Faith Church is dedicated to helping all people become “fully devoted disciples of Jesus” (Matthew 28:19). As such, we are convinced a primary part of discipleship is equipping people to engage in ministry (Ephesians 4:12-16). We have done this for years via Global University’s “Berean School of the Bible”, which provides affordable correspondence courses for the purpose of training people to do the work of the ministry.

VISION

  • To provide affordable college-level education to people who feel called to ministry.
  • To provide increased accountability and support in helping people prepare for their call.
  • Create classroom experiences to enhance education.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to share with their peers.

STRUCTURE

  • Utilize Berean School of the Bible courses, on a two-month academic structure.
  • Every 4th Tuesday all students will meet from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for:
    • One-hour practical ministry training that is not covered in any course.
    • One-hour lesson/discussion to enhance learning. through Berean School of the Bible courses which will provide:
      • Additional teaching
      • Additional question/answer time
      • An atmosphere for peer-to-peer learning and encouragement.

Level One (Certified)

Upon completion of the Level One Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Certified Minister status with the US General Council of the Assemblies of God. This would include a working knowledge of Bible study methods, New Testament content, and Pentecostal doctrine. He or she should possess the basic skills needed to begin serving in a ministerial role in the local church.

Level Two (Licensed)

Upon completion of the Level Two Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Licensed Minister status with the US General Council of the Assemblies of God. This would include a mastery of specified Bible content, systematic theology, and ministry skills.

Level Three (Ordained)

Upon completion of the Level Three Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Ordained Minister status with the US General Council of the Assemblies of God. This would include mastery of several of the more difficult books of the Bible, advanced theological concepts, and administrative skills required for ministerial roles.

    • Christ in the Synoptic Gospels
    • Introduction to Hermeneutics:
    • New Testament Survey
    • Old Testament Survey
    • A Spirit-Empowered Church:
    • Relationships and Ethics in Ministry
    • Beginning Ministerial Internship
    • Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
    • Assemblies of God: History
    • Introduction to Theology
    • Acts
    • Prison Epistles
    • Romans: Justification by Faith
    • The Local Church in Evangelism
    • Introduction to Homiletics
    • Effective Leadership
    • Assemblies of God Missions
    • Conflict Management
    • Intermediate Ministerial Internship
    • Eschatology
    • The Corinthian Correspondence
    • The Pentateuch
    • The Poetic Books
    • Preaching in the Contemporary World
    • Church Administration, Finance, and Law
    • Pastoral Ministry
    • Advanced Ministerial Internship
    • Prayer and Worship

    FAQ

    What is the Cost?

    Courses are purchased from Global University, of which our Church is a registered Study Group. This allows us to obtain courses at a discount. There is a $30 application fee, and then courses are generally $72 for digital and $85 for print. Some courses have optional additional reading. If a course is not completed within 6 months, there is a $20 reactivation fee. If it is not completed in the next 6 months, the whole course has to be paid for again.

    HAZLETON

    9:00 AM/11:00 AM

    570-459-2410

    34 Fox Manor Rd.

    Hazle-township, PA 18202

    IGLESIA FE

    11:00 AM

    917-435-9789

    34 Fox Manor Rd.

    Hazle-township, PA 18202

    WEATHERLY

    10:00 AM/ 6:00 PM

    570-578-8005

    202 Carbon St.

    Weatherly, PA 18255

    NANTICOKE

    10:00 AM

    570-459-2410

    220 Middle Rd.

    Nanticoke, PA 18634

    MCADOO

    6:00 PM

    570-401-3711

    103 E Grant St.

    McAdoo, PA 18237