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. 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.
Classes are held at three different sites throughout the state. Our main campus is located at the Network Resource Center in Columbus, then we have two affiliated sites in Lima and Warren, both offering certified level courses. 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 after I register for a class?
After students register for a class, a confirmation email is sent that includes all the details for class. There is an online component and an on-site component to each course. Students will have finished their text overview (study guide) reviewing the book, and taken an exam on an online platform before coming to class. Then the on-site class runs from 9:00 to 4:00 on that designated Saturday. A passing grade of 70% or higher is achieved by combining scores from these three areas: 40% is based on the graded text overview, another 40% from the exam score, and the remaining 20% comes from class attendance. The day also includes worship, great conversation, spontaneous prayer/study sessions, and the launching and continuation of quality ministry friendships.