Welcome To Berean School of the Bible

Van Nest Assembly of God is happy to provide a study center for Berean School of the Bible, an adult continuing education program through Global University. These courses exist to help believers fulfill God’s call on their lives by providing high quality, affordable preparation for church leadership, lay ministry, and personal enrichment within the context of the local church and community. They also meet the educational requirements for those seeking credentials with the Assemblies of God.

Click here for information on credential levels with the Assemblies of God.

We offer two options when taking Berean courses: Credit or Audit
     Credit courses involve homework and exams. They are required when seeking ministerial credentials.
     Audit courses are for personal enrichment and do not require homework or exams. Audit courses cannot be used toward ministerial credentials.

Four classes are offered each semester meeting every Tuesday for 13 weeks. The final exam is the following Tuesday if you are taking the credit course. Two classes are taught from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The other two are taught from 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm.

If you wish to enroll now and pay in full, you can select your class and click on the Enroll Now button. Otherwise, you can print the application (found at the bottom of the page) and bring it in person, fax or mail it to:

Rev. Rosemarie Brown
Van Nest Assembly of God
755 Rhinelander Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
Phone – 718-824-4067
Fax – 718-904-8193

Tuition Cost Includes:
* Cost of course/courses selected
* $15 Registration Fee
* $30 New Student Fee (a one time account set-up fee required by Global University)

New Students are required to fill out the Permission to Release Form found with the printable application form at the bottom of the page.
No New Student application can be processed without this form.

Register and pay in full by August 31, 2021 to receive a $15 discount. Enter BEREAN15 at checkout.

Fall Semester 2021

Semester Duration September 14 – December 7, 2021
Semester Final Exam December 14, 2021 


MIN 191 Beginning Ministerial Internship

MIN 281 Conflict Management for Church Leaders

MIN 261 Introduction to Assemblies of God Missions

BIB 212 New Testament Survey



MIN 191 Beginning Ministerial Internship

The first of three internships to be developed for the Ministerial Studies Diploma. Each internship requires the student to work with a local pastor to gain hands-on experience in various ministry activities. This course discusses the importance of a good attitude in ministry as well as many functions of ministry such as weddings and funerals. It also emphasizes servant leadership and the minister’s devotional life.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Rosemarie Brown 

Day   Tuesday

Time   6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

MIN 281 Conflict Management for Church Leaders

A biblical approach to conflict resolution. This course offers a scriptural way to deal with the inevitable occasions when conflict arises, particularly in a church setting. It offers practical principles for resolving the conflict in a manner
that is pleasing to God.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Dolores Pennino

Day   Tuesday

Time  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

MIN 261 Introduction to Assemblies of God Missions

An introductory course in the science of missions. It is a survey of the theology, history, and methods of Christian missions in general and within the Assemblies of God in particular. There is a special emphasis on recent developments, crucial issues, current trends, and missions as they are carried out through national and local churches.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Judith Stefano

Day   Tuesday

Time   7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

BIB 212 New Testament Survey

A survey course giving the student background for understanding, teaching, and applying the principles of the New Testament. Key facts from each book of the New Testament are highlighted in a manner that can be used in preaching
and teaching.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Harriette Daniel

Day   Tuesday

Time  7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

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