The purpose of the School of Ministry is to educate, equip and empower disciples of Jesus to go out and reach the world for Jesus wherever God may call them. Our goal is to provide a relational, intentional, and biblical process to help grow you as a person, a leader, and a disciple of Christ.
Our goal in SOM is for you to deepen your relationship with God and your spiritual roots. You will learn how to better study your bible, deepen your prayer life, and grow in your knowledge of God. You will learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, to follow Him, be changed by Him, and be on mission with Him.
Through this process, our hope is that you will be able to discover more of who God created you to be. You will be able to explore how you were created, the gifts that God has given you, and how you are able to best fit into the body of Christ. We will also provide opportunities for you to grow in your relationships, finances, time-management, communication, conflict resolution, and other life skills that you will be able to take with you wherever you go.
The purpose of this process is to grow you in your love for God and your love for others. Leadership is both about who you are in character and how you lead people well in love. You can't have one without the other. In this process, you will be challenged to grow in how to lead with practical skills such as decision making, communication, and conflict resolution as well as how to lead in love, mercy, and compassion which comes from understanding the heart of a person over just the actions of a person.
As you participate in SOM you will grow in ministry experience and knowledge. You will be able to see the ins and outs of church and departmental ministry. You will get to spend time in meetings, working in the offices, and serving during ministry programs in a variety of ways. From beginning to end you will be able to see all that goes into ministry from the physical labor side to the fun relational side.
School of Ministry is for young adults who have completed High School. There is no age limit, however, this program is best set up for the traditional college-aged student as far as age and stage of life.
This is a two-year program, broken up into semesters (Semester 1: Aug- Dec & Semester 2: Jan- May), with a 10-15 hour a week commitment. *Although this is designed to be a two-year experience, it will still be highly beneficial if you choose to only participate for one year.
The cost for SOM is $750 per semester. This pays for all of the books, food for class, retreats, and conferences for that semester. Payments are due at the beginning of each semester. *Payment plans and scholarships are available.
SOM is set up to allow for its participants to have time to attend college, work, or fulfill family obligations while going through the program.
School of Ministry requires 10-15 hours a week. These hours are broken into three parts designed to help educate, equip and empower you to become a more effective disciple, disciple-maker, and leader.
You will spend time in class each week with other SOM participants learning and discussing practical concepts that will help equip you with knowledge that applies to life, leadership, and ministry.
Class (Sundays 1-4:15 pm): 3.25 Hours // Homework: about 1.5 Hours
The majority of your time will be spent doing hands-on ministry within your chosen department. You will have the opportunity to see and experience ministry from a variety of perspectives as you work under the direction of your ministry lead.
Serving in a Ministry: 3-7 Hours // Ministry Meetings: 1 Hour
You will also spend time interacting with the church body as a whole by serving each week in a ministry different from your own.
Weekend Lobby Presence: 1 Hour
This is the time that you intentionally dig into your personal relationship with God and what he is teaching you by meeting with a mentor to process how your heart is doing as you are growing, learning, and being stretched.
Mentor Meeting: 1.5 Hours
You will do the majority of School of Ministry through a specific Ministry department and Campus. God has created each person with different gifts and talents. With that in mind, each person will serve within their department in different ways based on their giftings, interests, passions, and maturity. You will work closely with your ministry lead to discover where you best fit into the body.
Sports & Outdoors
*If you would like to serve in a ministry that is not listed above we would love to talk to you about that possibility.
Read through the informational packet and pray and seek the Lord on whether School of Ministry is the right next step for you.
• School of Ministry Informational Packet
A personal and pastoral reference is a required part of the application process. Send the links to the online reference form below to the 2 people you would like to be your reference.
• Reference Form
You will meet with an interview team where they will ask you questions and join you in conversation to discover if SOM will be the right next step for you.
If you are accepted you will meet with your ministry lead to discuss what your ministry involvement will look like. You will talk through expectations of where you need to be and when as well as make a plan of where would be the best place for you to serve on the team based on your interests, passions, giftings, and maturity.
You will be sent information via email on all the details of where, when, and what you will need for the start of class.
AUG 2022 - MAY 2023
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2022
TUITION: $1,500 YEARLY
DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2022
TUITION: $1,650 YEARLY
DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2022
TUITION: $1,800 YEARLY
Your tuition for the year will be based on when you apply.
*There is no application fee, tuition will be applied after acceptance into the program.
Reference forms are a required part of the application process.