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Re-Forma has developed two sets of outcomes:

  1. The first is for existing providers, i.e., those organizations which are already using a curriculum to train their students (see A below).
  2. The second is for new providers. i.e., those organizations which do not have any curriculum (see B below).
Those providers who already have a curriculum, may only need to supplement their existing outcomes with any not listed in the A. Outcome Areas listed below, while new providers may choose to adopt the B. New Provider Curriculum outlined below. In both cases, however, students need to show that they have successfully demonstrated all the outcomes before being awarded the Certificate.

The Re-Forma outcomes are available free of charge to any provider wanting its students to qualify for the Re-Forma Certificate, which is underwritten by the World Evangelical Alliance. Please note that this not an accredited programme, but the Certificate provides an international standard for non- formal/informal training. If a provider already has a curriculum and its students have successfully demonstrated all Re-Forma’s outcomes, they will automatically qualify for the Certificate. If they have demonstrated only some of the outcomes, the provider will be required to supplement its curriculum with the missing outcomes to be able to fulfil the required outcomes.

The awarding of the Certificate will cost a nominal administration fee of $5US per student, plus postage and packaging, in the developing world and $10 per student plus postage and packaging, elsewhere. Kindly note that no certificates will be issued without prior payment.

You will find helpful resources for many of the outcomes on our website https://www.re-forma.global . We will also focus on key aspects of the curriculum in our Quality Assurance Institutes, which are held in various parts of the world.

A. Outcome Areas for organizations (Bible Schools, Leadership Courses, churches, online providers, missions organizations, etc.) which already have a training programme for Christian ministry

Important! In all cases, students must be able to apply what they have learnt to their context. Please send a completed assessment sheet for each student at the end of the programme, to the address provided on the sheet.

All the outcomes begin with Students will be able to …

  • Knowing the Scriptures, usually called Biblical Theology, Old Testament and New Testament Surveys
    • Recount 10 of the main events in the Old Testament and share the stories of at least 10 of the main characters in the Old Testament
    • Explain by using 5 examples how Jesus fulfils Old Testament prophecy
    • Summarise at least 5 major teachings of Jesus
    • Explain why the death and resurrection of Jesus is so important
    • Explain the significance of Jesus' relationship with His disciples for discipling others today
    • Describe 10 main events in the book of Acts
    • Explain at least three of Paul's key teachings
  • Living by Faith, usually called Practical Theology, Hermeneutics, Children's Ministry, Church Management, Relationships
    • Preach or teach effectively
    • Successfully explain a Bible passage to a group of people
    • Bear the fruit of the Spirit in all areas of life and practise humility, integrity and simplicity
    • List, explain and exercise the spiritual disciplines
    • Apply biblically ethical principles to relationships with the congregation
    • Demonstrate compassion, welcome and forgiveness in all relationships, including with people who have special needs
    • Practise kindness and hospitality
  • Outreach, usually called Evangelism, Missions, Discipling
    • Motivate others for mission
    • Effectively share the gospel with family, friends and strangers
    • Mentor at least one person in a specific form of evangelism or
    • Explain why the Bible is more important than culture
    • Use technology and social media for ministry
    • Demonstrate servant leadership
    • Identify and train at least 3 others to serve in some form of church leadership
  • Listening and Encouraging, usually called Counselling, Family
    • Comfort and assist others in times of crisis, namely death, marital problems, illness, etc.
    • Help a couple prepare for their marriage
    • Recount at least 7 stories in the Bible where God used children
    • Explain how Jesus' attitude towards children should change the church
    • Involve themselves in ministry to, with and by children
    • Nurture faithfulness and love in marriage and family
    • Describe the impact of absentee fathers
  • Trustworthy Faith, usually called Systematic Theology, Ethics, Church History, Stewardship
    • Believe and practise sound doctrine
    • Summarise and explain the key doctrines of the New Testament
    • Explain 3 of the most important events in the history of the Church
    • Describe how their denomination (or church movement) came into being
    • Explain the biblical basis for stewardship
    • Explain why the prosperity gospel is unbiblical and unethical. (Note: If the prosperity gospel is not a problem in your region, then select the most important issue that is.)
    • Describe the importance of the church

