Kentucky School of Ministry


“What a pleasure to welcome you to the Kentucky District School of Ministry. As a part of the rapidly growing KSOM family, you’ve joined a fellowship of faithful and dedicated students, from High-Schoolers to College Students, and certainly a host of Bi-vocational ministry students ranging from Senior Pastors, Staff Ministers, to singles or husbands/wives raising children and finding themselves called to God’s work with a passion for learning to do it more creatively and effectively. There’s even some you’ll become friends with who already hold Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degrees in other fields of study.

Having had the privilege of previously serving on the national committee of the Association of District Schools of Ministry, I can attest first-hand to the phenomenal opportunities ahead for students committed to bible knowledge or the pursuit of ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God. Now with 65 million members around the world and with missionaries and mission organizations in 212 nations across the globe, this great Church is honored to help you pursue His purposes in your life and ministry. It’s a joy to partner with you. May the Lord richly bless your work and efforts for Him.”Pastor Joseph S. Girdler, Kentucky District Superintendent


General Information

The Kentucky School of Ministry (KSOM) is an important part of the ministry endeavors of churches and pastors. Knowledge gleaned from the classroom experience becomes a valuable tool that the Holy Spirit can use to further the purposes of God.

KSOM integrates spiritual formation, relationship building, and academic achievement to provide a unique learning experience. Students not only acquire knowledge necessary for obtaining ministerial credentials, but also develop character and skills essential for effective ministry.


Purpose of Kentucky School of Ministry

Kentucky School of Ministry exists to facilitate the mission of the church by promoting and enabling the training of ministers and Christian workers. The school provides training for those sensing a call to ministry, whether as credentialed ministers or as equipped laypersons within the local church. The school strives to give doctrinal and practical instruction based upon common core values and shared ministry goals.

Kentucky School of Ministry fully subscribes to the Statement of Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God and is committed to proclaim and support the principles and polity of the Assemblies of God. The school is committed to provide training that meets District and General Council educational requirements for ministerial credentials. This training shall be equivalent to criteria adopted by the General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God and complies with the guidelines established by the Association of Assemblies of God District Schools of Ministry.

Classes offered are professional and practical training at an institute level. Unless offered through an accredited college or university, courses are not for college credit and are not transferable as college credit.


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