About OSOM2017-09-26T15:28:18+00:00

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.


Who is Jesus?

More than two thousand years ago God sent Jesus Christ into this world. He became one of us, but he did nothing wrong. He showed us what God is like – merciful and kind. He healed the sick people, the blind were made to see, the deaf to hear, the lame to walk. Some people followed him, and to them he gave a new way of life – God’s way. But others hated Him because He was so good, and he exposed their evil ways.

He gave his own life as a sacrifice, a payment for our sins. He died on the cross to save us. Three days after he died, Jesus Christ came back from the dead. Now He lives in the power of an endless life to meet your need, to be your Saviour, to forgive your sins. Jesus Christ is the only one who can do this for you.

Why We Exist

The Ohio Ministry Network exists to encourage and support Ohio families, churches and ministry leaders. We strive to equip and resource churches and pastors to tell the world about Jesus.

However, if you've come to this site seeking answers about Jesus, seeking help in troubled times, or would like prayer, please contact us at the number below.

May God richly bless you today!

Contact Info

8405 Pulsar Place

Phone: 614.396.0700

Fax: 614.396.0701

Web: ohioministry.net