B. Curriculum for organisations which do not yet have a curriculum

If you do not have a curriculum, you may go to the Shepherds Global Classroom website at https://www.shepherdsglobal.org and download 18 free courses to your computer or tablet. These are PDFs which may be copied and printed as well and here are the simple steps:

  1. Choose the language you prefer from the language bar , or scroll down the page and double click on the preferred language (represented by a flag)
  2. Click on the cover photo of the course you desire to download.
  3. Now you will see two choices on the right side: language and format . For language select English or any other available option, and for format choose eBook.
  4. Now select the number of copies you want and click add to cart.
  5. Continue shopping for other courses or go to view cart at the top of the page. This will take you to a Donate/Checkout page. You are not required to make a donation.
  6. Fill out the information on this page, agree to terms, and click place order at the bottom of the page.
  7. The next page will see a box with the product(s) you have ordered and a download box. Simply click on your course and immediately begin the free download!

SGC Provides a 20-course set which includes the fundamentals that every pastor and spiritual leader should know and understand. These courses are very practical, simple to use, and designed for situations just like yours. Please check them out and let us know what you think. You will see the complete list and be able to review the contents on our webpage.

Thank you for your passion to raise up the next generation of spiritual leaders.

Yours for Christ-centered. Training. Everywhere.

Tim Keep
President, SGC

Important! In all cases, students must be able to apply what they have learnt to their context. Please send a completed assessment sheet for each student at the end of the programme, to the address provided on the sheet.

All the outcomes begin with Students will be able to …

If you need help, see list of institutions which already offer the program, on the website www.re-forma.global.

Each of the 14 sets of outcomes should take students an average of 15 hours to complete. Note that hours refers to periods of 60 minutes not credit hours.

Reading and Knowing Scripture 1
Outcomes

  • Recount 10 of the main events in the Old Testament and share the stories of at least 10 of the main characters in the Old Testament
  • Explain by using 5 examples how Jesus fulfils Old Testament prophecy

Reading and Knowing Scripture 2
Outcomes

  • Summarise at least 5 major teachings of Jesus
  • Explain why the death and resurrection of Jesus is so important
  • Explain the significance of Jesus' relationship with His disciples for discipling others today

Reading and Knowing Scripture 3
Outcomes

  • Describe 10 main events in the book of Acts
  • Explain at least three of Paul's key teachings

Living by Faith 1
Outcomes

  • Bear the fruit of the Spirit in all areas of life and practise humility, integrity and simplicity
  • List, explain and exercise the spiritual disciplines

Living by Faith 2
Outcomes
  • Apply biblically ethical principles to relationships with the congregation
  • Explain why the prosperity gospel is unbiblical and unethical
  • Explain why the Bible is more important than culture

Relationships: Communicating and Forgiving
Outcomes

  • Demonstrate compassion, welcome and forgiveness in all relationships, including people with special needs
  • Practise kindness and hospitality

Loving Your Spouse and Your Children
Outcomes

  • Nurture faithfulness and love in marriage and family
  • Describe the impact of absentee fathers

Serving as Leaders: Equipping the Saints
Outcomes

  • Demonstrate servant leadership
  • Identify and train at least 3 others to serve in some form of church leadership
  • Motivate others for mission
  • Mentor at least one person in a specific form of evangelism or mission

The Trustworthy Faith: Believing and Living
Outcomes

  • Believe and practise sound doctrine
  • Summarise and explain the key doctrines of the New Testament
  • Describe the importance of the church
  • Explain the biblical basis for stewardship

Teaching: Helping People Learn
Outcomes

  • Preach or teach effectively
  • Successfully explain a Bible passage to a group of people

Listening and Encouraging
Outcomes

  • Help a couple prepare for their marriage
  • Comfort and assist others in times of crisis, namely death, marital problems, illness, etc.

Gospel: Hearing, Living, Telling
Outcomes

  • Effectively share the gospel with family, friends and strangers
  • Use technology and social media for ministry

Letting the Children Come
Outcomes

  • Recount at least 7 stories in the Bible where God used children
  • Involve themselves in ministry to, with and by children
  • Explain how Jesus' attitude towards children should change the church

Remembering our Roots
Outcomes

  • Explain 3 of the most important events in the history of the Church
  • Describe how their denomination (or church movement) came into being