Recent modifications in the credentialing requirements for new ministers brought changes in the Berean School of the Bible program offered through Global University. The new Berean courses require students to have local mentors and practical ministry experience.
We want to assist ministers with practical training and education. The Missouri School of Ministry desires to train a generation of ministers using the new Berean curriculum.
The Missouri School of Ministry is not only for those seeking credentials. It is for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of God’s Word and deepen their knowledge of Christ.
How it Works
Work is a key concept in the Missouri School of Ministry. While work can be fun, the study and preparation for ministry candidates and those seeking upgrade of credentials is a serious matter. However, the program is designed to be fun and challenging.
The concept of The School involves two aspects: weekly work and class day. Three courses are offered each month (one for each ministerial credential level).
- The weekly work is an average of 3 1/2 hours where the student is involved in prayer, Bible study, and course preparation.
- Students come together on one monthly Class Day. Class Day, the final portion of the program, is held at one of six locations. Interaction and fellowship are a natural outflow of this exciting day. Students participate in three hours of classroom interaction and discussion. (Before arriving for Class Day, students are required to work through the text book, complete the self tests and Unit progress evaluations). When the course is completed, they will have invested several hours of study and preparation time in each course. Once the final exam is completed, the students are one course closer to reaching their goal for their credential level.
Instructors (facilitators) become natural mentors as they build relationships and share experiences with students. They will be available to provide accountability and guidance for each student.
Students pay $100 for each course which includes: tuition, Independent Study Text, coffee and donuts, facilitator and student advisor. The internship is $120 which includes the mentor manual. Students must pay $12 per course to cover shipping expenses. A student can avoid shipping expenses by choosing the ebook option when registering. There is a one time $50 fee for enrollment into the Berean School of the Bible. All savings are passed along to the student while the District absorbs the direct cost of the program.
The District encourages churches to offer Work-Study Scholarships where students will work in specific areas of the church in exchange for tuition.
Family Plans allow members of the same family to study together. The first family member pays full tuition, additional family members may study with a $10 per member discount.
What does the future hold? With increasing enrollment in The Missouri School of Ministry, hundreds of ministers can be trained and encouraged to minister to thousands.