INFORMATION

 Small school, Big benefits

 

The Gold Coast School of Supernatural Ministry is an Australian school following the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry curriculum, connecting the student community both on-campus and online via the Gold Coast based Creative Hearts Centre.

GCSSM is a private learning facility committed to developing excellence and leadership with a particular focus for creative people. Our students are passionate about pursuing their God-given calling, determined to naturally walk in the supernatural, intentional about living in their authentic identity, and willing to take risks with love, honour and compassion.

GCSSM offers a unique blended learning combination of face-to-face small group training, practical intensives and online tutorials, all in a relaxed casual learning environment. 

The Supernatural School and Creative Arts curriculum is structured in part-time and short intensive blocks that enables students to continue in employment if necessary whilst pursuing a deeper intimacy with God. Creative Arts students are enabled to complete professional preparation, encouraged to produce a creative major work to a commercial standard of excellence, and equipped to enjoy a successful Christ-centred life.

In addition, the accredited Cert IV or Diploma in a choice of vocational pathways is offered both part-time and full-time, with online study assisted by Creative Hearts facilitators. It is enrolled in separately and offers Fee-Help to approved students. It is possible to study both SSM and Cert/or Dip concurrently.

This course is also suitable as a Gap Year alternative as it provides an entry qualification for employment, or a pathway to continue in Higher Education. Upon completion of the Diploma of Ministry/Leadership, students will attain one year of credit towards a Bachelor Degree.

Leadership for a better world

 

As we help you discover your calling and unlock your giftings you will be encouraged and trained to walk in a culture of honour. You will carry the presence of Heaven everywhere you go to transform your home, community, city and nation. You will take Jesus out of church and into community where people are living their everyday lives.

On your transformational journey, you will:

  • Discover your true identity in Christ
  • Learn the creativity that is your birthright
  • Develop a “heaven-lens” and see as God sees
  • Gain wisdom through understanding God’s Word
  • Participate in co-creating with God
  • Become an architect of hope for your generation
  • Transform injustices with creative solutions
  • Consummate a deeper intimacy with God and love for other people
  • Engage with your local community and disciple people naturally

GCSSM is for the courageous!

It is designed to produce people who will transform the culture of our society. It is an acutely full and fast-paced time of learning and students are expected to be proactive about their own transformation.

We emphasize a “catch and do” training experience, and not academic understanding for its own sake. What you learn is as much, or more, about what you absorb in the spirit as what you comprehend with your mind.

You will need to invest time and energy beyond classroom hours. Reading is a large part of the curriculum, as is serving your local community in your own local church ministry. GCSSM fully supports the local church and is invested in students growing in their local church ministry.

This course is not for new Christians still finding their way out of worldly entanglements. It is a ministry leadership course for those called to serve the body of Christ.

However, we are thoroughly dedicated to your success, so while studying with GCSSM is an intense commitment, be assured that you are not alone. Your tutors will help you every step of the way.

 

Course options and fees 

 

 GCSSM – Bethel curriculum ONLINE

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Application fee $49 (non-refundable)

Applications for Semester 1 intake close: 22nd February 2022

The curriculum is covered over two years via ONLINE study, class conference calls (online) and one weekend creative ministries intensive per year (if applicable to your subjects). Each semester is 32 units of study, completed in your own time within 12 weeks (approximately 10 hrs of study per week).

Curriculum fees per semester are $880 (AUD), over two years (4 semesters) the total cost is $3,520 (AUD), payable at commencement of each semester in a pay-as-you-study program (ie 4 x $880), therefore over two years that is less than $5 a day to study Bethel. We have removed as many of the blocks to starting as possible, so you can say yes!

NB. Mission trip (optional) and any outreach expenses are budgeted individually and separately, and not included in fees.

The GCSSM ministry curriculum can be custom tailored to suit individual student’s giftings and calling. It includes subjects in Identity, Intimacy, Supernatural living, Kingdom culture and Relationships, Biblical foundations and Leadership.

Sample topics:

 

  • Identity: Ways of Royalty, Revivalist lifestyle, Kingdom mindsets
  • Intimacy: Hearing God’s voice, Father’s heart, Spirit of Revelation
  • Supernatural living: Healing, Prayer, Evangelism, Prophetic ministry, Missions
  • Kingdom culture and Relationships: Self-awareness, Honour, Communication, Purity
  • Biblical foundations and Leadership: Salvation, Trinity, Discipleship, Church culture,
  • Commissioning

 

Dates:

Applications close: 22nd February 2022

Online access is available from 3rd March 2022.

