YOU can earn a Certificate of Practical Ministry from the School of Ministry.
Additional courses provide great knowledge and development for preachers, teachers and laypersons... - Develop Sermons Rich in Biblical Truths-
Preach Scripture with Confidence & Skill- Teach the Bible with Authority and Persuasion
Our gifted and experienced instructors provide you with an eye-opening and life-changing learning experience:
- Design Lessons that impart knowledge and understanding - Gain a Panoramic View of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation - Preach Scripture with Knowledge & Skill
The Preacher's Teacher
MWE can design workshops and teaching sessions tailored to YOUR ministry needs, objectives and goals, Including..
- Church Growth
- Member Retention and Assimilation
- Increased Tithes and Offerings
- Teacher Development
- Leader Development
- Trustee Development
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Dr. Woods is recognized by many of his peers as one of God’s most gifted expository preachers. Your church family will be greatly blessed by his pulpit ministry for your:
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2014 MWE School of Ministry Schedule
Fall 2014 Semester: September 8 - December 5 (12 sessions @ 2.25 hrs. each)
Spring 2015 Semester: January 26 - April 25 (10 sessions @ 2.5 hrs. each)
Summer 2015 Semester: June 1 - August 15 (10 sessions @ 2.5 hrs. each)
Fall 2015 Semester: September 14 - December 12 (12 sessions @ 2.25 hrs. each)
The Feedback We Receive
Dr. Michael Woods, throughout his distinguished ministry and especially now, has allowed God to use him in a vital and much needed way. With so many "options" available to pastors and church leaders when it comes to growth and ministry strategies, it is more critical than ever that skill, expertise, and a biblically based understanding be applied to our calling. Dr. Woods is energetically gifted in being able to provide the insight, and training in preaching, administration, growth and impact, that will help to strengthen and expand the work of Body of Christ, in the local church, the larger community, and beyond. Ministry With Excellence is a tremendous answer to prayer!
Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, Sr. Pastor, Nineteenth Street BC, Washington, DC
In my judgment, Dr. M. D. Woods has in his possession all of the qualities senior pastors everywhere should strive for. His thorough knowledge of the Scriptures, his wide range of effective ministry skills and most importantly his strength of character enables him to coach any pastor and the church they lead toward realizing their fullest ministry potential.
Dr. Robert W. Crummie, Th.M., D.Min., Senior Pastor, Mt. Calvary MBC, Atlanta, GA President - Carver Bible College, Atlanta, GA
The Art of Expository Preaching in the African-American church is almost a lost art. Dr. Woods has embraced this style, and taken it to a new height. His oratory and presence in the pulpit is a gift from God. He has the gift to keep you hanging on his every word, while breaking down the Scriptures the way the Bible writers wanted us to receive them. Expository Preaching is the way for Preachers to be "true to the text", and Dr. Michael Woods is one of the best I've heard.
Rev. Jerry C. Cheatham, Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Washington, DC
In my twenty-two years of ministry, I have had the privilege of personally sitting under some of God’s choicest servants; men like Stephen Olford, John Phillips and Robert Smith Jr. All of these men have greatly impacted my life and ministry but none have helped me more than Dr. Michael Woods. Not only is Dr. Woods a master pulpiteer, who preaches with an obvious anointing of God, but he has also been uniquely gifted with the ability to help others sharpen their preaching skills as well. Whether you are new to the ministry or have many years experience, I highly recommend Dr. Woods to take your preaching to the next level. “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17.
Rev. J. Marcus Merritt, M.Div., Office of Evangelism, Alabama Baptist Convention, Birmingham, AL
Dr. Michael D. Woods has been a great example of pastoral leadership, Scripturally correct instruction, and expository preaching for nearly three decades. He has also been a wise and compassionate counselor to countless ministers and pastors through the years. I can honestly say that my ministry would be greatly diminished had he not been available to me for countless conversations that were, in effect, counseling and coaching sessions that provided the wisdom, insight, and experience necessary for my personal growth and development as a minister and pastor. I endorse his ministry and service to the body of Christ with the highest recommendation possible.
Minister J. Cedric Smith, B.A., Senior Pastor, Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, Bradley, SC
Dr. Stuart Briscoe stated, "It is the powerful, careful, faithful preacher who delivers a compelling word from the throne, and sends people on their way from the preaching event refreshed, renewed, and ready to serve." For the past 30 years, Dr Michael D. Woods bears an equal conviction to expository preaching, Christian ministry and service, particularly in the area of coaching and consulting leaders and congregations whose chief desire is to advance the Kingdom of God with excellence. In my opinion, Dr. Woods’ vital tips and relevant initiatives are priceless to the listeners. Our Church and I feel honored that Dr. Woods took the time to invest in our lives, and you will feel the same too!
Elder Dallas Scales, B.A., Senior Pastor, Word of Hope Fellowship, Greensboro, NC
Dr. Michael Woods is one of the best expository preachers I have heard. He has given us his excellent insights into the development and delivery of expository preaching within the pages of this new work. I recommend that every preacher who desires to "Preach the Word" obtain a copy and apply its contents.
Dr. James Flanagan, Ph.D., President, Luther Rice Seminary and University, Lithonia, GA
In this work Dr. Michael Woods communicates the classic expository preaching components in fresh new ways. This treatise furnishes new wineskins for the vibrant wine of transformational preaching. Although the author’s preaching was planted in the soil of the African American religious experience, this compendium features his approach to preaching as a hybrid that provides a rationale and methodology that can be used effectively in any culture. It may be employed both in the academy and in the church to promote biblical preaching that exalts the Savior and edifies the believer.
