inspired to share the massage of Jesus on a daily basis.

Multiply Activations are the practical applications of the theoretical concepts learned in Multiply. This is a practical space where people actively practice evangelism, praying for the sick, activating the prophetic gift. Multiply activations are facilitated by the 2nd year students and provide a valuable space to implement pastoral and leadership skills. Students will learn how to move with the Holy Spirit and flow in their own gifting while effectively sharing the Gospel of Jesus to strangers. Students will be able to articulate, with conviction to anyone they meet, why Jesus is worth dropping everything to follow.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are empowered to operate in the miraculous
  2. Students reaffirm the missional nature of the believer in their personal lives
  3. Students are equipped to clearly articulate their faith and the concept of salvation
  4. Students are inspired to share the massage of Jesus on a daily basis.

Further development and establishment of core foundational theological concepts that are biblically based and that ground students on who they are in Christ. This subject established the manifesting supernatural power and nature of Christ to the Body and the world from God’s motive of Love and intimacy, and the hope in His increasing, eternal Kingdom

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students understand their empowerment to walk in the supernatural power of Christ
  2. Students are scripturally and practically established in the baptism, manifestations, miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit available to all believers
  3. Students partner with the hope of His increasing Kingdom to the world
  4. Students live from, and express His desire for relationship

Community Impact imparts the practical skills to actively influence the local community, be it spiritual or in a socially responsible way. The subject imparts theoretical lessons and take-ways through involvement and partnership with community organisations.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are equipped to effectively serve their community
  2. Students are prepared to effectively influence their community
  3. Students establish a value for the continued influence of community spiritually and practically
  4. Students are presented with networking and relationship building opportunities with charities and non for profits.

Life with the spirit establishes a value for the spirit and the presence of God in the lives of the students. Life with the spirit is a practical unit where students learn to navigate the anointing and differentiating the voice of the father with their internal voice. This produces students who value the presence of the Lord and develop a deep life with the Spirit.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are taught to know the Father’s voice
  2. Students are equipped to navigate the anointing
  3. Students establish a value the presence of God
  4. Students become aware of the constant presence of God

Using techniques learned in Mighty in the Scriptures, students engage in an experiential study of Romans or Hebrews. Undergirded with scriptural exposition the student engages in scriptural interpretation that results in real world, personal application. Students who complete two years at the academy will study both Romans and Hebrews but students who choose to only complete one year will either study Romans or Hebrews depending on the study cycle.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students practically apply interpretive understand from Mighty in the Scriptures
  2. Students engage in Scriptural interpretation: individual, group and lecturer delivered
  3. Students encounter the scriptural application of central themes of the New Covenant – the righteousness of faith
  4. Students develop a deep understanding of Romans/Hebrews

Practical ministry training is a subject that equips students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to function in ministry. This includes training in ministry skills such as leading and guiding a connect group, praying for and laying hands on the sick, heaving healthy pastoral conversations, baptisms, responding to alter calls and new salvations, fire tunnels, deliverance and practical skills such as using a microphone and basic use of a sound system.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are practically equipped to serve in ministry in various capacities
  2. Students understand the essentials for successful in ministry
  3. Students appreciate and are equipped to work with others
  4. Students are positioned well for further growth and development personally and professionally

Building on Semester 1, students will gain more of an overall perspective of how the prophetic operates and its role in the earth today. They will continue to participate in activations that will increase their confidence and ability in hearing from the Lord as they grow as a prophetic community.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students increase in their confident in hearing the voice of God and practice doing so daily.
  2. Students understand how the prophetic adds value to every space – in or outside of the church.
  3. Students understand how the spirit realm operates and are learning how to be led by the movement of the Holy Spirit.
  4. Students operate as a prophetic community in love and power with great accuracy.

Developing on the skills and knowledge learned in personal development, students now pursue knowledge in developing good personal leadership skills that will position them to lead themselves, their families and others well. They will learn about influence and leadership in preparations for the 2nd year at the Academy or life after the Academy.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students learn to lead themselves
  2. Students lead others well
  3. Students build sustainable Kingdom habits that position them for kingdom influence
  4. Students are positioned for continued leadership growth in the academy and life in general.

