School of Ministry Institute

Zion Assembly Church of God School of Ministry Institute

Bruce Sullivan, School Director

The School of Ministry Institute (SMI) is leading the way in sound biblical teaching, effective ministry, the restoration of the spirit and vision of the church, and the fulfillment of the church’s prophetic call and purpose in the world. The SMI was inaugurated in May 2005 in rented facilities. The next year we were able to conduct the SMI in our own facilities — in our new International Ministries Center in Cleveland, Tennessee. In addition to the school in Cleveland, an annual session of the SMI has been established in California for the West Coast in the United States. Today, the SMI has spread into other nations with sessions being conducted in Africa, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. God is enabling Zion Assembly to raise up capable laborers in his harvest throughout the world.

The SMI follows a three-year academic plan offering both a one-week track of study and a two-week track for more in-depth studies. Classes provide a spiritual learning environment including both lecture and discussion. Post-graduate studies are available for students who have completed the two-week track and graduated. The post-graduate studies follow a seminar-style instruction including: lectures (guest speakers), assigned readings, reflective writings, and peer discussions.

School of Ministry Institute 2020

School of Ministry Institute

Theme:  Equipped to be His Witnesses

East Coast – Cleveland, TN – May 3-15, 2020

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The West Coast School of Ministry Institute 2020, which is usually scheduled in April in Rialto, CA has been postponed indefinitely until further notice due to the Coronavirus. We are sorry for any inconvenience. It is out of an abundance of caution that we have made this decision according to reports by the Center of Disease Control and advise from government agencies. We will notify everyone of the rescheduling.

The East Coast School of Ministry Institute 2020 in Cleveland TN on May 3-15 is currently still on schedule. We will be assessing the situation closely in the coming days.

Anton Burnette
Director of Education, Zion Assembly Church of God

Wade H. Phillips
Presiding Bishop, Zion Assembly Church of God

Class Schedule for East Coast SMI – Week 1

  • Greek – Wanda Busbee
  • The Kingdom of God & the Church – Wade Phillips
  • Abstract 1 – Illicit Relationships, Unequally Yoked, Alcohol & Drugs, Profanity & Swearing, Worldly Entertainment – Anton Burnette
  • Abstract 2 – Sabbath & Meats & Drinks, Personal Prayer, Personal Bible Study, Church Attendance & Worship, Walking Circumspectly – Bruce Sullivan
  • Life of Christ – Bruce Sullivan

Class Schedule for East Coast SMI – Week 2

  • Greek – Wanda Busbee
  • Doctrine of the Holy Scriptures – Anton Burnette
  • Kingdom of God – Wade Phillips
  • Abstract – The Sanctity of Life, The Sanctity of the Human Body, The Sanctity of Marriage – Bruce Sullivan
  • Holiness History & Doctrine – Bruce Sullivan
  • Post Graduate – The Kingdom of God, Abstract – The Sanctity of Life, The Sanctity of the Human Body, The Sanctity of Marriage
School of Ministry Institute

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