SEMINARY & BIBLE ACADEMY

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Research Theology and Teaching Ministry

Seminary

“Footsteps Of Jesus & Bible Academy”

We Respect All Differences By Using Reason

God calls his people to reach others with the Good News. Help spread the good news through many opportunities that will use your gifts and abilities for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.

Faith

Please Help Us Promoting The Seminary For Vocations

Every Christian is a Vocation Promoter

Parents, family and friends have a crucial role to play in fostering vocations to the ministry. You serve as Christian by your examples, prayers and sacrifices, teach the faith and serve as a witness of fidelity in Christ.
How:

  1. Pray for the clergy.

  2. Teach our youth to pray, they need to hear God calling them into the discipleship of the Church.

  3. Preach the Vocations

For those who are considering a vocation:

  • Practice the faith.

  • Meditate.

  • Be a good disciple.

  • Ask God.

Eric Michel Ministries Int’l, Inter-Denominational Christian School “Footsteps Of Jesus Seminary & Bible Academy”, founded by the Most Rev. Eric M. Gagnon, Archbishop (Independent United Methodist) in 2015.

You can earn an Associate, Bachelor, Master, M.Div., D.Min., Th.D. or Ph.D. degree. All of your courses are to be completed at home.

The first step is to fill out this simple form http://ericmichelministries.org/OnlineEnrolment.html

We consider as Tenets of Faith

  1. The Bible itself is the only infallible rule of faith and practice

  2. We believe that the Holy Scriptures consist of two parts, namely, the Old and the New Testament, which are canonical, against which nothing can be alleged

  3. All these books are holy and canonical, for the regulation, foundation, and confirmation of our faith.

Quinque viae:

The Quinque viæ (Latin, usually translated as “Five Ways” or “Five Proofs”) are five logical arguments regarding the existence of God summarized by the 13th-century Catholic philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas in his book Summa Theologica. They are:

  1. the unmoved mover; The argument of the unmoved mover, or ex motu, argues that God must be the first cause of motion in the universe. It is, therefore, a form of the cosmological argument. It employs Aristotle’s dichotomy of potentiality and actuality, and thus the type of motion offered here is not physical motion, but rather an abstraction of change in general. It goes thus:

  • Some things are in motion.

  • A thing cannot, in the same respect and in the same way, move by itself: it requires a mover.

  • An infinite regress of movers is impossible.

  • Therefore, there is an unmoved mover from whom all motion proceeds.

  • This mover, everyone calls God.

  1. the first cause; The argument of the first cause (ex-causa), tries, unlike the argument of the Unmoved Mover, to prove that God must have been the cause or the creator of the universe. It is, therefore, another form of the cosmological argument. It goes thus:

  • Some things are caused.

  • Everything that is caused is caused by something else.

  • An infinite regress of efficient (simultaneous) causation is impossible.

  • Therefore, there must be an uncaused cause of all that is caused.

  • This cause, everyone calls God.

  1. the argument from contingency; Another face of the cosmological argument, the argument from contingency (ex contingentia):

  • Many things in the universe may either exist or not exist and are all finite. Such things are called contingent beings.

  • It is impossible for everything in the universe to be contingent, for then there would be a time when nothing existed, and so nothing would exist now since there would be nothing to bring anything into existence, which is clearly false.

  • Therefore, there must be a necessary being whose existence is not contingent on any other being or beings.

  • We call this being God.

  1. the argument from degree; The argument from degree or gradation (ex gradu). It is heavily based upon the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. It goes thus:

  • Varying perfections of varying degrees may be found throughout the universe.

  • These degrees assume the existence of an ultimate standard of perfection.

  • Therefore, perfection must have a pinnacle.

  • This pinnacle is what we call God.

  1. the teleological argument (“argument from design”) The teleological argument or argument from “design” (ex-fine), which claims that many things in the Universe possess final causes that must be directed by God:

  • All natural bodies in the world act towards ends.

