Appalachian Connection


Who's It For?

The Certificate of Biblical Studies program is designed for persons wanting to learn more about God's Word but do not sense a divine call to vocational ministry or plan to pursue ministerial credentials.

How Does It Work?

Students begin by enrolling in the program. When accepted, they then complete the program course requirements and electives in whatever order they desire, as scheduled on the academic calendar.

The certificate program consists of eight required courses and three electives. Upon completion of the eleven courses, the student will receive the Certificate of Biblical Studies.


How to Interpret the Bible
(recommended first course)

Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine

Old Testament Survey

New Testament Survey



Life of Christ


ELECTIVES (select 3)



Corinthian Correspondence



How Do I Enroll?

Click here to download the Biblical Studies program brochure (PDF format), complete the enrollment form and return it with your payment of $50 New Student Enrollment Fee. (FEE ONLY ENROLLS STUDENT IN PROGRAM AND DOES NOT INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL COURSE TUITION FEES.) Upon receipt of payment and acceptance into the program, registration information will be sent.


Completion of the Certificate of Biblical Studies program does not qualify a person for a ministry credential with the Assemblies of God. Neither is the Certificate of Biblical Studies a ministry credential. The credentialing of ministers is a separate process.

Should a student in the Biblical Studies program desire to pursue a ministry credential, courses completed through the program would be credited toward the appropriate educational requirements of the respective level of credential.

AD-SOM is a non-accredited Bible institute. While endorsed by the Executive Presbytery of the General Council of the Assemblies of God for ministerial training, courses completed through the school do not automatically qualify for college credit.



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