Course Outline

This document includes an outline for eight WOWU courses. Please write to the I Am A Watchman ministry team (HERE) if you have any questions.

COURSE #1: What it Means to be a Watchman for the Lord

Week 1: The Watchman’s Identity

Daily Assignments: 

    1. Introduction: What is a Watchman?
    2. How to become a watchman for the Lord?
    3. The Watchman sees and protects
    4. A Watchman witnesses
    5. The importance of community (the role of other Watchmen in your life)

 

Week 2: God Calls the Watchman

Daily Assignments: 

    1. Assessing your calling (spiritual gifts, experiences, passions, etc.)
    2. When others (family, friends, church) don’t understand your calling
    3. The sacrifices and rewards of the calling
    4. Case study: A profile of Nehemiah’s ministry
    5. Reflection: After reviewing the week’s material, participants will write a paragraph or two to respond to what they believe God is saying to them.

 

Week 3: You Can Become a Watchman 

Daily Assignments: 

    1. You can be a Watchman
    2. Overcoming self-esteem issues – Your identity in Christ
    3. Dealing with pride
    4. Release baggage (forget past mistakes, forgive yourself and others)
    5. Case study: Examining the journey to becoming a Watchman

 

Week 4: The Watchman’s Message

Daily Assignments: 

    1. Introduction
    2. Delivering your message with love while confronting error
    3. Sharing your faith
    4. Dealing with Bible Prophecy
    5. God’s Word as your source of authority

 

COURSE #2: The Bible

Week 1: God wrote the Bible

Daily Assignments:

    1. How the Bible came to be
    2. Structure of the Bible
    3. What Jesus said about the Word/What the Bible says about itself
    4. The inspired nature of the Bible
    5. The uniqueness of the Bible

 

Week 2:  Reasons to believe the Bible is true (Apologetics)

Daily Assignments:

    1. Why some question the integrity of the Bible
    2. Manuscript attestation (the copying/transcription process)
    3. Archeological evidence
    4. Historical evidence
    5. Prophetic fulfillment

 

Week 3: God Gave the Bible a Powerful Message (the Bible’s purpose)

Daily Assignments:

    1. It’s all about God
    2. What happened in Eden (entrance of sin; creation, fall, redemption)
    3. God’s plan to send a Messiah
    4. Salvation and the Law
    5. Salvation and the Messiah (the death, burial, and resurrection)

 

Week 4:God wants people to understand the message

Daily Assignments:

    1. Best practices for personal study
    2. The importance of studying with others
    3. Principles of Bible interpretation (Pt. 1)
    4. Principles of Bible interpretation (Pt. 2)
    5. A profile of Bible study resources (including web sites)

 

Week 5:  God Wants People to Communicate the Message

Daily Assignments:

    1. The biblical mandate to teach (based on the Great Commission)
    2. The message starts at home (teaching your family)
    3. Jesus, the Teacher (His methodology)
    4. How to prepare a Bible study lesson or preach a message
    5. PROJECT: Prepare a message, deliver it, and celebrate with us how it went

 

COURSE #3: Who is Jesus

Week 1: Jesus is God

 Daily Assignments:

    1. The concept of the Trinity
    2. The Bible’s affirmation of Jesus’ divine nature
    3. The divine attributes of Jesus
    4. The “I AM” statements of Jesus
    5. Jesus’ miracles (how miracles attest to Jesus’ divinity)

 

Week 2: Jesus is Human

Daily Assignments:

    1. The virgin birth (why this is important)
    2. Philippians 2: Jesus’ intentional self-limitation
    3. What we can learn from how Jesus interacted with to others
    4. What God coming to earth signifies
    5. Facing false teachings (Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witness, Islam)

 

Week 3: Jesus is Savior (Jesus’ saving work)

Daily Assignments:

