Certification of Local Church Ministry

Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world.
Andy Stanley
From AUD$95.00/mo
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Academic Level

Diploma

Duration

8-10 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

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“A great course that was both challenging and informative a must for any person undertaking a leadership role in the church.”
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Sharon Moritz
A great course that should be pre-requisite to any leadership position within the church

Certification of Local Church Ministry Overview

The Certification of Local Church Ministry course qualification is for people who are serving or who are preparing to serve in a local church. It is suited for people undertaking a one-year Internship program. It gives you an excellent grounding in Bible, theology and local church ministry.

This qualification is the perfect starting point for those who are on a journey to discover their calling in God. 

Who the Certification of Local Church Ministry is for

  • The Certification of Local Church Ministry course is designed for those who are interning or volunteering in a local church or a Ministry.
  • It is ideal for those seeking to be more effective as a future leader or a key volunteer in a local church setting.
  • It is ideal for those seeking the Call of God.

What you will learn

Introduction to the Biblical Narrative

  • How to understand & communicate the Bible’s key themes, events, characters and how to apply lessons learnt in my life and ministry.

Analyse & Apply the Bible

  • How to master the features of a study Bible, to interpret what a biblical passage meant to its original audience and how to apply learnt principles to my life, family and ministry community.

Personal Management and Spiritual Health

  • How to develop your relationship with God through holistic spiritual and practical disciplines to achieve your God-given destiny and spiritual goals.

Theology of God

  • How to grasp the true nature of God revealed in the Father, Jesus & the Holy Spirit. You will also learn how to assess personal needs and grow in the gifts and fruit of the Spirit

Group Ministry Practice

  • How to serve, lead and develop your ministry team in a local church or another ministry context. Your role and responsibilities are made more effective and measured against best practice and biblical standards. Ministry practices are recommended to increase ministry health and effectiveness in light of church/ministry focus.

Personal Spiritual Growth

  • How to lay a personal foundation for development as a Christian and a leader through a process of personal and spiritual growth, thus undergirding all their spiritual life and ministry.

Work with and Care for Others

  • How to provide pastoral care for an individual, members of a family or your community. How to effectively work with and serve people whilst developing tools and insights in self-awareness. You will understand how to apply principles and skills to promote effective group harmony and synergy.

Included Courses

Play Course Preview Introduction to the Biblical Narrative

This course presents a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the Bible as one story. Each teaching is aimed at equipping learners with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate, communicate and apply the biblical narrative to a specific contemporary ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Seeing the Bible as One Story
  3. Orientation/Creation
  4. The Plot: Solution: The Patriarchal Narratives
  5. YHWH is crowned Israel’s King
  6. The Former Prophets: from Conquest to Exile
  7. The Ups & Downs of Samuel
  8. The Latter Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel & Twelve
  9. Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet
  10. The Writings
  11. Lamentations: the Shedding of Righteous Blood
  12. Who is Jesus?
  13. The Crescendo of Jesus
  14. The New Covenant
  15. Epistles: New Covenant Prophets
  16. Good Deeds are Essential
  17. The Hope of Resurrection

About your instructor

Matthew Jarlett 150 x 150 opt

Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed the Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 742 reviews)
Excellent87%
Very good13%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Good deeds

2023-01-27

We learned how to live in accordance with the scriptures and we understand that suffering produces endurance and victory in Christ

Kwanele Mpama
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The best moment in my life

2023-01-26

It is the best moment in my life be part of axx is a blessing I have learned that the Bible must be looked at as one story indeed it is one I have seen from old testament till the new testament that it was and is his plan to save humanity.

