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OUR PROCESS

Getting started is easy! Follow these steps to join NCDSOM!

  • Complete an Annual Application (1 time per school year)
  • Enroll in class online
  • Study Guides are emailed after enrollment
  • Order Textbooks
  • Completely read the required text
  • Complete the study guide
  • Come to class
  • Enroll for the next class

Annual Application: $25
Class Enrollment: $65 per class (Does Not Include Textbook)
Practicum: $99 per practicum level
Textbook: Varies(Textbooks are student’s responsibility to obtain. Be sure to allow enough time to obtain textbooks. For those not paying online, please contact the school office for exact cost of textbooks.)
Enrollment Late Fee: $15 (No enrollment is accepted after the fifth of the month)

School of Ministry not only gives credential candidates the educational classes required by the General Council but also gives everyone an opportunity to get sound, Scriptural training from the brightest and best ministers in our district.
Yes! The school of ministry is recognized and endorsed by the Executive Presbytery of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. It offers every required course for ministerial credentials.
Not at all. Students from any denomination are welcome to enroll.
Unfortunately, no. We require that you either use online for the whole process, or not at all. However, we can assure you that our online payment system uses the highest levels of security and protection and that your information will not be sold, stolen, or otherwise misused. You can also enroll via hardcopy and check, but credit cards are only for online registration. Enrollment/Annual App forms are available online for download.
Our online system is facilitated by PayPal. PayPal is an industry leader in online services and uses high level SSL certifications to encrypt all data sent and received while using their service.
Absolutely! A PayPal account is not required to use our online system.
In order to maintain the highest levels of security for your data and financial information, we do not send the information from our online forms to PayPal. Therefore, the information you provide on PayPal allows us to not only match your registration form with your payment but also keep you and your funds safe and secure.
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OUR PROGRAMS

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Program Overview

The program of Ministerial Studies provides the coursework necessary to pursue credentials with the Assemblies of God. Within the AG, there are three levels of credentialing. For information on credentialing, contact Jeanne Enroth at 919.965.0225.

Who Should Take This

Ministerial Credential Applicants
Ministers Looking to Upgrade Their Current Credential Level

Level 1 (Certified)

Synoptic Gospels
Prison Epistles
Acts
Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
Introduction to Hermeneutics
Evangelism
Assemblies of God History and Governance
Relationships and Ethics in Ministry
Beginning Practicum

Level 2 (Licensed)

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Romans
History of AG Missions
Introduction to Theology
Introduction to Homiletics
Eschatology
Leadership Skills
Conflict Resolution
Intermediate Practicum

Level 3 (Ordained)

Pentateuch
Corinthians
Poetic Books
Prayer and Worship
Preaching in Cultural Context
Church Administration, Law, and Finance
Pastoral Ministry
Advanced Practicum

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Program Overview

The Certificate of Biblical Studies program was created for those in lay ministry who want to enrich their biblical knowledge but not necessarily wanting to pursue credentials with the Assemblies of God. The program consists of four required courses and four electives.

These classes meet one Saturday a month and are led by qualified ministers and educators who facilitate the learning experience while providing practical “in the field” insights.

A certificate will be issued upon the completion of the program upon request from the student.

Who Should Take This?

Anyone looking for personal enrichment in their faith.

Required Classes

Introduction to Hermeneutics
Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey

Elective Classes (Choose 4)

Prison Epistles
Synoptic Gospels
Pentateuch
Corinthians
Eschatology
Acts
Romans
Poetic Books
Prayer and Worship

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Program Overview

Lay Leadership gives theological knowledge and practical experience to those in the church who are in a position of leadership but may not be pursuing ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God.

Who Should Take This?

Church Board Members
Elders
Deacons

Required Classes

AG History and Governance
Conflict Resolution
Church Law, Administration, and Finance
Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine

Elective Classes (Choose 4)

Introduction to AG Missions
Leadership Skills
Prayer and Worship
Relationships and Ethics in Ministry
Pastoral Ministry
Evangelism
Introduction to Theology

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Program Overview

School of Ministry not only exists to provide training for those who sense a call to ministry but to equip lay persons interested in effective ministry within the local church. The Lay Workers track will not only offer instruction but it will also include a Practicum for hands-on experience and mentoring by the local pastor. Here are some of the highlights:
Biblically based training for every lay worker and church board member
Consistent with the Assemblies of God “16 Fundamental Truths.”
Taught by successful, qualified, ministers from across the state
New innovative techniques and resources for all ministries
Hands-on Practicum offering on-the-job supervision and mentoring
Forms relationships with like-minded peers.

Who Should Take This?

Every lay ministry worker
Youth and Children’s leaders
Sunday School Teachers
Anyone wanting to enlarge their ministry skills by gaining knowledge and hands-on training

Required Classes

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Evangelism
Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
Beginning Practicum

Elective Classes (Choose 4)

Leadership Skills
Prayer and Worship
Foundations for Children’s Ministry
Foundations for Youth Ministry
Church Administration, Law, and Finance
Relationships and Ethics in Ministry

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Practicum Overview

The purpose of the practicum is to strengthen district churches, pastors, and students through assimilation into the local church. Students will be observed in assigned areas and coached toward greater effectiveness in ministry. The program will fulfill the Practicum requirements for ministerial candidates adopted by the General Presbytery of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. It is an in-depth supervised ministry experience focused on the leadership of the Holy Spirit and the development of competencies in personal ministry, with concentrations on ministerial functions and personal conferences. The Practicum is a three month program.
The Practicum is designed to glorify God and His Son, Jesus Christ, promote Biblical unity, encourage Spirit-filled living, develop ministerial integrity

NCDSOM currently offers three practicum tracks:

Level 1: Beginning (Certified)
Level 2: Intermediate (Licensed)
Level 3: Advanced (Ordained)
Each level corresponds to a level in the credentialing process.

Purpose

Practicum is intended to introduce the student to real-life ministry and an opportunity to integrate classroom learning with ministry. It is a field ministry experience allowing the student to develop overall competency through supervised practical ministry.

Prerequisites

Level 1: Complete 5 Certified Level Classes
Level 2: Complete 5 Licensed Level Classes and all Certified Level Classes
Level 3: Complete 5 Ordained Level Classes and all Certified and Licensed Level Classes
Course Objectives

The student will be able to apply information and skills learned in the classroom.
The student will be able to perform ministry in a setting where practical ministry is guided and evaluated.
The opportunity for encouragement, additional instruction, and to share experiences with peers.
The student will develop confidence.
The student will better understand the profound mission of the church and recognize the demands and skills necessary to succeed in ministry.
Relationship development.

Ministry Functions to be Covered

The ministry of administration
The ministry of preaching
The ministry of pastoral care
The ministry of evangelism
The ministey of teaching
The personal development of the ministry

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