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We know that filling out paperwork and signing forms can be overwhelming. We want to make the Bethesda School of Ministry application process as straightforward and as simple as possible. We have laid out an easy to follow, step-by-step process. The whole process usually takes less than 4 weeks to complete from beginning to end.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, contact us today and we will walk through it with you.

Step 1 Fill Out Your Application

The first thing you will need to do is let us know you would like to be a student at Bethesda School of Ministry! The form is relatively simple and can be found here. Once your application has been received, you will be contacted by our staff to set up a time for your first intterview. This generally happens within two business days from the time that you submit your application.

Step 2 1st Interview

Becoming a student at BSM starts with a conversation. In the first interview, we will go over how the program works, what kind of instruction you will receive, and who you can expect to get out of your time with us. We will go over all of the required documentation and admission criteria and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have.

Step 3 2nd Interview

Once you have completed and submitted the required documentation, you will have the chance to speak with the head of your chosen mission emphasis (Worship or Pastoral) and find out more about the internship process at Bethesda School of Ministry.

Step 4 Board Approval

All Bethesda School of Ministry students must be approved by a board of trustees and advisors. Candidates that meet all admission criteria, have submitted all required documentation, and have been recommended for review by the BSoM interviewing staff will have their credentials reviewed by the board.

Admission Criteria

Positive pastoral reference from the pastor of the prospective student

Written "Testimony of Call" expressing the call of God on the life of the prospective student

Interview referral from BSM Mission Emphasis head

Interview with BSM Director of Admissions

Required Documentation

Bethesda School of Ministry Application

High school diploma or GED equivalent

Writing sample

Proof of Health Insurance

Medical History form and required immunizations

Financial Aid

Bethesda School of Ministry and its benefactors offer limited scholarships for those who qualify. If you are interested, please select the "Request Scholarship Information" option on your application and we will be in touch with more information. Unfortunately, Federal Financial Aid is not available to BSM students at this time.

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