Obert phiri
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Very powerful

2023-01-26

Have gain more in my spiritual growth am so happy to hear and with you

JOAN MARION
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Play Course Preview Analyse & Apply the Bible

This series of lessons is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to utilise the features of a study Bible, as well as historical and cultural analysis to compose an accurate application of a biblical passage.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Interpretation
  3. Introduction to Study Bibles
  4. A Pattern for Application
  5. Look for Clues
  6. Original Audience & Historical Context
  7. Researching Historical Context
  8. Genre Pitfalls (Part 1)
  9. Genre Pitfalls (Part 2)
  10. Literary Context
  11. Observation
  12. From Analysis to Meaning
  13. But we are different… aren’t we?
  14. Meaning to Application
  15. Summary & Example

About your instructor

Andrew Groza 150 x 150 opt

Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 628 reviews)
Excellent87%
Very good12%
Average1%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

A life changing story

2023-01-26

I came to learn that God is still speaking even in our times. Through AXX, am always equipped with God’s word and learnt how to analyze and apply the bible correctly. All I can say is, this has been a life changing opportunity for me and my family. Glory to God.

B. Kapapa
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Biblical understanding

2023-01-26

I learned to understand the Bible , how to apply itand how to explain it .

Kwanele Mpama
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APPLYING THE CONTEXT IN LIFE

2023-01-22

I realized that sometimes we learn to know and not apply what we know in our daily lives. All the truth that we learn in the bible for the people of the past are affecting our lives, because principles don’t change. My testimony in this lecture is that I need to apply it on my life matters most. It teaches the power of understanding the principles. Living in our time may differ from the time of the bible times however there are things we learn from them that are still situation today. My testimony is that God does not change with times He changes times.

Okame Titus
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Play Course Preview Our Place in God’s Narrative Axx

This course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to evaluate contemporary ministry practices and develop a ministry plan based on theologies of mission and church.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction – God, Us & You
  3. What Mission is not/What Mission is
  4. Creation, Covenant, Consummation – God’s Rule
  5. The Missio Dei through Israel
  6. The Missio Dei through Christ
  7. The Missio Dei through the Church
  8. Culture (1) God’s mission is within cultures
  9. Culture (2) National & Local. Being effective WITHIN a culture
  10. Contextualisation – 3 step model
  11. Proclamation – What is the Gospel?
  12. WHO – What on earth is the church?
  13. WHAT – What does the church do?
  14. HOW – The charismatic community. Tongues/baptism/healing
  15. Being Christ-like, Love, God’s community
  16. Our life together. Part 1. Authority, leadership & Governance.
  17. Our life together. Part 2. Structure & order in community
  18. The Church in History Part 1 – Roman Catholic church
  19. The Church in History Part 2 – Reformation/revivals/Pentecost
  20. The Church in History Part 3 – Sacred Space
  21. YOU – From our to my
  22. YOU – internal – A faithful witness
  23. In the School of Christ – We are a student
  24. Church in the Public Sphere (Sermon on the Mount)
  25. What now? Thoughts about moving forward

About your instructor

Andrew Groza 150 x 150 opt

Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 16 reviews)
Excellent75%
Very good25%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

What i learnt

2023-01-18

It was a very interesting course, i learnt a lot about being the church and the importance of discipleship and caring for not only the people outside the church but the individuals in the church. There were a few statements and things i didnt believe, but for me that was encouraging because it meant that i was forming my own opinions on things and wasnt just piggy backing off someone elses view of the bible but the the truth from the bible. thankyou i learnt many things.

DB
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Spiritual enpowerment

2022-10-30

I have been a Christian since August 1988 and held leadership roles in Zimbabwe such as Elder / Deacon . Currently we are base in ACT and our Church Reformed Church International Australia has been launched JULY 2017 and we have small branches in ACT , QLD, WA and Sydney. As elders/ deacons we are caring the gospel forward since no resident minister of religion has not arrived yet. The knowledge gained in this course will empower me to teach and preach the truth from the word with The Holy spirit leading the way . Thank you you very much for enriching me in understanding of the word of GOD .

