Listed below are all the books required to complete the three levels of the Penn-Del School of Ministry. We have linked to our preferred vendor for your convenience; however, feel free to purchase your books from any location.

Students must purchase their own textbooks. Please consider searching the ISBN numbers to find the best price on the internet.

You may also want to consider the following links:

(updated: June 2019)


September – A/G History and Doctrine

“People of the Spirit” by Gary McGee

General Council Constitution and Bylaws – located https://penndel.org/credentialing/

Roberts Rules of Order – Classic Edition

October – Life of Christ

“The Words & Works of Jesus Christ” by J. Dwight Pentecost

“A Harmony of the Words & Works of Jesus Christ” by J. Dwight Pentecost

November – Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine

“Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective” by William W. Menzies and Stanley M. Horton

January – Ministerial Ethics

“Ministerial Ethics” by T. Burton Pierce

“The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman

February – Intro to Theology

"Systematic Theology Revised Edition" edited by Stanley Horton

March – Introduction to Hermeneutics

“Living By The Book” by Howard G. and William D. Hendricks

April – Old Testament Survey

“Encountering the Old Testament", 2nd ed. by Bill T. Arnold & Brian E. Beyer

1st edition may also be used

May – New Testament Survey

“New Testament Survey" by Merrill Tenney

June – Acts 2 Journey

“Spirit Empowered Churches” by Alton Garrison


September – Eschatology

“Our Destiny: Biblical Teachings on the Last Things” by Stanley M. Horton

October – Homiletics

“Handbook of Contemporary Preaching” by Michael Duduit

“Spirit-Led Preaching” by Greg Heisler

November – Acts

"Acts" by Dr. Stanley Horton

January – Romans and Galatians

“Romans & Galatians: The Gospel According to Paul” by Dr. Van Johnson, Dr. Quentin McGhee, Rev. Edgardo Muñoz, and Dr. Steve Eutsler

February – Prison Epistles

“Understanding the Commentary Series, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon" by Arthur G. Patzia

March – Missions

“Missions in the Age of the Spirit” by John V. York

April – Leadership Skills

“Transitioning” by Dan Southerland

“The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John C. Maxwell

May – Local Church Evangelism

“Becoming a Contagious Church" by Mark Mittelberg

June – Conflict Resolution

“The Peace Maker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Conflict” by Ken Sande


September – Corinthians

“I & II Corinthians” by Stanley Horton

October – Apologetics

“Mere Apologetics” by Alister E. McGrath

“Meet the Skeptic” by Bill Foster

November – Church and Law

“Pastor, Church & Law”, 4 vols. Richard R. Hammar, Carol Stream, IL. Christianity Today International, 2008.

  • Volume 1: pages 10-30; 44-103; 120-141; 153-182; 222-241; 250-255; 286-308.
  • Volume 2: pages 10-34; 50-66; 76-90; 131-162; 202-256.
  • Volume 3: pages 135-151.
  • Volume 4: pages 132-134; 156-186; 221-289; 361-381; 516-538.

January – Prayer & Worship

“The Spirit Helps Us Pray” by Robert L. Brandt and Zenas J. Bickett

“The Reward of Worship” by Jack Hayford

February – Pastoral Ministry

“Escape from Church, Inc. The Return of the Pastor-Shepherd” by E. Glenn Wagner

“Stan Toler’s Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry” by Stan Toler

“Ten Stupid Things That Keep Churches from Growing” by Geoff Surratt

March – Pentateuch

“An Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch” by Herbert Wolf

April – Preaching in a Cultural Context

“A Many Colored Kingdom” by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, S. Steve Kang, and Gary A. Parrett

“Preaching to a Shifting Culture” edited by Scott M. Gibson

May – Pastoral Counseling

“The complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling” by H. Norman Wright

June – Psalms & Proverbs

“How to Read the Psalms” by Tremper Longman III

“How to Read Proverbs” by Tremper Longman III