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What is the school of ministry?

The School of Ministry (SOM) is a 2 part, Biblical Training Course focusing on Discipleship, Practical Ministry Experience, and Leadership Development. This year our classes will start with an Inductive Bible Study course over the weekend of August 28 and 29, 2020. This course will teach you how to study the Bible effectively.


After the Inductive Bible Study course, there will be 4 online classes that will be available every Monday in September with accompanying homework.


There is an optional course if you are interested in learning how to lead a small group Bible study. The meeting dates for this course will be August 30, September 1, and September 3 from 6-9 pm at Church.

The purpose of the SOM is to strengthen the spiritual foundation of our Church and those within it, to unite us in the call and mission that God has for our Church, and to prepare us for the next season God has for us.


Where do I register for the som?


Registration is closed.

Cost is $10 per person and covers Inductive Bible Study workbook, handouts, continental breakfast, and lunch on Saturday, August 29th.

No childcare will be provided during the SOM. 


Who is the som for?


The School of Ministry is for everyone who attends our Church ages 12 years old and up. Whether you have been saved for 50+ years or 1 day, whether you've been serving for 50+ years or you've never served once. This is an opportunity for everyone to grow.


Why should i take the som?

You may be thinking that you're not ready and some of the stuff will be over your head- it won't be. This will be perfect for you. Or, you may be thinking that you already know the Bible and serve in Ministry so the SOM won't benefit you- that's not true. This will be perfect for you.

"As a Pastor, I must continue to grow and learn as a leader and Bible teacher in order to effectively minister to those whom God brings to our Church and those who serve with me in the Ministry. The day we stop growing, or stop learning, is the day we are no longer useful or productive for the Lord." -Pastor Kevin Edwards



som Requirements for a certificate:

  1. Regularly attend Calvary Chapel Clayton or an affiliate Church.

  2. Volunteer in Ministry, Outreach, and Missions.

  3. Complete 24 hours of Class Work.

  4. Complete 76 hours of Ministry (must include 1 outreach and 1 mission project).



where is the som?

We will offer our Inductive Bible Study class on Friday, August 28, 2020, from 6:30-9 pm and Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 9 am-3 pm at Church.

There is also an optional course if you are interested in learning how to lead a small group Bible study. The meeting dates for this course will be August 30th, September 1st, and 3rd from 6-9 pm at Church.

There will be 4 additional classes that will be held online only.

The 2020 Inductive Bible Study course and the Small Group Leader course will be held at Calvary Chapel Clayton. The address is 510 West Main Street, Clayton, NC 27520.



what is the som schedule?


The School of Ministry schedule will be as follows-

  • August 28 and 29 - Inductive Bible Study Course

  • August 30, September 1, and 3 - Optional: Small Group Leader Course

  • September 7: Online Class

  • September 14: Online Class

  • September 21: Online Class

  • September 28: Online Class (last class)