The Diploma of Ministerial Studies from Spirit Of Faith Bible Institute (SOFBI) is a three-year program designed to build upon the breadth, depth, and application of Biblical doctrine. Upon completing this program, students will have a solid, Biblical foundation that will be useful for life and ministry, as well as the scriptural inspiration to practice the Word of God. We have a variety of academic opportunities at SOFBI. Continue reading to learn more, or contact us today to enroll!
Year 1 Modules
In year one of your learning, we'll work to instill a spirit of faith through teaching, promote principles of excellence in discipline and organization, and teach effective methods of using Biblical study tools. Some of the classes you can expect include:
Christan Apologetics 1
Dynamics of Prayer
Jesus in the Old Testament
Principles of Faith
The Authority of the Believer
Understanding God’s Call to Ministry
Year 2 Modules
In the second year, we work to enhance your knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of God's word. We also work to develop your character of humility and integrity while developing a high level of commitment to service. The classes this year include:
Christian Apologetics 2
Integrity, Character, and Ethics
Year 3 Modules
For the third year of learning, we work to develop wisdom and insight for accomplishing various duties associated with Christian ministry, provide practical application of the essential skills needed to achieve effectiveness and success, and provide the proper elements of sermon preparation and presentation. The courses here will include:
Servant Leadership 1
Servant Leadership 2
Christian Counseling 1
Christian Counseling 2
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Student Ministry Practicum Program
The goal of the Student Ministry Practicum (SMP) Program is for the student to apply what he or she has learned in class to real-life circumstances. Ministry work is about worshipping God and ministering to people. We are each destined to accomplish this purpose in our own unique ways. In the SMP you will work to answer these two main questions:
Do you know the purpose and plan God has for you?
Have you uncovered your passion for serving?
Beyond that, the SMP is designed to help you understand and implement the concepts you have learned in the classroom into real situations of teaching and leadership.