Alabama School of Ministry (ALSOM)

January 1 – December 31

About this Event

The first semester of the Alabama School of Ministry (ALSOM) runs from August through November. The second semester runs from January through May.  For precise class dates, the ALSOM class schedule and enrollment form are linked below. 

For more information please contact the office of ALSOM Director and District Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Michael D. Sharp at 334-279-7172 ext 2, or jharris@adcag.org. 

The Alabama School of Ministry (ALSOM) was created by the Alabama District Presbytery to serve as Alabama's official District School of Ministry (DSOM). ALSOM uses textbooks and exams produced by Berean School of the Bible, the national institute level distance education school for candidates seeking ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God. Instructors are chosen from among credentialed Assemblies of God ministers with experience in each particular class being taught.  Courses satisfactorily completed in ALSOM fulfill the coursework requirements for ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God.  (In addition to completing the coursework, other requirements must also be met when applying for ministerial credentials.  Laypersons desiring to learn more about the Bible and theology may take as many ALSOM courses as they wish without applying for ministerial credentials.)

ALSOM classes are offered one Saturday per month from August through November, and January through May. The Class Schedule linked below is offered at three locations around the state. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m. Textbooks should be completely read before class meets. Therefore, new students should enroll at least 3 weeks before their first class session. 

Registration applications are linked below. You can print and mail your completed registration form to: Alabama School of Ministry, 5919 Carmichael Road, Montgomery, AL 36117-2507,  or you may email your completed registration form to jharris@adcag.org. Please print clearly and complete every field in your contact information.

Students pay their ALSOM tuition online at www.adcag.org.  Access adcag.org, select Online Giving, select the fund "ALSOM Tuition", enter course number and student name (such as THE142 - John Johnson) in the Memo, and enter your email address to receive confirmation of payment. Tuition should be paid no later than 10 days before each class. If a student must miss class, makeup work is assigned enabling course completion. Payment of tuition for a class is required before a grade is posted to the student's transcript. That class grade is an “Incomplete” (I), and the student may take no more ALSOM classes, until tuition for a class is paid. No credit will be given for a class with unpaid tuition.   Further instructions are on the registration form.

Students buy their textbooks directly from Berean School of the Bible (Global University) by telephone, and the textbooks are shipped directly to the students.  Instructions are on the registration form.  

It is best for new students to begin their classes at the beginning of the school year in August (making your first course Hermeneutics), or the beginning of the calendar year in January (making your first course AG History). However, you may choose to enroll at any point in the year, and begin with the next upcoming course on the ALSOM schedule as your first course.  ALSOM is designed for students to begin at the Certified Level (Level 1) and progress sequentially through each level to completion.  Please contact our office with any questions as to the proper entry point for you.

ALSOM is an institute level school, not an accredited college level institution.  ALSOM credits will not transfer into accredited college programs outside of the Assemblies of God. ALSOM is designed for members in good standing of local Assemblies of God churches.  Exceptions must meet certain criteria.

If you need additional information not answered by the ALSOM Handbook, please contact the ALSOM Office of the Director at 334-279-7172 ext 8, or ALSOM Dean Pastor Chad Payne at 205-938-2938.

We look forward to working with you as you prepare for service in God's Kingdom.

Blessings to you,

Rev. Michael D. Sharp, D.Min.
ALSOM Director
District Secretary-Treasurer

 

Class Locations:

North Campus: Horizon Church (Assemblies of God), Vestavia Hills

Southeast Campus: First Assembly of God, Newton

Southwest Campus: Grace Way Fellowship, Evergreen

 

Fees:

Tuition Only: $30.00 per class

Textbooks: $40.00 per class, shipping included.

 

For more information please contact the office of ALSOM Director and District Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Michael D. Sharp at 334-279-7172 ext 2, or jharris@adcag.org.