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The Iowa School of Ministry (ISOM) is an institute level school dedicated to ministry training with a combination of self-study and live instruction at the Iowa Ministry Network office in Urbandale, Iowa. We are part of the Association of District Schools approved for credential eduction by the Executive Presbytery of the Assemblies of God.
Prior to coming together for a class session, students will complete 10-15 hours of pre-course work. Classroom instruction is intended to supplement what students have studied prior to their arrival. Our goal is to help every student develop a high level of competence in the material assigned to the class session.
Every class includes a final exam taken during the classroom session. When the student leaves on Saturday, all of their work will have been completed. There is no post-course work.
While the Iowa School of Ministry meets the educational requirements for credentials, it does not grant a credential. Those desiring to pursue credentials need to request an application packet from the Iowa Ministry Network.
In addition to credential education, ISOM is a great resource for continuing education for those already possessing a credential, as well as equipping lay people for more effective ministry. Added to the life of the local church, ISOM can be a great discipleship tool!