Semester 1 ends 28th May 2022. 

Study at your own pace, within Semester dates. Online assessments and assignments are at your own pace, with no set due dates, but must be completed within the Semester of your enrolment.

Enrolment via Application process for new students. Continuing students will be automatically re-enrolled provided previous Semester has been completed.

 

GCSSM – Supernatural curriculum and Creative arts ministry 

 Stand-by for advice regarding 2022 restricted campus access 

Application fee $49 (non-refundable) 

Bi-annual intake. Next student intake 2022

Applications close: 29th January 2022

The curriculum is covered over two years (4 semesters) online plus participation in face-to-face monthly revival group classes (on the Gold Coast, one Weds evening or one Saturday morning per month, flexible timetable, also on Sunshine Coast on one Tues evening or Saturday afternoon per month) and four short intensives (2-4 days each, one per semester). Each semester is 12 weeks with 32 units of study, approximately 10 hrs of unit study per week, plus revival group time. Please consider your time commitments.

Curriculum fees per semester are $1,112 (AUD), over two years the total cost is $4,448 (AUD), payable at commencement of each semester in a pay-as-you-study program (ie 4 x $1,112) – over two years that is $6 a day with face-to-face groups to study Bethel material. We have removed as many of the blocks to studying Bethel as possible so you can say yes, however in accordance with enrolment policies, fees must be paid prior to semester commencement.

NB. Mission trip costs, creative arts project investment (exhibition/ CD recording/ publishing/ performances), and any outreach expenses are budgeted individually and separately, and not included in fees. 

The GCSSM curriculum includes subjects in Identity, Intimacy, Supernatural living, Kingdom culture and Relationships, Biblical foundations and Leadership. 

Sample topics:

  • Identity: Ways of Royalty, Revivalist lifestyle, Kingdom mindsets
  • Intimacy: Hearing God’s voice, Father’s heart, Spirit of Revelation
  • Supernatural living: Healing, Prayer, Evangelism, Prophetic ministry, Missions
  • Kingdom culture and Relationships: Self-awareness, Honour, Communication, Purity
  • Biblical foundations and Leadership: Salvation, Trinity, Discipleship, Church culture,
  • Commissioning

The GCSSM Creative arts ministry is workshopped side-by-side with the Bethel curriculum and offers elective choices in art; music; writing; and dance; and other creative fields to-be-advised. These are custom tailored to the individual student’s giftings, discussed upon application, and nurtured throughout the course. Creativity lectures and workshops are included in GCSSM fees, however any additional creative intensives and/or projects are budgeted individually and separately, and not included in fees. Projects may include an exhibition; a recorded CD; a published book; and/or a public recital performance (either as solo or group).

Dates:

Applications close: 29th January 2022

2022 Semester 1 commences 3rd March, 2022. Student online access begins.

Semester 1 Gold Coast (TBC) on-campus classes, 10am-3pm, begin Saturday 6th March, 2022

Intensive weekend: 16th and 17th April 2022 – 2 day intensive (Full day Saturday, plus Sunday afternoon)

Semester Fees due 22nd February 2022. Students cannot commence classes without fee payment

2022 Semester 2 commences 6th September 2022. Note: Mission trip scheduled for August 2022

 

GCSSM – SUMMER School ONLINE

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Bethel Curriculum

 Application fee $49 (non-refundable)

The GCSSM SUMMER SCHOOL is 12 curriculum units completed at a fast-pace online over two months January and February. The units require a minimum 36 hours study time, plus readings, plus an optional 2-day intensive mid-way (NB. Dates TBC)

The units include:

  • Identity: Ways of Royalty, Revivalist lifestyle, Kingdom mindsets
  • Intimacy: Hearing God’s voice, Father’s heart, Spirit of Revelation

 Units can also be custom tailored to suit individual student’s giftings and calling. Some units have prerequisites, please make a personal interview time to discuss your own study plan in more detail.

Curriculum fees for this short course are $440 (AUD), payable prior to commencement. Payment available via PayPal or Direct Deposit.

Completed units will be credited toward any further GCSSM study. Students who have completed Summer School are eligible for Mission Trip mid-year.

