Who We Are

Founded in 2005

 

OUR HISTORY

Cen­tral Val­ley School of Min­istry began in Fall 2005 as a local church-based min­istry train­ing school serv­ing the Cen­tral Cal­i­for­nia San Joaquin Val­ley.

CVSOM was started to meet the need for con­ve­nient, acces­si­ble, and prac­ti­cal min­istry train­ing for lead­ers serv­ing in the local church and min­is­ter­ing for Christ in the work­place. In the first ten years over three hun­dred and forty have enrolled and more than one hundred and eighty have com­pleted the one-year min­istry train­ing program.

 

OUR MISSION

Central Valley School of Ministry exists to develop Christian leaders in biblical understanding, ministry skills and personal maturity, equipping them to fulfill God’s call to serve the local church, establish new churches, minister cross-culturally and develop workplace ministry.

 

 

 

 

Affiliation and Accreditation

With Foursquare

AFFILIATON & ACCREDIDATION

Central Valley School of Ministry is a non-profit school affiliated with The Foursquare Denomination. The school is a certified training institution of The Foursquare Church. It is interdenominational and welcomes students from other Christian churches. Central Valley School of Ministry is not accredited. The goal is ministry training and certification rather than degree completion. However, transferability of credits is available with Life Pacific College, California Christian College, The King’s University, and Southeastern University.

Central Valley School of Ministry is a nonprofit school affiliated with The Foursquare Denomination. The school is a certified training institution for The Foursquare Church.

 

Statement of Faith

Developing Christian Leaders

In the context of its commitment to the Foursquare Statement of Faith, Central Valley School of Ministry is a school that adheres to the following tenets of faith based on the Bible, the inspired Word of God.

  • We believe in God the Father, creator and sustainer of all, Who so loved humankind, made in His image, that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, to be the Savior of Adam’s lost and fallen race.
  • We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, who through His death and resurrection, is the sufficient sacrifice for the sin of the world. Through repentance and faith all who receive Him are born anew and adopted into the family of God as His children.
  • We believe in God the Holy Spirit, Who brings new life to those dead in sin, indwells all who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, baptizes, fills and gifts for service those who ask in faith, and Who continually transforms into Christ’s likeness all who walk according to the Spirit.
  • We believe in the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ as God’s sole and sufficient plan of deliverance from sin’s penalty and Satan’s power and His full provision of grace for righteous and holy living.
  • We believe the Church is the Body of Christ and includes all who through repentance and faith have received Jesus Christ as Savior and publicly confessed and follow Him as Lord.
  • We believe the Bible is the Word of God, inspired by the Spirit of God, without error in the original manuscripts and infallible in its truth for faith and life.
  • We believe in the unity of the Church under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and His commission to go into all the world preaching the Gospel, baptizing those who believe and making disciples of all nations.
  • We believe in the imminent, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth to reign in righteousness and in the final judgment of all humankind into eternal union with God of those who believe in Jesus Christ and eternal separation from God of those who do not believe.

Location

Based in California
Satellite cohorts and online education opportunities.

Central Valley School of Ministry meets at Valley Christian Center at 4649 E. Shields Ave. in Fresno, California. The Central Valley School of Ministry is currently expanding to satellite cohorts throughout the Central Pacific District via online education.

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

In the context of its commitment to the Foursquare Statement of Faith, Central Valley School of Ministry is a school that adheres to the following tenets of faith based on the Bible, the inspired Word of God.

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Current Faculty

Teaching in 2016
Fr. Carlos Raines

Dean, St. James Anglican Cathedral, Fresno, CA

David Moore

Founding Pastor, New Hope Church

Tim Geddert

Professor of New Testament, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary

Ryan Davis

Senior Pastor, Life Community Church, Clovis, CA

John L. Amstutz

Founder, Central Valley School of Ministry

Brian Cain

President/Director, Central Valley School of Ministry

David Chumley

Director, Calvin Crest Ministries, Oakhurst, CA

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