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What is the Israel Academy of Ministry?

Israel Academy of Ministry
Welcome to the Israel Academy of Ministry. IAM is focused on training in practical leadership. This program is designed around one or two week intensive classes that can help existing leaders gain specific strengths in areas of improving their congregations, ministries and organizations. The program is also designed to train assistant leaders, future leaders, up and coming leaders and lay leaders to bridge the gap between theological/doctrinal training and the hands on application of leading various ministries through courses like:

  • Identifying/Training Leaders - Building Teams
  • Developing Small Groups
  • Congregational Government
  • Preparing Worship Services - Sound, Video and Stage Presence
  • Using Technology & Media in Ministry
  • Fundraising and Friendraising
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Congregational Finances
  • Establishing Humanitarian Aid Ministries
  • and many more

IAM provides this practical training in three ways:

  1. Hosting classes at our main campus
  2. Bringing certain classes to your organization when possible
  3. Serving as an ongoing consultant to past students of the academy in their area of ministry

Previous Courses

Look Behind the Curtain: What Leadership and Ministry Really Looks Like September 2017

Are you called to be a leader in ministry and wonder what leading a ministry actually looks like? Or are you a young leader already serving in a ministry and you are looking for some good advice for increased leadership skills? What are the pitfalls? What are the challenges? What should I know before I accept this position? Well experienced pastors and ministry leaders will answer these and many more questions as they will share from their experiences, their struggles and challenges in ministry life, giving helpful tools for those entering a leadership position. 


Effectively Ministering in the Arab and Muslim Communities February 2017

Islam is the second largest religion in the world and it is growing the fastest of all the other major religions in the world. Jerusalem, being the third holiest city in Islam, plays a key role in this religion. Also, every fifth person in Israel is a Muslim. This four-day course helps believers in Yeshua to understand the background and the key features of the Muslim faith better, and enlightens believers in ways to minister to Arabs and Muslims effectively.


Mixing with Confidence October 2016

No matter what size, every congregation needs a sound person, but it’s hard to find someone who knows what to do! Are you one of the people who were quickly thrown behind the soundboard and shown where to turn the volume up and down?  Before you know it, you’re the “sound guy”, but you’re still a little lost! If this is you and you are interested in furthering your abilities on the soundboard, then mark your calendar! The Israel Academy of Ministry is offering our next three night course on “Mixing with Confidence” and you won’t want to miss it!


The Ministry of Conflict Resolution June 2016

Every organization will eventually run into the challenge of 'how to deal with conflicts and bring resolution to conflict and restore relationships.’ The purpose of this course is to help equip and teach leaders, but also staff, on how to deal with conflicts, how to solve a conflict, how to establish a healthy relationship of respect and cooperation after a conflict, and how to turn a negative conflict into a positive gain for all parties.



Using Technology and Media in Ministry January 2016

Technology and media is developing quickly and we want to learn how do use different technological tools for our purposes. This course will teach you about the most useful media tools available to any congregation, as well as the most recent social media applications.


Identifying and Training Leaders - Building Effective Teams October 2015

This intensive teaches students how to find the potential leaders in their community, train and disciple them and put them into the position of leadership that best fits their gifts. By identifying leaders early, we can equip them to fill needed roles in the community. The course is taught by Pastor Chad Holland and Pastor Mundo Meneses, from Life Church in Memphis, TN.