2-day Intensive: Identity, Renewing the Mind, Time Management, Strengthening Yourself in the Lord. Attendance is included in fees, but not compulsory.

Dates:

2022 Applications are subject to Govt-covid restrictions. Please contact us before applying.

Summer School: At your own pace, access to material 10th January – 5th March 2022. (NB ‘At your own pace’ means times that suit you within the two month period.)

Optional 2-day Intensive:  5-6th February 2022 on-campus at Southport, Qld (NB. Dates TBC. The Intensive is included in fees for those who are able to participate in an on-campus class.)

 

Application process

 

2022 Applications are subject to Govt-covid restrictions. Please contact us before applying.

Apply Online for both on-campus and online study. Use the Google Form, via APPLY NOW button. You will be invoiced for the Application fee and contacted to arrange a personal interview (on-campus students) or Skype/Facetime interview (online students). Your pastoral references will be contacted, and then you will be notified regarding acceptance procedures and invoiced for Semester Fees. We endeavour to take no longer than 10 days to process applications. Acceptance procedures include signing Student Agreement (via STUDENT AGREEMENT button). Semester fees are payable prior to on-campus class commencement and online access commencement dates per semester. Note this is a two year course, withdrawal at any point must be in writing with one semester notice and may incur a withdrawal fee. Withdrawal from Summer School requires 2 weeks notice in writing. No refunds will be considered after semester has commenced. Dismissal due to breach of Student Agreement may also incur a withdrawal fee. 

Accredited Cert IV and Diplomas

Apply directly online, no fee. Prerequisite enrollment conditions may apply. Contact us for the Course code access.

Current courses offered:

* Cert IV Ministry
* Diploma of Leadership

* Diploma of Ministry 

Fees for Cert IV Award are $480 per unit per student, payable at commencement per unit enrolled. The Cert IV Award is 10 units, studied over your choice of 3 or 4 semesters. Total cost is $4,800

Fees for Diploma Awards are $1,100 per unit per student, payable at commencement per unit enrolled. The Diploma Award is 8 units, studied over your choice of 2, 3, or 4 semesters. Total cost is $8,800

Diplomas are Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance approved, with FEE-Help available to eligible applicants. Fees paid through FEE-Help for Diploma Awards are $1,325 per unit per student, invoiced directly to FEE-Help at commencement per unit enrolled. The Diploma Award is 8 units, studied over your choice of 2, 3, or 4 semesters. Total cost through FEE-Help is $11,000

Certificate and Diplomas are fully accredited and Nationally recognized. Diploma units studied are also eligible as credit transfers into the Bachelor degree level of further study.

# Fees quoted are correct at 5th March 2018, please expect approx 5% increase. Check upon enrolment.

Dates:

Cert IV 
4 Intakes:
March – end July
May – end Sept
July – end Nov
September – end  Jan (following year)

Diploma 
First Semester March – end June
Second Semester August – end Nov
Summer Semester (optional) Nov – end Feb (following year)

Cert IV in Ministry
The Cert IV in Ministry combines strong biblical foundation with ministry experience for the purpose of developing Christ ambassadors in a variety of contexts. Subjects cover leadership, problem-solving, communication, cross-cultural ministry, Christian worldview, pastoral care and biblical studies. 

Diploma of Leadership
The Diploma of Leadership provides knowledge in leadership from a Christian worldview. Graduates are able to apply a range of leadership skills in various contexts in today’s radically evolving ministry landscape. Subjects cover leadership, professional practice, biblical foundations, public speaking and professional development, over 6 core subjects and 2 electives. 

Diploma of Ministry
The Diploma of Ministry equips the next generation of Christian leaders for their unique calling in ministry. Graduates are able to apply a range of ministry skills in a variety of ministries, including church, faith-based organisations, social welfare, and not-for- profits across denominations. Subjects cover pastoral ministry, professional practice, Pentecostal worldview, ethics, preaching, and biblical foundations, over 6 core subjects and 2 electives.

Both Diplomas are designed to:  

Increase your knowledge of God and His Word
Develop skills for interpreting scripture
Communicate Christian principles to a variety of people
Refine your personal spiritual disciplines
Enhance your ability for effective community ministry

 

School structure

The GCSSM culture is focused on personal transformation in the presence of God, aiming for the supernatural to become natural. The atmosphere of the school is built around this culture with blended learning activities in small, informal class groups. The non-traditional teaching style is relaxed and the café-style venue is creatively comfortable. The Supernatural course is a ministry leadership course.