  • These objects are in themselves unintelligent.

  • Acting towards an end is a characteristic of intelligence.

  • Therefore, there exists an intelligent being that guides all natural bodies towards their ends.

  • We call this being God.

  • Alternative interpretation: The teleological argument or argument of “design” (ex-fine), which claims that everything in the Universe follows laws, which must have been created by God :

  • All natural bodies follow laws of conduct.

  • These objects are themselves unintelligent.

  • Laws of conduct are characteristic of intelligence.

  • Therefore, there exists an intelligent being that created the laws for all natural bodies.

  • We call this being God.

Thomas Aquinas 5 proofs of God’s existence

  1. The Proof from Motion. We observe motion all around us. Whatever is in motion now was at rest until moved by something else, and that by something else, and so on. But if there were an infinite series of movers, all waiting to be moved by something else, then actual motion could never have got started, and there would be no motion now. But there is motion now. So there must be a First Mover which is itself unmoved. This First Mover we call God.

  2. The Proof from Efficient Cause. Everything in the world has its efficient cause, its maker, and that maker has its maker, and so on. The coffee table was made by the carpenter, the carpenter by his or her parents, and on and on. But if there were just an infinite series of such makers, the series could never have got started, and therefore be nothing now. But there is something everything there is! So there must have been a First Maker, that was not itself made, and that First Maker we call God.

  3. The Proof from Necessary vs. Possible Being. Possible, or contingent, beings are those, such as cars and trees and you and I, whose existence is not necessary. For all such beings there is a time before they come to be when they are not yet, and a time after they cease to be when they are no more. If everything were merely possible, there would have been a time, long ago, when nothing had yet come to be. Nothing comes from nothing, so in that case, there would be nothing now! But there is something now-the world and everything in it so there must be at least one necessary being. This Necessary Being we call God.

  4. The Proof from Degrees of Perfection. We all evaluate things and people in terms of their being more or less perfectly true, good, noble and so on. We have certain standards of how things and people should be. But we would have no such standards unless there were some being that is perfect in every way, something that is the truest, noblest, and best. That Most Perfect Being we call God.

  5. The Proof from Design. As we look at the world around us, and ourselves, we see ample evidence of design–the bird’s wing, designed for the purpose of flight; the human ear, designed for the purpose of hearing; the natural environment, designed to support life; and on and on. If there is design, there must be a designer. That Designer we call God

Welcome to Footsteps Of Jesus Seminary & Bible Academy

Our Mission

At the RTTM Seminary and Bible Academy, we strive to prepared Christ servant, who embrace Christ’s call and transform the world through the study and application of God’s Word

Our Vision

We strive to develop each student to the fullest potential through challenging coursework, with a select group of Christian teachers.

Students who attend RTTM will be encouraged to become a successful Christ-centered apostle

FOJBA exists to train men and women who aspire to be a minister, as well as to provide further training for men and women who are already engaged in ministry. We also provide further instruction for laypeople who desire to enhance their understanding of Scripture.

Pursuing a theological education while holding a job and caring for a family can be challenging. In order to accommodate students who are managing various responsibilities, FOJSBA courses are offered in an online format.

FOJSBA is committed to maintaining high academic standards. Therefore, no student will be considered to have completed a program successfully who do not achieve a cumulative grade point Superior or higher. The grading scale shall be as follows:

EMMI Grading System For All Classes

  • A+ = 96 to 100% Honour
  • A- = 81 to 95% Excellent
  • B = 71 to 80% Superior If you have this mark at 1st try B+ / if it is your 2nd try you will get B-
  • C = 61 to 70% Average you will need to redo the exam to receive a B- if your mark is 71+, if not redo the program
  • D = 51 to 60% Inferior you are required to redo the complete program
  • E = 0 to 50 % Failure this is not your vocation

FOJSBA‘s online campus.

Since the primary purpose of FOJSBA is to train men and women for EMMI and to provide a flexible theological program that does not require the student to leave his job in order to complete studies.

