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Yeshiva for Globally Engaged Disciples

Yeshiva for Globally Engaged Disciples

What is Yeshiva for Globally Engaged Disciples?

Yeshiva is a Hebrew word that means “sitting” and is the name of residential Torah schools where the Bible is studied, in Judaism, in the Hebraic model of master and apprentice.

Yeshiva for Globally Engaged Disciples is a master-apprentice-based internship program that encourages, empowers, and equips disciples for global engagement.

Through the Northwest Partnership Program (NPP), Yeshiva for Globally Engaged Disciples partners with Northwest University to offer Associate and Bachelor’s degrees with the highest level of accreditation as an integrated part the internship program.

What are the available degrees through the Northwest Partnership Program?

Associate of Arts Degrees

  • Leadership
  • Ministry

Bachelors Degrees

  • BA in Ministry Leadership
  • BA in Business Management
  • BA in Organizational Management
  • BA in Organizational Leadership
  • BA in Psychology

What are the dates for 2019-2020?

Fall Semester (15 weeks)                                      Spring Semester (15 weeks)

Session A – Sept 2 – Oct 21                                   Session A – Jan 13 – March 2

Session B – Oct 28 – Dec 16                                  Session B – March 9 – April 27

What does the internship/practicum look like per Semester?

The internship course will operate during the dates listed above and will include a weekly meeting (2 hours per week), serving once a week in a ministry (2 hours per week), attending master-teacher class (2-4 hours), missions trip participation (1 trip per semester; 5-7 days), required reading (1-2 books), required writing assignment (5 pages double-spaced).

What is the cost?

For fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters combined

Full-time Tuition ($310 per credit hour)    $  7,440

Registration Fee ($0/semester)                        free

Internship Fee ($1,300/semester)                    2,600

Ministry Practicum Tuition (6 credits)            Fulltime = free

Two Missions Trips (1 per semester)                4,000*

*The cost for the missions trip is to be paid directly to MCA church at the beginning of each semester and is not eligible for financial aid or scholarships. First year missions trips will be to Judea (Alaska) and Samaria (U.S. or close to the States); second year missions trips will be to Jerusalem (Anchorage) and the uttermost parts of the earth (TBD); third year missions trip will be to Israel, Lord willing.

How Can I Finance My Education?

Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to determine your financial aid eligibility. Financial Aid may include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loans, Parent Plus Loans, or Non-Northwest University Scholarships

Please complete the FAFSA as early as possible to allow time for processing. Financial Aid questions can be answered by the University at nppfinancialservices@northwestu. edu.

How do I get Ministry Practicum credit for free?

Full-time students enrolled for at least 24 credits for the academic year may receive 6 additional credits per year by participating in the NPP Partner’s internship program when approved by NU and overseen by NPP Coordinator.

What should I do if I want more information?

Call Pastor Fay Niemann at 907 337-9495 or email her at fayniemann (at) mcaonline.org.

You can also go to the Northwest University Partnership Program info site at https://eagle.northwestu.edu/academics/ northwest-partnership/.


Australian Aboriginal Outreach Update from Pastor Max Wiltshire

Deep in the core of the MCA Church heart is an abounding love for bringing the Good News to all the people of the world. Our love for the Australian Aboriginal people was first birthed in our hearts by Pastor Max Wiltshire’s great love. Following is our most recent update from Pastor Max and Mereoni.

We are on the go again, visiting some of our great supporting Churches and many are well overdue for a contact, for which we are sorry, not enough weeks in the year. We will be also making contact with many of our Aboriginal Churches as well on this trip, and then doing seminars, and planning training for new couples coming in for training, and with thank the Lord that we have some good couples heading that way, as there are many needy places out there that have no true Christian witness at all, like more than a hundred places we could plant churches if, or when we have the workers to do so.

aboriginal childrenWe have been asked to have a look at some situations that have works already started by someone else, but are not going anywhere, so Brett my son is looking at these. We are in Syd now and will be working with a young worker who has two out-reaches already started right here in the Northern suburbs, and they are going well. There is a large number of Aboriginal people here in Syd, as there is in many of our major cities. which is often a surprise to many, as we often think out-back when we think of Aboriginals. This worker who is planting here also planted in Borroloola NT with tribal people, and told me at a heat level they are the same here as in the out-back, and that’s exactly what I teach in my seminars, so I got that one right.

Our book, “Whatever it Takes” has caused much interest and many are getting copies, so we look like we will have to get many more printed. We love visiting the churches that partner with us, and seeing what the Lord is doing in them, and there is some great thing taking place, what a blessing to see, refreshing to the soul.

I’ll report on these Aboriginal meeting here in Syd after we have been to see how they are developing, and we will be ministering there as well. When I can rope my young fellow in to help me, I’ll send some shots of these meeting and ministry.

