PROGRAM

Central School of Ministry is a three-year program comprised of three blocks of classes each year.

 

Our program is based on a unique 30-hour academic load and is focused on spiritual formation and practical ministry skills. It is not an accredited program at this time. Rather, it is intentionally designed to be highly-impactful, affordable, and applicable for students to grow in Christ-likeness, transferable ministry skills, and meaningful relationships.

 

Classes (see our class schedule below) are led by one or more credentialed and highly-qualified professors who have training, experience, and passion for real-world ministry.

 

The academic year here at CSM runs from September through May, with teaching blocks being held in September, November, and March.

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Year 1 (2020-2021)

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Personal Spirituality

Personal Spirituality is an in-depth look at both Spiritual Formation as well as one's Ministerial Identity. Through studying and understanding spiritual gifts, we will discover the vital connection of life and ministry in

the Spirit. 

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MDiv

Jonathon Nelson

Torah

Old Testament Survey

Old Testament Survey is a basic introduction to the canonical Old Testament with a study of hermeneutics.  In addition to developing an intentional and unique approach to inductive, hermeneutical studies, this course will walk us through an overview of the Old Testament with emphasis given to peoples, places, dates, geography, journey (narratives), writing genres, culture(s), and a basic understanding of each book of the Old Testament as well as OT canon. 

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PhD

Dr. Bill Vermillion

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Practical Hermeneutics 

More information coming soon!

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Chris Harrison

Spiritual Formation (A block)

Bible & Theology (B block)

Practical Ministry (C block)

Year 2 (2021-2022)

World History Class

Soul Care & Discipleship (with Stewardship)

More information coming soon!

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Dr. Jay Forseth

DMin

Window Light in Church

New Testament Survey

More information coming soon!

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Dr. Bill Vermillion

PhD

Conference Speaker

Pastoral Care & Counseling

More information coming soon!

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Darrell Mishler

PhD

Spiritual Formation (A block)

Bible & Theology (B block)

Practical Ministry (C block)

Year 3 (2022-2023)

Friends in Staduim

Holy Sexuality, Marriage, 
& Family

More information coming soon!

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Tristan Borland

MDiv

Book of Laws

Biblical Holiness

More information coming soon!

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Praying

Teaching & Contextualization

More information coming soon!

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Spiritual Formation (A block)

Bible & Theology (B block)

Practical Ministry (C block)

OUR LOCATION

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Central School of Ministry is held at a retreat center known as The Village in Waterville, MN.

 

The Village is an active ministry center of the North Central Conference of The Evangelical Church and serves as community center, a retreat center, and location for various social ministries that meet the needs of the community.

 

Depending on enrollment, students may have individual rooms. Accommodations can be made for married couples who enroll. Each room is equipped with beds, closet space, chairs, and a restroom. The shower facility is shared.

205 1st Street N.  |  Waterville, MN  |  56096  |  (507) 200-8220