SOM Courses

MINISTERIAL PROGRAM COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The academic calendar for the ministerial program consists of three terms of eight to twelve weeks each. Each student must complete all three terms in order to graduate and achieve the maximum benefit of the program. At the end of each term, students are required to give a sermon or teaching presentation. These presentations enable students to exercise and develop their teaching and preaching skills while gaining confidence in front of an audience. 

BLOOD COVENANT I & II

Understand the background, history, and relevance of God’s covenant and discover that the covenant includes not only salvation but all the necessary elements of a fulfilling life. Taught in two sessions. 

CHILDREN / TEEN MINISTRY

This class will uncover the biblical mandate for ministering to children and show you how to develop an effective children’s ministry that will change lives. 

 CHRIST THE HEALER

Is healing for everyone? What about Paul’s thorn in the flesh? Understand once and for all the will of God concerning healing and God’s healing promises in the Word of God. 

 CHURCH ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS

This class covers the challenges of church administration, operations, and the importance of finding qualified leadership. Students will gain a clear understanding of what is involved in the coordination of the daily affairs of a ministry and the importance of submitting wholly under authority. 

 CHURCH GOVERNMENT

What is an apostle? What is the proper structure for a church? This class discusses biblical church structure and government as well as what it means to be “decent and in order.” 

 CHURCH HISTORY

In this course you will learn the history of the Christian faith and the many obstacles the church has had to overcome. You will gain a better understanding of how God has successfully worked out His plan for the church throughout the history of mankind. 

 CHURCH ORDINANCES

This class explores the biblical basis for foundational church doctrines such as baby dedications, baptisms and weddings. The importance of implementing a biblically based approach in performing these ceremonies and relying on the Bible for truth versus religious tradition is stressed throughout this class. 

 CHURCH PLANTING I & II

Understand the steps and disciplines involved in starting a church and review the role of the Pastor as a leader and visionary in this two-part class. Taught in two sessions. 

 DEFINING MY MISSION AND MY VISION

Uncover the purpose for which you were born and the keys involved in fulfilling your destiny. Learn how to define your vision, mission, and how to orchestrate and manage your life on purpose. 

 DEMONOLOGY & DELIVERANCE

This class will impart revelation knowledge regarding the believer’s authority to cast out demons, and will provide understanding on the origin of Satan, his fall, his defeat by Jesus at the cross, and his ultimate destiny and destruction. 

DYNAMICS OF PRAYER I, II, & III

Learn to pray effective and powerful prayers based on God’s Word to bring God’s will, power, and provision to pass in every circumstance and situation. Taught in three sessions. 

EVANGELISM

Learn how to share the Gospel effectively with signs and wonders following in this powerful class on evangelism. 

 FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP I & II

This two-part course will provide students with a basic understanding of how to operate using Godly stewardship and sound financial wisdom. It will also teach the importance of being good stewards over ministry finances and the fundamentals of church financial management. 

 HOW TO ADMINISTER FUNERALS

This course will expose students to different methods of officiating funerals. The class will enhance each student’s awareness of their role as a mouthpiece for God at a moment when people are thinking about their purpose, life and death. 

 LEADERSHIP I, II, III

This course will investigate the principles and practices of leadership while preparing students to lead, inspire, and motivate others. This anointed class will release God’s Spirit of Leadership upon every student and empower them to become effective leaders. Taught in three sessions. 

 MARKETING & MEDIA

Marketing and media are important tools for church growth. This class explores the fundamental building blocks for effectively using marketing to fuel a ministry’s impact and size. 

 MISSIONS

Going into all the world to preach the Gospel and make disciples is Jesus’ mandate to the church. In this class on missions, students will explore the importance and impact of mission work. 

 NEW CREATION REALITIES

This class imparts life-changing revelation on the complete substitutionary work of Jesus and the power of the new birth. 

 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY

This course will provide an introductory survey of the New Testament, focusing on the life of Jesus and the development of the early church in its various historical and cultural settings. 

 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY I & II

This two-part class walks students through the Old Testament and provides an insightful overview of each book’s history, relevance, and themes to enable students to establish a framework for continued study and ministry. 

 PASTORAL CARE I & II

This two-part class covers the important topics of how to effectively minister to people by offering sound biblically based counsel and spiritual guidance. 

 POWER OF HELPS MINISTRY

This course will discuss how to establish and operate an effective volunteer or Helps ministry. Topics for discussion include the purpose of Helps, the anointing of Helps, and how to start and administer a successful Helps ministry organization. 

 POWER OF VISION I & II

This two-part course outlines the necessity and power that vision plays in the body of Christ, and shows students how to receive and implement the vision God has for their lives and ministry. 

 PRAISE & WORSHIP

In this exciting class, students will experience the power of praise and worship and learn the importance of practicing the presence of God in times of personal and corporate worship. 

 SERMON PREPARATION

Learn to share the Gospel effectively and acquire the skills and tools needed to prepare and deliver Holy Spirit-directed sermons. 

SIGNS & WONDERS I & II

In this dynamic two-part teaching, learn how to build a ministry filled with the miraculous like those found in the New Testament. 

 

 THE LAW OF FAITH

This course explores the differences between real Bible faith and sense knowledge faith and teaches students how to activate their faith in the Word of God to gain victory over any circumstance or situation. 

 THE PREPARATION OF THE MINISTER

This course examines the seasons of preparation that the Lord takes ministers through as He trains them to become church leaders. 

 YOUR FAMILY AND MINISTRY I & II

This two-part class explores the biblical principles for producing a healthy, fulfilling, and prosperous marriage. It also reviews the role of ministry in marriage and the importance of placing family first.