Top FAQs

1. How much does it cost to attend SOFBI?

Our Founder and Chancellor Dr. Michael Freeman’s vision has always been to make ministry training available to the masses at an affordable price. For current tuition and fees, please click here.

2. Who can attend SOFBI?

SOFBI is an institution of higher learning and there are specific requirements for incoming Year 1 students. Generally, classes are open to all men and women who are committed to increasing their foundation of spiritual education while sharpening their skills in ministry service to the world.

3. Do you have to become a member of Spirit of Faith Christian Center to enroll?

Absolutely not!!! SOFBI is open to men and women of God - regardless of which ministry they choose to attend. The faculty, staff, and students must be focused on the Mission Statement of SOFBI - which is to build anointed leaders for the Body of Christ!

4. When and where are classes held?

Learning sessions are held every Tuesday evening at 7 pm EST from August through May. You may choose to attend on campus in Temple Hills, MD or online to meet your needs no matter where you are in the world.

5. Is SOFBI accredited?

SOFBI is affiliated with an accrediting organization – The Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). SOFBI is also affiliated with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). For more information on the accreditation status of SOFBI, please email

6. How long is the program and what type of certificate or degree will I receive after completing SOFBI?

SOFBI is a three-year program. Students receive the Diploma for Ministerial Studies upon completion of all requirements.

7. Does SOFBI offer online classes?

Absolutely! SOFBI has an established online presence for students from around the world.

8. Who are the instructors?

Instructors are trained and qualified ministers dedicated to training world-class ministers.

9. Does SOFBI offer childcare for those who attend the campus locations?

Please note that at this time, no childcare services are available. Students are encouraged to attend online to maximize their flexibility to care for their children.

10. How do I get started?

First and foremost, make a commitment to learning more about God and strengthening your spiritual foundation. With that commitment in place, follow the established application process by clicking here.