OVERVIEW

Practical Theological Seminary is a two-year training program that prepares men and women for ministry. We believe the best way to prepare students for ministry is to combine classroom education with real ministry experience. A big part of our seminary is creating an atmosphere and expectation for God to work in our student’s lives.  We believe God will reveal His unique calling to each of our students during their two-years with us. We invite you on a two-year journey of faith to know the one true God of the Bible and to discover His plans for you.     

Highlights

  • Two-year commitment

  • Ten core courses

  • Over 150 hours of classroom instruction 

  • Two weekend retreats    

  • Summers off 

  • Spouses are free

  • Students can join anytime

  • Attend in-person or watch online  

  • Costs:  10 Courses x $200 Per Course = $2000  

    • You may pay per course or monthly payment plan of $84 per month.

CLASSROOM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bible- Students will read the entire Bible during their two years at seminary.  

  • Books- Students will be assigned one or two books to read for each class.  

  • Written Papers-  Students will write a two-page reflection paper (due two weeks after each class) detailing the major objectives that were taught and the lessons learned for ministry.     

  • Journal- Students will keep a journal throughout the two year seminary program that will describe their personal time with God, what God has been speaking directly to them, lessons learned, answered prayer, experiences of sharing their faith, etc. 

  • Personal Evangelism-  Students will be required to personally share the Gospel five times per year and record their results to receive credit for their courses.  Students will record their encounters in their journal and share testimonies during class.  

  • Examinations- There are no exams!  Instead, students will have one oral examination before graduation.  Students must show a competency in their knowledge of the Scriptures, application of classes, a mature relationship with Jesus, love for one another, and ability to lead.  

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Students are required to serve in ministry while attending seminary.  Students can serve in any area of ministry at their local church, and students are highly encouraged to be the leader of a ministry.  Students do not have to be in a paid position of a church.  The goal is to get practical ministry experience in many different areas of ministry within the church in order to better understand one’s calling and gifts within the Body of Christ.  

GRADUATION- Choose the Track that Best for You 

  

1. LICENSE TO MINISTRY

  • Students must attend all classes (in person or online), complete all papers on time (Always due 2 weeks after each course), share their faith at least 5 times per year (10 total), read both the Old and New Testaments, keep a personal journal, and pass their oral examination.

  • Students who select this track are not guaranteed to receive their license to ministry. They must exhibit the call of God upon their life and live a life worthy of the calling they have received.  At graduation, we will have a special time where our pastors will lay hands upon these students and pray. 

  • These students will receive a diploma and license to ministry at the graduation.

2. SEMINARY DIPLOMA

  • Students must attend all classes (in person or online), complete all papers on time (Always due 2 weeks after each course), share their faith at least 5 times per year (10 total), read both the Old and New Testaments, and keep a personal journal. No oral examination.

  • These students will receive their Seminary Diploma at the graduation ceremony.

3. EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

  • Students in this track want a deeper understanding of God's word.  They enjoy God’s Word and classroom learning.

  • Students only have two requirements for this track- Attend all classes (in person or online) and read both the Old and New Testaments.  

  • Students will receive a Seminary Education Certificate at graduation. 

BELIEFS- A Short Summary

At Practical Theological Seminary, we believe and teach: 

1. The Bible is the absolute inspired Word of God.  Because it is God’s Word, it is completely trustworthy and never wrong.  Therefore, with God’s help, we seek to obey His Word.

2.  God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.

3.  Jesus is the Christ/Messiah, Son of God and co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life.  Jesus was the perfect sacrifice offered for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead and demonstrated His power over sin and death.  He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.   

4.  The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved.  As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

5.  Salvation is God's free gift, but we must accept it.  A person can only be saved by trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  

6.  Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.  Those that trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior enter heaven.  Those that reject Jesus are sentenced to hell.  

7.  People are sinful and in need of a savior.  God loves us so much that He took the initiative to send Jesus to save people from their sin.