school of ministry

The School of Ministry (SOM) has been developed primarily for people who are aware of the call of God to full-time ministry, but who are unable to obtain their training through traditional educational institutions. 

The SOM is designed to develop character and competency in skills for ministry. Though the student will gain knowledge, the emphasis of this course is on growing in Christ-like character and developing practical ministry skills. The student will study under the supervision of a mentor appointed by Desert Springs. SOM utilizes the Arizona Network School of Ministry material so it fulfills the academic requirements of The General Assemblies of God for Certified and Licensing level of ministerial credentials. 

The typical candidate for the School of Ministry Program has the following profile:

  • A person who has experienced a call to full-time ministry and is able to articulate that call

  • Is an experienced leader at Desert Springs Church

  • Gives evidence of having godly character and potential for the vocational ministry

  • Is willing to become an active member at Desert Springs Church