BSSM will resume our on-campus program in the fall! Click here for our most recent update.
As a full time student, Advanced Ministry Training (AMT) classes are available throughout the year that provide a deeper understanding in areas such as intimacy with God, preaching, intercession, business and career ministry, life coaching and more. You will learn more about AMTs once school starts.
Students learn in large group sessions of 650 (Second Year) to 1,300 (First Year) students, classes of 20-200 people, Revival Groups of 60–70 people, small groups of 5 (First Year), and on their own.
Reading is a large part of our curriculum so plan on reading 30–60 minutes a day. There are approximately 2400 pages of mandatory reading which include the Bible and instructional books.
BSSM is focused on personal transformation. While there are no grades given, participation, excellence, and timely completion of homework is expected of each student.
Assignments are done on the “honor system” which is designed to do just that—build your honor. As such, students will learn to build their integrity one “yes,” one report, one check box at a time.
- Bible Exegesis, Interpretation and Application
- Prophetic Ministry in the Life of the Church
- Spiritual Formation
- The Supernatural Nature of the Gospel
- Foundational Theology and Church History
- Outreach / Evangelism Practicum
- Kingdom Theology and Identity
Students attending BSSM should consider themselves full-time students carrying a full load of coursework.
Approximately one hour of work outside of class is counted for each hour of class. Therefore 20 hours of class Monday through Thursday should require 20 hours of “homework” for a total of 40 hours a week, plus church meetings.
BSSM is entirely pass/no pass. Either you graduate with transferable units for all the classes or for none. Each course syllabus indicates the requirements for successful completion.
Graduation means you have completed the academic, attendance, financial requirements and spiritual tasks for the year with honor. Only those who successfully complete First Year will be considered for the Second Year program. To be eligible for a Certificate of Completion, students must have:
- Completed all assignments satisfactorily.
- Paid their tuition in full.
- Been absent less than 16 days.
- Demonstrated consistent godly character.
FIVE FOLD DISTINCTIONS
The academic instruction at BSSM is unique because it is taught by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. While we have powerful guest speakers throughout the year, the primary teaching is through the fathers of this house and our staff members. Students will learn how to read, understand, and “do” the Bible, how to practice His presence, to witness, heal the sick, prophesy, preach, pray, cast out demons and much more.
BSSM is not an accredited, degree-granting educational institution with the State of California, so students are not eligible for financial aid, student loans, grants or tax benefits. However, a Certificate of Completion is issued to those that meet graduation requirements which serves as a validation to future ministry employers.
Several universities and colleges have accepted our curriculum and have given transferring students credit for their work at BSSM. These schools allow for guaranteed credit transfers of 9–16 hours for students who successfully graduate from First Year or Second Year and are accepted into their program.
We believe the quality of the ministry educational experience to be more important than accreditation. However, our classes will be acceptable as transferable credits to many institutions and we will assist you in making a request for transfer credit.