Charles Chigondo
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Our place in Gods narrative

2022-07-19

My course instructors are so spirit filled with knowledge. This remains encouraging for further studies . Christ is in my walk with axx.Amen

GREGORY Rayment-Sang
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Play Preview Course Theology - Ministry in the Spirit

The lessons in this series are presented by a number of experienced ministry leaders, with the emphasis on the Holy Spirit – who He is and what He loves to do, the Spirit’s work with and through believers, and Holy Spirit empowered outreach.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Course
  3. The Spirit the Life-Giver
  4. The Person of the Holy Spirit
  5. Holy Spirit Baptism
  6. Relating to the Holy Spirit
  7. The Work of the Spirit
  8. Community of the Spirit
  9. The Gifts of the Spirit
  10. Experiences of the Holy Spirit at Work
  11. The Fruit of the Spirit (1)
  12. The Fruit of the Spirit (2)
  13. Jesus & Ministry of the Holy Spirit
  14. What Does Ministry in the Spirit Look Like?
  15. When Prayer Doesn’t Work
  16. Evangelism in the Gospel: Jesus
  17. Evangelism with Paul & the Apostles
  18. The Breath of the Gospel
  19. Different Approaches to Evangelism
  20. Sharing Your Testimony
  21. The Missional Discussion
  22. Talking to Non-Christians
  23. Spirit Led Ministry
  24. Discipleship & Follow Up
  25. Following People Up
  26. Developing an Understanding of the History of the Holy Spirit

About your instructor

Tex Houston 150 x 150 opt

Tex Houston

Tex (Gary) became a successful pub musician in 1980’s, from there began working with large church & community organisations in media and music production. He has travelled to many places in the world, usually with a video camera and tripod, either doing documentaries on Australians working in other lands, or filming his own works on Anzac history in the First World War. In addition to being an avid steam engine enthusiast with YouTube channel ‘symphony of steam’, Tex is an authority on Christian worship.

Matthew Jarlett 150 x 150 opt

Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed the Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College.

Course reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 41 reviews)
Excellent90%
Very good7%
Average0%
Poor3%
Terrible0%

RELYING ON THE HOLY SPIRIT

2022-11-19

On TALKING TO NON-CHRISTIANS Tina Waldron session made me to refocus myself more on depending on the Holy Spirit. 2 Cor. 5:17-19. This Holy Spirit will flow through the believer’s life to the non-believers. The holy spirit puts the believer living a life of evangelism an not a life of evangelistic events. As Steve Jarlette also pointed out in this session, I want to have more love for the lord and His work. The god will give me more open doors as I break off my fears and difficulties to share God’s love more and more.

JOE
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Ministry in the spirit

2022-10-25

I beautifully acknowledge speaking in tongues as initial sign of baptism in the holy spirit.

Letsibogo Mosekwa
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Review for "THEOLOGY - Ministry in Spirit"

2022-07-14

I am truly blessed by this subject. Thank God for the teachers who prayerfully and carefully do the presentation. THEOLOGY – Ministry in Spirit, was an eyeopener to see the work of the Holyspirit and the growth of the church in history. Every lecture was so interesting and has something new to learn. Thank you.

Simiyon Paranjothi
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Play Course Preview Introduction to the Biblical Narrative

This course presents a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the Bible as one story. Each teaching is aimed at equipping learners with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate, communicate and apply the biblical narrative to a specific contemporary ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Seeing the Bible as One Story
  3. Orientation/Creation
  4. The Plot: Solution: The Patriarchal Narratives
  5. YHWH is crowned Israel’s King
  6. The Former Prophets: from Conquest to Exile
  7. The Ups & Downs of Samuel
  8. The Latter Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel & Twelve
  9. Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet
  10. The Writings
  11. Lamentations: the Shedding of Righteous Blood
  12. Who is Jesus?
  13. The Crescendo of Jesus
  14. The New Covenant
  15. Epistles: New Covenant Prophets
  16. Good Deeds are Essential
  17. The Hope of Resurrection

About your instructor

Matthew Jarlett 150 x 150 opt

Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed the Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 742 reviews)
Excellent87%
Very good13%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Good deeds

2023-01-27

We learned how to live in accordance with the scriptures and we understand that suffering produces endurance and victory in Christ

Kwanele Mpama
Avatar for Kwanele Mpama

The best moment in my life

2023-01-26

It is the best moment in my life be part of axx is a blessing I have learned that the Bible must be looked at as one story indeed it is one I have seen from old testament till the new testament that it was and is his plan to save humanity.

