All About DSOM:
DSOM is a district sponsored and operated ministerial training program that enables individuals to complete the educational requirements necessary for becoming a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. It also prepares lay leaders for effective ministry in their local church setting by uniquely combining home study, classroom instruction, the student’s relationship with a mentor, and active involvement in ministry to set their ministerial formation.
DSOM seeks to provide the student with the highest quality instruction and resources possible in a practical and cost effective way. It gives educational direction, sets an atmosphere for impartation of the Spirit, and guides the student’s spiritual development to equip them for effective, full-time ministry.
WHAT IT IS
IT IS about helping those who want to grow in their understanding of the Bible and ministry. It provides the instruction, interaction, accountability, and relationships that are not available through correspondence courses.
IT IS for those who need to complete their educational requirements for credentialing within the Assemblies of God.
IT IS for laypersons who may not be interested in credentials or full-time ministry, but who want to learn more about the Bible and improve their ability to serve Christ and their church.
WHAT IT IS NOT
IT IS NOT a college or university. Individuals who are able to attend college or seminary are strongly encouraged to attend an endorsed A/G college or seminary!
IT IS NOT an accredited school. Students must not expect that their DSOM courses will be accepted by any A/G college, Bible school, or other accredited college.
IT IS NOT the same as Berean School of the Bible or Global University correspondence education. DSOM satisfies the same credentialing requirements. Berean offers students correspondence courses that can be taken at any tme and at the student’s own pace. DSOM courses are only available at specific times.
IT IS NOT the same as credentialing. NNEDSOM certainly helps applicants meet the educational requirements for credentialing. Credentialing within our Fellowship is an altogether separate process with its own exams, application and forms, and interview. Students interested in seeking credentials should contact the District Secretary’s office for additional information.
The purchasing of required reading textbooks are the responsibility of the student. DSOM will provide the student with sufficient information to purchase the text. This information is included at the beginning of each course study guide. Books range in price from $15 to $45.
WE RECOMMEND: agsom.christianbook.com
DSOM is partnering with CBD to make finding and purchasing textbooks easy and affordable for our students. Go to this site, choose our District (Northern New England), the program level, and month, and the required texts for your course will be listed.
OTHER BOOK DISTRIBUTORS
Amazon: www.amazon.com (can often buy nearly new or used, but make sure you have the correct edition and revision)
Gospel Publishing House (GPH): www.gospelpublishing.com