God has built into creation a seminary class on pastoring, learned by herding sheep or goats.
The Agricultural Training Center (ATC) is an excellent God centered educational facility. The Back to Jerusalem ATC is a place where missionaries are educated in God’s economy of agriculture. The ATC allows missionaries to learn how to plant and grow orchards of fruit trees, highly sought-after medicinal plants, and raise any animal they are able to have in the Middle East, Africa, or Asia. BTJ missionaries who learn these skills are not only self-sufficient without a need to rely upon the government, but they are also able to turn a profit.
The student’s daily schedule might look like this:
6am—Make breakfast & lunch
7am — Eat
8am to 10am—working in the field
10am to 12pm — Biblical/Missiology studies
12pm to 2pm— Lunch
2pm to 4pm—Training
4pm to 6pm—field work
6pm to 8pm—dinner
8pm to 10pm—more fellowshipping.
All meals and condiments are made using organic ingredients from the ATC; thereby teaching the missionaries to be completely independent.
What is the greatest seminary level class taught at the ATC? This class is in how to shepherd. At the ATC, the men rotate through being a shepherd of the goats or sheep. This allows for practical knowledge about how to be a shepherd and truly care for your flock.