MINISTRY TRAINING

MINISTRY TRAINING

HANDS-ON MINISTRY TRAINING

 

Ministry Training at Elevate Leadership Academy is focused on providing students with real experience in a church. This happens through Practicums that are created to provide hands-on training that allows students to become specialized in a specific area of ministry. Students will graduate with at least 400 hours of documented experience in their Practicum. They will gain experience by learning from an Elevate Life Church Staff Member and grow in their specific area by getting leadership opportunities during their two years at Elevate Leadership Academy.

 PRACTICUMS

MEDIA

The Media Practicum incorporates two elements of visual ministry: graphic design and video editing. Under the leadership and teaching of the Media staff at Elevate Life Church, students receive experience in designing graphics for church services, print marketing, and digital media as well as capturing photography and video footage for church events, personal testimonies and more.

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Concept & Design church series art, print, and graphic pieces
  • Video concepts and production
  • Basics of editing
  • Shooting & editing videos

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Time and Project Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Life-giving Critiques
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Brainstorming

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church Media Staff
  • Cameras
  • Lighting and Audio Equipment
  • Computers
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, After Affects, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Media Encoder, and more.
PASTORAL LEADERSHIP

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Launching campuses
  • Building teams
  • Leading Small Groups
  • Pastoring people
  • Delivering messages
  • Roundtable discussions with lead staff

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Self-Discipline
  • Time Management
  • Team Building
  • Coordinating Teams
  • Communication
  • Excellence
  • Developing/Influencing Others

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Campus Pastors
  • Lead Team Members
  • Department Heads/Staff
STUDENTS

The Students Practicum provides training for students that desire to be involved with Junior High, High School and College aged students.

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Coordinating student events
  • Leading small groups
  • Developing messages
  • Evangelism to young generations
  • Staff meetings and discussion

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Team building
  • Time management
  • Pastoral care
  • Scheduling

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church Student staff
  • Exclusive messages
  • Event décor and equipment
ADMINISTRATION

The Admins Practicum will teach day to day operations, planning and grow in your knowledge of service driven leadership.

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Day to day operations of the church (environment, administration, etc)
  • Support of pastoral staff
  • Coordinating and scheduling meetings
  • Managing weekly/monthly church data through Google
  • Hosting visiting pastors/churches/guests
  • Serving and coordinating Elevate Life Church events and conferences
  • Researching prices and best methods
  • Communicating with vendors
  • Coordinating with vendors

 

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Servanthood
  • Hospitality
  • Attention to detail
  • Time Management
  • Scheduling/Coordination
  • Communication
  • Excellence
  • Motivation & Building of Teams

 

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church staff
  • Checklists from previous Elevate events
  • List of vendors and Elevate connections
EGROUPS

The eGroup practicum is designed to train students with a heart to build community through small groups.

 

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Building, Leading and Training eGroup Leaders
  • Walking people to their next steps and community through eGroups
  • Maintain Database of eGroup Leaders
  • Coordinate eGroup events
  • Planning and scheduling eGroup communication
  • On campus recruiting for eGroups each weekend

 

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Servanthood
  • Time Management
  • Scheduling/Coordination
  • Communication
  • Excellence
  • Motivation & Building of Teams

 

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church staff
  • Lead eGroup Team
DIGITAL

The Digital Practicum exists to utilize web technologies effectively in artistic areas of design and usability. Students are trained under the leadership of the Elevate Life Church Digital staff and are involved in creating websites and web-applications. Projects and efforts to build and maintain Elevate Life Church’s sites will become a part of their comprehensive portfolio.

 

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Web design and front-end development
  • Web-hosting environments
  • Broadcast environments
  • Maintain sites and systems
  • Design usability
  • User interaction and experience
  • Markup languages HTML, CSS, JavaScript

 

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Project and time management
  • Self-motivation
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Brainstorming

 

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church staff
  • Code editor: WordPress
  • Computers
KIDS

The Kids Practicum will teach students how to create an environment where children are consistently exposed to the real love of Jesus.

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Saturday and Sunday kid’s services
  • Teaching Biblical principles to children
  • Developing creative service elements
  • Planning and coordinating kids events

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Servanthood
  • Team building
  • Time management
  • Family care
  • Communication

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church Kids staff
  • Event décor and equipment
PRODUCTION

The Production Practicum provides students the opportunity to learn from a production team who reaches thousands of people by delivering the Word and worship through camera, lighting, and other visual elements.

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Digital elements in a church service or event
  • Weekly training sessions
  • Lighting and screen display

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Managing a team
  • Working under pressure
  • Positive Attitude
  • Excellence
  • Communication

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church Production staff
  • Top-level audio, video, and lighting equipment
WORSHIP

The Worship Practicum exists to help prepare musically gifted students to be spiritually and practically developed as a worship leader.

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Experience on stage at chapels, weekend services, and youth events
  • Training in Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ear Training
  • Classes in Effective systems and processes, Songwriting, and Creative Worship
  • Leading rehearsals
  • Development sessions with Elevate Life Staff

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Leading and building teams
  • Motivating others
  • Scheduling
  • Musicianship
  • Pastoral leadership

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church Worship Staff
  • Ableton Live
  • Planning Center Online
  • On stage equipment such as in-ear monitors, Nord pianos, drum kits, guitar rigs, microphones, etc.
NEXT STEPS

The Next Steps Practicum allows the opportunity to experience the following areas and grow in your knowledge of these elements of service driven leadership: eTeam, VIP, and eTrack

 

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • VIP
  • Building, Leading and Training eteamers
  • Walking people to their next steps through eTrack
  • Serving and coordinating Elevate Life Church events and conferences

 

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Servanthood
  • Hospitality
  • Attention to detail
  • Time Management
  • Scheduling/Coordination
  • Communication
  • Excellence
  • Motivation & Building of Teams

 

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church staff
  • Lead eTeam Members
MISSIONS

The Missions Practicum will provide students the opportunity to experience the heart and hub of Elevate Life Church local, national and international outreach and change the world by impacting one person.

 

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Building, Leading and Training Leaders
  • Local outreach
  • National outreach
  • International outreach
  • Creating, planning and executing outreaches

 

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Servanthood
  • Listening to people’s stories
  • Scheduling/Coordination
  • Communication
  • Excellence
  • Motivation & Building of Teams
  • Resourcing a community
  • Compassion for others
  • Team building

 

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church staff
  • Elevate eTruck