ACTS School of Ministry

We believe that God is raising up messengers, intercessors, and worshippers all across the earth. Join us as we labor to see Jesus glorified in this generation!

Applications are now open for our January School

Overview


The ACTS School of Ministry exists to raise up messengers, intercessors, and worshippers that will exalt Jesus and labor for His glorification across the earth.

Who Should Apply?

The ACTS School of Ministry is for those hungry, thirsty, and desperate souls; it is for those who know that there is more for them and their generation. If you desire to burn for Jesus, exalt Him in worship, change the world in intercession, and proclaim His name, this school is for you.

Where, When, and How Much?

The ACTS School of Ministry is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado. In partnership with UPPERROOM Denver, school of ministry students will be immersed into the life of the church, Prayer Room, and community. Phase 1 of the school of ministry begins on January 21st and finishes on May 20th. Tuition for Phase 1 is $2,950.00

Vision


Throughout history, we see that there comes a time in every generation where a people take their stand against darkness. Those who have been captured by a higher vision than what is being offered by the culture of the day, namely a vision for eternity. Today, God is awakening a cry in the heart of a generation, a cry for more.

Across the Earth, the Spirit of God is raising up worshippers who will lay hold of God in the place of prayer and fasting. Even as John the Baptist was called to be a voice in the wilderness, the Lord is calling forth young men and women to the ministry of hiddenness. Discontent with the plastic of popularity and powerless Christianity, the cry of the Baptizer is sounding through a generation: “He must increase, I must decrease.”

As darkness increases and the love of many grows cold, there is a light shining from the womb of the morning. A volunteer people that will offer themselves freely to the Lord is arising. The time has come for worshippers, intercessors, and messengers to go forth as voices in the wilderness crying out, “make straight the way of the Lord!"


The ACTS School of Ministry application has four components and will be considered complete once all four components are submitted (including the $50 non-refundable application fee). The application may take 30-45-minutes to complete.

1. Application form (completing the application may take between 30-60 minutes to complete)

2. Personal essays

As part of your application, we ask that you write two essays each between 350-700 words. Please attach these two essays with your application form below.

A. Personal Journey. Please write a summary of your personal journey in Christ, including your conversion, family life, and any experiences that you have in Prayer Rooms, ministry, and/or missions. Please also include any life-controlling issues that you are struggling with, whether mental, emotional, or relational.

B. Life Vision and Ministry Plans. Please describe your goals for the future, including your life vision and ministry plans. Be as specific about your plans as possible. Please include your reasons for desiring to enter into the ACTS School of Ministry and what you expect to gain from your training.

3. $50 non-refundable application fee

4. Interview

Upon submitting your complete application packet (all required components), we will contact you within 7 business days via email or phone to set up a phone interview with you. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as we will give priority consideration to applicants who submit their applications early. We only expect to admit 50 students per class and we can reach that threshold very quickly. Once we reach that threshold, we will place remaining qualified applicants on a waiting list. Upon your acceptance, you will receive an email, letter of acceptance, and/or phone call from us. A non-refundable deposit of $500 will be required within two weeks of acceptance notification to secure your spot in the program.




Q: What is the school schedule? 

A: The ACTS School of Ministry is a part time school with the following schedule of 7AM-12 PM, Monday-Thursday. Core Groups on Thursday nights and Sunday services. In total, students can expect to spend 24- hours a week together in the school. 

Q: How long is the school?

A: ACTS School of Ministry is a 16 week program with an optional Phase 2. Students can expect to be envisioned and equipped in prayer, worship, and the word in Phase 1. 

Q: What are the Differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2?

A: Phase 1 exists to envision and equip you for a life as an intercessor, messenger, and worshipper. Phase 2 is focused on leadership development and engaging you in the work of ministry to the Lord and discipleship.

Q: Do you have to finish both Phases?

A: We believe that each phase will be highly transformative for students, so we encourage you to complete Phase 1. As well, if you are interested in Phase 2, we ask that you successfully complete Phase 1.

Q: What does tuition cover?

A: There are many costs that go into the ACTS School of Ministry, all of which are meant to serve students in encountering Jesus and being equipped in ministry. Tuition covers books, classroom materials, building costs, teachers, community building, and many of the logistics required to serve students in their experience in the school.

Q: Is there housing provided for students?

A: Yes! We are happy to offer student housing for ACTS School of Ministry students. Housing is not included in tuition and is available at an additional cost of $850/month. We highly recommend student housing as it is a great way to grow in friendship and community with fellow students. To learn more about housing please contact us at admissions@uroom.org

Q: Is the ACTS School of Ministry a part of UPPERROOM Denver?

A: Yes, the ACTS School of Ministry is excited to be a part of UPPERROOM Denver! Students will be immersed into the life of the church community, Prayer Room, Sunday services, and serving within its various ministry expressions. Click here to learn more about UPPERROOM Denver.

Q: Are there discounts and/or payment plan options for the school?