Allow students to become more aware of how they present themselves and, most importantly, how to interact with the people around them. Students will learn that the mechanics of fruitful communication greatly changes how they view the world and relationships. They also will gain a well-rounded knowledge of effective communication skills to effectively steer the Church and others toward God’s purposes, design, and mission.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are trained as effective communicators
  2. Students learn the art of effective communication and its relative benefits
  3. Students are equipped to build healthy relationships through healthy interpersonal communications
  4. Students are upskilled to communicated informally and formally, verbally and in writing.
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2nd year

The objective of the weekly worship session is to develop and deepen an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit through the practice of worship. Students discover a value for God’s presence, times of encounter, prayer worship and communing with God. The constant value of worship throughout the year will establish the practice and discipline of worship corporately and individually as a foundation in the lives of the students.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students built a value for the practice and discipline of worship.
  2. Students understand and value the intimate presence of God accessed through the practice of worship.
  3. Students appreciate the importance of a corporate worship settings.
  4. Students are positioned to cultivate a lifestyle of expressing their love for God through the act of worship.

Guest lectures are a constant area where guests of the Academy are provided with a space to share openly and freely with the entire student body. Through our invited guests’, students receive teaching and ministry from significant individuals with vast experience thus adding dynamically to their spiritual growth and development.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are exposed to a variety of opinions and perspectives, adding dynamic growth to their learning
  2. Students are presented with opportunities to network and connect with different ministers and ministries
  3. Students increase the scope of their understanding by being exposure to different ideas and concepts
  4. Students build an appreciation for the work of the ministry occurring beyond their defined boundaries

Combined connections groups allow the students across the cohort to develop healthy relationships and friendships with one another. These small groups establish the initial support and care structures for students as they journey through life and through their time at the Academy. These groups are facilitated by the 2nd year students and provide a valuable space to implement relational, pastoral and leadership skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students develop healthy personal relationships with individuals of different backgrounds
  2. Students are equipped with the necessary personal skills to build and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships
  3. Students practical navigate the complexities involved in developing healthy interpersonal relationships
  4. Students form the foundations for lifelong friendship and support networks

Covering the practical aspects of ministry or business establishment. This course provides an introduction to what is involved in starting a ministry or business and positioning it well for success. This course is paired with the ministry project subject in the second semester where students identify an area of interest and begin to practically see this dream or vision come to life.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students understand the complexities and requirements involved in starting and running a ministry or business.
  2. Students acquire a basic foundation for increases learning and growth.
  3. Students are positioned well for success in their ministry establishment project.
  4. Student are inspired to proactively pursue excellence in their endeavours both spiritually and administratively.

Revival History is an inspiring look into the history of the church with the goal of providing students with perspective and practical lessons that will encourage them in their personal walks with the Lord.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students develop a knowledge and understand of the history of the Church

  2. Students are inspired by the testimonies and sacrifices of the early church leaders

  3. Students learn and glean from the church and revival history lessons and strategies

  4. Students are encouraged and supported to pursue the Lord and impact their worlds in their unique ways

Prayer and Intercession seeks to develop and deepen the intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit through the practice and discipline of prayer. It seeks to establish the practice and discipline of prayer corporately and individually as a basis for transformation in the lives of the students.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students learn to live from a place of constant communion with the Father through the practice of prayer.
  2. Students experience the Glory of God through the discipline of prayer and intercession.
  3. Students learn to intercede from a place of glory and victory.
  4. Students are equipped with tools and training to lead and facilitate times of corporate and individual prayer.

An insightful look into the Old Testament book of Nehemiah from a leadership perspective. Using biblical principles and scriptural interpretation techniques the students learn engage in an experiential journey unpacking biblical leadership lessons that are applicable to today’s modern context.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students practice the process of scriptural interpretation using the tools and techniques taught in year 1
  2. Students recognise the continued relevance of biblical principals in our modern context
  3. Students are equipped with leadership skills and insights for increases influence
  4. Students are inspired through the continue applicable relevance of old testament scripture.