GCSSM and Creative Arts course delivery is facilitated by a combination of the Bethel BSSM online platform; Class online conferencing; and on-campus with Bethel alumni; local and international guest speakers; guest DaySpring Church staff and/or team members (DSSM); and specialist guest tutors who are presently ministering in their own calling with excellence. Face-to-face coaching is provided daily by your Creative Hearts facilitators, Andrew Smith and Wendy Manzo, focused on individualized learning outcomes tailored to your specific calling.

Accredited Certificate and Diploma course delivery is facilitated by Alphacrucis College via online learning platform, and mentoring provided by your Creative Hearts facilitators, equipping leaders for careers of influence. Named for ‘Alphacrucis’, the brightest star at the foot of the Southern Cross Constellation, it shares the GCSSM mission to equip Christian leaders to shine brightly and change the world.

Reaching deeper into the heart of God through worship is a high priority at GCSSM and your primary worship expression is woven into each day as a lifestyle. Each on-campus class begins with student-led worship, alongside shared testimonies and time to reflect and embrace your God-journey.

Meet the Creative Hearts Centre ministry team:

Andrew Smith – BSocSc, GradDipTrainDev

Pastoral Counsellor; Director of Studies – Gold Coast School of Supernatural Ministry

Andy brings to GCSSM curriculum a wealth of experience in education and leadership development. His work has included CEO Youth At Risk; Dept. Juvenile Justice VIC; and AIPC Assessor. Andy understands the creative personality, with 15+ years in professional music industry, and 7+ years training prophetic and worship artists. His passion is to see people set free, live knowing who they are in Christ, what they called to do, and most importantly, how to do it. He is currently completing Masters Social Welfare. 

Wendy Manzo  – BMin, DMin, DSSM

Prophetic Artist; Senior Pastoral Care and Creative Director – Creative Hearts Centre

Respected as a leader in Australian worship art, Wendy has 30+ years experience in ministry, with 9 years leading and mentoring visual artists for DaySpring Church, Sydney (2006-2014). Wendy is the founding executive of Prophetic Art Australia; author of ‘The Prophetic Artist’ series, ‘Fragile as Sea Foam’, ‘Art That Impacts’ and ’40 Days Hath November’. Wendy is a member of the Australian Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (Qld). Her passion is to release spiritually powerful people into our communities, with sensitivity to what the Spirit of God is saying for their neighbours. She is currently completing MA(CS) Master of Arts Christian Studies, and MAVA Master of Arts in Visual Art.

 

ACCREDITATION

 

As we are often asked about accreditation for the Bethel curriculum, it is worth repeating accreditation information for clarity.

At GCSSM we facilitate accreditation by also offering a Diploma in Ministry (Leadership) through Alphacrucis College, that may be studied concurrently with the Bethel curriculum. If a student wishes to pursue a formal career in ministry, the Diploma of Ministry is fully accredited, Austudy and Fee-Help approved, and also accepted as credit toward a Degree in Ministry and Theology.

As BSSM is not an accredited degree-granting educational organisation with the State of California, it is therefore also not is it recognised as meeting Australian national Diploma requirements.

The academic instruction at BSSM is unique because it is taught by experienced apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Primarily the teaching is through the fathers of the Bethel house, staff members and alumni. Students will learn how to read, understand, and “action” the Bible, how to practice His presence, to witness, heal the sick, prophesy, preach, pray, cast out demons and much more that enables them to enjoy a successful Christian life. The quality of the experience of the students’ connection with the Holy Spirit is often more valuable in a lifestyle of following Jesus than accreditation.

At GCSSM we provide a combination of classroom based instruction and oversee students’ computer online learning, via video access into the BSSM auditoriums. Upon graduation of the GCSSM course, students will earn a Certificate of Completion which serves as a validation to future ministry employers.

To be eligible for a Certificate of Completion, means students have completed the academic, attendance, financial requirements and spiritual tasks for the year with honour. Students must have completed all assignments satisfactorily, paid their tuition in full, been absent less than 20% of class time, and demonstrated consistent godly character. Only those who successfully complete the First Year program will be considered for the Second Year program.