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Global University and the Missouri School of Ministry advance ministry training, together.

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri— Global University, an accredited distance education university of the Assemblies of God and the Missouri School of Ministry advance, together, ministerial training throughout the State of Missouri.

According to Rev. Tim Rickman, who serves as coordinator for the Missouri School of Ministry, enrollment continues to increase. The Missouri School of Ministry started with approximately 35 students and we now have 180 active students. The school has trained over 500 students for ministry.

Dr. Randy Hedlun, Dean of Global University’s Berean School of the Bible, explains that the Missouri School of Ministry is beneficial to students because it helps to increase course completions. “The Missouri School of Ministry provides the dynamics, accountability, and motivation given by the classroom work,” says Hedlun.

Through Rickman’s leadership, The Missouri School of Ministry assists students as they journey through the credentialing process. Many students receive the training they need to be credentialed for the first time or receive the needed education for an upgrade in their credential status. The school has credentialed 199 individuals either for first time or with an upgrade to their credential. Rickman also explains how the school provides good materials that are facilitated and taught by great faculty, including local pastors, district council leaders and professors from sister schools like Central Bible College. “The Missouri School of Ministry receives high quality study materials with a strong biblical foundation as well as accessible and friendly service from Global University’s staff,” says Rickman.

The Missouri School of Ministry’s next class sessions will take place on Saturday July, 7 throughout four locations in Kansas City, Saint Charles, Cape Girardeau and Springfield, Missouri.

About the Missouri School of Ministry

The Missouri School of Ministry was established in 2008 and provides training, approved by the Assemblies of God, needed to apply for ministerial credentials. The school serves the Northern and Southern Missouri Districts of the Assemblies of God through four locations in Missouri: Kansas City, Saint Charles, Cape Girardeau and Springfield. Class sessions run from February to October during the first Saturday of each month. For more information email

Roberto Ponce, University Communications 417-862-9533 x 2714