What is PennDel School of Ministry (PennDel SOM)?
Individuals seeking the finest education and training available for ministry within the Assemblies of God are encouraged by both the General Council and all districts to pursue excellence at an AG college or university. Additionally, correspondence and on-line training is offered through the convenient Global University/Berean partnership which makes essential ministry education available to virtually everyone!
A third route is now available through District Schools of Ministry, known as DSOM. DSOM is a district sponsored and district operated ministerial training program that enables persons to complete the educational requirements of the Fellowship for credentialing. It also provides a learning forum for laity interested in increasing biblical and doctrinal knowledge and developing ministry skills.
PennDel SOM features live instruction at Bethlehem – Central Assembly, Monroeville – Monroeville Assembly of God, Philadelphia – Calvary Assembly and Camp Hill – Christian Life Assembly and requires a minimum of five hours of classroom instruction and an exam per course. Prior to class time students must read the textbook and answer related study questions. Informal student surveys indicate this pre-classroom component requires anywhere from 15 to 25 hours of individual preparation and study. Hundreds of students have already found PennDel SOM to be the answer for fitting quality ministry training into their existing life schedule.
Consider the benefits:
- Training by educated and experienced church leaders
- Perspectives and questions shared in a classroom filled with students who have years (often decades) of experience with churches and ministry in the same district
- Networking opportunities with district leaders and fellow ministers
- Motivation to complete coursework in time for scheduled dates
The PennDel District Council is a member of the Association of District Schools of Ministry. To learn more about the Association of District Schools of Ministry, please visit dsomassociation.com.