School of Practical Ministry Level I - Overview

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  II Tim 3:16 NIV

  Evangel Seminary School of Practical Ministry - Level I


The School of Practical Ministry (SOPM) has been developed to provide a solid foundation for those who desire a deeper understanding of God's Word and its application in their lives without the time commitment necessary for a theological degree program. Throughout the SOPM program, students are continually encouraged to do 3 things:



Encounter God in a deeper more intimate way

Explore  how you have been uniquely created by God with specific giftings and talents  

Equip  yourself and others for every good work that each one has been called to within their local church Body and beyond.   


This encountering, exploring and equipping is accomplished through 7 Learning Modules broken down into 3 primary categories.


Module 1: Examining Biblical Principles

Module 2: Understanding the Bible

Module 3: Exploring Church History


Module 4: Experiencing the Holy Spirit

Module 5: Discovering Spiritual Gifts


Module 6: Developing Leadership Essentials

Module 7: Communicating the Gospel

There are no lengthy research papers to write or textbooks to read. Instead, students will complete 3 very useful Learning Projects. Students will also become prayer partners throughout the course of the program. The SOPM manual and other needed materials are all included in tuition .

Adults from all walks of life have gone through the School of Practical Ministry since 2007.

Matt Kiser was the assistant Youth Director at his church when he took the SOPM program. He felt like the class gave him greater confidence in sharing his faith and talking about the Bible.

The primary requirement for taking the SOPM program is a hunger for God's Word and desire to grow deeper in your faith. Ready to move forward?   (click here) to print out an SOPM Application.


We would count it an honor to assist you in your personal growth and development in Christ. Countless hours of research, writing, editing and prayer have gone into the structure and material found in the School of Practical Ministry. Students, both here and abroad have found this study to be life changing. We believe you will come away amazed at what the Lord reveals to you through this SOPM learning journey.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Email us at: info@ets.edu to learn more or to have your questions answered.

Distance Learning Option: We are pleased to offer the School Of Practical Ministry through a live video stream to those who live outside of the Harrisonburg Va. area. This is done in conjunction with clases that are being taught in person. Email us to find out about this option.  


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