Thank the Lord for you and you faithful help, in what we are doing, whether it’s in pray or what level of support we are truly thankful.

Thanks again, regards Max, Mereoni and Kids.

Posted on 7th May 2014 in Australian Aboriginal Outreach, Glocal, Missions, Uncategorized  •  Comments are off for this post

MCA Church Fay Day is a Huge Success!

Pastor Fay, Chuck, and Nicole were honored for Pastor Fay’s twenty-five years of ministry at MCA Church. This spectacular milestone served as a reminder to all of our congregation of the faithfulness of God in providing shepherds for His flock.

The evening service highlighted the large variety of ministries in which the Niemann’s have been deeply involved. From Kindergarten teacher at Muldoon Christian School to MCA Church Executive Pastor has proven to be a unique and substantial journey for Pastor Fay.

With her ministry noted around the world, especially in Burkina Faso and in the Outback of Australia, Pastor Fay’s legacy is a continuation of the promise of God to Abraham, “And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.”

Truly, MCA Church is unable to count the large number of people who have been influenced by the ministry of these three soldiers of the cross.

Pastor Philippe prayed, in the Moore’ language, for God’s renewed anointing for a brand new day.

We LOVE the Niemanns.fay day 1

Posted on 21st October 2013 in Australian Aboriginal Outreach, Burkina Faso, Central Campus, Children's Ministry, Counter Story, Weekend Talks  •  Comments are off for this post

In Times Like These: Walk in Authority

My message, “In Times Like These: Walk in Authority,” is designed to assist us in realizing God’s authority was given fully to Jesus following his resurrection from the dead. Jesus said, “All authority has been given unto me both in heaven and on earth.” We represent Him. We walk in His authority to make disciples of all nations.


In Times Like These: Walk in Authority

We are learning to bring our whole self to the Great Assignment. Matthew 28:18-20

The Great Assignment has four “Alls.”

• All authority in heaven and earth
• To make disciples of all nations
• Who obey all God’s commandments
• Jesus is with us all the days

We are learning to bring a fifth all: all of me (my whole self). Today the emphasis is upon bringing all of one’s self under all of His authority and then walking out the Great Assignment in His authority.

The Bible is very clear about Jesus’ authority prior to the resurrection. His resurrection from the dead, and all that goes with it changed the wording from “authority” to “all authority in heaven and on earth.”

Matthew 28 suggests that “all nations” have a level of authority that will resist the disciple-making ministry and the call to obey all of God’s commandments. There seems to be an authority in “all nations” to resist discipleship and live in disobedience. The authority of “all nations” is overcome by the “All authority” of Jesus.

I am to bring my whole self to the Great Assignment with the authority of Jesus Christ, who has been given all authority.

The Authority of Jesus both Before and After His Resurrection from the Dead

• All authority in heaven and earth Philippians 2:10
• Authority over angels Hebrews 1:6
• Authority over all rule, authority, power, and dominion Ephesians 1:21, 22
• Eternal authority Daniel 7:13, 14
• Authority over sickness and disease Matthew 4:23, 24
• Authority over demons Matthew 8:28-33
• Authority over physical elements Matthew 8:23-27
• Authority over life and death John 11:1-27
• Authority to forgive sin Matthew 9:1-7
• Authority over the Church Colossians 1:18

Therefore, “Go and make disciples of all nations!” You are Christ’s Ambassadors. 2 Corinthians 5:20

MCA Church LIFE Groups

Congratulations on being part of the MCA Church growing LIFE Group movement. In this, our first session of the ministry year, we have over 200 raving Jesus fans in the LIFE Groups. Plan on inviting a friend to join a group with you for the next ten-week session starting in January.

Getting to Know One Another

1. Have you ever personally seen the authority of Jesus in one of the ten areas Pastor mentioned in the weekend talk?
2. Do you have a situation in which you are seeking to extend the authority of Jesus?

Digging Deeper into the Message

1. What is an ambassador? What is the work of an ambassador? Under what authority does an ambassador work? In what ways do you live out your life as Christ’s ambassador? 2 Corinthians 5:20
2. Read Luke 10:1-20.
a. In what way is being sent out on mission connected to the authority given by Jesus?
b. Would the disciples have Jesus’ authority without being on mission?
c. Do you have Jesus’ authority if you are not fully on mission?
3. What do you understand Luke 10:23 to mean? What was it that prophets and kings had wanted to see?
4. Is the authority given by Jesus in Luke 10:19 given to you today? If so, what must you do to walk in that authority?
5. It is clear that Jesus has sent you as an ambassador to make disciples of the nations. Make a list of at least five things you can do to bring your whole self to this assignment.

