FAITH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
3504 North Pearl Street
Tacoma, Washington 98407
ROBERT E. COLEMAN SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP & APPLIED STUDIES
The Robert E. Coleman School of Discipleship & Applied Studies was launched with the specific purpose of highlighting the distinct disciple-making approach referenced in the book, “The Master Plan of Evangelism,” written by Dr. Coleman.
Dr. Robert E. Coleman has agreed to partner with our institution to expound upon the central theme articulated in his book, to further advance the Kingdom through the discipleship principles of Jesus as a Great Commission Lifestyle—with the end result of reaching the world.
Dr. Robert E. Coleman is the author of 28 books, including his international best-seller on evangelism and discipleship, The Master Plan of Evangelism, which has sold just under 4 million copies and has been translated into over 100 languages. The discipleship principles, as depicted in The Master Plan of Evangelism and evidenced by how Jesus walked with the twelve, will be used to instruct and equip students at Faith International University & Seminary.
Scotty Kessler, Director of Discipleship and Sports Ministry
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University
Scotty Kessler is the Director of The Robert Coleman School of Discipleship and The Wes Neal School Of Sports Ministry at Faith International University and Seminary in Tacoma (WA) where he is also an adjunct professor in both programs.
His primary focus is on blessing the nation of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide. Additionally, he partners on initiatives related to advancing the Kingdom of God through prayer, discipleship, and the integration of sport and faith.
His vocational background is primarily in football coaching. He has over 35 years of Head and Assistant Football Coaching and Consulting experience, having coached at the college level in the states of Washington, Illinois, Tennessee, and Texas and at the High School level on the West Coast and in Florida.
He lives in the Fort Myers Florida area with his wife Tammy and daughter Rylee. Additionally, he has two adult sons, Taylor and Reid Roelofs.
AT 355, 356, 357, 358 Discipleship and Ministry 1, 2, 3, 4 (5 each)
Each course requires students to be actively involved in applied Christian ministry with the goal of spiritual growth as well as personal and corporate discipleship.
AT 360 Developing a Life of Prayer (5)
This course explores Christian commitment to personal application of the Word to life. It also develops the history, meaning, and practice of prayer and how adherence to the specific callings of word and prayer is foundational for a Christian leader.
AT 362, 363 Principles of Christian Discipleship 1, 2 (5 each)
These two courses are designed to encourage students to gain a clearer understanding of the biblical imperative “to make disciples” (Matt. 28:19) both personally and corporately.
AT 365, 366, 367, 368 Practical Ministry Development 1, 2, 3, 4 (5 each)
Each course requires students to be actively involved in a hands-on Christian leadership setting with the goal of applying leadership and administrative skills.
NOTE: More discipleship and applied studies courses can be found in our Academic Catalog, listed under “Department of Pastoral Theology” and ranging from Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, Missions and Evangelism, and Worship Studies.
The vision for the Robert E. Coleman School of Discipleship & Applied Studies is that it begins as elective classes within existing undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Faith International University. Eventually, the School of Discipleship will evolve into actual undergraduate and graduate degree programs and it will become an emphasis in Discipleship at the doctoral level.
An “emphasis” in Discipleship can be applied to any of our existing undergraduate and graduate degree programs by taking electives in the School of Discipleship & Applied Studies category in our current Academic Catalog.