Empowering Believers to Understand, Live, and Share the Forerunner Message

There are many questions about the end times: What will happen? How long will it last? How can we prepare? Thankfully, the Bible provides many answers and important descriptions about the dynamics on earth before Jesus returns and the signs of His coming.

The Center for Biblical End-Time Studies is a new ministry initiative to equip believers with knowledge of these events, empowering them to share this knowledge with believers worldwide. To find out more about this unique training and how you can be involved—either in person or online—look for spring registration.

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A Resource for the Body of Christ

Our aim is to gain clarity about the biblical view of the end times in order, together with other ministries in the nations, to empower believers to grow in understanding of these 150 chapters. In the years to come, we will host events and provide resources for this purpose. We are seeking to foster a conversation and an ongoing dialogue.

Forerunner Study Track

During the course of this three-year study track, Mike Bickle and others are systematically teaching through the 150 Bible chapters focused on the end times. This teaching takes place on Wednesday nights at 6pm at IHOPU and is streamed live for those who register. Childcare is provided for children ages 1–12 during the session. The study track is available for audit both locally and online. Register below.

Forerunner Research Group

As part of the study track, our Forerunner Research Group consists of about 20 groups of 12 people, which meet on Wednesday nights before teaching to discuss the chapter that was taught the previous week. Groups work together as a team in a semester-long practicum that includes research, writing papers on several of the 150 end-time chapters, and other projects. View syllabus »

Mike Bickle


  • Director, IHOPKC
  • President, IHOPU

Mike Bickle is the director of the International House of Prayer, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship. He is also the founder of International House of Prayer University, which includes full-time ministry, music, and media schools.

Mike is the author of several books, including Growing in Prayer, Passion for Jesus, God’s Answer to the Growing CrisisGrowing in the Prophetic, and Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man. Mike’s teaching emphasizes growing in passion for Jesus through intimacy with God, doing evangelism and missions work from the place of night-and-day prayer, and the end times. Mike and his wife, Diane, have two married sons and five grandchildren.

The Forerunner Research Group

Empowering Believers to Understand and Live the Forerunner Message

To be a part of the Forerunner Research Group, participants must attend both the Forerunner Study Track and the Research Group at IHOPU on Wednesday nights. This includes participation in the dinner when in town and being faithful to help with the research in your group. Having a meal together will help foster a sense of community in these groups and is a key element in mentoring.

When: Wednesday, January 31–May 16, 7–8:30pm
Location: IHOPU, room 105
Certification: Those in the Forerunner Research Group who successfully complete their study and research of the 150 end-time chapters will receive certification verifying that they completed a 3-year spiritual enrichment course that comprehensively covers the biblical aspects of the forerunner message. This important certification also verifies one’s ability to share the forerunner message with others.
Online: There is an online option to participate.


5:45pm Dinner (provided)
6:30pm Research Group discussion on the previous week's passage
7:30pm Teaching followed by Q&A
9pm Refreshments

For questions or more information, please email frg@ihopkc.org if you are joining us locally, or email frgonline@ihopkc.org if joining online.

How Do I Join Online?

The teaching and Q&A portion of the Forerunner Research Groups with Mike Bickle will be streamed live on Wednesday nights from 7–8:30pm CT. (Those who cannot join live will be able to watch the archive.) There will be multiple Online Forerunner Research Groups that meet throughout the week. The online groups are required to watch the recordings of the Wednesday night teaching and Q&A discussion prior to their live meeting. An online orientation will be held after the first week's teaching.

When does the course start and finish?

The Spring 2018 course starts on Wednesday, January 31, and continues through May. The Fall 2018 course will begin in August, dates to be determined.

How can I watch if I missed the live teaching session?

The teaching videos archives will be available soon after each Wednesday night live teaching session.

How will I participate in the group discussions?

Each person registering for the online Forerunner Research Groups will participate in an hour-and-a-half online group each week. Participants can choose from four or five different online group times. We will be using a video conferencing platform called Zoom. Registrants will be emailed a link to join their live Zoom session. Zoom is mobile friendly, so individuals can participate from anywhere with Internet access.

What if I cannot join the live online Research Group during the week?

No problem! There is an audit option available for those who cannot regularly attend the live online group discussion. For those seeking certification, four absences are allowed per semester. If you register for the Research Group and miss more than four live sessions, you may still participate, but you will not receive the certification.