FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does the School of Ministry cost?
Tuition is $800 per year. The total expected cost for the two year program is $1600. This does not include materials.Top
How do I apply?
Download the Registration Packet from the SCHOOL OF MINISTRY/Apply page. The Registration
Packet includes an Admissions Application, Doctrinal Statement, Reference Forms,
and a Registration Checklist. Turn the completed Registration Packet in to the Morningstar
Christian Chapel Church Office.
to download the Registration Packet.
Applications Must Be Submitted By August 9th, 2013Top
What role does Morningstar Christian Chapel play in the School of Ministry?
The School of Ministry is an extension of Morningstar Christian Chapel and seeks
to be a bondservant for the growth of the Kingdom of God, both here at Morningstar and abroad. The School of Ministry is located on the Campus of Morningstar
Can I work a job while attending the School?
Yes! The School of Ministry is designed to be accessible for working men. Paul,
Peter, James, John, and even Jesus were working men. God uses working men for His
glory, and uses those jobs for the starting place of missions. Church
planters most often are bi-vocational, so the School of Ministry is designed for
your transition from training to the planting of a church, all the while working
a job that puts you in the midst of the very people you are seeking to see saved
What is required for completion?
- Complete all homework, testing, term papers, and individual class notebooks.
Attend 90 percent of classes.
- Be on time to all classes.
There will be an assessment meeting after each semester and a final assessment by the staff.
What is earned for completing the School of Ministry?
On completion of the SOM, we will present you with a certificate
of completion. While certification doesn’t make a pastor, church planter, missionary, or elder, it will show that the SOM leadership's observation of your Calling, Conviction, Character, Care, Compassion,
and Competence and that you are prepared to step into gospel ministry in abiding faithfulness.
Morningstar School of Ministry is not accredited with any secular accrediting agencies.Top
How is work assessed at the School of Ministry?
While SOM doesn't offer grades, the work will be evaluated by the following criteria:
Staff Assessment: Following each semester, the staff of Morningstar School of Ministry
will assess each student and offer prayerful feedback in the areas of Calling, Conviction,
Character, Care, Compassion, and Competence. At the end of your time in the program, the staff will give you a final assessment with some practical coaching on where
the Lord might lead you next.
Completion of SOM: SOM students who complete 90 percent of their classes will
have shown that even if they are not yet competent to minister, the heart of a called
man does in fact lie within them.
Homework Completion: Staff will assign both textbooks and homework throughout the
semesters, which are expected to be completed. Top
Will the School of Ministry be difficult to complete?
In a word, yes. However, if you are called to ministry, it will be worth it. In the first
three years of any ministry you step into, there will be plenty of hardships
and trials. Paul says, “Through many tribulations, we must enter the Kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22). It’s our prayer that we can sufficiently
prepare you for certain, impending, and victorious warfare (1 Tim. 1:18-20). If your heart is willing, this calling will see you through despite
any drawbacks you might otherwise have. Our staff is committed to doing the hard
work of training the called as we know
this: God’s power is indeed made perfect in our weakness (2 Cor. 12:9).