Developing on the tools and techniques learnt in the first year, preaching and communications seeks to further develop the public speaking skills of the students. Learning the intricacies of sermon preparation and development, and keys to successful presentation and delivery, students are equipped with the fundamental skills to confidently speak in front of a group of people.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are equipped to preach and communicate effectively
  2. Students confidentially approach public speaking engagements
  3. Students are equipped with tool and techniques to communicate in an impactful manner
  4. Students realise the importance of effective public communications

This course provides an overview of the various caring ministries for the local church and the procedures for implementing and growing these ministries. Emphasis will be on collaborative learning experiences so that students can learn ways to care effectively for church members and the community.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students can identify various caring ministries to engage in and effectively reach a congregation and the community.
  2. Students are able to evaluate models for practical caregiving as per needs
  3. Students are trained in various ways of facilitating caregiving
  4. Students know effective procedures to enhance effective caregiving

Prophetic Practice focuses on the outworking of prophecy in a way that will bring benefit to the Academy as a whole, as the student’s outwork what they have learned in first year in prophetic practice and continue to grow in spiritual authority as a prophetic community. They will also delve deeper into the mysteries of the Spirit and discover further how the Spirit of God operates.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Student see the prophetic flourish in their individual lives and corporately as they grow in love and honour the voice of the Holy Spirit.
  2. Students are confident in who they are in Christ and this enables them to release insight, understanding and encouragement from the Father.
  3. Students understand the value of unity in the spirit and the bond of peace and how it impacts our “success” in furthering the Kingdom.
  4. Students value the prophetic community, operate as a team and are convicted that they’re better together.

Multiply Activations are the practical applications of the theoretical concepts learned in Multiply. This is a practical space where people actively practice evangelism, praying for the sick, activating the prophetic gift. Multiply activations are facilitated by the 2nd year students and provide a valuable space to implement pastoral and leadership skills. Students will learn how to move with the Holy Spirit and flow in their own gifting while effectively sharing the Gospel of Jesus to strangers. Students will be able to articulate, with conviction to anyone they meet, why Jesus is worth dropping everything to follow.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are empowered to operate in the miraculous
  2. Students reaffirm the missional nature of the believer in their personal lives
  3. Students are equipped to clearly articulate their faith and the concept of salvation
  4. Students are inspired to share the massage of Jesus on a daily basis.

Leadership is a course that crystallises key leadership skills and knowledge in the minds of students. The leadership techniques and skills taught in this subject build upon all the leadership principals taught in the first year at the Academy.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are equipped with the tool and techniques needed for effective leadership
  2. Student are gain insights into the complexities of leading in our modern context
  3. Students develop knowledge and understanding needed create significant change.
  4. Students are exposed to a variety of different leadership contexts adding dynamically to their learning experience.

Providing insight into the importance of missions more importantly having a missional outlook, global missions educate students on the concepts and techniques needed to successfully impact society and communities both locally and globally. Students will understand the Father’s heartbeat for global missions, thus develop a missional outlook on life that will overflow into their local communities.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are equipped to impact their communities locally and globally
  2. Students develop a missional outlook on life
  3. Students understand the concepts to impact their communities locally and globally
  4. Students develop an appreciation for the significance the spiritual health of their community

Using techniques learned in Mighty in the Scriptures, students engage in an experiential study of Romans or Hebrews. Undergirded with scriptural exposition the student engages in scriptural interpretation that results in real world, personal application. Students who complete two years at the academy will study both Romans and Hebrews but students who choose to only complete one year will either study Romans or Hebrews depending on the study cycle.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students practically apply interpretive understand from Mighty in the Scriptures
  2. Students engage in Scriptural interpretation: individual, group and lecturer delivered
  3. Students encounter the scriptural application of central themes of the New Covenant – the righteousness of faith
  4. Students develop a deep understanding of Romans/Hebrews

The ministry project is the practical application of lessons learned in ministry establishment and governance, and other leadership-based subjects. Working together students will dream, conceptualise and begin working on the development of a ministry project. This subject will see the creation of concepts and ideas, ministries and business that will continue on beyond life in the academy.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students develop who develop first-hand experience regarding the steps needed to start a ministry or business.
  2. Students develop the skills and leadership to identify their vision and see it come to pass
  3. Students develop the capacity to persevere in light of challenges or barriers
  4. Students are presented with the opportunity to network and engage with people of other gifts or talents.

