Cultivating a community of burning hearts
to grow in passion for Jesus through encountering
His presence and proclaiming His glory.
Who We Are
The Torch is a Christ-centered training center and school of ministry that proclaims the glory of God and equips his people to grow in passion for Jesus and servant leadership. Our schedule and methods are divergent from most schools of ministry. The Torch is designed with the working adult in mind. The majority of the classes, outreaches, and service projects take place in the evenings and weekends without the intense schedule requirements of a typical college or full-time ministry school. All of these activities are scheduled in such a way that a working adult with family responsibilities can attend the school without quitting their career or neglecting their family. The tuition and fees are economical and reasonable. Students should not need to take on loads of debt in order to participate.
Our teachers and leaders are all experienced, proven believers with ministry experience and theological training. They are dedicated to using their knowledge and gifts to glorify Jesus, build the Church, and invest in the students participating in the school of ministry. Our hope is to provide a rich atmosphere to grow in the love of God and His Word. We aim to empower students to discover their purpose and giftings while gaining confidence in leadership and ministry training.
Our Focus and Vision
Our focus is primarily on students growing in the knowledge of who God is and connecting to Him as the focus of their lives. From a place of intimately knowing God we believe that fervent prayer, humble service, zealous evangelism, excellent leadership, and a focused life are the natural result. Our secondary focus is on students understanding their identity in Christ and who He created them to be and how He uniquely designed them for a place in His church.
Our vision is to see a community of people who are trained as the first disciples were trained by the chief shepherd, Jesus Christ. Students connecting directly to Jesus through worship, prayer, and obedience is of utmost importance. We believe that someone connected to Him in intimacy and love can do more for their Christian walk than any program, method, or knowledge that can be given them by instructors. Jesus lived life with his disciples and trained them in a variety of different ways that is often neglected in ministry schools today. The Torch is set up for each student to have a broad experience in walking as those first disciples did in a variety of training methods while encountering the same Messiah that led the first disciples.
Students committed to the process will be confident in God and how he uniquely designed them. They will learn how to pray, witness to the lost, heal the sick, rightly divide the Word of truth, receive gifts from the Holy Spirit, form life-long alliances with fellow students, and have a heart full of affection for Jesus.
Our Core Values
Passion for Jesus
Living Relationally in God’s Family
Affirmation of God-Given Gifts
Prayer and Worship
Prayer is the primary means of grace this side of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and worship is the proper response to encountering God. We want to see each student develop a fervent prayer life and be extravagant in their worship to Jesus. There will be focused times of prayer, fasting, and worship in order to have a flourishing life of communion with God.