Obert phiri
Avatar for Obert phiri

Very powerful

2023-01-26

Have gain more in my spiritual growth am so happy to hear and with you

JOAN MARION
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Play to Preview Personal Spiritual Growth

This course helps people lay the foundation to develop as a Christian leader through a process of personal and spiritual growth, thus undergirding all their spiritual life and ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. How Do I Best Grow?
  4. Growing Through Seasons
  5. Integrity: What is Integrity?
  6. Benefits of Integrity
  7. Building Integrity
  8. What is Character?
  9. Character Development
  10. Spiritual Formation of Leaders
  11. The Power of Surrender
  12. Overcoming Obstacles to Spiritual Growth
  13. Responding to Temptation
  14. Self-Leadership & Self-Mastery
  15. Achieving Self-Leadership & Self-Mastery
  16. Self-Management

About your instructor

Pastor Cheryl Forrest

Pastor Cheryl Forrest

With more than twenty years in ministry, Cheryl brings experience in the areas of: well being coaching, running addiction recovery groups, training new Christians, outreach ministries, overseeing and developing departments, pastoral care and leadership training. Cheryl holds a Master in Arts Ministry.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 369 reviews)
Excellent89%
Very good10%
Average1%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Personal management & Time spiritual

2023-01-25

Very much helpful talk

Fred David Jumbe
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Personal upliftment

2023-01-24

In this session I’ve Learned to manage time, set goals and achieve great things through focus and persistent in the things God wants from me .

Kwanele Mpama
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Personal management & spiritual health

2023-01-22

‘The teachings I have received has really impacted my knowledge and understanding. This will bring positive changes to my ministry. May God continue to bless axx bible college

David Sikazwe
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Play to Preview Personal Spiritual Growth

This course continues to build foundation spiritual disciplines and leadership practices including; biblical study tools, prayer and spiritual disciplines. Students build a foundation for development as a Christian and as a leader through a process of personal and spiritual growth, thus undergirding all your spiritual life and ministry.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Scripture Reading & Journaling
  3. How to Read the Bible
  4. Bible Reading Program
  5. Leaders & Prayer: What is Prayer?
  6. Prayer Strategies & Spiritual Warfare
  7. What are Spiritual Disciplines?
  8. The Need for Spiritual Disciplines
  9. The Benefits of Spiritual Disciplines
  10. Spiritual Disciplines: Foster, Willard, Whitney & Calhoun
  11. SD Abstinence Part 1
  12. SD Abstinence Part 2
  13. SD Engagement Part 1
  14. SD Engagement Part 2
  15. The Truth Quest & Biblical Submission
  16. Relationships with God
  17. Relationships with Others
  18. Relationships at Work
  19. Being a Catalyst for Growth & Health
  20. How God causes Growth through Adversity
  21. Review & Future Growth

About your instructor

Pastor Cheryl Forrest

Pastor Cheryl Forrest

With more than twenty years in ministry, Pastor Cheryl brings experience in the areas of: well being coaching, running addiction recovery groups, training new Christians, outreach ministries, overseeing and developing departments, pastoral care and leadership training. Cheryl holds a Master in Arts Ministry.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 369 reviews)
Excellent89%
Very good10%
Average1%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Personal management & Time spiritual

2023-01-25

Very much helpful talk

Fred David Jumbe
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Personal upliftment

2023-01-24

In this session I’ve Learned to manage time, set goals and achieve great things through focus and persistent in the things God wants from me .

