Are you called to serve God in ministry?
Do you need help paying for the required education for credentialing?
We're here to help.
Our District has a scholarship program to assist young people who are called to ministry with their tuition
To apply, fill out the application and attach an unofficial copy or screenshot of your transcripts and email Erica Barrera or mail to:
Attn: Erica Barrera
6051 S Watt Ave Sacramento, CA 95829
Must be under the age of 25.
Must be active in an Assemblies of God ministry in the Northern California or Nevada District: a church, Chi Alpha, or Teen Challenge.
Must feel called to ministry and intend to seek credentials with the Assemblies of God.
Must be recommended by their Pastor, Chi Alpha, or Teen Challenge Director (must have A/G credentials.)
What will funds go for?
Funds will be used to reimburse tuition cost for qualified, applicable, ministerial course-work at approved schools.
Courses must satisfy credentialing requirements.
Participants must be enrolled at Berean/Global or a Presbytery approved school (list below). Students are encouraged to enroll in live/class-room instruction whenever possible, but independent study courses will also qualify for reimbursement.
Applications will be accepted for courses that began after September 1, 2015
Scholarship is available for all levels of credentials, until the candidate is 25.
Students may not qualify for Ordination level courses until applicant has received a first credential (Unless classes are taken “out of order” due to the school’s academic schedule).
How will funds be distributed?
Reimbursements will be distributed to the student’s school upon receipt of a report card or transcript indicating successful completion of the course. (The school can apply the payment toward future classes.) Final payment (upon graduation) may be paid directly to the student.
Those with a current credential or Associate Commission who are pursuing education to advance their credentials may qualify for pre-payment of their tuition (at the beginning of each semester) rather than reimbursement.
Candidates must reapply for qualification and reimbursement at the completion of each semester.
How much is the scholarship?
The district will pay a flat $100 for each course. This is the average cost a course at Berean Bible School (the denominational school.)
Presbytery Approved Schools
> All Berean School of the Bible Study Centers
Any AG church can easily become a Berean Study Center. This list changes frequently, and the district is not always notified of the changes. Here are some that we know about:
- BRENTWOOD, CA – HARVEST TIME ASSEMBLY OF GOD
- COLTON, CA – CENTRO DE ESTUDIO MARANATHA
- CONCORD, CA – CALVARY TEMPLE
- CONCORD, CA – KINGDOM COME – CONCORD TONGAN
- CORNING, CA – NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY
- ELK GROVE, CA – THRIVE CHURCH
- ELK GROVE, CA – RIVERCITY CHURCH
- FREMONT, CA – HARBOR LIGHT FIRST ASSEMBLY
- GALT, CA – REAL LIFE CHURCH OF GALT
- LATHROP, CA – THRIVE CHURCH IN LATHROP
- LATHROP, CA – NORTHERN CA MINISTRY TRAINING
- LIVERMORE, CA – SPOUDAZO CENTER
- LOS BANOS, CA – NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH
- MADERA, CA – YOSEMITE CHRISTIAN CENTER
- MADERA, CA – LIFETREE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
- MANTECA, CA – NUEVA VIDA
- MANTECA, CA – THE PLACE OF REFUGE CHURCH
- MARYSVILLE, CA – FIRST A/G OF MARYSVILLE
- MERCED, CA – CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD
- MERCED, CA – MERCED FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
- NAPA, CA – FOOTHILL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
- PARADISE, CA – FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
- PASADENA, CA – IGLESIA NUEVO AMANECER A/D
- PATTERSON, CA – NEW LIFE STUDY CENTER
- REDDING, CA – CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER
- REDWOOD CITY, CA – VISONE MOUI STUDY CENTER
- REDWOOD CITY, CA – 1ST US TONGAN DISCIPLESHIP CEN
- SAN BRUNO, CA – SACRED STUDY GROUP
- SAN FRANCISCO, CA – GLAD TIDINGS BIBLE INSTITUTE
- SAN FRANCISCO, CA – UBTC SAN FRANCISCO
- SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SAN FRANCISCO CITY IMPACT
- SAN LEANDRO, CA – CHRISTIAN LIFE BIBLE TRAINING
- SAN RAFAEL, CA – TRINITY COMMUNITY CHURCH
- SEASIDE, CA – MBCC SCHOOL OF BIBLE
- SO SAN FRAN., CA – MESSAGE OF PEACE CHURCH
- STOCKTON, CA – CALVARY ELEVATION SOM
- STOCKTON, CA – LAKEVIEW ASSEMBLY OF GOD
- VALLEJO, CA – UBTC VALLEJO
- VALLEJO, CA – LORDS FELLOWSHIP BIBLE INSTITUTE
- VALLEJO, CA – VALLEJO DEAF CHURCH
- CARSON CITY, NV – CAPITAL CHRISTIAN CENTER
- HENDERSON, NV – GV CHRISTIAN COLLEGE STUDY CTR
- LAS VEGAS, NV – VOZ DE SALVACION
- LAS VEGAS, NV – CHAMPION CENTER OF LAS VEGAS
> Presbytery Approved Local Church Bible Institutes
- Christian Life International Bible College – Novato/Oroville
- Epic Bible College – Sacramento
- Generations Bible Institute – Modesto
- Pathway - Sacramento
- SUM Bible College and Seminary - Eldorado Hills
- The Lord’s Fellowship – Vallejo
> Presbytery Approved Bible Colleges
- Northwest University – Sacramento Campus/all cohort sites
- Southeastern University – Lakeland, FL
- All colleges endorsed by the Assemblies of God Alliance for Higher Education