Video lessons are provided that the student may review at any point during the week it is assigned. These lessons range in length from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Lessons are divided into Level 1 and Level 2 and the topics are dependent upon the level at which the student is enrolled.
Each week students are provided with both assignments to be completed during the course of the week and/or activities to be completed during their video lesson. These form the basis for discussions weekly during small group sessions.
Small groups are intended to provide time for interaction with a Master Dream Interpreter in an environment that encourages questions and discussion. Topics vary by week and level of enrollment. Small groups are intended to be 10-12 students and should never exceed 15.
Michael knew and worked with John Paul Jackson for over 30 years and was mentored by John Paul (particularly in the areas of prophetic ministry/evangelism and biblical dream interpretation) during that time. Michael has been teaching on these subjects around the world since 2002. He develped and oversees Dream Stories, a website devoted to dream interpretation training. With John Paul’s blessing, Michael founded and now serves full time as President of Patria Ministries, an international association of pastors, ministry leaders and marketplace ministers headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
He is the author of Dream Stories: Unlocking Your Night Parables, a book providing a short summary of Biblical dream interpretation and over 50 examples of dreams along with their interpretations and stories of their impact. DreamSIM grew out of the recognition that teaching people about dream interpretation was only the first step of their journey and the realization that there was a need for mentoring them in how it actually works.