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 February 9, 2022 to receive a $15 discount. Enter BEREAN15 at checkout.

Spring Semester 2022

Semester Duration February 15 – May 17, 2022
Semester Final Exam May 24, 2022 


MIN 171 A Spirit-Empowered Church: An Acts 2 Ministry Model

THE 142 Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance

THE 114 Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine

MIN 251 Effective Leadership



MIN 171 A Spirit-Empowered Church: An Acts 2 Ministry Model

A biblical, comprehensive, and strategic plan requires the empowerment of the Spirit to produce spiritual fruit and a flourishing church. The strategic plan is based on Acts 2 and focuses on developing Spirit-empowered disciples who will be involved in the five functions found there: connect, grow, serve, go, and worship. Assessment tools are used to identify areas where changes are needed, and the strategic plan is used to focus on God’s vision for each local church.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Rosemarie Brown 

Day   Tuesday

Time   6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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. Dolores Pennino

Day   Tuesday

Time  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

THE 114 Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine

An examination of the four cardinal doctrines of the Assemblies of God: Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ. After an introductory unit on the importance of doctrine, there is a unit of study on each of the doctrines. This course is essential to the further understanding of the complete Pentecostal message as presented in other courses.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Judith Stefano

Day   Tuesday

Time   7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

MIN 251 Effective Leadership

A biblical approach to the principles of leadership. This course applies those principles in the church setting, giving the student the practical skills needed to serve in a leadership role in the local church.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Harriette Daniel

Day   Tuesday

Time  7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

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