Second Semester

Our second semester courses focus on equipping messengers to understand and encounter the beauty of Jesus through His Word, partner with Him in intercession, and proclaim Jesus’ glorious return. Courses emphasize understanding the truth of who God is as Bridegroom and our identity as the Bride of Christ, growing in the spirit of revelation and the spirit of prayer, and ministering to others in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The second semester consist of five courses that parallel the second semester of the Forerunner School of Ministry (FSM). Four of the courses are taken one at a time, each lasting four weeks, with the fifth course—the practicum—running throughout the semester (16 weeks). The practicum aims to encourage spiritual growth by practicing the spiritual disciplines and ministry assignments through focused prayer topics and online community. Students participate in six hours of corporate prayer each week (at their local church, house of prayer, etc.) and one hour each week in their course.

Currently, we only offer courses equivalent to the first year of classes at IHOPU, but we hope to offer a second-year program in the near future.

Second semester courses aim:

  1. 1. To behold and proclaim the matchless beauty of Christ
  2. 2. To gain clarity and confidence in how to study the Bible
  3. 3. To partner with Christ’s zeal to release His power through intercession
  4. 4. To encounter Jesus as the Bridegroom King and understand the progression of holy passion
  5. 5. To grow in a lifestyle of prayer, prophetic, and team ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit

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.


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.


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 is now open for the second semester which runs for 16 weeks during the Spring (January 21–May 17).

For Credit

If you are a current IHOPU Online student, internship transfer, or IHOPU on-campus student, please contact for more information on how to register for the spring semester.

If you are a new IHOPU Online student and have never completed an internship or the first semester of IHOPU (online or on-campus), you will begin with your second semester. Please fill out the IHOPU Online application to register for the Spring 2019 Semester.

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Not for Credit

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

Tuition Cost

$450 per course (x 5 courses = $2,250)
$125 technology fee
$2,375 total per semester

Payment is due in full before starting each class. There are two payment options:

Pay the total semester
cost up front ($2,375)
Pay per course ($1,025 for the first class, the practicum, and the technology fee are due up front to get started, then $450 before starting each subsequent course).

About the Courses

Course 1

The Excellencies of Christ

Dale Anderson

Christ was the longing of all the Old and New Testament saints. Our greatest needs are met in Him, and our highest joys are found in Him. Like the apostles, we must keep Christ central in doctrine and practice, for Christ is the highest revelation of God to humanity and the clearest revelation of humanity to God. This course delves into the great mystery of the God-man, Jesus Christ. The student will explore the wonder of Christ’s preexistence, incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and return.

January 21–February 15 | $175 for audit


Course 2

How to Study the Bible

Dr. Charles Metteer

Jesus declared that the ultimate purpose of searching the Scriptures is finding eternal life in Him (Jn. 5:39–40). Paul illustrates that the secret of transformation is by intently gazing at, reading, meditating on, and studying the Bible (2 Cor. 3:18). David demonstrated that Bible study was the secret to his relationship with God and it influenced his song writing (Ps. 27:4, Ps. 119:54). This course is a practical examination of how to internalize the greatest book ever written for personal spiritual transformation in Christ (Ezek. 3:1–3; Rev. 10:9–10).

February 18–March 15 | $175 for audit


Course 3

Foundations of Intercession

Kyle Meythaler

God created mankind out of His desire for a partner. When humanity fell from this glory, God sent His Son to intercede and reconcile God and man. Through Christ we have joined His eternal ministry of intercession. We are now “partakers of the heavenly calling” (Heb. 3:1) in this age and in the age to come, crying out to see justice released, Jesus return, and His government established in the earth. Students examine the lives of great biblical and historical intercessors and how they changed history through the power of prayer. As they learn how to usher in revival through prayer, they are confronted with the urgency of the hour and the great need for a people of prayer to emerge, ready to partner with Jesus to see God’s will done on earth as it is in heaven.

March 25–April 19 | $175 for audit


Course 4

Song of Solomon

David Sliker

The Song of Solomon is also called, “The Song of Songs” or the greatest song ever recorded (SoS 1:1). A title like this speaks to the power and value of this particular song. From ancient Israel to modern times scholars and commentators have understood the underlying picture that Solomon presented to us: the love of a Bridegroom God for His people. The goal of this class is to help students understand the progression of grace and holy passion on the journey into maturity in love. The Song of Solomon provides the clearest picture of this progression in the word of God.

April 22–May 17 | $175 for audit


Course 5

Prayer and Ministry Practicum 2

Benjamin Robinson

The Prayer and Ministry Practicum emphasizes the “heart” and “hands” aspects of ministry training through intentional community, participation in corporate prayer, and practical ministry to encourage spiritual growth, experiential learning, and the practical assimilation of the other courses into the daily life of the student. Students participate in six hours of prayer per week and meet with their practicum coordinator and ministry team for one hour each week.

January 21–May 17 | This course is 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

Dale Anderson


    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.

    Dr. Charles Metteer


    • 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.

    Kyle Meythaler


    • Director, IHOPU Online

    Kyle Meythaler (BA, John Brown University) takes leadership in equipping students around the world in the Word and in prayer through online ministry training. Kyle has a passion for instilling in students, praying leaders, and marketplace believers the beauty of Jesus and His glorious return using the latest technology and practices in online learning. Kyle and his wife, Heidi, have three children: Elijah, Lydia, and Benjamin.

    David Sliker


    • Director, Forerunner School of Ministry, IHOPU
    • Executive Director, Internships

    David Sliker is a senior leader at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife, Tracey, and their four children. He is an instructor at International House of Prayer University, where he teaches biblical studies, prayer, and eschatology. David is the author of three books, End Times Simplified, Old Testament Survey, and Biblical Foundations of Eschatology.

    Benjamin Robinson


    • IHOPU Faculty, FSM Ministry Coach

    Benjamin Robinson, a diplomate of the International House of Prayer University in Christian Ministry, was raised on the mission field and caught a vision for the global prayer movement in 2009, when God gave him a passion to raise up praying leaders who fuel the praying church in the nations of the earth. He currently serves on the leadership team of the Forerunner School of Ministry and helps develop, coach, and equip young leaders in the school. Benjamin is married to Hannah and has a daughter, Eva, and a son on the way.