Getting Started

Step 1- Enroll in the School

Complete the Enrollment Application and pay the $60 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable and does not include individual course tuition fees or the cost of textbooks.

Step 2- Pastor’s Recommendation 

All students are required to submit a pastor’s recommendation unless they currently hold Assemblies of God credentials. You can download the pastor’s recommendation form on our website and give it to your pastor to fill out and send in to our office.

Step 3- Register for Courses

After we have received your application and pastor’s recommendation, we will contact you with the information to register for classes. Tuition is $70 per course and there is an additional $15 late fee if you register less than 3 weeks before a class. The book cost is not included in the class tuition and needs to be purchased separately.

Step 4- Log into Moodle

After registering for your first course, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain your Moodle login. Moodle is the website where you will access your homework for each course.

Step 5- Order Books

Students are responsible for ordering their own textbook for each course. A list of the textbooks for each course can be found on the Moodle website on the course page under “Required Reading”.

Textbooks are available from a variety of sources. Students are free to purchase books new, used, in e-format, and from whatever website they choose.

We have an agreement with Christian Book Distributors to stock sufficient quantities of books for MNSOM classes. Many of our books can be found on their website and MNSOM receives a referral fee from Christian Book Distributors for items purchased through the following link.

Christian Book

Step 6- Homework

You will find your homework for each class on the Moodle Website. After you register for your course you will receive a confirmation email that will give you the information to access your class on Moodle. MnSOM uses two types of Text Overview homework assignments. One type is the traditional Bible Institute format. The other type is online using the Moodle Learning Platform. You can find more information about the homework on our website here.

Completing the homework and reading the textbook typically takes fifteen to twenty hours, but may vary depending on student study habits. It is important to have the homework completed before class. Forty percent of the grade is based on homework and the exam is also based on the homework.

Step 7- Attend Class

Classes meet one Saturday a month from 8:30a.m.- 3:30p.m. Registration begins at 8:00a.m. It is important that you arrive on time and bring your homework, textbook, and computer or notebook to take notes. You can find out more information about your specific class location by clicking on the location below:

Farmington

St. Cloud

St. Paul

Step 8- Internship

For those desiring credentials with the Assemblies of God, there is a mandatory internship for each level. You can register for the internship on the normal class registration page. Check out the Internship page for more information.

Step 9- Credentials

Completing the MnSOM classes is one step toward pursuing Assemblies of God ministry credentials. Credentials require an extensive application procedure including references, recommendations, background checks, credit checks, interviews, a written test, credentialing classes, etc.

Assemblies of God ministry credentials should be thought of as recognition of calling and ministry. In the Minnesota District there are approximately 1100 credentialed ministers and about 250 churches. About half of the churches have bi-vocational lead pastors. Ministry credentials may be a step toward finding employment but most of our ministers are not paid for their ministry.

You can find more information about the credentialing process on the Minnesota Assemblies of God website. Sue Adams is the Credential Coordinator and she can be reached at (612) 332-2400 or sadams@mnaog.org.

Questions??

We are here to help! You can reach our office at 612-332-2400 or at mnsom@mnaog.org