Forerunner School of Ministry
Forerunner School of Ministry (FSM) at IHOPU is a full-time Bible school; it exists to equip this generation in the Word and the power of the Spirit for the bold proclamation of the Lord Jesus and His kingdom. Our students embrace in-depth biblical training in the context of a thriving missions base fueled by 24/7 prayer with worship. As a result, theological education obtained in the classroom is connected to intimacy with Jesus and practical service and outreach, including works of justice and acts of compassion.
Our goal is to equip believers to win the lost, heal the sick, plant churches and houses of prayer, and seek to impact all areas of our society.
The times are urgent, our need is great. We believe it is time to bring theological education together with corporate prayer, fasting, worship, healing, and prophecy. In the context of 24/7 worship-based prayer, our vision is to train leaders, singers, musicians, intercessors, church planters, teachers, and those called to the workplace.
FSM’s curriculum combines biblical study, intercession, and worship with practical discipleship and mentoring through an effective small group structure. Our one-, and two-year certificates and four-year diploma prepare students for ministry in all areas.
Programs of Study
Forerunner Program: Freshmen and Sophomores
Freshman and sophomore students are enrolled in the two-year Forerunner Program, which helps students cultivate a lifestyle of prayer and fasting (encouraged, but voluntary) and a love for the Word of God. Our desire is to see every student discipled through regular interaction with leaders and fellow students as they reach for the fullness of God’s destiny in their lives. Students are taught, equipped, and mentored in healing, prophecy, and deliverance. It is our aim that upon completion of this program, every student will have a two-year history in prayer, fasting, and the Word of God, and be further equipped to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit.
During their first semester, all incoming IHOPU students take classes in the Forerunner Curriculum, a foundational, one-semester, general program of study required to proceed with studies at IHOPU.
Upon completing this one-year program in Kansas City, students may choose to continue in another program at IHOPU or apply to join staff at the International House of Prayer.
Biblical and Theological Studies Program: Juniors and Seniors
Juniors and seniors follow the Biblical and Theological Studies Program, choosing one of four concentrations:
House of Prayer Leadership
Theological training; practical equipping; and development of leadership, team-building, and communication skills prepare students to serve in the prayer movement—some in houses of prayer, and others involved in the ministry of prayer in local churches.
Healing and Prophecy
Students learn what the Bible teaches about operating in the gifts of healing and prophecy, and the practical details of how to develop these ministries with wisdom and accountability.
Ministry to Children and Youth
Students are equipped to help children and young people to encounter the Lord, enjoy prayer, and experience the power of the Holy Spirit. They learn how to communicate effectively with children at different stages of their development.
Presenting a biblical, Christ-centered message of justice to students and giving them practical training. This prepares them to engage in intercession-based works of justice on behalf of the needy and the oppressed in diverse settings.