Ephesians and Galatians are two rich New Testament books that are dense with revelation that impacts the Christian’s walk of faith. Students receive an impartation through teaching these revelations and invite the students into a deeper understanding of these portions of the biblical text. Students are encouraged to take what is taught and apply it to their daily lives

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students Better understand Paul’s text’s – especially Ephesians and Galatians.
  2. Students are able to carry the principles of interpretation into the reach of their Bible reading.
  3. Students apply the teachings of the text to their lives with conviction.
  4. Students are able to carry a conviction of studying the Word into the rest of their lives.

In the pursuit of love, students will use the gift of prophecy to see the Body of Christ built up and understand the role of the prophetic gift ministry when it comes to leadership creation and development. They will continue to build and function as a prophetic community, growing in authority, love and power.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are confident in building with the Holy Spirit to see great ministries, projects and organisations established in the earth.
  2. Students honour the voice of the Holy Spirit and understand how the prophetic has a role in influencing the operation of what they put their hand to daily.
  3. Students are equipped to activate others in hearing the voice of God.
  4. Students know how to operate in love and power, convicted that they are better together.

How can we defend our faith in a post-modern, post-Christian world? This is what Cultural Apologetics exists to discuss and answer. The stream engages the heart of the Gospel for answers to the criticism’s and challenges that Christianity faces today.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students better understand the common cultural worldviews of our day
  2. Students – feel confident in engaging the more controversial topics, like sexuality and abortion
  3. Students recognise the missiological responsibility to understand the culture Christ has placed them within
  4. Students are life-long learners of the demographic Christ is calling them to
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Worship

During their time at the academy students will discover a value for God’s presence, times of encounter, prayer worship and communing with God. Our schedule seeks to make significant space for the pursuit of His Presence. We seek to build this value into our students resulting in people who will cultivate and prioritise worship for the rest of their lives.

We believe that God is more concerned with our affection rather than our activity. It is His presence that alters the course of our lives and shapes our destiny.

We welcome students with a musical background to serve the student cohort on our worship team from term two of the school year.
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Activations

The academy implements a range of activations in the gifts of the spirit, in the scriptures, in connection with each other, in prayer and much more. We encourage students to actively engage their theology and faith on a daily basis.

Students are equipped with a range of activities and practises they can cultivate in their own families, communities and leadership team in the future.
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Connection Groups

We believe that God’s heart is for deep and real connection, with Him first and then with each other. God is family! We believe that when students feel safe, seen and loved they engage in the process of growing and sharing their lives with courage and joy. At the start of the Academy year, students are placed in Connection Groups where they will remain for the rest of the year. These groups become smaller relational units within the larger body of students. These groups will meet regularly during the Academy days, sharing meals together, encouraging one another, impacting the community together and are encouraged to grow and share their journey in God as they walk through the year.
The purpose of these groups are to:
  • Create deep relational connections between students
  • Reflect on the teaching of The Academy and provide a safe space to unpack, digest and apply what is being taught.
  • Provide a space where students can be safely activated
  • Reflect on weekly group goals.
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The objective of the weekly worship session is to develop and deepen an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit through the practice of worship. Students discover a value for God’s presence, times of encounter, prayer worship and communing with God. The constant value of worship throughout the year will establish the practice and discipline of worship corporately and individually as a foundation in the lives of the students.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students built a value for the practice and discipline of worship.
  2. Students understand and value the intimate presence of God accessed through the practice of worship.
  3. Students appreciate the importance of a corporate worship settings.
  4. Students are positioned to cultivate a lifestyle of expressing their love for God through the act of worship.

