School for Ministry Development

Prepare for more effective church ministry.

The School for Ministry Development (SMD) was created with a twofold purpose: to provide the church with Christian leaders that possess an adequate foundational preparation to begin a lifetime of service, and to provide improved access to affordable Pentecostal Christian leadership training through an entirely online educational experience, culminating in a college degree.

Degree Programs

Pursue an associate of arts degree and fulfill the educational requirements for Assemblies of God (AG) ministerial credentialing at the same time. We offer the choice of two tracks of study, Ordination or Children’s Ministry Certificate, to help equip you to fulfill your ministry calling.


Do you feel a leading to enter children’s ministry? Perhaps you already serve in ministry and want to improve your impact on young lives. Earn a certificate in Children’s Ministry and gain valuable knowledge of how to effectively minister to children and draw them closer to God. 

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Enroll now to jumpstart your career in ministry. All of our classes are delivered through our web-based Learning Management System, giving you the freedom to learn anytime and anywhere.

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Global University offers comprehensive Biblical and theological studies to prospective students looking to further their education and achieve a better understanding of their relationship with God. If you would like to study with us, please contact our team today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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