CAU - Accredited School of ministry

Church Alive university - 2 year accredited school of ministry

Dr. Leon Van rooyen

Dear Reader,

Bible education is vital for every believer, and the training that we offer will assist you in fulfilling your mandate to equip the saints. Our program has been designed and written to help every Christian become established on a strong foundation of faith while promoting maturity and development. The benefits of this training will be felt for years to come, both in the lives of the students as well as in the growth of the Church!

Sincerely yours, Dr. Leon van Rooyen President and Founder of GMBI

EQUIPPING - TRAINING - TEACHING

Making discipleship a reality Bringing believers to stability and maturity Raising up leaders who share the responsibility Training for the harvest Mentoring and making reproducers

ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS ISSUES FACING PASTORS IS THE LACK OF TRAINED LEADERS

This Extension School Program is designed to raise up committed and loyal leaders.

HUNDREDS OF LOCAL CHURCHES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE USING THIS DYNAMIC CURRICULUM TO DISCIPLE AND TRAIN BELIEVERS FROM FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS TO BECOMING EFFECTIVE MINISTERS AND LEADERS.

Over 200,000 students are currently being trained at diploma level. Thousands of believers including pastors, evangelists, ministers and missionaries are in the process of being trained and thousands have already graduated. Schools of Ministry exist to facilitate the local church pastor in the training and equipping of the saints.

Purpose

of the extension school

To make the local Church a place of training and equipping where every student can grow from foundations to leadership. To fulfill the Great Commission where we make disciples (students). To equip the believer for the work of ministry.

Duration
2 Years


Course consists of 15 training manuals or course books and takes 2 years to complete. The course manuals are purposely designed to raise Christians in stability and maturity but also to awaken a passion for the work of the Lord and the Lord of the work.

Classes:
Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Cost
$50 – nonrefundable application fee 
$100 per month tuition per student 
or 
$150 per month tuition per married couple.

Goal
Every member a minister... Every member a leader... Every member a reproducer... Every member a soul-winner... Every member involved and committed to the vision... Every member awakened in their God-given potential...

Values
1. Every student to love God...
2. Every student to be loyal to their church...
3. Every student developed in godly character...
4. Every student passionate for the harvest...
5. Every student raised as leaders and disciple makers...

curriculum

for life

Discovery
Prayer School
Healing School
Evangelism, Part I & II
Principles of Faith
Knowing God’s Will and Voice
Christian Doctrine
Christian Character
The Glorious Church
Christian Stewardship
Theology and Life Christian Leadership, Part I & II
Christian Ministry

accredited

The Diploma will be recognized by Global Theological University towards an Associate of Theology Degree, and accredited through
Transworld Accrediting Commission International.

What Pastors and students are saying

Students
Hundreds of local churches from all over the world are using this dynamic curriculum to disciple and train believers from foundational truths to becoming effective ministers and leaders.

Reproducing The Life Of Christ in Others
At Church Alive, we’ve concluded that every believer is a minister, and our job is to equip you to do the work. Reproducing His life in others encompasses quite a bit. It can be as simple as learning how to share your faith, but continue through advanced training, and even School of Ministry for those feeling the specific call of ministry. Wherever you are on your journey, we want to help!

It All Started With These Words At Church Alive
I’m dreaming of a well-functioning body of believers harkening unto the voice of the Captain of Hosts, establishing His kingdom rule upon the earth and in the lives of others, and these communities to spring up around the world...

Meet The Administration

FOUNDING PASTORS - MIKE AND SHERI SCHAEFER
Pastors Mike and Sheri were born again and Spirit-filled in 1972, shortly after they were married. Pastor Mike worked in the construction industry, and Pastor Sheri taught for the Albuquerque Public Schools. In the 1970’s they both served in several positions at the church they attended. In 1982, they made the decision to attend Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma; which is also accredited through Transworld Accrediting Commission International. They graduated in 1984 and returned to Albuquerque. Upon returning to Albuquerque, they served in full time supportive staff ministry for almost ten years. In late 1992, the Lord began to deal with Pastor Mike about being a Senior Pastor. In May of 1994, both Pastors Mike and Sheri resigned their ministry position. Six months later, they started Church Alive! The Holy Spirit impressed Pastor Mike to cross the river and begin the church in the northwest area of Albuquerque.

After meeting in various temporary locations, in August of 2003, Church Alive moved into its current location! Pastors Mike and Sheri have been involved in ministry for over thirty years. They have hosted a television program, “Parenting with Purpose” and have also held marriage seminars. Our pastors also have a heart for the nations, particularly Asia. They have led missions teams to Mexico, China and several trips to Thailand.
Director - Dr. Paul Potter
Doctor of Ministry, currently enrolled, estimated completion of course work, Summer 2021, Global Theological University, Tampa, Florida
Postdoctoral Study, University of North Texas, College of Education, Denton, Texas, 1992 – 1993
•  Postgraduate Study, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Art History and Drawing, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1982
•  Doctor of Philosophy, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, August 1978 - Major: College Teaching (Higher Education), Minor: Speech, Communication and Drama, Dissertation: Attitudes of the Texas Film Industry toward Film Studies Curriculum in Texas Institutions of Higher Learning
•  Postgraduate Study, Dallas Baptist University, School of Ministry, Dallas, Texas, 1972 – 1973
•  Postgraduate Study, Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas, summer 1971
•  Master of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, May 1970 - Major: Broadcast Film Arts, Master’s project: Student Recruitment film, SMU Today, for Office of Information Services, Public Relations Department
•  Bachelor of Fine Arts, with honors, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, December 1969 - Major: Broadcast Film Arts
•  Undergraduate, Baylor University, Department of Religion, Waco, Texas

Paul is married to Tanya Gregory Potter, who keeps him well grounded.
Executive Pastor and CAU Administrator - Jason Kimberly
Author of The Unpuzzle Journey and As You Are, Jason Kimberly is the Executive Pastor of Church Alive in Albuquerque NM. As a pastor, Jason has a passion for developing healthy church systems, which enable others to expand the kingdom of God. The Unpuzzled Journey is a compilation of a two-year project designed to bring simplicity to the story of Jesus Christ. He is married to Sarah Kimberly, and they have two children Bailey and Bryce.
For more infromation contact us:
Church Alive Mail: 
4601 Avocet rd. NW,
Albuquerque, NM, 87114
Phone: 505-896-2800