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Join with the thousands of others who have been called, trained and anointed to stand in the gap so that God’s mercy may flow and His will be accomplished in individuals, families, churches, communities, nations and the world!

It is the Holy Spirit

who leads us in intercession. One of the Hebrew words for intercession is “paga” which literally means “to strike or light upon by chance.”

As God leads us

in intercession, He sends us His thoughts which strike and light upon us as chance encounter thoughts, and these flowing, spontaneous thoughts are actually His voice leading us in the things He wants us to intercede for.

Intercessors pray,

being led by the Holy Spirit, and they change the world through those prayers. Thus it is vital that intercessors have finely tuned their hearts to hear and see in the spirit so that they may instantly respond to the blowing of the Wind.

Hearing God’s voice

within your heart, through your dreams and the dreams of others, and through the Word are essential.

Being aware

of your spirit and recognizing the movement of the Holy Spirit within is vital.

Knowing how to move

in the anointing and what you can do to increase the anointing upon you will greatly increase your effectiveness. All of these skills will be included in your training in this concentration.

You will be equipped with an understanding of the role and the power of intercession, a knowledge of various models of prayer that have proven effective, and a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit that He may lead you in the intercessory process so that with joy you are able to carry and release burdens at His direction.

Online Intercession Degrees

The courses listed below may be taken as a Intercession Certificate or applied as a major concentration toward any of the following online Intercession Degrees:

Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level course is taken on the graduate level. Course substitutions and combining major concentrations are possible when working toward your Christian Leadership Degree online. Discuss these options with the Dean. The key is to follow God’s passion within your heart. Students in the Master’s and Doctoral programs earn approximately 30 credits for each degree from specific courses, and the remaining 10 credits by doing practical ministry work and earning “practica” credits.

Intercession Courses Online and by Correspondence

All of the courses listed below are available by distance learning, and you can submit your coursework online. Your course materials are normally sent by mail, though our top 18 most popular courses are available as downloadable PDF ebooks, MP3 and video downloads if that is your preference. You will be able to contact your instructor online and conveniently email any assignments to him.

Tuition is $100 per credit. Course materials are in addition and generally under $100 per course. The courses may be purchased individually or as a total package. If purchased as a pre-paid package of 10 or more, the cost of tuition is reduced by 20%. Prices are subject to change without notice. Payment may be made by credit card.

Intercession Certificate Online

To receive a Intercession Certificate a student must complete a minimum of 10 of the courses below. One of them must be Communion With God.

I cannot tell you how much these courses have touched my life and ministry. My prayer life has become anointed and I have been receiving more visions than ever. God is moving in a mighty way! Praise God. I praise Him for leading me to this University. I had such a burning in my spirit to take courses and I thank Him for that also.

Denise Balasa

Available Courses

REN103 Communion With God (Course Syllabus)
3 credits


REN503 Communion With God (Graduate) (Course Syllabus)
4 credits

This course teaches you how to clearly hear God’s voice, see divine vision and journal (write out what God is speaking to you). The Holy Spirit is the Wonderful Counselor, and when you can hear His voice on a regular basis, He provides wonderful counsel to your heart. Eighty percent of the counseling needs of a church will disappear once they are taught the course Communion With God.

“I’m taking Communion With God. I am so blessed so far. My life is already completely transformed. I went from hearing God speak to me once in a while to hearing Him not just in my journaling times but even throughout the rest of the day. What a difference this has made.” — Andrew Steck
“We have been using Communion With God for some months now in all our home groups and one after another people whose prayer lives were dry difficult affairs have blossomed as they have heard the Heavenly Father commune with them, His children.” — Rev. Bill A. VanZutphen, Baptist Church, Wollongong, Australia
“Oh my, I am speechless…I have completed only the first several lessons in Communion With God and my life has been totally, totally transformed. He is such a wonderful, wonderful God. A few months ago I told Him I was desperate for more of Him…I had no idea His answer to my prayer would be so exceedingly abundantly above anything I could ever have imagined. My days and nights are now filled with His presence. Thank you for your service to Him, Mr. Virkler. I will be in touch as I progress through the course….” — Amy
INT201 Introduction to Intercession (Course Syllabus)
3 credits

This course introduces you into the Life of Intercession. Subjects include: the task of intercession, pleading your case, identification in intercession and prophetic intercession.