FOJSBA is committed to maintain high academic standards and to provide the student with a quality theological education equal to or higher than that offered by accredited institutions.

FOJSBA is a sub-ministry of Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry of Eric Michel Ministries Int’l that focuses on theological education in and outside Canada. Through FOJSBA, we seek to provide biblical training for ministers and aspirants who have neither the time nor the money to pursue an extended, formal theological education.

We, at Footsteps Of Jesus, offers programs which are highly flexible and are geared to empowering students in their future ministry.

  • Our courses are available to everyone who meets our requirements.

  • All courses require comprehensive study and self-discipline.

  • We are an online institution offering distance learning to Christian students around the world.

  • Our courses are relevant to the 21st Century and are an effective aid to the spiritual development of all believers.

  • Our mission is to raise Spirit-anointed leaders. Our programs have the highest curriculum standards within the framework of Spirit-anointed Biblical authority.

  • We prepare Christian leaders for Christian service.

  • All degrees at FOJSBA are earned degrees. This is achieved by mandatory coursework that must be completed.

Distance learning offers students flexibility and helps them manage their time. The student uses our virtual course tool to access class notes, communicate with the professor or other students, and contribute to discussions set up by the professor in one of our sites (class, Forum or others. A student can learn according to their own schedule. The student can also learn by watching a video, this approach complements the virtual campus.

Our aim is to help our students in the following ways:

  1. Developing a strong relationship with God

  2. Provide an in-depth understanding of the Bible

  3. Prepare them for ministry, leadership.

  4. Provide a clear understanding of the Bible.

  5. We use the best training methods

Our courses meet the requirements established by many private, independent, and professional associations. Credits earned at FOJSBA can be transferred to another institution at their discretion.

All degrees at FOJSBA are earned degrees. This is achieved by mandatory coursework that must be completed. We recognize life experience which may have been gained through years of work which is ministry related. Many people have served in ministry positions and have gained a lot of knowledge and experience in their fields, but do not have any formal certificate, diploma, or degree. Life experience credits can give some of the recognition needed for servicing at Eric Michel Ministries International in work at the fellowship or the Chaplaincy. No diplomas or degrees can be awarded based upon life experience.

Our Program:


Pastoral Leadership, Christian Counseling, Biblical Studies, Ministry, Christian Education, Evangelism.
Courses Offering:

  • Certificate in Ministry
  • Diploma in Ministry
  • Bachelor Degree in Ministry Honors
  • Bachelor & Master in Theology
  • Bachelor & Master Doctor in Ministry
  • Bachelor & Master in Prophetic Ministry
  • Bachelor & Master in Apostolic Ministry
  • Bachelor & Master in Christian Counseling
  • Bachelor & Master in Christian Education
  • Bachelor & Bachelor & Master in Christian Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor & Master in Christian Leadership
  • Master & Doctor in Christian Business Administration
  • Doctor in Philosophy
  • Doctor of Divinity
  • EMMI INTERNAL PROGRAM FOR LAY MINISTERS & DEACON
    The Sacraments, The Canon Law, Philosophy.

Studying With Rev Marie Y Arnold B. Msc.

Haverstime Biblical Academy

The Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry

Footsteps of Jesus Seminary and Bible Academy”

Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry of 

Eric Michel Ministries International founded in 2015 our Seminary” Footsteps of Jesus” is for our future ministers in the Christian Faith specializing in fully accredited graduate programs in Theology. It is an online studies programs or small classes programs, it attracts students from around the world who want to be serving as a minister in our EMMI family of Chaplains or New Hope Ministry and Missions. If you have a desire to learn about the traditions we invite you to join us.
We offer courses of education leading to ordination as a Christian Minister.

We are a legally established religious organization with the right to ordain ministers and thus qualify them as ordained ministers: to officiate at weddings, baptisms, funerals, Holy Communion, and Worship Ceremonies. Men and women who complete the course and meet all the requirements, upon their request, will be ordained in the context of worship with hand imposition in front of witnesses.

