School of Ministry

School of Ministry is taking Registrations for Fall Quarter!

Learn more by watching our Orientation Meeting video above.

Click here for our Student Handbook & New Student Survey Card

Classes Begin:

  • Tuesday, September 8th or
  • Sunday, September 13th


If you have questions or for more information, please email us at

In light of our current situation with COVID-19 all SOM classes will be offered online until further notice. Upon registration you will be notified by e-mail with specific details pertaining to your class. Contact with any further questions.

Our Mission

The Water of Life Community Church School of Ministry is a non-accredited program that serves to equip and train the church body by providing biblically sound instruction in the Word of God and to activate them in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Three Ways to Start with the School of Ministry

The School of Ministry continues to strive toward meeting the equipping needs of our church body and community. As a result, we have provided a streamlined process to assist you in navigating through all our course offering specific to your needs.

1. Personal Enrichment Equipping Classes

These classes are offered through various ministries at Water of Life to educate, disciple and minister to the heart and mind. You have the option to take one class at a time in the following areas:

  • Bible Classes & Studies
  • Marriage & Family
  • Ministry Training
  • Core Classes
  • Prayer
  • Empowered Kids
  • Training Classes & Seminars
  • Healing & Caring

2. The Two-Year Program (offered in English & Spanish)

The Two-Year Program is offered during the Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters. Each track is 11 weeks. No classes are offered during the summer. Classes in your program are either offered Sunday afternoons or Tuesday evenings and must be attended during the same day each week.

Track 1

  • WOL Mission & Core Values
  • Ministry Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • How to Share Your Faith
  • Small Groups

Track 2

  • Living Waters
  • Generous Life
  • Biblical Theology

Track 3

  • Old Testament Survey
  • Gifts of  the Spirit

Track 4

  • Prayer & Hearing God’s Voice
  • Urban Theology
  • Philosophy of Ministry

Track 5

  • How to Study the Bible
  • New Testament Survey
  • Foundations of Biblical Worship

Track 6

  • Bible Practicum
  • Kingdom of God
  • Ministry Team Training
  • Prayer Session Training
  • Ministry Placement 1
Tuesday Schedule – 6:15pm-9:10pm // Sunday Schedule – 2:00pm-4:45pm

“I must say that I’m not ashamed anymore that I was terrified to start classes! During one of our sessions, we were encouraged to release those things that were holding us back in ministry. I was totally out of my comfort zone with people I did not know. You see, fear was what had kept me from being all God has called me to be! I’m not afraid anymore, praise God! After that class, I stepped out of my way and allowed the Holy Spirit full control. So many strongholds were broken that night. God had this planned from 1.5 years ago- for a time such as this.” – Spring 2016 Track 1 Student

3. The Specialized Track Program (offered Tuesdays only)

This unique program offers new and SOM graduate students five tracks highlighting a specific area in ministry such as: Bible, Shepherd’s Staff Caregiving, Outreach, Worship and KingdomPreneurship. These specific areas of study will be taught by experts in the field and emphasize additional educational components including classroom participation, project assignments and serving opportunities. If you consider WOL your home church and are not a SOM Graduate, you will need to complete a set of core classes in partnership with the program.

Bible Track - Two Year Program

Under the leadership of Water of Life Elder, Scott Gray, students will experience a broad spectrum of biblical knowledge and be able to articulate biblical truths into their personal journey with Christ.

Shepherd's Staff Caregiving Track - One Year Program

In partnership with the Healing Department and under the Leadership of Shepherd’s Staff Pastor Joanne Flynn, students will gain tools and skills to bring healing to the brokenhearted during one on one caregiving sessions and group settings.

Outreach Track - One Year Program

Under the leadership of Associate Pastor Norm Brinkley, students will learn to view, understand and serve those both locally and globally like Jesus did through speakers, readings and practical application.

Worship Track - One Year Program

Under the leadership of Christian recording artist and veteran worship leader Sherri Bryant, students will have the opportunity to learn the position, heart, theology, and lifestyle of worship.

KingdomPreneurship Track - One Year Program

Under the stewardship of Jorge A. Silva, Water of Life elder, professor, leadership coach, mentor, and entrepreneurial consultant, students will learn to apply biblical and proven business strategies to their entrepreneurial ideas. This course will examine the students’ call to become entrepreneurs, construct ways to test that their ideas are feasible, and create a vision as to why and how those ideas can expand God’s Kingdom within the community they serve.

Core Class Requirements:

If you consider WOL your home church and are not a SOM graduate, you will need to complete a set of core classes in partnership with the program. These classes include: Discovering Water of Life (DWOL), Core Values, Ministry & Gifts of the Holy Spirit 1, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and Ministry Team Training. Most of these can be found here.

Contact Us:
P: 909.463.0103 x4106