Guest lectures are a constant area where guests of the Academy are provided with a space to share openly and freely with the entire student body. Through our invited guests’, students receive teaching and ministry from significant individuals with vast experience thus adding dynamically to their spiritual growth and development.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are exposed to a variety of opinions and perspectives, adding dynamic growth to their learning
  2. Students are presented with opportunities to network and connect with different ministers and ministries
  3. Students increase the scope of their understanding by being exposure to different ideas and concepts
  4. Students build an appreciation for the work of the ministry occurring beyond their defined boundaries

Combined connections groups allow the students across the cohort to develop healthy relationships and friendships with one another. These small groups establish the initial support and care structures for students as they journey through life and through their time at the Academy. These groups are facilitated by the 2nd year students and provide a valuable space to implement relational, pastoral and leadership skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students develop healthy personal relationships with individuals of different backgrounds
  2. Students are equipped with the necessary personal skills to build and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships
  3. Students practical navigate the complexities involved in developing healthy interpersonal relationships
  4. Students form the foundations for lifelong friendship and support networks

Students will be scripturally founded and empowered to walk in the nature, power, and love of Christ, through the Atonement, in freedom, holiness, and the power and fellowship of the Holy Spirit, understanding their new Righteous nature in Christ and their sharing in His death and resurrection.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are established in their Righteous Identity found in Christ
  2. Students are empowered to live in the power and nature of God
  3. Students become rooted in the goodness and love of God
  4. Students are taught to walk in the miraculous healing power of God

Student are prepared with insight and awareness into their growth and development, equipping them with skills and techniques to promote personal, spiritual and emotional maturity, positioning them for further growth in leadership and influence. The student will develop skills that will promote health in all aspect of their lives, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students establish a focused, sustainable, longstanding lifestyle in all personal areas.
  2. Students are equipped with the skills and techniques for lifelong personal growth and development
  3. Students are prepared to navigate the complexities of life with a victor mindset
  4. Students are grounded for continued learning and leadership growth both internally and externally

Prayer and Intercession seeks to develop and deepen the intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit through the practice and discipline of prayer. It seeks to establish the practice and discipline of prayer corporately and individually as a basis for transformation in the lives of the students.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students learn to live from a place of constant communion with the Father through the practice of prayer.
  2. Students experience the Glory of God through the discipline of prayer and intercession.
  3. Students learn to intercede from a place of glory and victory.
  4. Students are equipped with tools and training to lead and facilitate times of corporate and individual prayer.

Mighty in the Scriptures seeks to train and equip students to read and interpret the scriptures in a relevant yet accurate manner. Students are equipped with various tools that help them read and apply scriptures in a meaningful way, creating lifelong students of the word, who are competent in understanding scriptures and applying them the their lives in a transformational way. Students emerge as people who know the integrity, authority, and power of the Bible, equipped with sound and repeatable strategies for mighty and sound interpretation of the scriptures, with the help and guidance of The Holy Spirit

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are rooted in the historical integrity and power of the Canon of Scripture
  2. Student Develop sound interpretive habits through the methods taught and practised
  3. Students understand the metanarrative, and covenantal contexts of scripture, and the absolute centrality of Christ
  4. Students partner with the Holy Spirit for scripturally sound, life changing revelation

Kingdom Worldview establishes and grounds the beliefs of believers around the concepts of revival and seeing the Father pour out his Spirit on the earth in Glory. The subject addresses the biblical authority and how this impacts our worldview, the increasing kingdom, the centrality of the church to God’s plan for the world, as well as signs, wonders and miracles.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are able identify central elements of a revival worldview and demonstrate how this impacts one’s life.
  2. Students understand the impact of a Kingdom worldview on communities and society.
  3. Students understand God’s role in the church and his plan for the world.
  4. Students recognise the role of the supernatural and the fivefold ministry in His plan.

Students will be activated in hearing the voice of God and begin to identify the ways in which He is already speaking to them. They will gain an understanding of the prophetic nature of the Father and how the Bible is foundational for the healthy outworking of this precious gift. They will also be taught how to operate in a healthy prophetic culture and recognise the value of their voice in a prophetic community.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are activated in hearing the voice of God.
  2. Students are positioned to cultivate a prophetic lifestyle daily.
  3. Students understand how to operate in a healthy prophetic culture individually and as a prophetic community.
  4. Students know the Biblical foundations for prophecy and why it is relevant for today.

Students will learn how to move with the Holy Spirit and flow in their own gifting while effectively sharing the Gospel of Jesus to strangers. Students learn to articulate, with conviction to anyone they meet, why Jesus is worth dropping everything to follow.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are empowered to operate in the miraculous
  2. Students reaffirm the missional nature of the believer in their personal lives
  3. Students are equipped to clearly articulate their faith and the concept of salvation
  4. Students are inspired to share the massage of Jesus on a daily basis.

