About the Damian Jean-Baptiste Caribbean School of Ministry ('CSM')
The Damian Jean-Baptiste Caribbean School of Ministry is a Ministry Training Academy designed primarily for members of the Caribbean churches of the International Churches of Christ ('ICOC'), although non-ICOC members are welcome to attend and participate.
The CSM has been formed in response to the need for deeper and more structured Biblical and instructional training to accompany the practical training and discipling characteristic of our ministries in the ICOC.
Named in memory of Caribbean Evangelist, Faith Hero and Visionary, Damian Jean-Baptiste (September 22, 1964 – November 9, 2012), the CSM has as its aim the training and equipping of disciples of Christ to serve in the different kinds of ministries to which God has called them individually.
The CSM aims to accomplish these goals by face to face and online education in:
• Biblical Interpretation
• Preaching and Teaching
• Church History
• Biblical Counselling
• Spiritual Disciplines
• Marriage & Family
• Ministry Leadership
• Church Building and
• Surveys of the Old and New Testament
CSM teaching will be delivered by face to face sessions held in Kingston, Jamaica and Port of Spain, Trinidad, twice annually in each location, with web access for students who are unable to attend in these locations.
The primary teachers for the programme are local Caribbean teachers Courtney Bailey and Tyrone Marcus, who have served in various capacities in churches throughout the Caribbean over several years. However CSM teachers will also include International Teachers from churches in our fellowship outside the Caribbean.
Enrolment and participation in the Damian Jean-Baptiste Caribbean School of Ministry is open to all persons who are interested in deeper teaching from the scriptures and in being trained and better equipped to serve in whatever ministry to which they feel called by God.
The first module of the CSM on Biblical Interpretation will take place in Kingston, Jamaica on July 18-20, 2014 and in Port of Spain, Trinidad on August 1-3, 2014.
The cost of registration for Full-Track students enrolled to sit exams and receive certification is US$100.00 per module. The cost of registration for Open-track students merely auditing the course and not sitting exams or seeking certification is US$25 – US$75 per module, depending on how many sessions the student intends to attend.