Announcement to Berean Students – Ministerial Studies Diploma

Changes to the Ministerial Studies Diploma

Recently changes were made to Level One and Level Two of the Ministerial Studies diploma program. The General Presbytery of the General Council of the Assemblies of God has amended the Berean educational coursework at these levels in order to better equip students to meet requirements for becoming Certified and Licensed ministers with the Assemblies of God.

REMINDERMinisterial credentials are issued by the General Council of the Assemblies of God upon recommendation of the appropriate district/network office. Ministerial credentials are not issued by Global University.

If you are not pursuing ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God and you applied before August 17, 2020, you may still follow the previously listed courses for each level.

If you are pursuing ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God, the certified credentialing exam will cover content that is included in the following courses. Ministerial credentialing candidates choosing to complete Level One under the previous requirements in order to earn a BSB certificate should also complete these courses before taking the Certified Minister exam. (NOTE: this exam is administered by the Assemblies of God, not by Global University.)

  • BIB212 New Testament Survey
  • BIB214 Old Testament Survey
  • THE211 Introduction to Theology: A Pentecostal Perspective 

The Registrar’s Office recommends that certified credentialing candidates who have not enrolled in any of the following courses should contact and request to be changed to the revised BSB Level Two requirements:

  • BIB115 Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work in Believers
  • BIB117 Prison Epistles: Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, and Philippians
  • MIN123 The Local Church in Evangelism

Students who have enrolled in one or two of these courses and several other Level One courses should consult their district to decide if they should remain in the program with the older sequence or change to the newer sequence recently approved by the AG General Presbytery.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

The total revised list of required courses for the Certified and Licensed levels are:

Updated course listing
If you have any questions, please email or call 800-443-1083 option 4 to speak with a U.S. Student Services Representative.