The IMLD Program for

Lay Ministers

  • Formation
  • Mentoring
  • Ministry
  • Biblical Studies
Spiritual Formation

We offer students a sacred space to reflect and recalibrate their lives toward more availability to the transforming power of the Spirit that leads to a more self-aware and authentic leader.


Students receive one-on-one mentorship from a WOF Leader who will provide them with support, accountability and a safe place to share the nuances of their life with.

Ministry Service

Students engage in ministry or teaching practicums that are educational and experiential opportunities for growth in ministry skills in a "learning-by-doing" environment.

Theological Studies

We utilize the Leadership Series curriculum which helps the student employ the New Testament as a manual for church development, particularly through the keys taught in the Book of Acts and the Pauline Epistles.


What to Expect

The MIT or Ministers in Training Program Track is designed for adults who wish to prepare themselves for ministry service in the World, the Community, and at Word of Family Worship Cathedral through theological studies, spiritual formation work, ministry practicums, and servant leadership. Students who successfully complete the 24-month program will receive a Certificate of Ministry from the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development, a one-year ministerial license, and ordination based on ministry needs. In addition to the weekly Theological Studies classes, MIT students can expect to take the following courses to help grow and develop as Ministers.

  • Spiritual Formation I - IV Classes

  • Introduction to Soul Dynamics

  • Effective Communications

  • Ecclesia: A Teaching and Preaching Practicum

  • Developing Ministry Systems Through Ministry Plans & Standard Operating Procedures

  • HeartWork™: Leading From the Inside Out

  • Soteriology: The Study of Salvation

  • Ministerial Grief Counseling

  • Sacraments of the Church

MIT Track

For additional information on the MIT or Ministers in Training Program Track, attend an upcoming Information Session.


Ministry Apprenticeship Necessary for Tactical Leadership Expansion or MANTLE is a leadership development program for emerging leaders at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral. MANTLE is designed to equip and disciple those called into ministry for transformational, servant leadership. As a church body, we desire emerging leaders, ages 16 - 37, who are ready to draw closer to God and be prepared to reach the nations through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

MANTLE Qualifications:
1. Candidates must be referred by a Pastor, Minister, or Ministry Leader in order to be considered for the MANTLE program.
2. Candidates must be currently serving in ministry at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral.
3. If under the age of 18, the MANTLE candidate must have parental permission to participate in the MANTLE program.

For those who qualify and wish to apply, be sure to select the MANTLE option located on the IMLD Program Application.


Statement of Faith

  • We believe that there is but one God.

  • We believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation.

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

  • We believe healing is provided in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ and is available to every believer.