Arkansas School of Ministry

Equipping the Called for 21st Century Ministry



ARSOM is a district sponsored and operated ministerial training program that enables individuals to complete the educational requirements of the fellowship for credentialing.

ARSOM uniquely combines home study, classroom instruction, the student’s relationship with a mentor, and active involvement in ministry to set their ministerial formation.

ARSOM seeks to provide the student with the highest quality instruction and resources possible in a practical, and cost effective way.

ARSOM gives educational direction, sets an atmosphere for the impartation of the Spirit, and guides the student’s spiritual development to equip them for effective, full-time ministry.

ARSOMplus is a program to provide lay ministers with a strong foundation of Bible courses to assist in defining their life's ministry, clarifying God's call on their life, and enriching their Christian walk. 

It also is an ever-expanding program of continuing education for both ministers and laity to receive additional training and practical application in their specialization.  ARSOMplus began with the Biblical studies and is continuing to grow through the addition of the Children's MInistry track.

What are the Benefits of ARSOM?
  • Builds a strong biblical foundation
  • Establishes spiritual formation
  • Builds lasting relationships
  • Develops ministerial character, ethics, and integrity
  • Time measured and cost affordable
  • Academically accountable
  • Practical in structure
  • Flexible and expandable in format
  • Instills discipline of study, time, and lifestyle
  • Direct, hands-on involvement in ministerial training

ARSOM is a member of the Association of District Schools of Ministry