Dr. Robert Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Preaching, Beeson Divinity School – Birmingham, AL Author, Doctrines that Dance: Bringing Biblical Preaching to Life
I had never prepared a sermon before I took Dr. Woods' Biblical Exposition course, yet upon the completion of the course I had more than the basic understanding and basic foundation in preparing a sermon. Dr. Woods' book Transformational Preaching: A Guide to Developing and Delivering Expository Sermons is highly recommended for those who have never preached or taught a sermon. It is also for those who desire to improve the organization of a sermon. This tool gives detailed easy to follow step-by-step instructions and clear examples of completed sermons. Transformational Preaching will better prepare the teacher-preacher to translate God's Word to today's audience -transforming lives.
Frances Mason, Online Student at Luther Rice Seminary
The most precious gift God has given me is the Calling on my life to preach. Given such a divine privilege, I must prepare. Reading the book, "Transformational Preaching", by Dr Woods has truly began shining a light of knowledge on my path of understanding, as to how I should properly prepare a sermon and preach the word of God. My objective is to always preach as though someone's life is depending on it. This book and the guidance of Holy Spirit will bless me to reach this goal.
David L Anderson, Online Student at Luther Rice Seminary
What sets Transformational Preaching apart from the other books on expository preaching I have read is that the instructions given in Transformational Preaching are simple and practical for those wishing to better communicate the Word of God. Whether one is a Bible college student just beginning to learn expository preaching or one is a seasoned veteran preacher, Transformational Preaching makes it simple for the serious student of the Word of God learn how to proclaim true transformational expository messages. It is a work that has truly transformed me, and it is one I will highly recommend time and time again.
Nathan Parker , Online Student at Luther Rice Seminary
While enrolled in the MWE School of Ministry, I discovered how much I didn’t know. Dr Woods’ shares all of his knowledge and he teaches with great enthusiasm. No matter how many years you have been in the ministry or what level you are on, he will meet you. I always refer to his practical method that he teaches in his classes and his books. Transformational Preaching (the book) is my base when I write a sermon, teach Sunday school or read God’s Word. It is a wonderful experience when you are blessed with a teacher who cares if you understand and teaches from the heart. I love Ministry with Excellence and will continue to support it.
Minister C. V. Farley , Bald Rock Baptist Church, Conyers, GA
On behalf of myself and the Big Miller Grove church family, I say thanks for the blessings that Ministry with Excellence has brought to us. We appreciate your unaltered teaching from the Word of God and the dedication that you have in educating your students. Various persons have expressed their appreciation in your teaching because it has helped them to understand God's Word better and has helped them to become better teachers. The standards of MWE are standards that you exemplify in your daily walk with Christ. God has given you a gift to teach His people and you have not hidden that talent in the ground. Blessings to you and MWE.
Dr. Miles E. Fowler/Pastor , Big Miller Grove Baptist Church, Lithonia, GA
My experience with the MWE School of excellence and higher learning has been awesome. My walk with the Lord has grown and I am able to understand the Bible better. My experience has been warm felt with Dr. Woods in all of my classes and Dr. Woods makes the Bible come alive. He gives very descriptive explanations so his students can understand the Bible much deeper and everyone can learn more about Jesus. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher.
Deaconess Yolanda Zanders , Clarkston 1st Baptist Church – Clarkston, GA
I have found a great resource for today’s preacher/teacher. My association with the MWE School of Ministry has truly been a blessing to my ministry. Dr. Woods’ down to earth approach and his wealth of experience and wisdom in presenting the information will have a divine impact on your life. I am currently an Online student at MWES, but as you will see there are classroom opportunities as well.
Min. Craig Ogletree , East Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Barnesville, GA
I want to thank MWE school of ministry for a wonderful educational experience. So far I have been blessed to have taken two classes (Sermon Development and Systematic Theology). I have Dr. Woods’ textbook, Transformational Preaching and it has taught me how to write and preach sermons. I would highly recommend this school.
Sonya Yancey, Mt. Welcome Baptist Church, Decatur, GA
You are invited to join me at MWE School of Ministry. The classes are life changing. If you are seeking a systematic understanding of the Bible without the high cost of a seminary, then MWE would be the ideal place for you. I have gained so much knowledge from these classes: Systematic Theology I & II, Biblical Leadership I & II, Sermon Development and Sermon Delivery.
Min. Doncile Samuel , Clarkston 1st Baptist Church – Clarkston, GA
I thank God for Dr. Woods for being a vessel of service in imparting his impeccable wisdom and remarkable teaching Through the MWE School of Ministry. Dr. Woods has taught me how to better comprehend and interpret the Bible. I have matured in distinguishing the difference between Expository and Topical preaching and how to effectively develop and deliver an expository sermon through his book “Transformational Preaching.” Transformational Preaching is a must-have for your library.
Min. Doncile Samuel, Clarkston 1st Baptist Church, Clarkston, GA
I have truly been blessed by Dr. Michael Woods’ gift to teach Sermon and Lesson Development. I have learned so much about the process of developing sermons and lessons through Dr. Woods. He breaks down the information so well and helps you to get a clear understanding. He presents information and examples in such a way to help you get the big picture. Not only does Dr. Woods present the information so well, he genuinely cares about his students and is always available to his students by email or telephone. I highly recommend Dr. Woods and the MWE School of Ministry.
Donna Sanders , Abundant Life Church, Lithonia, GA
... Dr. Michael Woods’ two books, Transformational Preaching and What Now Lord? are a “must have.” I have used these two books as teaching tools at the school and in the church I lead.
Pastor W.G. Pharr, New Life & Faith Christian Church – Decatur, GA
Ministry With Excellence and the MWE School of Ministry have lived up to their name. If you want to learn in a more excellent way, this is the school for you. The professors are great and you will be pushed to another level in your learning. ... When transformation takes place in your life, then you can give more back to others.
Pastor W. G. Pharr , New Life & Faith Christian Church – Decatur, GA