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Witbank House of Prayer Missions Base has entered into a Group License Agreement with International House of Prayer University to offer IHOPU-Online (which is the the First Year Curriculum) on campus in Witbank.

We entered into this agreement with the International House of Prayer University to make this course available and accessible to believers in South Africa and Africa.

Witbank House of Prayer is presenting this course as a full-time one year Bible School.

This course exists to equip students to respond to the unique dynamics of the hour in which we live through a biblical perspective combined with a lifestyle of prayer.

All IHOPU Online students take the same first-year courses, called the Foundational Curriculum, which contain core teachings that are necessary for sustaining a life of prayer with a vibrant spirit, as we prepare for the return of the Lord.

The Foundational Curriculum is centered around these three convictions:

1. God is raising up a generation of end-time messengers like John the Baptist to prepare the way for His Son’s return by boldly proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom to all nations.
2. God’s strategy to prepare the Church involves corporate prayer and fasting for the release of the Holy Spirit’s power. (Joel 2:12–15)
3. A life of radical obedience to God can best be sustained through intimacy with Jesus in a community of like-minded believers.

This course exists to equip students to respond to the unique dynamics of the hour in which we live through a biblical perspective combined with a lifestyle of prayer.

Course Outline

First Semester

1. Foundations Intimacy with Jesus

Course Description

‘Intimacy’ is a widely used term in the body of Christ, but one that is all too often artificially understood and experienced. What is it really to be intimate with Jesus Christ? Are there different ways to be intimate with Him? Do the spiritual disciplines of prayer, Scripture reading, worship, and meditation automatically catapult us into the very presence of our risen Savior? Is it possible to be biblically correct in our understanding of Christ’s relational intentions toward us but remain spiritually deficient in attaining them? Perhaps there is a great divide between our relational potential with our Maker and our practical, everyday experience of Him. If so, is there a means whereby we move toward this elusive divine/human intimacy? Hopefully, this course will offer biblical and theological insights plus spiritual challenges to help us along the way. A two-sided course approach will best facilitate this through the encouragement to enter into greater intimacy with Jesus in the course readings and the challenge to walk the difficult roads leading there in the lectures and discussions. Emphasis will also be given to how a strong foundation of prayer best assures a sustained, long-term connectedness with Jesus.

2. Foundations Growing in Prayer

Course Description

More than an event, meeting, or discipline, prayer is the joyful center of devotion to Christ, the fuel of missions, and the means to receiving the Holy Spirit, grace, and power. Yet many believers are discouraged in prayer and aren’t sure what to do about it.  They feel stuck in impersonal, inconsistent, and joyless prayer, disconnected from life and God’s story. In this course we will discover and practically establish the path for an enjoyable life of prayer grounded in the Word and satisfied in Christ.

3. Foundations Jesus’ Glorious Return

Course Description

God has always desired to dwell with men/women on the earth. His eternal purposes are bound to this great desire of the Godhead. Since man’s failure in the Garden of Eden, the human soul has been deeply connected to two dominant story lines—(1) God’s desire to dwell with man; (2) man’s conflict with God’s desire and purpose. Our history books are full of the conflicts and dark injustices which manifest our dislike with God’s grand purpose. This course will focus on giving the student an overview of God’s glorious plan to end injustice, restore all things and establish His kingdom on the earth in fullness. We will study the final execution of His plan in the end times and the crucial role of the praying church in partnering with God to bring His Kingdom to the Earth as it is in Heaven.

4. Foundations Forerunner Ministry

Course Description

Just as God used John the Baptist as a forerunner to prepare the way for Jesus’ first coming, so the Lord is raising up forerunners who will boldly and fearlessly proclaim His return. “Forerunner” is a term that can be used to refer to spiritual leaders who God raises up to prepare His people for the transitions in His emphasis and activity. It is their job to understand when a new season is breaking in upon the earth like the sons of Issachar in the days of King David who knew the signs of the times and how to give leadership to the people of God in an hour of crisis.  In this course we will look in depth at the following topics: The nature and unique dynamics of a transitional generation, the nature and purpose of the forerunner ministry, biblical models of the forerunner ministry and the lifestyle of the forerunner.

5.Foundations Prayer and Ministry Practicum Part 1

Course Description

The Prayer and Ministry Practicum emphasizes the “heart” and “hands” aspects of ministry training through intentional community, participation in corporate prayer, and practical ministry to encourage spiritual growth, experiential learning, and the practical assimilation of the other courses into the daily life of the student. Students participate in eight hours of prayer per week and meet with their practicum coordinator and ministry team for one hour each week.

Second Semester

(Course Descriptions will follow later)

  1. The Excellencies of Christ
  2. How to study the Bible
  3. Foundations of Intercession
  4. Song of Solomon
  5. Prayer and Ministry Practicum Part 2

Tuition Cost: 

R8000 per year

Payment Method:

R4000 at Registration and R4000 before end of June (This can be paid in R1000 payments over 4 months)

Important Notice:

This is only tuition fees and does not include accommodation, meals or transport. Students are responsible for own accommodation, meals and transport.


For any further inquiries please send an e-mail to info@witbankhop.co.za


Click here to download the application form and e-mail to info@witbankhop.co.za

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