ONLINE SCHOOL OF MINISTRY
Because of the success of Online schools and Bible Colleges around the world, we felt that it might be possible to incorporate that model into this School of Ministry. The most important part is to integrate the programme with the local church, creating a partnership through which those attending are accountable to their local church Pastors/Leaders.
The next semester of the CCUK Online School of Ministry begins soon. Date tbc.
Here is a summary of the programme:
Students take online classes on Saturday Mornings for up to three hours
Cost is £5 per week (paid for by the student - however the local church can "sponsor" the student and cover the cost if they wish to do so)
Semesters run for 9 weeks each, and there will be three semesters per year
Courses are taught by Calvary Chapel UK affiliate Pastors
Here are a few testimonies of some of our current students of CCUK Online School of Ministry:
"Thank you so much for this opportunity to share my experience of SOM. I wanted to study theology for a long time but because of my work schedule and responsibilities I couldn't join any bible school. Then God provided me this opportunity through Calvary school of ministry where I could attend classes online from home. I could study and learn pure bible teachings through wonderful men of God who have a heart to serve Christ Jesus. I am very much inspired from all of my teachers at Calvary school of ministry and all the other members of Calvary Chapel. It is always inspiring to meet and spend some time with people of Calvary Chapel. I hope I will learn a lot of new things in the next semester so I can understand, learn and fulfil our heavenly Father's will. God bless everyone who are working hard to provide us this opportunity to learn simple and pure teachings of the Bible. Thank you so much. God bless! Kind Regards, Ajmal
"I would love to share my experience at SOM as I am really blessed, encouraged, learned many new things and it gave me deep understanding of the word of God. One of the things that I’ll take with me everywhere I’ll go is to never be disappointed and trust in God (cling to Him) in all the situations (no matter good, bad or worse). He first loved us and showed His love through Christ (sacrificing His only Son) and being His disciples/followers we need to have the same love and compassion for His people (unconditional love), and to win the souls for His kingdom. Last but not least listening to different tutors and learning from them and from the fellow students' experiences and testimonies was really a blessing. I can go on and on but I’ll encourage all who are genuinely seeking God to direct them and guide them to participate for the calling in their life. Thanks to all the team working behind to make this possible. Grace and peace be with all. Kind regards, Saneeta
"I took the courses with no real expectations other than learning more, and I found that the courses really helped me develop my understanding and touched me deeply making me re examine my reasons for the things I do. It sent me back to the Lord every week, deeper in prayer. The courses pull no punches; if you are willing to listen you will develop not only in your ministry, but in your faith. The discipline of giving up 3 hours every Saturday to have fellowship with like-minded Christians is an excellent way of spending your time." [Luk 10:38-42 NKJV] 38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me." 41 And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 "But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." Paul
Testing your System
Please be sure to visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-and-Mac and see if your computer and internet connectivity is adequate for the application. You’ll notice that there are some Tablets that can work as well as a PC/Mac, however some of the functionality can be a bit limited.
Details on any books you may need to purchase for these classes will be sent by each of the teachers.
Please have your Pastor send us an email to with a recommendation for you to attend the school. We will also need his email so that we can send him information on your Service Hours that are required at your local church as part of your training. In order to maintain your status with the SoM, you will need to perform up to 5 hours per week of service at your church. This can include Sunday services, Midweek services, Counseling, Discipleship, Outreach and other duties that your Senior Pastor will come up with.
Payment must be made monthly to Calvary Chapel Portsmouth. £5 per week. You can make the payment as a standing order. Contact us for the sort code and account number. Just make sure you put your name and SOM in the message field of your online donation.
In the future our goal is to offer supplemental classes that will be available in a self-paced format, pre-recorded by the Pastors/Instructors. This will allow us to broaden our instruction in areas of church history, counseling, and areas that our fellowships need or want.
If you think you might benefit from one or all of these classes, simply sign up at the link below.