SoCal School of Ministry

FALL 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)

A/G History, Missions, Governance
August 10, 17, 24, 31 (Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Professor: Rev. James North
Required Text: People of the Spirit: The Assemblies of God
ISBN: 1607313758

Ministerial Practicum: Level 1
September 16, 23, 30 & October 7 (Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Professor: Rev. John Pollnow
Required Text: The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People
ISBN: 9780310342076

Christ in the Synoptic Gospels
September 10-11 (Friday & Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Moses Aleman
Required Text: Simply Jesus, by NT Wright
ISBN: 9780062084392

A Spirit Empowered Church
October 15-16 (Friday & Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Brian Ross
Required Text: A Spirit Empowered Church (Garrison)
ISBN: 1681540010

New Testament Survey
November 12-13 (Friday & Saturday)
Professor: Dr. Dave Gable
Required Text: NIV Study Bible (pub. Sep 2020) *PHYSICAL COPY ONLY - NOT ELECTRONIC
ISBN: 0310448948

Level Two Courses (License)

Introduction to AG Missions
September 9,10 (6:30pm-9:00pm) & 11 (8:00am-12:00pm)
Professor: Rev. Dan Campbell
Required Text: Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey (2020 Version)
ISBN: 1540963624

Romans: Justification by Faith
October 15-16 (Friday & Saturday)
Professor: Dr. George Fessler
Required Text: Romans (N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides) 
ISBN: 0830821864

The Local Church in Evangelism
November 12-13 (Friday & Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Nahum Muñoz
Required Text: The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community
ISBN: 0470500786

Prison Epistles
November 12-13 (Friday & Saturday)
Professor: Rev. Galen Hertweck
Required Text: TBD

Level Three Courses (Ordained)

The Poetic Books
October 7, 14, 21, 28 (Thursday Nights) ; 6:00-9:00 pm
Professor: Rev. Draper Encheff
Required Texts: (2 Books)
Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction
& Interpreting the Wisdom Books: An Exegetical Handbook

Preaching in the Contemporary World
Nov. 6 (Zoom); Nov. 13 (in person)
Professor: Rev. Brenton Fessler
Required Text: Communicating for a Change (Stanley)
ISBN: 1590525140


Pentecost: Then & Now (Includes Field Trip to Azusa)
October 8-9 (Friday & Saturday)
La Palma Christian Center:
8082 Walker St.,
La Palma, CA 90623

Friday: Meet at La Palma Christian Center (9am-4pm)
Saturday: Field Trip to Azusa
Meet at 7:30am at La Palma Christian Center - Face masks will be required inside the tour bus and at any indoor locations.
Professor: Rev. Steve Bland & Rev. Ken Walters
Textbooks (3 TOTAL):
1. Helping Others Receive the Gift: Insights on Spirit Baptism from God's Word and Personal Experience;
2. Divine Order: Leading the Public Use of Spiritual Gifts;
3. The Century of the Holy Spirit: 100 Years of Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal
Hotel Information: La Quinta Inn & Suites Buena Park | La Palma
3 Centerpoint Drive,
La Palma, CA 90623
*For a special rate, please mention "La Palma Christian Center*

Church Planting (Spanish)
Professor: Rev. Ivan Villalta

October 16
Professor: Rev. Edwin Handley

Schedule subject to change.

Download and print Registration Form to register by mail


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.