The Cultivation Center is an extension of Harvest for Christ Global Outreach, a 501C(3) ministry operating in South Florida, USA. Most of our instructors have achieved an advanced degree in their field or have extensive research and study hours on the subjects they teach, but more importantly, all instructors are spiritually focused and understand the nuances of living in a complicated world of imperfect people, imperfect systems of governance, as well as imperfect places of worship, yet having to strive to live a perfect life to please a perfect God.
Thus, our instructors are less dogmatic, but more practical and will not hesitate to be theoretical when the empirical information is absence. Further, our instructors are passionate about connecting the subjects they teach with the realities of life and they insert their enthusiasm into each lesson.
Are you a new bible teacher?, or moderately advanced?, or somewhere in between? Perhaps you feel that there is more to Christian service than what you are experiencing, and you want more. Maybe you just want to draw closer to God, or perhaps gain a better understanding of how scripture really applies to you so that you can live a more fufilling life in a seemingly confusing, paradoxical, and dichotomist world of falsehod and hypocrites.
We offer a variety of practical courses designed to engage or reengage you in Christian service or just help you to simply enjoy your faith journey on Earth. Our courses are designed with the "Applied" approach in mind; that is, to equip you so that you can apply it and respond to Real situations, and to be Relevant in your expressions, and to be engaging and Relatable.
You are a leader, or you certainly aspire to be a better one, which is why you may have come to this website. We are grateful and glad that you did. On this website, you will find expressions and guidance put forth to assist you in building upon your leadership acumen. Our approach is primarily spiritually based, extracting techniques, principles, commandments, and even poetic expressions emanating from scripture; however, we are aware of the secular nuances that are associated with the world we live in.
Because of the expanding dynamics and nuances in a globally influenced, technological savvy, collaborative engineering, and more ecumenical-driven social settings, we strive to meld pragmatism, theoretical perspectives, research data, and many years of life’s lessons into our instructional platforms. Our instructors encourages respectful dialog for the purpose of clarification, affirmation, and transformation.
On a personal note: I have had the privilege of passing through, or have lived in, over 30 countries---the same with all 50 United States. I was honored to serve in the United States Army (to include the first Gulf War). I have learned a lot about people, about places, and certainly about things in general. My mission and drive has always been to inspire people to grow and thrive in their respective career fields and ambitions in life.
So in view of that, I believe that my business, education, and spiritual acumen would be of little use if I were unable to use it to inspire and uplift others. The letters on the parchment of my degrees would be of little use if I could not transfer the knowledge that I have obtained through matriculation on to others. Even the leadership positions and roles that I have held over the last 40 plus years would be stuck only in that moment in time unless I am able to share my successes and failures of those moments with others, especially to those of the household of faith.
That say, I embrace the awesome responsibility that is granted to me by the Sovereign God to develop people in their pursuit of understanding Him and His truths as they relate to Life and Godliness.
Dr. Marc E. Royster, Sr.
The Cultivation Center for Leadership Development