The West Florida District School of Ministry (DSOM) exists to help individuals develop the skills, talents and knowledge to be prepared to minister to those people that God brings into their lives. DSOM, along with the Berean School of the Bible, as well as the Assemblies of God endorsed Bible Colleges and Universities, desire to help prepare God servants. DSOM and Berean courses may be interchanged in the educational process to qualify for ministerial credentials with the West Florida District.
DSOM instructors are giving of their time and talents to offer students the benefit of their ministerial experience and knowledge. Classes are designed to be interactive in order to engage and stimulate the retention of the subject. We trust that you will find not only a friendly and yet challenging environment, but a class that gives you practical and useful knowledge that will enable your ministry to excel.
DSOM exists for the sole purpose of preparing you to develop into the servant leader that God intended you to become. Feel free to call on us if we can be of any assistance in achieving that goal.
Class sessions are offered one Saturday a month, nine times a year. Usually, three courses are offered each month, one for each corresponding credential level (certified, licensed and ordained). Location for classes include:
Students participate in six hours of classroom instruction concluding with a written exam. These sessions begin promptly at 9:30AM and finish by 4:30PM. The classroom instruction provides an overview of the material, practical application, and opportunity for questions and discussion.
The pre-class work includes a minimum of ten hours of reading/study of the course's Berean School of the Bible Independent Study Text and completion of all Unit Progress Evaluations (UPEs) included in the study text.
To receive a course completion certificate, the student must attend the class session, complete the UPEs, and successfully pass the course exam.
The final course grade is based on completion of UPEs (20%) and the final exam results (80%).
"The DSOM was exactly what I needed to help me leap the final hurdles to becoming credentialed. It gave me a deadline, yet only required a few hours one Saturday a month and was facilitated by men and women who had been where I was heading." Pastor Bo
"I was amazed at how much better it was to take the tests at the DSOM. The atmosphere is so dynamic and everyone is on the same journey as you. Yes, I did sweat a few of them, but I passed every test and my next step is ordination. If you have a hard time with testing, or if you procrastinate as I did, I would STRONGLY recommend giving Tim and Beverly a call at the DSOM! Pastor Danny