What is the Ohio School of Ministry?
Equipping, Enriching, Engaging
The Ohio School of Ministry (OSOM) is the Ohio Ministry Network’s sponsored and operated ministerial training program that enables persons to complete the educational requirements for credentialing with the Assemblies of God. We provide a learning forum for laity interested in increasing biblical and doctrinal knowledge and developing ministry skills. Not only does OSOM offer the courses required for obtaining ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God, but OSOM CEU (Continuing Education Units) courses include several tracks designed to take the learning into deeper areas of study based on ministry and interest. OSOM is an affordable ministry training option that provides live interaction with caring instructors, allowing time and opportunity to ask questions and gain clear, culturally-relevant answers that make sense. Additional information including course schedule, faculty and staff, and registration can be found to the left of this page. For more information, please email the OSOM Registrar Adriane Weidner or call and leave a message at 614.396.0700 ext. 144. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
What can I expect when I come to class?
On nine Saturdays throughout the year classes are held at the Network Resource Center in Columbus. Students arrive by 9:00 Saturday morning (on-site check in opens at 8:15), already having finished their individual study of the assigned textbook, including answering all the questions found on the text overview. Following the opening orientation, the first class session will begin where the instructor will conduct a review of all the questions/answers on the text overview. After a noon lunch, and brief study time, the course test will be administered. Following the exam, the second class session will take place until 4:00 pm when students return home. A passing grade of 70% or higher is achieved by combining scores from three key areas: 40% is based on the graded text overview, another 40% from the exam score, and the remaining 20% comes from class attendance. The courses in the OSOM CEU track may follow a different format than described above for the courses in the credentialing tracks. The day also includes great conversation, spontaneous prayer/study sessions, and the launching and continuation of quality ministry friendships.
Student Policy Handbook
See student handbook below for policies regarding the Ohio School of Ministry.