SoCal School of Ministry

Spring 2021

$99 per class (formerly $129/class)

Students will be required to get their own textbook for each class. (The only exception: Berean textbooks that are not available from regular booksellers). We have provided the book information below to help in the ordering process. Pro-tip: to save money on textbooks, get a used copy, borrow from a fellow student or pastor, or even get an electronic version. 

Level One Courses (Certified)

Introduction to Theology: A Pentecostal Perspective
(Formerly known as Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective)
January 9 & January 16 (Saturdays)
Professor: Dr. Paul Kazim
Required Textbook: Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective (Menzies)
ISBN-10: 0882433180

Old Testament Survey
(Course now combines Old Testament 1 & Old Testament 2)
February 5-6 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Edwin Handley
Required Textbook: They Spoke From God: A Survey of the Old Testament (Williams)
ISBN-13: 9781607311706

Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance
March 12-13 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Brenton Fessler & Network Leadership Team
*No Textbook Required for this Class

New Testament Survey
April 2021 (TBA)
Professor: Dr. Dave Gable
Required Textbook: NIV Study Bible (published Sept 2020)
ISBN: 0310448948

Introduction to Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible
(Formerly known as How to Interpret the Bible)
May 4, 11, 18, 25 (Tuesday Nights 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Professor: Rev. James North
Required Text: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (Fee)
ISBN: 0310517826

Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
(Formerly known as Introduction to Pentecostal Theology)
May 7-8 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Steve Bland
Required Text: The Holy Spirit A Pentecostal Perspective (Palma)
ISBN: 0882437860

Relationships and Ethics in Ministry
June 18-19 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Ray Rachels
Required Text: Relationships & Ethics in Ministry (T. Ray Rachels, Berean)
*this textbook is included with your registration and will be sent to you from our office.

Level Two Courses (Licensed)

Conflict Management for Church Leaders
January 30 & February 6 (Saturdays)
Professor: Rev. Sandy Kazim
Required Text: Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflicts (Susek)
ISBN: 0801090911

Eschatology: A Study of the Things to Come
March 19-20 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Dan Campbell
Required Text: Our Destiny: Biblical Teachings on the Last Things (Horton)
ISBN-13: 9781607311683

Introduction to Homiletics
(Formerly known as Homiletics 1: Introduction)
March 2, 9, 16 & 23 (Tuesday Nights, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Professor: Rev. John Pollnow
Required Text: Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages (Robinson)
ISBN: 0801022622

Ministerial Practicum: Level 2
(Formerly known as Homiletics 2: Preaching Practicum)
April 23-24 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. John Pollnow
Required Text: Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages (Robinson)
ISBN: 0801022622
*Requirement: Introduction to Homiletics

Effective Church Leadership
May 7-8 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Brian Ross
Required Text: The 360-degree Leader (Maxwell)
ISBN: 9861278583

Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work in Believers
June 25-26 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Dr. George Fessler
Required Text: Acts of the Holy Spirit (Wood)
ISBN: 1603820248

Level Three Courses (Ordained)

Corinthian Correspondence
(Formerly known as 1 & 2 Corinthians)
January 22-23 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Steven Bland
Required Text: 1 & 2 Corinthians (Logion Press Commentaries, Horton)
ISBN: 0882438530

Prayer and Worship
(Formerly known as Theology of Prayer and Worship)
February 2, 9, 16 & 23 (Tuesday Nights 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Professor: Rev. Ron Hobbs
Required Text: The Spirit Helps Us Pray: A Biblical Theology of Prayer (Brandt)
ISBN: 0882436783

Church Administration, Finance, and Law
(Formerly known as Church Administration)
March 12-13 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Steve Vinson
Required Text: Church Administration Handbook (Powers)
ISBN: 0805444904

Ministerial Practicum: Level 3-Counseling
(Formerly known as Ministerial Practicum 3: Pastoral Counseling)
April 23-24 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Dr. George Fessler
Required Text: Christian Counseling (Collins)
ISBN: 1418503290

Pastoral Ministry
(Formerly known as Pastoral Theology)
May 21-22 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Dr. John Martin
Required Text: Pastoral Ministry (Berean)
*this textbook is included with your registration and will be sent to you from our office.

(Course is equivalent to/replaces Judges)
June 25-26 (Friday-Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Edwin Handley
Required Text: TBA

Schedule subject to change.

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If you would like to pre-register, please click on the links listed under courses.  If you would like to pre-register and pay at the class, please download the registration form and email it to Schoolofministry@socalnetwork.org.

Registration Forms

New Students

If you are a new student, please fill out a New Student Enrollment Form before registering for your class and pay the non-refundable fee of $50. This will ensure that you become a part of the reimbursement program and that you receive all pertinent information.

If you would like to fill out the form and pay online, click here.

OR, If you would like to download the form and mail it in with the attached fee of $50, click here.



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Name: Brenton Fessler, Tracie Gutel & Wendy Angeles
Phone: (949) 252-8400
Fax: (949) 252-8435
Address: 17951 Cowan Irvine, CA 92614