1. Please pray for God’s guidance upon your giving decision for MCA Church Global Outreach.
2. Please pray for the MCA Church connection with mission in El Salvador, for Pete and Vicki as they travel back to Australia, and this Sunday’s emphasis on the children of Burkina Faso.

Posted on 14th October 2012 in Australian Aboriginal Outreach, MCA Global Network, Message Response, Missions, Weekend Talks  •  Comments are off for this post

Report from Pastor Max Wiltshire

Following is a word for word report from our dear friend, Pastor Max Wiltshire. Max is the Executive Director of the Australian Aboriginal Outreach and a very close friend of MCA Church.

Just a quick health report, as I have been having a couple of things going on of late, and you may of heard a whisper. Firstly I got a bit crook in Wyndham and fell down and hit my head on a flat wall so a bit groggy I went to the Doc for a check-up and they put me on a RFD plane to Broome for head scan and they sent me strait to Perth for father scan and then an opp on the brain {head} they said I had a bleed between the scull and the skin that covers the brain, so they drilled the scull and drained it and I’m up and away. after the opp I got a call for the DOC in Broome to say on my way through there they did a blood test and it came back saying I had Ross River virus. after all the above I’m going well back behind the wheel, taking it easy for a while but still thanking the Lord for his hand in all of this, as it could have been much worse, as there was noway they would have ordered the first scan from what they could see, but God was there and they got straight to the problem and fixed it.

We are still planning to go ahead with all commitments, “Praise the Lord” as I’m getting better each day.

Bless you all & Many thanks to you all Max Mereoni and family

Posted on 20th June 2012 in Australian Aboriginal Outreach, Friends  •  Comments are off for this post

The Perfect Law of Liberty

Apostolic Pastor Max Wiltshire delivered a potent and stirring message entitled, “The Perfect Law of Liberty.” With skill and precision of thought Max weaves together the fact that grace and law must co-exist. In fact, the scripture that says “For by grace are you saved by faith,” is, in itself, part of the perfect law of liberty.
The perfect law of liberty includes such timeless principles as, “give and it shall be given unto you.” Another is “and the prayer of faith shall save the sick.” There are many promises of God that we must activate through obedience to the perfect law of liberty.
Why don’t you take a few minutes and listen to the full message here?

Posted on 17th April 2011 in Australian Aboriginal Outreach, Glocal, MCA Global Network, Missions  •  Comments are off for this post

Country Gospel Music: Dennis and Pete

My good friend, Dennis Agajanian was named, for the seventh time, Country Gospel Musician of the Year in a Nashville ceremony and celebration tonight.

Pete Bebbington’s music also lifts the soul, strengthens faith, and motivates to righteousness. Pete’s songs and style have a gentle Australian feel, setting him apart from the crowd.

Both Dennis and Pete are not interested in celebrity status, but in ministering to everyone, especially those in need of the Savior. It was delightful to minister with Pete in a remote community in the Cape York area of North Queensland. He couldn’t bring his band, or even other musicians, but that didn’t stop him from singing and playing powerfully.

I enjoyed “Jesus Makes Me Fly” so much that I captured it on my iphone video. Iphone video isn’t the greatest, but, you can get a sense of Pete’s giftings.

Posted on 14th October 2010 in Australian Aboriginal Outreach, Glocal, Missions, Uncategorized, Worship and the Arts  •  Comments are off for this post

Staying the Course

In Coen, Queensland, Australia the pastors and I talked about the tendency of people to turn to Christ for salvation and then quickly (sometimes slowly) leave their commitment to the Lord.  In my experience, four simple questions indicate the likelihood that one will stay faithful.

1.  Have I been baptized in water?

2.  Have I been baptized in the Holy Spirit and is my experience with the Holy Spirit active today?

3.  Am I current on my tithes?

4.  Am I abiding in Christ?

If you can answer “yes” to each of these four questions, you will be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.

The evening services were outdoors, without lights, so I don’t have any photos.  This photo is of the day session seminar called, “Effective Aboriginal Outreach Ministry.”

Posted on 27th September 2010 in Australian Aboriginal Outreach, Missions  •  Comments are off for this post

These are the days of Elijah

Elijah is in Australia in expectation of receiving a visa from both Fiji and Australia to do ministry among the Aboriginal people of this great country.  Every local congregation would be greatly enhanced by Elijah’s ministry.

Since I have been in Coen, Elijah has been absolutely attentive to the needs of every person he meets.  He has the gift of helps, evangelism, preaching, teaching, and the greatest gift……..Love.  He is full of the love of our Lord.

Please pray with Elijah for the opening of God’s will.  If it be his will for a visa, may it come through in a timely manner.  If it not be God’s will, may Elijah and his family know quickly so that other plans can be made.

Posted on 19th September 2010 in Australian Aboriginal Outreach, Glocal, MCA Global Network, Missions  •  Comments are off for this post