    1. The holiness of Jesus (His sinless life)
    2. Jesus’ horrifying crucifixion (the mockery of His trials, His suffering, miraculous events at cross, and fulfillment of prophecy)
    3. The connection between Jesus’ humanity and His atonement (which makes possible our redemption)
    4. The importance of the resurrection
    5. The evidence for the resurrection

 

Week 4: Jesus is King (present role in Heaven; future role on earth)

Daily Assignments:

    1. Jesus’ ascension and the establishment of the Church
    2. What Jesus is doing now (interceding [advocate], preparing a place for believers [John 14])
    3. Jesus at the Father’s right hand (His authority)
    4. John’s revelation of Jesus (description of Jesus in chapter 1, actions and worship of Jesus in chapters 4-5)
    5. Jesus’ rule during the Millennium and eternity

 

Week 5: Jesus is Teacher / Rabbi / Shepherd – Following Jesus today

Daily Assignments:

    1. Jesus gathered twelve men
    2. Jesus discipled twelve and taught many
    3. What Jesus does as the “Good Shepherd”
    4. Biography of a disciple
    5. Are you willing to pay the price to be a disciple?

 

COURSE #4: Understanding Bible Prophecy

Week 1: How Bible prophecy is unique

 Daily Assignments:

    1. What is Bible Prophecy?
    2. What makes Bible Prophecy different from other predictors? (Part 1)
    3. What makes Bible Prophecy different from other predictors? (Part 2)
    4. The accuracy of Bible Prophecy and a warning to false prophets
    5. The gift of prophecy in the church today (A look at Joel 2, and information on How to discern if a vision or dream is from God).

 

Week 2: Prophecy is vital 

Daily Assignments:

    1. Prophecy attests to the accuracy, trustworthiness and supernatural nature of the Bible
    2. Verifying that a prophet was from God (the requirements placed on prophets)
    3. Prophecy warns of future consequences to present tendencies
    4. Case study: Jeremiah
    5. Prophecy encourages people to trust God when they face difficult days

 

Week 3: Prophecy points individuals to Jesus

Daily Assignments:

    1. Awaiting the Messiah (the prophetic trail from Gen. 3:15 to the virgin birth)
    2. Attacking the Messiah (the enemy’s attempts to prevent Jesus’ arrival)
    3. The suffering servant (Isaiah 53)
    4. Why did the Magi follow the star?
    5. Prophecies Jesus fulfilled the week leading to the cross

 

Week 4: Prophecy Prepares Us for the Future (near future)

Daily Assignments:

    1. What is the Rapture and when will it happen? (three schools of thought)
    2. Defending a pre-Tribulation Rapture
    3. What does it mean to be ready?
    4. Standing before Jesus (the Bema Seat)
    5. An overview of the book of Revelation

 

COURSE #5: The Specifics of Prophecy

Week 1: Prophecy and the Near Future (Tribulation)

Daily Assignments:

    1. Daniel’s 70 weeks
    2. The purpose of the Tribulation
    3. A profile of the judgments in the book of Revelation
    4. Key people and places in the book of Revelation
    5. Gog and Magog and the final battles (Ezek. 38-39)

 

Week 2: Prophecy and the Distant Future (the Millennial Reign and eternity)

Daily Assignments:

    1. Jesus’ return to earth
    2. Life during the Millennium
    3. Why does humanity rebel?
    4. Our new home (New Heavens and New Earth)
    5. Forever (what will we do?)