Multiply Activations are the practical applications of the theoretical concepts learned in Multiply. This is a practical space where people actively practice evangelism, praying for the sick, activating the prophetic gift. Multiply activations are facilitated by the 2nd year students and provide a valuable space to implement pastoral and leadership skills. Students will learn how to move with the Holy Spirit and flow in their own gifting while effectively sharing the Gospel of Jesus to strangers. Students will be able to articulate, with conviction to anyone they meet, why Jesus is worth dropping everything to follow.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are empowered to operate in the miraculous
  2. Students reaffirm the missional nature of the believer in their personal lives
  3. Students are equipped to clearly articulate their faith and the concept of salvation
  4. Students are inspired to share the massage of Jesus on a daily basis.

Further development and establishment of core foundational theological concepts that are biblically based and that ground students on who they are in Christ. This subject established the manifesting supernatural power and nature of Christ to the Body and the world from God’s motive of Love and intimacy, and the hope in His increasing, eternal Kingdom

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students understand their empowerment to walk in the supernatural power of Christ
  2. Students are scripturally and practically established in the baptism, manifestations, miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit available to all believers
  3. Students partner with the hope of His increasing Kingdom to the world
  4. Students live from, and express His desire for relationship

Community Impact imparts the practical skills to actively influence the local community, be it spiritual or in a socially responsible way. The subject imparts theoretical lessons and take-ways through involvement and partnership with community organisations.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are equipped to effectively serve their community
  2. Students are prepared to effectively influence their community
  3. Students establish a value for the continued influence of community spiritually and practically
  4. Students are presented with networking and relationship building opportunities with charities and non for profits.

Life with the spirit establishes a value for the spirit and the presence of God in the lives of the students. Life with the spirit is a practical unit where students learn to navigate the anointing and differentiating the voice of the father with their internal voice. This produces students who value the presence of the Lord and develop a deep life with the Spirit.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are taught to know the Father’s voice
  2. Students are equipped to navigate the anointing
  3. Students establish a value the presence of God
  4. Students become aware of the constant presence of God

Using techniques learned in Mighty in the Scriptures, students engage in an experiential study of Romans or Hebrews. Undergirded with scriptural exposition the student engages in scriptural interpretation that results in real world, personal application. Students who complete two years at the academy will study both Romans and Hebrews but students who choose to only complete one year will either study Romans or Hebrews depending on the study cycle.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students practically apply interpretive understand from Mighty in the Scriptures
  2. Students engage in Scriptural interpretation: individual, group and lecturer delivered
  3. Students encounter the scriptural application of central themes of the New Covenant – the righteousness of faith
  4. Students develop a deep understanding of Romans/Hebrews

Practical ministry training is a subject that equips students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to function in ministry. This includes training in ministry skills such as leading and guiding a connect group, praying for and laying hands on the sick, heaving healthy pastoral conversations, baptisms, responding to alter calls and new salvations, fire tunnels, deliverance and practical skills such as using a microphone and basic use of a sound system.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are practically equipped to serve in ministry in various capacities
  2. Students understand the essentials for successful in ministry
  3. Students appreciate and are equipped to work with others
  4. Students are positioned well for further growth and development personally and professionally

Building on Semester 1, students will gain more of an overall perspective of how the prophetic operates and its role in the earth today. They will continue to participate in activations that will increase their confidence and ability in hearing from the Lord as they grow as a prophetic community.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students increase in their confident in hearing the voice of God and practice doing so daily.
  2. Students understand how the prophetic adds value to every space – in or outside of the church.
  3. Students understand how the spirit realm operates and are learning how to be led by the movement of the Holy Spirit.
  4. Students operate as a prophetic community in love and power with great accuracy.

Developing on the skills and knowledge learned in personal development, students now pursue knowledge in developing good personal leadership skills that will position them to lead themselves, their families and others well. They will learn about influence and leadership in preparations for the 2nd year at the Academy or life after the Academy.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students learn to lead themselves
  2. Students lead others well
  3. Students build sustainable Kingdom habits that position them for kingdom influence
  4. Students are positioned for continued leadership growth in the academy and life in general.