Kwanele Mpama
Avatar for Kwanele Mpama

Personal management & spiritual health

2023-01-22

‘The teachings I have received has really impacted my knowledge and understanding. This will bring positive changes to my ministry. May God continue to bless axx bible college

David Sikazwe
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Preview Work with & Care for Others

This Course equips students with practical skills to better understand people, teams and to provide care in a variety of situations. Students will discover how God has uniquely created every person & how we can effectively work with others.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Uniquely You
  3. Spiritual Gifts
  4. Self Management
  5. Relational Health
  6. Communication
  7. Conflict
  8. Teams
  9. Followership
  10. Leadership
  11. Pastoral Care
  12. Boundaries & Self Care
  13. Pastoral Care in Church
  14. Pastoral Care Skills & Tools

About your instructor

Regan Perry

Regan Perry

Regan firmly believes that you never stop learning and enjoys creating pathways for others to discover their full potential. He has lead & served on church staff, coordinating teams & interns, and overseen ministry programs and campus facilities.

Course Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 14 reviews)
Excellent86%
Very good7%
Average7%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

It is not by power not by might but by the spirit of the Lord thank you Jesus i thank God for these light and i thank axx Bible college for these mighty training ?

2023-01-10

I learn more in ministry and am really blessed so far

Ezra Philip
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Caring for Pastors

2022-12-01

I am around Pastors who are on call 24/7 . We live in a compound surrounded by 150 youths and they take alot of counselling and mentoring.

I believe in a place like this Pastors need to have time away to re charge, with family.

Spiritually low people can take away from us and it affects relationships, health, and tests us why we feel like we give constantly and will there be an end to needy people.

So prayer, worship, communion for protection, exercise every day seems to help me tune into the Holy Spirit. And rebuke attacks when you are aware it’s an attack.

Spiritual awareness and let God open new doors to new challenges.

We are here to spread the gospel and let God do the rest.

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Not Bad, it was Ok

2022-11-28

Personally i found this one a bit boring as it was going through admin side of things and legalities of leading a department, which is not my strong suit but on the flip side i did enjoy learning more about pastoral care and how to better myself in dealing with other peoples personalities within a team etc 🙂

CANDICE WILSON
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Certification of Local Church Ministry Enrolment Options

Monthly Subscription

$AUD 95 / mo
  • Certified Training
  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • Access with an active subscription
  • 112 Lessons

3 Monthly Instalments

$AUD 300 / mo
  • Certified Training
  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • Access with an active subscription
  • 112 Lessons
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Upfront Payment

$AUD 745
  • Certified Training
  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • Lifetime access to all resources
  • 112 Lessons

Certification of Local Church Ministry Snapshot

  • 8 specifically designed courses
  • 112 lessons
  • 29 hours on-demand video
  • Certification
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on computer, mobile devices and TV
  • All learning resources, handouts and E-library at no extra cost
  • Personalised Certified Certificate of Completion

Certification of Local Church Ministry Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 36 reviews)
Excellent86%
Very good14%
Average0%
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Thanking God for this amazing opportunity to enjoyed this program

2023-01-07

Ezra Philip
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Great experience with Certificate of Local Church Ministry

2022-12-12

MM
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A year worth doing

2022-12-01

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Certification of Local Church Ministry Requirements

  • The Certification of Local Church Ministry only requires a desire to learn about the introductory concepts of the Bible and local church ministry.
  • The Certification of Local Church Ministry requires a desire to learn about theology, spiritually caring for yourself and others.
  • A love of God and your local church.
  • Learners are welcome to commence this qualification at any time
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone is required
  • No additional software is required
  • Internet connection is required
  • Lessons are presented in English

All assessment tasks must be completed to be certified

  • Learners are required to complete all video lessons
  • Each lesson has a short multiple choice quiz
  • There are no essays to be written in this qualification
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Did you Know?

  • There are 2,500,000 Untrained Pastors in the World Today. 
  • Every Axx Purchase and Donation is used to Provide Free Bible College Training for Pastors Living in Poverty or under Persecution.
  • Axx’s Mission is to Provide these Pastors with Free High-Quality Bible College.