 

Week 3: Today’s Technology and Tomorrow’s Abuse

 Daily Assignments:

    1. This section of the course is in development

 

Week 4: Prophecy Pitfalls to Avoid 

Daily Assignments:

    1. Replacement theology
    2. Overreaction to events on earth and in the skies
    3. Setting dates
    4. Arguing about “disputable matters”
    5. Being adamant without solid Scriptural support

 

COURSE #6: Community

Week 1: Involvement in a local church

Daily Assignments

    1. Finding a healthy church
    2. Submitting to your pastor’s leadership
    3. Serving alongside others (who are not like you)
    4. Countering the idea that regularly gathering is not necessary for someone in ministry
    5. What to do when your church does not regularly deal with prophecy or when your church does not support your role

 

Week 2: Networking with other Watchmen

Daily Assignments

    1. Finding those who share your passion and calling
    2. Praying for and with other Watchmen
    3. Partnering with other Watchmen and their ministries (financially among other ways)
    4. An overview of other Watchmen ministries
    5. Developing your trusted influencers list

 

Week 3: Maintaining relationships

Daily Assignments

    1. The wall in front of my house (protect your family)
    2. The value of friendships (don’t limit your friendships to those who share your calling or your faith)
    3. “If a man will not work…” (instead of viewing your vocation as a hindrance to your calling, make it an avenue for your ministry)
    4. The tension between enjoying earth’s pleasures and treasuring Heaven’s prize
    5. When is it time to leave? (discerning God’s leading)

 

Week 4: Knowing who to avoid (recognizing false teachers/teaching; discernment in attachments)

Daily Assignments

    1. CAUTION: Avoid close attachment with those who might expose you to temptation
    2. CAUTION: Avoid those who are extreme
    3. CAUTION: Avoid those who teach false doctrine
    4. CAUTION: Avoid those who possess little humility
    5. CAUTION: Avoid those who only want to argue (1 Tim. 6:20; 2 Tim. 2:16; Titus 3:2)

 

COURSE #7: Ministry

Week 1: Serve God where you are 

Daily Assignments:

    1. Contentment (Phil. 4:11; while you wait for God’s timing, maintain a positive perspective on your current assignment)
    2. Growth (let God change your character and grow your skills through your current situation)
    3. Vision (look for ways to minister in your current situation)
    4. Case study on Joseph
    5. Elevation  (faithfulness in the small things leads to bigger assignments)

 

Week 2: Making your ministry effective   

Daily Assignments:

    1. Determine who you want to reach (focus)
    2. Determine how to best reach them  (methodology)
    3. Determine why you want to reach them (motivation)
    4. Case study of an effective ministry
    5. What does success look like to you? (How do you personally measure if your ministry is being effective?)

 

Week 3: Take time to pray

Daily Assignments:

    1. Prayer was a vital part of Jesus’ life (important for Him; doubly important for us)
    2. Maintaining an ongoing prayer life
    3. Faith in God manifested through prayer
    4. Case study – George Mueller
    5. Hindrances to prayer

 

Week 3: Thriving (not surviving) to the Finish [part 1]

Daily Assignments:

    1. The need for rest
    2. Facing your foes with grace (dealing with persecution in its many forms)
    3. Stay in the Word
    4. Falling away (It can happen to you; 1 Cor. 10:12-13)
    5. Contemporary Case Study

 

Week 4: Thriving (not surviving) to the Finish [part 2]

Daily Assignments:

    1. Put on your armor
    2. Relying on the Spirit
    3. Know your weaknesses, and build barriers against temptation
    4. Case study
    5. Keep the finish-line in view (Heb. 12:1)

 

COURSE #8: Multiplying Your Ministry

Week 1: Duplicating Yourself as an Individual 

Daily Assignments:

    1. Not doing it is not an option
    2. Developing a testimony
    3. Methods of evangelism
    4. Discipling those who come to faith
    5. Overcoming fear

 

Week 2: Duplicating Yourself as a Ministry  

Daily Assignments:

    1. This part of the course is in development

 

Week 3: How to start an online ministry 

Daily Assignments:

    1. This part of the course is in development

 

Week 4: Thoughts on ministry in the post-Rapture world 

Daily Assignments:

    1. What will the post-Rapture world look like?
    2. What will the needs be?
    3. Addressing the practical needs of individuals in the post-Rapture world
    4. Addressing the spiritual needs in the post-Rapture world
    5. The post-Rapture world revival