Allow students to become more aware of how they present themselves and, most importantly, how to interact with the people around them. Students will learn that the mechanics of fruitful communication greatly changes how they view the world and relationships. They also will gain a well-rounded knowledge of effective communication skills to effectively steer the Church and others toward God’s purposes, design, and mission.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students are trained as effective communicators
  2. Students learn the art of effective communication and its relative benefits
  3. Students are equipped to build healthy relationships through healthy interpersonal communications
  4. Students are upskilled to communicated informally and formally, verbally and in writing.
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Retreats

As a part of the course curriculum, students attend two week long retreats, one at the beginning of the year and one at the end.

At the first intensive students are provided the opportunity to develop connection with their fellow students as well as the lecturers. There are also times of worship, encounter and teaching. Its purpose is to set the foundation, begin to develop culture and posture hearts for the year ahead.

The second retreat is held at the end of the year and is a time of celebration and, reflection and commissioning. It is also a time of preparation for the next season the students will move into. Our end of year retreat is always a highlight as students reflect and share testimonies of everything God has done throughout the year.

Pastoral Culture and Support

We place high value on supporting students pastorally throughout their time at The Academy. With an incredible pastoral team, the students have access to various levels of support. From time to time we realise that students may require some support to help process circumstances in their personal lives or during their time at the Academy. During their time at the academy students have access to various levels of support, including from their Connect groups facilitators and qualified our pastoral team. Furthermore we passionately believe in developing a culture where students are equipped to support and encourage one another.
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Mission Trips

An exciting part of the academy year is the mid year mission experience. These mission trips are one valuable expression of active evangelism and community impact. During their trips students form amazing bonds, spread the Gospel, actively love and get to put into practice the amazing growth and equipping there are gaining. Each year offers different opportunities both nationally and internationally. They are generally 1-2 weeks in length and range from $500-$3500 in cost. Students are responsible for all costs of mission in addition to their Academy fees.
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Guest Leader takeovers & intensives

Glory city church will often host guest ministers at their weekend services, and where possible we will have these leaders runs intensives for our students based on their particular giftings and callings. This days look like entire takeover days with guests teaching, participating in Q and A’s, ministering to students and more. These days enable students to catch what others are carrying and further empowering them in their faith.
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Intensives

Extracurricular intensives are typically held on Monday evenings throughout the year. Build primarily around the 5-fold graces, these are recommended for students but are also open to the public and church community. These nights give the students the opportunity to interact with and minister to people outside of The Academy. Although these intensives are optional we believe that students that engage with these intensives gain far more benefit from the overall course.
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Serving in the Local Church

There is a value that students of the Academy seek to actively serve in their church family and community in some capacity. During your time learning at the Academy we encourage you to serve in your local church. If you are relocating to Brisbane and making Glory City Church your home church during your time at the Academy there will be many opportunities to connect and serve in the community.
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Meet the

Team

Katherine Ruonala

Principal of the Glory City Academy, International Speaker, Author of Living in the Miraculous; among others, Recognised HIM Apostle, Senior Leader of Glory City Church, Brisbane, and the Glory City Network (GCN), Founder and Facilitator of the Australian Prophetic Council

Dylan Wearne

Executive Pastor of Glory City Church, Brisbane

Luchi Miranda

Glory City Academy Pastoral Care Director and Glory City Church Pastoral Care Director

Jesse Cheesman

Glory City Academy Connection Co-ordinator

Tara Williams

Glory City Academy Administrative Manager

Aaron Damianopoulos

Glory City Academy Director of Worship, Glory City Church Senior Associate Pastor and Worship Pastor

Sarah Cheesman

Glory City Academy Lecturer, Recognised Prophet in the GCN and Australian Prophetic Council (APC), Host of The Happy Prophet Podcast

James Graham

Glory City Academy Lecturer, Glory City Church Pastor and Elder

Barry Winton

Glory City Academy Lecturer, Glory City Church Pastor and Elder, Glory City Network Apostle

Brendan Bezemer

Glory City Academy Lecture