The Southwest School of the Supernatural is a multiple campus, multi-staffed school, who’s purpose is to train believers in living and ministering in the supernatural.
Jesus said; “Truly, truly, I say unto you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do because I go to My Father” (John 14:12). God has called the church to be a supernatural expression of His supernatural Kingdom. As a supernatural church, God has called us to minister “…in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men but on the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:4,5). “For the Kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power” (1 Corinthians 4:20). Jesus demonstrated the will of the Father when He exhibited signs and wonders, going about pardoning sin, healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead (Luke 7:21-23). He then trained His disciples to do likewise (Matthew 10:7,8), and told them to train their disciples to do likewise (Matthew 28:18-20).
If that weren’t enough, He said we would do even greater works than He did (see also Mark 16:17,18). There are even whole sections of the New Testament epistles devoted to giving guidelines to the New Testament church on how to use supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit (see Rom. 12 &1 Cor. 12-14).
The Kingdom of God is a supernatural Kingdom into which we were supernaturally birthed, and for which we were given supernatural “tools” for the restoration of individuals and the building of His church. We are told to “earnestly desire spiritual gifts” 1 Corinthians 12:31 & 14:1). and that we are to employ our gifts “in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10).
God has called the church to more than just religious rote and ritual; that we be more than simply a “Christian” social club. God has called us into splendid demonstrations of love and power as He builds His church and confirms His word with signs following (Mark 16:20).
In-house faculty: Co-directors Jim Wies and Tom “The Music Man” Schermitzler.
Jim Wies has served the Lord in a variety of capacities as a pastor, teacher, counselor, author, equipper and conference and seminar speaker, providing training and mentoring on a number of topics, for more than three decades. During that time he received a Bachelor’s degree in Theology through Christian International School of Theology, and was ordained through Dr. Bill Hamon’s C.I. Network of Prophetic Ministries in 1989. He also completed a two-year internship with Samaritan Counseling & Educational Services, a Christ-centered counseling center and school under Alfred Ells. Jim is the former founder and director of the Cleveland School of the Spirit and former director/instructor at XP Shiloh Training Institute. One of Jim’s specialty areas of ministry is prophecy and prophetic training. Jim has written eight books including “See Jesus,” “His Glorious House,” “Advancing in the Prophetic,” “The New Covenant Prophet” and “The Advancing Kingdom.” In addition to Jim’s current responsibilities as co-director of Southwest School of the Supernatural, he travels as an itinerant prophet and teacher.
Tom Schermitzler has served in various capacities of ministry for the past 30+ years and has a Masters Degree in Ministry and Church Leadership from Hope International University. Tom has lived a life dedicated to helping people experience the presence of Christ through word, deed and song. As a young man, Tom became afflicted with MS – suffering a season of being in a wheelchair and blindness. Over the past 30 years, his adventures in healing – and being healed – have inspired others to greatness in their walk in the Kingdom of God.
Tom is the pastor of God’s Living Room, and currently changes atmospheres in care homes as “Tom the Music Man.” He says; “it is my time in the ‘school of hard knocks and fire’ with Jesus that has qualified me most for what He is doing now in my life.”
In addition to the regular faculty, the School of the Supernatural includes guest faculty speakers, bringing a powerful cross section of Eph. 4:11 “5-fold” ministries to the school.that includes:
Psalmist/Revivalist Keith Luker, apostolic revivalist Ryan LeStrange, Prophetess Barb Jackson, revivalist Dennis Rainer, Apostolic teacher Roger Sapp, David Heyes (aka Praying Medic) Deb Welsh and others,
Tuition is $150 per 12 week semester. There are three payment structures for the Southwest School of the Supernatural.
One time tuition fee of $150,
Once a month payment of $50 for three months
Nightly rate at the door, $15