MSO’s mission is to provide easily available, financially affordable online college-level training to equip leaders for ministry in the areas of KidMin, Youth Studies, and Global Missions.
Phil Baker, Director of the Ministry Studies Online program, has assembled an outstanding team of faculty members to train and mentor our students. You will have the opportunity to work with experts in the fields of Biblical and Theological Faithfulness, Ministry Specialization, and Personal and Professional Development.
As the world of education continues to evolve, students are often forced to decide between the convenience of online courses and the quality of in-class instruction. Our online format offers students the best of both worlds. You will be able to maintain your commitments to your ministry, church community and family, all while establishing important relationships with peers and faculty who can help you expand your impact.
Because our online format allows you to remain connected to your current ministry setting, students have significant opportunities to integrate their work with their studies. Many of your assignments and research projects can be geared directly toward your own ministry setting.
We understand the financial sacrifices that are made to be involved in ministry. With that in mind, we intentionally present a cost effective option for our courses. Current tuition rates have been set at $99 per credit hour. This reflects a deeply discounted rate available only through MSO.
GLOBAL IMPACT PIONEERS
We are actively seeking scholarship monies to be available for those who are pioneering MSO in their home country. If you are the first student in your country to apply and be accepted to MSO, a full or partial Pioneer Scholarship may be available! Email us HERE to inquire about availability. If you would like to help provide scholarship monies for a student or an entire ministry team, click HERE.
ONLINE MINISTRY TRAINING… ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!
Imagine if you will, a volunteer or paid Youth or KidMin pastor being able to benefit from a training program right from his or her church office, home, or local library... or a Missionary Associate in their early years of serving on the field, being able to pursue biblical, theological, and missiological studies - all while in their missions context! Admission, course materials, and submission of coursework will all take place online, available globally!
BEYOND JUST RESOURCES… TO THE HEART AND SOUL OF MINISTRY!
We are aware that ministry resources are plentiful, but what about the heart and soul of ministry? Beyond just another download of ministry resources, MSO strives to give each student a college level experience in ministry training that's hard to find anywhere else!
COLLEGE-LEVEL LEARNING, WITH OUT THE COLLEGE-LEVEL EXPENSE!
Courses are college-level quality but don’t come with the crippling college-level price tag! With MSO you will not end up with the kind of debt that often inhibits graduates from traditional programs from pursuing the very ministry that they have trained for.
A leader can progress through each course alone or with fellow workers when and where it best fits for them. Virtually any leader will be able to earn a ministry certificate in as little as 12 months, depending on the number of classes taken per semester.
Courses are user-friendly, utilizing the latest in online educational technology, presenting a practical no-nonsense approach to ministry in small and large settings. Students enjoy lecture material, audio-visual presentations, assignments, and self-assessments insuring that they will receive the greatest benefit from their investment.
Courses are offered on a semester basis during each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester from our three curricular emphases: Biblical and Theological Faithfulness, Ministry Specialization, and Personal and Professional Development.
Development of additional elective courses is ongoing. The goal is to provide ministy workers and leaders with the most comprehensive, cutting-edge, and accessible ministry training possible in a format which they can personalize to fit their specific ministry context and educational goals.