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 forms at the bottom of the page.
No New Student application can be processed without this form.

Register and pay in full by September 13, 2020 to receive a $15 discount. Enter BEREAN15 at checkout.

Fall Semester 2020

Semester Duration September 22, 2020 – December 15, 2020
Semester Final Exam December 22, 2020 


THE 142 Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance

BIB 114 Christ in the Synoptic Gospels

THE 211 Introduction to Theology-A Pentecostal Perspective

MIN 181 Relationships and Ethics in Ministry



THE 142 Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance

A study of the historical development of the Assemblies of God, the history of the missions movement in the Assemblies of God, and the ecclesiastical governance of the Fellowship. Attention is given to the General Council Constitution and Bylaws in relation to credentialed ministers, local churches, and district councils.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Rosemarie Brown 

Day   Tuesday

Time   6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

BIB 114 Christ in the Synoptic Gospels

An introductory study of our Lord’s life and times according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It examines the historical setting, His life between the Annunciation and the Ascension, and His message and method, including His parables and miracles. Organized around three themes—(1) the world, (2) the Man, and (3) the message—this introduction helps to fuse our understanding of His life and work with our commitment to live by the values He taught and demonstrated.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Dolores Pennino

Day   Tuesday

Time  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

THE 211 Introduction to Theology-A Pentecostal Perspective

A study of historic Christian doctrines as expressed through Protestant and evangelical traditions. The course provides a complete study of the “Statement of
Fundamental Truths” of the General Council of the Assemblies of God.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Judith Stefano

Day   Tuesday

Time   7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

MIN 181 Relationships and Ethics in Ministry

A biblical approach to the relationships that are important to the minister, both personally and professionally. It looks at temperament theory and its relevance to human relations. This course examines relationships and ethics in view of the minister’s personal growth, ministry challenges, people in the community, and other ministers.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Harriette Daniel

Day   Tuesday

Time  7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

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