Learn the Basics to be an Effective Minister

Are you serving or considering to serve in ministry but have no prior work or skills training in the field?

BASIC MINISTRY aims to equip you with foundational skills to help you fulfill your calling and serve with excellence.

Choose a Learning Track

Basic Application for Service in Christ 

BASIC is a series of non-credit learning opportunities created by the Grace Center for Spiritual Development, an extension of Grace School of Theology, to prepare spiritual leaders worldwide in a variety of environments where fundamental and ongoing training is critical.

BASIC Ministry includes 6 modules and 18 hours of teaching focused on preparing you to be effective in the church, para-church, or marketplace ministry settings. 

Basics of Bible Study

Learn the key terms and methodologies that will take your Bible reading to the next level.

Basics of Discipleship

Discipleship is a pathway towards maturity. Get to know the theological principles behind this process.

Basics of Theology

Learn to do a systematic study of God and His Word to produce right thinking and right actions.

Basics of Grace

Learn more about the riches of grace which is essential to all areas of our spiritual lives.

Basics of Ministry

God's calling can be hard yet totally rewarding. Find out how to properly respond to the Lord's call in your life.

Basics of Biblical Counseling

Be better equipped in helping others weather the storms of life through biblical counseling.

Experience Personal Spiritual Growth

Each module is designed to point you to the Scriptures to deepen your Biblical foundations for ministry. As you watch each video lesson, use the extensive workbook to dig deep into the Word.

Iron Sharpens Iron

Engage with other believers from all around the world. Reflect and express your learnings in the comments or in the Community section. Learn ways to apply what you have learned as we grow together in community.

Meet Your Instructors

Learn from seasoned ministry leaders and bible teachers from Grace School of Theology.

Dr. Steve Norris

Director of Discipleship

Grace School of Theology Student

Dr. Mark Haywood


Grace School of Theology

Rev. Mark Rae

VP of Community Development

Grace School of Theology

Katherine Barner

Licensed Professional Counselor

Grace School of Theology Student

Pastor Willie Gaines

Dean of Students

Grace School of Theology

Become an Equipped Minister

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” - 2 Timothy 2:15

BASIC Ministry Certificate Course


Individual Course

  • 6 modules (18 hours of teaching)
  • Extensive downloadable workbook
  • Access to the Disciple-Makers Community
  • Access to Bible and Theology Community

Access the course for 180 days.


Ministry Skills Track


5 Courses ($265 Value)

  • Bible in 90 Minutes
  • No Greater Pursuit
  • Discipleship—Change the World
  • BASIC Christian Life*
  • BASIC Ministry

*Coming in Spring 2022

Learn to serve others wherever you are.

Access courses for 365 days.


Biblical Studies Track


6 Courses ($414 Value)

  • All courses in the Ministry Skills Track
  • Bible Exposition Certificate Course

Over 35 hours of in-depth learning covering the entire Bible and key areas of ministry.


 Access courses for 365 days.


Theology Track


9 Courses ($571 Value)

  • All courses in the Biblical Studies Track
  • Systematic Theology
  • Easy Peasy Biblical Greek 1 and 2

Over 50 hours of intensive learning so you can correctly teach the Bible and effectively lead in your ministry.

Access courses for 365 days.