The Student Life Department seeks to enhance the entire school experience, as well as carry out our core value of community, by focusing on the students’ social life outside of the classroom. Sponsored activities and trips help students build healthy, lasting relationships with fellow students, staff, and faculty. The department also provides oversight, pastoral care, and counseling to assist and strengthen our students.
This generation is in desperate need of spiritual fathers and mothers who are willing to pour out their hearts and lives on a deep, transparent and intimate level. As Paul stated in 1 Cor. 4:14-16, “I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Therefore I urge you, imitate me.”
Mentoring groups are a vital part of a student’s life at FIRE School of Minis-try. These provide a time of small group interaction between students and a mentor. Mentoring groups give students a unique time to share personal questions and concerns, to seek wisdom, insight, to pray together and to develop deeper relationships with each other. The pastoral needs, oversight and care of each student will be facilitated in these settings.
First year students are assigned to a FIRE Group for personal mentoring, pastoral care, fellowship and community building. These groups are led by a husband and wife leadership team.
Second and third year students choose the focus group of their choice; these groups are more focused and deliberate in training for their specific calling. Students will meet each week for a time of small group interaction with their Focus Group leaders and other students in the same ministry pursuit.
The vision of FIRE’s prayer ministry is to help facilitate a “culture of devotion,” modeled after the church in Antioch in Acts 11 and 13. It was “while they were ministering to the Lord and fasting” that the Holy Spirit spoke. We are passionate about prayer because we’re passionate about the Lord. He is the object of our devotion, and our love for Him and need for His divine assistance and guidance is the fuel of our prayers.
Our goal is to instill a vision deeply into the hearts of our whole student body to make prayer their supreme priority until it is a lifestyle. Our reason for this, primarily, is because it is our scriptural mandate from Jesus Himself: “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Mark 11:17; Isa 56:7; see also John 2:13-17). But fervent prayer is also FIRE’s distinct revival heritage. It’s part of our identity, and we know that God does not move outside of its sphere of influence.
To help accomplish this, we begin each school day at 7:00 AM with a time of corporate prayer. There are also additional times set aside for prayer throughout the semester, as well as student- initiated prayer times that occur regularly.