Accreditation

Degrees or other qualifications from unaccredited institutions may not be accepted by civil service or other employers. Some unaccredited institutions have formal legal authorization to enroll students or issue degrees, but in some jurisdictions, legal authorization to operate is not the same as educational accreditation.


Footsteps of Jesus Seminary is a distance learning, an accredited theological school operated by Eric Michel Ministries International. Students are prepared for ministerial positions and other related careers in Christian Theology.
EMMI which operates the Seminary FOJBA is a non-profit organization.

All our courses are

Implementing Team Impact Christian University Curriculum”

and accredited by Theological Accreditation International (TAI) or by the World-Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions. Both are non-governmental accreditation, extended exclusively to private, Christian institutions upon inspection and approval of their programs, operations, and integrity. WWAC is a worldwide accreditation that honours the separation of church and state and extends beyond national boundaries. Its standards and expectations measure compliance with Scriptural principles as applied to education. In some country accreditation of universities and seminaries is a voluntary process with accreditation granted by private, non-governmental agencies. Governmental agencies do not provide theological or ministry accreditation.

Government-recognized accreditation is not necessary for the religious vocations in which we are equipping our students and people working in ministry positions do not need a government-accredited degree. We prepare our students for work in our ministries as a minister or lay services at Eric Michel Ministries International. We will seek to provide a sound theological standing from which our students fulfill their divine calling. Our courses meet the requirements established by many private, independent, and professional associations. Various regionally or nationally accredited Christian Universities, colleges and seminaries may accept credits and degrees from Footsteps of Jesus Seminary.

 

Our programs are created for ordination course that can suit the needs of anyone who wishes to study Christianity and prepare for a variety of professional ministries. It provides extensive knowledge in the areas of Christianity theology and history, as well as some training in ministerial ethics, pastoral care and discipleship. Serving as a professional chaplain will require additional courses in Clinical Pastoral Education.

Our Headquarter is located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and to this effect:

ONTARIO CANADA MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE ACT

July 22, 2008, © Queen’s Printer for Ontario, 2015

The Superintendent of Private Career Colleges, under the authority of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 registers institutions that provide instruction in the skills and knowledge required in order to get a job in a particular vocation. Before these programs can be delivered, an institution must be registered with, and its programs approved by, the Superintendent.

Exemption

Under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 means that an institution is not required to be registered with the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges and/or a program offered by an institution does not require approval before being offered to the public. Institutions that are exempt from registration under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 are permitted to deliver the programs, but students at such institutions should be aware that they are not entitled to rights under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

New under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, Fact Sheet #1

Religious Vocational Training

Programs which provide training for work in a religious vocation do not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 e.g., programs which provide the skills and knowledge to practice as a pastor do not require approval. This exemption applies whether or not the program is being provided by a religious organization.

© Queen’s Printer for Ontario, 2015

R.T.T.M. Bible Academy

The Bible Academy started in 1987 under our old name S.U.N.S. who became our Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry of Eric Michel Ministry International. All courses are in Church Bible Study Group Style. the groups are under the responsibility of Rev. Marie Y Arnold who is a graduate Bachelor in Metaphysics from Sedona University and an ex Sunday School Teacher of Jeddore United Baptist Church, N.S. for over 25 years.

The Bible Academy studies various books in the Bible during the year.

Other Classes:

E.M.M.I., a non-profit distance learning facility, offering courses for our members at a low price, from the Internet delivered via email. Study at your own pace while you work, stay at home, or travel and make your own schedule.

  • METAPHYSIC
  1. Define metaphysics.
  2. Classical metaphysics
  3. Cosmology and cosmogony
  4. Determinism and free will
  5. The philosophical notions of mind and matter, objects and their properties, religion and spirituality, and space and time.
  6. Philosophical notions of identity and change
  7. The religious, philosophical, and science perspective of God Experience…
  8. Well-being
  9. Higher Knowledge
  10. Inner Peace
  11. Fulfillment

The requirement for these classes in Metaphysics is to be members of the EMMI Fellowship without any dues, or it is 20.00$ per topic.

