District School of Ministry

The SC DSOM is designed to help aspiring ministers, and those in active ministry, achieve the educational and skill training necessary to receive and advance in ministerial credentialing with the Assemblies of God. It also serves local congregations to train and equip leaders and teachers.

Preparation is offered for the three successive levels of ministerial recognition:

  1. Certification
  2. License 
  3. Ordination

The program of Ministerial Studies provides the necessary coursework to apply for credentials with the SC Assemblies of God. For more information regarding credentialing, please contact Michelle Sandler at 803.936.0541.

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About DSOM

A guiding purpose in the educational design was to make the SC DSOM convenient and affordable. For more information, download the Student Handbook or contact Molly Cates at Molly.cates@ag4sc.com.
To participate as a student, please follow these steps:

Step One: Enrollment, Course Selections & Payment
Select course, register online, and make full payment. Registration closes 7 days prior to class session.
Step Two - Purchase Textbook(s)

Order and purchase your textbook(s) upon enrollment. Click here to download the Textbook List. Purchasing books through Christian Book Group will help support SC DSOM.

Step Three - Read Textbook and Answer Questions in Study Guide

Upon enrollment you will receive a companion study guide to your textbook in digital format. Answer all questions. Type them into your digital study guide and print two copies for class.

Step Four - Validate Your Pre-class Study Time
Students are required to study a minimum of ten hours prior to class time to prepare for the final exam.
Step Five - Allow Travel Time
Attendance is required. Prepare to be on time for class orientation at 8:45am at Christian Life Church, Columbia (Modular Building).
Step Six - Be On Time for Orientation and All Classes

Check in upon arrival. Please do your best to be on time for classes.

Step Seven - Class Sessions

Instructors teach four sessions during the day. View Saturday’s class schedule.

Step Eight - Final Exam

The fourth class session is set aside for the final exam. The final exam is solely based on the study guide, not the instructor’s expanded content.

Step Nine - Grading

Students receive notification of their grades by e-mail. Transcripts may be requested by contacting molly.cates@ag4sc.com

Step Ten - Next Course Enrollment

Register for your next course by selecting your next class from the course selection list. 

DSOM Registration

Click on your desired course in the list below to register online or complete the Application & Course Enrollment forms for 2020 or 2021 and mail to.  South Carolina DSOM   101 Medical Circle, Suite B   West Columbia, SC 29169

You can download and preview our full calendar for 2021 by clicking here.

Class Date

LEVEL ONE
Certification

LEVEL TWO
Licensed

LEVEL THREE
Ordained

August 28, 2021

LEVEL ONE
Certification

LEVEL TWO
Licensed

MIN 281
Conflict Management

LEVEL THREE
Ordained

MIN 327
Church Administration, Finance,
and Law

October 2, 2021

LEVEL ONE
Certification

LEVEL THREE
Ordained

 November 6, 2021

LEVEL ONE
Certification

THE 211

Intro to Theology: A Pentecostal Perspective

ATTENTION- When registering for classes, an error message will pop up even when payment goes through successfully. We will fix this soon. If you register for classes and don’t get a email within 1 business day, please call the office.

LEVEL TWO
Licensed

BIB 117

Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Colossians and Philemon

LEVEL THREE
Ordained

BIB 313

The Corinthian Correspondence

December 4, 2021

LEVEL ONE
Certification

BIB 114

Messiah in the Synoptic Gospels

LEVEL TWO
Licensed

MIN 123

The Local Church in Evangelism

LEVEL THREE
Ordained

MIN 381

Pastoral Ministry

January 8, 2022

LEVEL ONE
Certification

MIN 181

Relationships and Ethics in Ministry

LEVEL TWO
Licensed

MIN 261

Intro into AG Missions

LEVEL THREE
Ordained

THE 311

Prayer and Worship

February 5, 2022

LEVEL ONE
Certification

THE 114

Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine

LEVEL TWO
Licensed

BIB 215

Romans: Justification by Faith

LEVEL THREE
Ordained

MIN 325

Preaching in the Contemporary World

March 5, 2022

LEVEL ONE
Certification

BIB 212

New Testament Survey

LEVEL TWO
Licensed

MIN 223

Intro to Homiletics

LEVEL THREE
Ordained

BIB 318

The Torah (Pentateuch)

Internship Information