Building on the foundations taught in first year, the second year of School of Supernatural Life will be instantly familiar to new students, but with plenty of new content, designed to take students further into their understanding of the Bible, the Lord and their identity as leaders.
Core value month
In the first four weeks of the school, all students in year 1 and year 2 learn (or in the case of year 2, re-learn) the core values of our school. Based on feedback from our small group leaders and alumni who have heard this foundational teaching a second time, they are stunned to find that God reveals new teaching, brings great healing and sharpens existing gifts. Without fail, students who are hearing core value month for a second time ask, "Did you add more this year?" only to be shocked when they hear that it's the same material they heard 12 months earlier.
A major addition to first year are the Monday afternoon Bible studies that happen each week in year 2. Throughout the year students will be taught how to read, understand and apply the Bible by learning a systematic approach to interpreting scripture. In addition to this foundation, students will study several books of the Bible, verse by verse as well as learning overviews of both the Old and New Testaments. Students will grow in their confidence in understanding the word of God and will learn the basics of Bible study including the use of commentaries, Bible dictionaries and resources. While not essential, students will find it helpful to have their own laptop or iPad for Bible Study use. All second year students are given their own copy of Bible software and are taught how to use it.
A major feature of SOSL is that all students are placed in a small group with their own leader to guide them through the school and this is no different in second year. On Tuesday afternoon, students meet in their small group to share, process and pray together. These small group times are key to the transformation and growth of our students.
Another aspect of year 2 is Connect Groups. Once a month on Tuesday afternoons, in lieu of small groups, students will be split into larger groups and meet with SOSL staff members. The purpose of this time is for students to be able to have face time with the staff members, to ask questions, to connect and to have fun.
Second year students are given the same opportunities as first year students to serve other churches and ministries around the world by participating in an optional outreach toward the end of the year.
Hearing the voice of God
Healing the heart and deliverance
The Father Heart of God
Introduction to the Bible
Becoming spiritual parents
Women in ministry
Reaching the lost
Loving & leading well
Advanced dream interpretation
Advanced prophetic training
Biblical exegesis and hermeneutics
In addition to the teaching topics above, second year students can pick elective topics to study, allowing them to tailor their learning in areas that they feel led to. Teaching electives that have been offered in the past include:
Dealing with disappointment
Exploring creativity with God
Developing organization skills
How to prepare sermons
Mission and Israel
A Typical week at the school
Students meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9AM-5PM. Each day starts with worship and then teaching takes place over three sessions throughout the day. On Tuesday afternoons students meet together in small groups with a staff small group leader to process the week's teaching and share and pray together. Each week is devoted to a topic so there is plenty of time to learn, practice, ask questions and receive revelation.
Students are given weekly journal assignments to help them apply the teaching they've received and go deeper in their relationship with Jesus. These assignments are key to the growth and transformation of the students.