First Semester

All IHOPU Online students take the same first-semester courses, called the Foundational Curriculum, which contain core teachings that are necessary for sustaining a life of prayer with a vibrant spirit, as we prepare for the return of the Lord. These courses last for one month. There is also a practicum for the entire semester, enabling students to put into practice some of the spiritual disciplines that they are learning about (prayer, fasting, etc). Additionally, students participate in eight hours of corporate prayer each week (at their local church, house of prayer, etc.). Our goal is to engage the mind with biblical understanding that will produce transformation in the heart.

Currently, we only offer courses for the first year, but we hope to offer a second-year program in the near future.

The Foundational Curriculum is centered around these three convictions:

  1. 1. God is raising up a generation of end-time messengers like John the Baptist to prepare the way for His Son’s return by boldly proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom to all nations.
  2. 2. God’s strategy to prepare the Church involves corporate prayer and fasting for the release of the Holy Spirit’s power. (Joel 2:12–15)
  3. 3. A life of radical obedience to God can best be sustained through intimacy with Jesus in a community of like-minded believers.
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Interactive course design

Our unique, interactive course design features a highly relational and personal learning experience. Each course instructor joins students online in a virtual classroom with two-way video interaction, allowing students from around the world to interact live with both the instructor and each other.

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Flexible schedule

Courses consist of live interaction as well as high-quality, on-demand videos, notes, and reading assignments throughout the week. The technology we use for this course gives you the flexibility to access your course materials at the time and place that work best for your on-the-go lifestyle.

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Strong student community

Students are able to interact directly with one another through online classrooms, virtual small group assignments, and by taking time to pray for each other as we form a strong spiritual community together.

Registration

Individuals who wish to participate in these online courses as audit students may do so by registering below or on the course page. Audit students have access to all course materials, but do not complete the assignments and do not receive credit.

Students seeking credit get started by filling out the online application. Our IHOPU Online administrative team reviews the application then schedules a brief phone/Skype interview. Upon acceptance, students are then enrolled in courses and asked to make their payment before starting classes.

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About the Courses

Course 1

Foundations: Intimacy with Jesus

Charles A. Metteer, PhD

Jesus is a Bridegroom King, and He is returning for a Bride. Jesus is longing for the Church to come into her identity as a Bride—a close, intimate partner. In this course, we will talk about God’s great affections for us and how we can practically grow in friendship and intimacy with Jesus. This class will equip students to grow in relationship with God in any context or vocation.

August 21–September 15 | $175 for audit

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Course 2

Foundations: Growing in Prayer

Aaron Frazee

Throughout the earth, the Lord is converging the prayer and mission movements. The praying Church will impact the expression of missions, justice, and spiritual warfare. God is raising up forerunners who enjoy intimacy with Him through prayer, who behold the glory of Jesus, and who will pray to the Lord of the harvest to raise up laborers. In this course, students receive practical teaching on how to develop and sustain a lifestyle of prayer, both individually and corporately.

September 18–October 13 | $175 for audit

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Course 3

Foundations: Jesus’ Glorious Return

Dale Anderson

We are living in an hour of history in which great darkness is filling the nations. The daily news reports of wars, famines, and great suffering. In light of this, many are asking: Who can solve these problems? Does God really exist? If so, does He even care about the darkness and injustice? In this course, we will look at the reality of the present darkness in the earth and lay a foundation for understanding God’s plan to end all injustice. This course will give students an overview of God’s desire to restore all things and establish His kingdom on the earth in fullness. We will study the final execution of His end-time plan and the praying Church’s crucial role in partnering with God.

October 16–November 10 | $175 for audit

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Course 4

Foundations: The Forerunner Ministry

Jakob Pilz

Just as God used John the Baptist as a forerunner to prepare the way for Jesus’ first coming, so the Lord is raising up forerunners who will boldly and fearlessly proclaim His return. The term “forerunner” can be used to refer to spiritual leaders who prepare God’s people for the transitions in His emphasis and activity. It is their job to understand when a new season is breaking in upon the earth—like the sons of Issachar in the days of King David, who knew the signs of the times and how to give leadership to Israel in an hour of crisis. In this course, we will take an in-depth look at the following topics: the nature and unique dynamics of a transitional generation, the nature and purpose of the forerunner ministry, biblical models of the forerunner ministry, and the lifestyle of the forerunner.

November 13–December 15 | $175 for audit

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Course 5

Foundations of Grace Practicum

Dale Anderson and Elrinda Du Toit

Walking in the power of grace extends to all aspects of life, from how we relate to God and others to how we utilize our resources. Through this course, students will develop a proper perspective on grace as the foundation of everyday Christian living. Topics include the identity of a Christian as a new creation and the Christian’s practical response to grace while growing in God.

August 21–December 15 | Not available for audit

Course Features

Engaging Homework

Hour+ Live Videos

Group Discussions

Instructor Interaction

Designed for online viewing

Reading Assignments

Instructional Videos

IHOPU Transferability

About the Instructors

Charles A. Metteer, PhD

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  • Special Assistant to the President, IHOPU

Dr. Charles Metteer (BS, University of Redlands; MDiv, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) taught at Fuller Theological Seminary, Vineyard Leadership Institute, and Harvest International School, before joining the International House of Prayer University team. His research and teaching specialty is in desert spirituality and practical theology. He also pastored in the Calvary Chapel and Vineyard movements for over fifteen years. His burden is to train students in spiritual formation from an end-time ministry perspective. Charles and his wife, Karen, moved to Kansas City in 2010 from California.

Aaron Frazee

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    Aaron Frazee (BBA, Colorado State University) and his wife, Jessica, are “Singing Missionaries” based at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, Missouri. They have two boys, David and Jeriah, and a baby on the way. As a worship leader and a teacher, Aaron is passionate about preparing believers for the second coming of Jesus by calling this generation to respond to the gospel with lifestyles of wholehearted love for God and enjoyable prayer with fasting. He continues to travel around the world giving practical training to individuals and worship teams on how to pray and sing the Bible.

    Dale Anderson

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      Dale has been a teacher for over thirty years, serving as a public school teacher (BEd, University of Calgary) and a Bible teacher. He was a missionary in Gliwice, Poland, from 1992 to 1999, where he taught English and established a church focused on prayer and intimacy with Jesus. Dale is the author of Mercy Wins: Learning Mercy in a Merciless Age, and has a passion to see the global Church established in night-and-day prayer with fasting. Dale and his wife, Cheryl, have two children, Jordan (married to Victoria), and Bethany.

      Jakob Pilz

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      Jakob Pilz graduated from International House of Prayer University in 2012 and currently serves as an evening section leader in the Global Prayer Room. He was raised in Austria and has always had a heart to see revival in the nations. Jakob and his wife, Georgina, are full-time intercessory missionaries at the International House of Prayer. Jakob’s desire is to see the spread of 24/7 prayer, with worship and stadiums being filled with the glory of God. His passion is to see Jesus lifted high in every sphere of society and to see  every believer empowered to live wholeheartedly for the Lord.

      Elrinda du Toit

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        Elrinda du Toit received her BA in Communications & Personnel Psychology and also a National Certificate in Musical Theatre in South Africa. She appeared on stage and television before following the call to full-time ministry. She currently serves as a full-time intercessory missionary at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City. Her passion is to see people walk in intimacy with Jesus, prepared and equipped for the unique hour of history in which we live.