  • BIBLE

Be part of our bible studies, not only the articles of faith but it’s origin, who wrote it and why…

The Bible from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, “the books” is a collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity. There is no single “Bible” and many Bibles with varying contents exist. Various religious traditions have produced different recensions with different selections of texts. These do largely overlap, however, creating an important common core.

With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, the Bible is widely considered to be the best selling book of all time, has estimated annual sales of 100 million copies, and has been a major influence on literature and history, especially in the West where it was the first mass-printed book. The Gutenberg Bible was the first Bible printed using movable type.

  1. View from other religions, scientists, or even atheist point of view…
  2. Not limited to the book itself, but all the historic, archeology and people surrounding the Bible

We encourage you to have an open mind and be part of the discussion in our Yahoo Group with your group host the Rev Eric Michel ThD DDiv DPhil (Honors)

  • The Golden Rule
  • Our First New Computer Base Teaching “Christianity The Faith At Large”
  1. The CBT provided by Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry (RTT) aim the student at the understanding of the teachings and perhaps the hope of feeling closer to God. The life and teachings of Jesus The Nazarene represent valuable life lessons.
  1. This CBT Christianity: The Faith At Large looks at Jesus from a Historical perspective and from Rev. Eric Michel commentary. Christianity did not arise as a single, uniform and coherent movement, but as one marked by a diversity of opinion, practice, and belief. In the beginning, it was forged by conflict as the early Christians wrestled with Judaism, collided with paganism, challenged the authority of the Roman Empire, and struggled with each other. We wish that you will understand Jesus and the meaning of his message of Love.

Lesson # 1: The basic reason why we believe in God.

Lesson # 2: A look at how the Bible was written and how it came to us.

Lesson # 3: This lesson will focus in on the central figure in Christianity, Jesus

Lesson # 4: Salvation, sins and hell

Lesson # 5: What Jesus says about the church

Lesson # 6: The final lesson is the style and purpose of Christian life.

Lesson # 7The Chaplaincy Ministry and New Hope Ministry & Missions

Bible Academy Coordinator Rev Marie Yvonne BMsc.


Rev Marie is a mother of four beautiful children. She is dedicated to the process of self-inquiry and self-awakening and loves assisting others on this journey as well.

Rev Marie practices counselling conflict resolution, and compassionate communication. She also works full time as an Administrator for the Chaplaincy, she supports our members-students through this program.

Rev Marie is a BMsc graduated from the Sedona University of Metaphysic and presently working to obtain her Master in Metaphysic as well.

Nota Bene:

  • Classes are for our members only, if you will like to attend one of our classes apply for membership who is ONLY 20.00$ per year.
  • Fees for classes who are given by us are all 100.00$ (Not for a small group like above, then it is 20.00$)
  • Fees for Chaplain Training are variable due to our partner’s fees and they will be posted at the same time as a date of classes in our agenda.
  • Fees for studies which at the end you will receive a certificate varies with the matter and it will be posted on our agenda with Title, of course, fees, where to attend etc.
  • Fees for Online Seminary

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS

  • Guideline 1 – Preparing yourself for the exam.

    Congratulations on your decision to enter this program of study. The decision you made will consolidate your understanding of God’s word and will prove to be an important step in confirming your divine purpose and calling in your life.

     

    The purpose of our Christian University is to prepare the people of God to fulfil His divine purpose in their lives and change nations. 

    To edify the body of Christ, to equip God’s people for the work of the ministry, to unite in faith, to grow in quality, quantity, stability and integrity so the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” ( Ephesians 4:11-16) Some important points to consider as you begin this wonderful journey of learning more about the Bible, God’s gift to us. As you prepare for each exam and adhere to the following criteria you can expect to successfully complete the 10 Modules of the Certificate or Diploma Program within 12 Months. 