A: Yes. We are pleased to offer a $250 discount for our UPPERROOM Denver church community. Payment plans are also available upon request. For more information about payment plans please feel free to contact us at admissions@uroom.org

 

 

Next School Begins

January 21, 2023

Curriculum

There are two phases of training in the ACTS School of Ministry. Phase 1 will be a life changing experience as you encounter Jesus, change the world in prayer, and build lifelong spiritual friendships. Training and curriculum will be primarily focused on envisioning students for a life of prayer, intimacy with Jesus, and depth in the word of God. As well, Phase 1 focuses on equipping students with the necessary tools to wholeheartedly pursue Jesus, grow in prayer, and understand the word of God. Phase 2 exists to engage students that have completed Phase 1 in a life of ministry to the Lord, disciple making, declaration of the gospel, and service to the Church. Students will receive hands-on training experience in the context of day and night ministry to the Lord. Phase 2 is designed to raise up and train leaders for the great commission.

Community

A central value to the ACTS School of Ministry is God Centered Community. In Acts 2:42-47 we see a description of a community committed to a regular rhythm of prayer, the word, service, and fellowship with one another. Students can expect to be immersed into the life of community during their time in the ACTS School of Ministry. We believe that lifelong spiritual friendships will be formed, hearts will be provoked in godliness, and a corporate cry for the fullness of God will arise in the midst of community life in the school. As well, students can expect to have the opportunity to serve together in a number of different contexts, to share meals together, and to have a lot of fun in the midst of the training program.

Current and Past Instructors

Instructors vary year to year

Corey-Russell

Corey Russell

Corey's passion is to awaken the church to the Beauty of Jesus, Intimacy with the Holy Spirit, the Revelation of Intercession and a Longing for Jesus’ return. Author of multiple books and prayer CD’s, Corey spent eighteen years with the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) and is currently on the leadership team at UPPERROOM Denver with his wife Dana and three daughters.

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Brian and Grace Kim

Brian and Grace have led various prayer and church movements, most recently leading the Antioch Center for Training and Sending (ACTS), a church-planting training center and ministry. They carry a passion to serve and build the church to walk in vibrant faith and loving obedience to God.

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Stephen Venable

Stephen serves as one of the primary teachers for the ACTS School of Ministry. He previously served at the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) teaching at their Bible school. Stephen carries a deep passion for the exaltation of Jesus through incessant devotion and missions. He resides in Colorado Springs with his amazing wife Karli and their two sons.

Lou-Engle

Lou Engle

Lou is an intercessor for revival, and the visionary co-founder of TheCall, a prayer and fasting movement responsible for gathering hundreds of thousands around the globe. He has been involved in church planting, establishing prayer movements and strategic houses of prayer. He is the founder of the pro-life ministry Bound4Life. Now residing in Colorado Springs, he is married to his beautiful wife Therese and blessed with seven wonderful children. He is the president of Lou Engle Ministries, recently launched to mobilize fasting and contending prayer, and to envision and empower stadium Christianity, and to ignite reformation prayer into the nations of the earth.

6am - 7am

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Personal Devotion

7am - 10am

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Prayer Room

10am - 12pm

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Class

"One afternoon, our team was at a local temple for evangelism. For most of the afternoon the typical response we received was that, “Jesus is just one of the many gods.” My husband and I received a similar reaction from a small group of locals. When the conversation seemed to be at a stale-mate, we asked if they had any pain in their body. They looked at each other with hesitation, but finally one of the men admitted to having pain in his arm. We prayed for his arm and when we had finished he looked at us with wide eyes. With a startled look he started flailing his arm around in circles and shaking his wrist. All of the pain had gone. Not only that, but he was now open to hearing the Gospel. We told him the Good News and he received it. Immediately after, he wanted to receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior, even denying the other gods in the temple we were in. He prayed and surrendered his life to Christ, all while continuing to shake his arm in amazement that the pain was still gone. We then encouraged him to pray for his friend who now told us he had a headache. Once again, the pain immediately went away as the friend looked on with amazement. She too decided to give her life to the Lord right there. We gained a new brother and sister to the Kingdom that day. Praise the Lord!"


"We were about to start worshipping at a crowded square when we noticed a man looking over at our group. One of us walked over to talk to him and struck up a conversation about the Gospel. At the end of the Gospel presentation, we prayed for the man. The man felt a profound sense of peace after the prayer. He knew that the God we worshiped must be the true living God and he gave his life to the Lord in that moment. Not only that, but he shared that he is an English teacher that has 350 students and said, “I am going to have all my students read the bible so they can learn about Jesus too.” This one salvation led to hundreds more hearing the Gospel!"


"During our outreach we spent almost two weeks working with refugee families who had recently been displaced by war. We brought packages of groceries, as well as the Gospel, to over 125 homes. At one of the homes we met a woman who had a dream of a Man in White and she described him saying, “His face was bright like the sun, and He pointed to two houses. One house where everyone goes to heaven, and one house where everyone goes to hell.” He then looked at her and asked her “which one do you choose?” This gave us an incredible opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with her and her whole family."