The first school to be established in this institution. It started out as DCI School of Ministry (DCISOM) and now has grown to three schools within the Bible School. SOM has grown each year with an enriched curriculum that challenges our students to be their best to impact the world.
Welcome to the School of Ministry (SOM), DCIBIN's premier school of Biblical education. The school of Ministry offers top notch training for those called into the five-fold ministry. SOM's comprehensive programs equips students with in-depth knowledge that will position them for successful ministry after graduation.
Students can pursue any of our five major programs to earn the following:
Post Advanced Studies Diploma (PASD) : (30 to 45 credit hours)
Advanced Diploma (ADBS, ADCM, ADMS, ADSM & ADTH): 90 credit hours - 84 core credit hours + 6 credit hours of specialization)
Standard Diploma (SDBS, SDCM, SDMS, SDSM & SDTH): 75 credit hours
Advanced Certificate: 30 credits (Selected courses: Varies in credit hours)
Standard Certificate: Selected or individual courses: Varies in credit hours)
We have currently added a new program in Linguistics *** NEW
Our Linguistics program offers selected courses in Biblical Hebrew (5 levels/courses), Greek (2 levels/courses) and Aramaic (1 level/courses). We offer these courses through the Linguistics program at Israel Institute of Biblical Studies and are accredited by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Some of the Linguistics courses are required in certain majors in the Advanced Diploma Level. However, Post Advanced Studies (PAS) students can pursue all the levels/courses as a major program on the PAS level.
The School of ministry offers these areas of specialization for those who pursue our Advanced Diploma program. Areas of specialization carry 6 credit hours:
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S.O.M. 5 MAJOR PROGRAMS
Standard & Advanced Diploma Programs
The difference between the Standard and Advanced Diploma is in the area of specialization and duration of the program.
Standard Diploma: The entry level in our Diploma programs is the standard Diploma. Students can pursue any of the five majors offered in the School of Ministry without specialization. The standard Diploma is a 9-month accelerated program, with students earning 75 credit hours.
Advanced Diploma: Our Advanced Diploma sets you apart by positioning you to earn credits beyond the equivalent of an Associates Degree. This 90-credit hour program, allows students to specialize in any of the areas of five-fold ministry and other ministry areas. Students who pursue the Advanced Diploma are well prepared to be in ministry leadership positions in churches and ministries.
Post Advanced Studies (PAS) Programs
Our Post Advanced Studies is for those who have already acquired an Advanced Diploma in a particular area of study. We offer five areas of study in our PAS program.
Applicants to the PAS program who are not DCIBIN alumni must take our PAS placement test and score 900 or above (Total score of 1000) to be admitted to the PAS program. DCIBIN Alumni with an Advanced Diploma do not need to take the PAS placement test.
PAS students are required to run and or co-facilitate workshops, conferences, seminars, crusades and other outreach ministry activities. PAS students are selected to join the DCIBIN President's Distinguished Fellows Program to contribute to the enrichment of the School's curriculum and learning experience.
Advanced Certificate Programs
Standard Certificate Programs
Our Advanced Certificate Programs are tailored for various leadership roles in a church or local ministry. Pastors who need their congregation members groomed into leadership, must take a closer look at our advanced certificate programs.
We offer customized programs for various ministries as well as our tailored primary Advanced Certificate Programs which are 30 credit hours:
Christian Education (Sunday School)
Church Events Planning & Hospitality Ministry
Praise & Worship Ministry
Protocol Ministry (Ushering, Security & Parking)
Modern Day Ministry Technology & Publicity
Everyone may have a different need to enrich their knowledge and skill sets to be effective in ministry. This is the premise for our certificate programs, thereby enabling you to pick and choose which courses you would want to pursue. It does not leave you in a year or months long program, but rather helps you to pace yourself and do it as you go. Certificate programs are offered all year round.
Workshops & Seminars
DCIBIN organizes workshops, seminars, summits and conferences that the general public can attend. Usually DCIBIN will charge a registration fee and work with local hotels, and caterers to provide guest accommodation and meals for such events.
Workshops may comprise of a lesson or a series of lessons from any of our academic programs and more for a couple of days, after which attendees will receive a certificate of completion. This is highly recommended for local churches, leadership training in ministries etc.
DCIBIN collaborates with DCI to organize theme seminars, summits and conferences which usually last from a day up to a week. Usually, a line up of music guest artists, speakers who are authorities on key biblical truths/principles and are from various walks of life grace such occasions. These guests teach, preach and impact lives across the world. These events are life transforming and attract people from different Christian denominations.