    Please remember the Exams are not designed to test memory but rather understanding of the prescribed Module material. Hence the reason the exams are prepared in an open-book exam format.

     

  • Allocate at least one hour per day to your study material. Most of us are generally lax and need to discipline ourselves when studying. How much time do we waste sitting in front of the TV? Set aside time every day towards your study material in a disciplined way. Remember……..’ Procrastination is the thief of time.’

     

  • Set a study goal for yourself i.e. ‘I’m going to cover 25 pages per week for this module.’ Remember 25 pages per week is merely 3 pages of study per day. How easy is that to follow and complete. Tell yourself…..’No Excuses!’

     

  • Consistency and discipline with your study is the Key to completing your study work.

     

  • There are about 100 pages of study with each Module. A student who covers 25 pages of study per week will be able to complete each MODULE within One month.

     

  • Spending an hour per day is sufficient to cover 25 pages per Module and for the student to understand the work prepared in the study material.

  • The goal of the students should be to complete One Module Exam within the month. By completing one per month, the student will qualify for the Certificate in Ministry within 12 months.

     

    Rev Eric M Gagnon Th.D. Div.D. D.Phyl.

    Eric Michel Ministries International

    900 – 251 Laurier Ave W., Ottawa Ontario K1P 5J6

REMEMBER – YOU CAN DO IT

TIMELINE BEFORE ORDINATION

Our goal is to train you for ministries and this is your path to reach any rank at Eric Michel Ministries International. Two possibilities of work A) The Chaplaincy Ministry or B) The New Hope Ministry and Missions,

  1. From 0 to 1 year: Seminarian / Lay Minister

  2. From 1 to 2 years: Seminarian / Ordain Deacon

  3. From 2 to 3 years: Deacon / Ordain Minister

  4. Junior Chaplain on the 6th year. Performing chaplain duty must be a legally ordained minister with at least 3 years of experience in your existing field of ministry

  5. Senior Chaplain on the 8th year. Commanding personal. The applicant must be an ordained minister and have at least 5 years of experience in their existing field of ministry.

  6. Master Chaplain for 10th years. Commanding a ministry. The applicant must be an ordained minister and have at least 7 years of experience in their existing field of ministry. Master Chaplain is often deployed in the field, working with victims, survivors, team members, and others.

  7. Deputy Chief: reward Commanding a remote locations

  8. Chief Chaplain: reward

  9. Commander elected as Archbishop. Commanding the chaplaincy at the highest level

BIBLE ACADEMY ON CAMPUS MINISTRIES

  1. Baptism & Child Dedication

  2. Bulletin

  3. Seminary Chaplain

  4. Volunteer

  5. Campus Care Ministry

  6. Communion Team

  7. Conference and Events

  8. Courier / eMail Team

  9. Broadcast & Production Team

  10. Maintenance Ministry

  11. R.T.T.M. Resource Center

  12. E.M.M.I. Worship

  13. Student Ministry

  14. Ushers

  15. Welcome Team

  16. Worship Arts Support Ministry

  17. Worship Band & Choir

SEMINARY CHAPLAIN CARE MINISTRIES

  1. Special Needs Ministry

  2. Premarital & Counseling Ministry

  3. CPR/First Aid

  4. Homework Club & Tutoring

  5. Hospital Team

  6. Meals Ministry

  7. Memorial Ministry

  8. New Hope Ministry and Missions Support Group Leaders

  9. Prayer

  10. Small Groups

OFFICE & ADMIN

  1. Accounting

  2. Archive Ministry

  3. Communications

  4. Correspondence

  5. Software Engineering & Data Entry Ministry

  6. Admin Volunteers

  7. Library Ministry / Graphics Ministry / Photo Archive Ministry

  8. Membership Admin

  9. Research Team

  10. Small Group Community Leaders

  11. Translation Ministry

  12. Finances Ministry

REMEMBER – YOU CAN DO IT

 

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