COU301 Prayers That Heal the Heart (Course Syllabus)
4 credits

This course teaches a series of seven specific prayers that will break bondages within your heart caused by spiritual forces. These prayers include breaking generational sins and curses; severing ungodly soul ties; removing negative beliefs and inner vows; healing traumatic scenes; and casting out demonic energy that has connected itself to these inner wounds of the heart and soul. The entire healing process is sealed by doing an intensive meditation on biblical passages that bear on the issues being healed so God can grant you illumined insights from His Word.

“Who needs prayers that heal the heart? Just about everyone! God has really done a work in me through the studying and revelation of this ministry. He has given me a burden and a heart to see all people set free from all kinds of oppression. After all, He did command us to do so and minister to people’s needs. Prayers That Heal the Heart is going to be a major part of what I do vocationally for the rest of my life. I have a burden and a desire to see people walk in the liberty purchased for them on Calvary, and for them to experience the ZOE life God has come to give us. Thank You, Lord, for Your anointing to do what You did and see people come into all that You have for them.”  — Student taking Prayers That Heal the Heart

I heartily recommend Prayers That Heal the Heart. It is the most biblical book I have read on counseling and spiritual warfare, in terms of emotional healing. While there are other good books out there that God has used, red flags have always gone up in my mind by their use of methods borrowed by modern psychology. This book isn’t like that, and it is thoroughly practical with its exercises and worksheets. It can definitely be used by the Lord to change your life and break the enemy’s power in your life. — Brian Shilhavy
Dr. Mark, thank you for your obedience and dedication to God’s will to bring this powerful and life-changing message of freedom, healing and a genuine relationship with God to us. Through the books in the course Prayers That Heal the Heart, God, our loving and caring Father, found a way in starting His healing ministry to me. I wanted a Ph.D. and now I get what I really needed: A life united with Christ! — Hermanus, South Africa
REN208 War in the Spirit (Course Syllabus)
3 credits


“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers….” How often are Christians caught unaware of the enemy who rages around them seeking to devour them. With proper understanding and perspective, we can effectively engage the enemy and defeat him and his efforts against our lives, families, ministries and homes. Be a trained and prepared soldier.

“It was absolutely life-changing. The thing I liked most about the course was…Everything! All of the course material was taught in a very strategic, insightful way. My instructor was absolutely great. The course has literally changed my life. I feel more empowered and faith-filled than ever. Great class!!” —Student taking War in the Spirit
REN310 Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation (Course Syllabus)
3 credits


REN510 Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation (Graduate) (Course Syllabus)
4 credits

The Bible declares that God counsels us at night through our dreams (Ps. 16:7). The dreams in the Bible illustrate this principle, and all of us can learn to hear from God during the two hours of dream life we have each night. In this course, we will examine all 50 dreams of the Bible seeing how God interprets the symbolism and speaks to His children through their dreams (Num. 12:6; Acts 2:17). Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.

“This course has truly made a significant impact on my life and laid the foundation for ongoing change and revelation. It is as if a whole new door has been opened in my life leading to a whole new world of never-before-found treasures and truths. I feel as though I am walking towards a new journey that will impact my life in a great way. I feel that more tools have been added to my spiritual toolbox to help myself and help others. When I fully grasp this practice of interpreting dreams, I will be walking in a greater dimension of wholeness, authority, counsel, wisdom and so much more. If it’s true that we spend one third of our lives sleeping and part of that dreaming, then it feels as though I have resurrected one third of my life and I can live more fully. The revelation of the importance of dreams and what God wants to do with us through dreams has been resounding in my spirit ever since I started this course.” —Student taking Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation
REN220 What God Is Saying to the Church Today (Course Syllabus)
3 credits


An overview of the Church throughout history and a look at what God is saying to and doing in the Church today. Looks at the five basic areas of revival, restoration, unity, world evangelization, and end-time persecution.

This course has truly done many things for me. First, it provided me with information that I believe all Christians need to know in order to usher in the last and greatest move of God coupled with the return of our Lord. Secondly, it stirred me up to see change and prepare, train and mobilize the church to operate more efficiently in these end times. Lastly, it has given me ideas that I can and will apply to my ministry that God has called me to in the future.” —Student taking What God Is Saying to the Church Today
PRO301 Introduction to the Prophetic (Course Syllabus) 3 credits

An introduction to the nature and purpose of prophetic revelation and its proper function in the Body of Christ. You will be inspired and challenged to be a prophetic person. Subjects include: the power and perils of the prophetic, being a prophetic people, the song of the Lord, seven expressions of the prophetic spirit, and others.

“I feel that my life has already been transformed. God is giving me more visions, dreams and direction.” – Student taking Introduction to the Prophetic

Specialized training opportunities which transfer easily into CLU:


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