School of Ministry


Thank you for your interest in Calvary’s School of Ministry (CSOM). Your desire to grow in your relationship with Jesus and to be used for the advancement of His kingdom is a blessing. I believe that the church is poised to either make an unparalleled impact on the world or fade far into the distance. One of the most important keys to ensuring our impact is to equip believers for the work of the ministry, which is precisely what this school will do.

Offering essential courses through an education/internship philosophy, CSOM will help you take the next step in your ministry preparation. However, CSOM is not just for people who believe that they have a full time ministry calling; it is also for people serving actively in the church who desire further equipping and those who are simply attending the services.

While we all understand the urgent nature of the times we live in, it is that sense of urgency matched with a willingness to say like Isaiah did, “Here am I, LORD, send me.” If that desire has been placed in your heart then CSOM is for you. May God richly bless you as you seek His face and His will for your life and may you be fully equipped for every good work that He has beforehand prepared for you to walk in.

Pastor Derek Neider

Contact us with your questions:


Class Begins | January 8th, 2018
Registration begins | December 24, 2017

Theology $65 | Monday nights  | 7pm – 9pm
Church History | Tuesday nights | 7pm – 9pm
BCF Part 2 $65 | Thursday nights |  | 7pm – 9pm

New Student Registration
Returning Student Registration

For more information stop by our Connection Center desk or contact us at or at 702.362.9000.

Note: Child care is not available


Financial Information

Tuition and Fees: It is our effort to try and keep the cost of School of Ministry as affordable as possible.

Full-Time Participant:

There are two classes per quarter on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9p.m. Classes are $65 per class. The student seeking to pursue CORE 2 will be required to complete CORE 1 with a GPA of 3.0 and fill out an additional application. Acceptance will be contingent upon pastoral approval.

All tuition fees for the attending quarter are due Monday prior to the first day of class.

Auditing: There will be no auditing.

Refund Policy:

Prior to the first day of class, students are eligible for a full refund of tuition. After the first day of class, tuition is non-refundable.


Purpose & Vision

The motivation in developing CSOM is to equip and prepare the church to serve Christ. Therefore, it is the purpose of CSOM to raise up apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the equipping of the saints in the work of ministry and for edifying the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13 ). We understand that God has purposed unique callings on every committed believer, which is why the CSOM is purposed not just for those in full-time ministry, but also for the congregation in delivering a college-level understanding of God’s Word. Because it is our vision to know the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him known in our church, in our city, and in our world, we desire to see our students deepened in discipleship, established as interns in ministry, or developed for full time ministry. As Jesus commanded His disciples in Matthew 28:18-19 to go out and “make disciples of all the nations” and to teach others to “observe all things that [He] commanded [them]”, we also desire to pursue this commandment by equipping other devoted disciples to teach and disciple biblically. We expect that the CSM will be a place where the Word of God will be thoroughly studied to counsel the believer towards God’s special calling on his/her life for ministry.

Mission Statement:

a. CSOM accomplishes its vision through an education/internship philosophy. Education: classes will be lecture format and designed stimulate class participation and peer learning. Internship: In Core 2 the focus will be on practical ministry training with an emphasis on one-to-one internship/discipleship.

b. Our Vision and Mission Statement for CCLV can be found at:

Vision and Mission Statement

Course Requirements:

With each course, you will be required to:

  1. Follow the Course Guide instructions.
  2. Listen to lectures prepared by the instructor.
  3. Complete all lecture notes, exams, research papers and book reports and return all assignments within the module time frame.

Code of Conduct Standards:

The Codes of Conduct are in place to ensure our SOM Core 2 interns are following standards of a Christian role model. By enrolling in the CCLV SOM Core 2 program with us, you have a responsibility to CCLV and to your fellow team members to adhere to certain rules of behavior and conduct. Ministry leaders may determine that certain behavior, not described in these standards; also warrant church disciplinary action up to and including removal from the SOM Core 2 program.

Galatians 5:19 list behaviors and attitudes that are deemed inconsistent with a true Christian profession and are determined to be unacceptable for a Core 2 intern at CCLV.

This list includes adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery (use of illegal or legal substances for recreational purposes), hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries and the like.

In addition to those mentioned above: Any conduct that materially and adversely reflects negatively or brings discredit on CCLV in the eyes of the government or the public. This could include but is not limited to engaging in criminal conduct or acts of violence.

Course Textbooks:

Q1 Classes:

Old Testament Survey Book
A Popular Survey of the Old Testament by Geisler

BCF Books
Biblical Self Confrontation Manual and Student Manual

Q2 Classes:

Theology Book
Great Doctrines of the Bible, Volume 1. by Martin Lloyd Jones

Church History Book
Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelly

Q3 Classes:

Pastoral Epistles Book
Spiritual Leadership by J.O. Sanders

Ministry 101 Book
On Being a Servant by Warren Wiersbe

Q4 Classes:

Life of Christ Book
Jesus Lord and Savior by F.F Bruce

Mission 101 Book
Perspectives –A Reader 4th Edition

*Reading material subject to change

Please note: It is the responsibility of every student to acquire the mandatory reading materials for each class they are enrolled in. Here are a few material resources:

  • Bookn’Bean – Bookstore at Calvary Chapel Las Vegas
  • CBD: Christian Book Distributors


Quarter 1 – Biblical Self-Confrontation (BCF) Part 1: The BCF course is a 2 part 24- lesson program that is designed to build upon biblical principles that will provide patterns for living a victorious and content life. Each lesson is designed to explain the meaning of specific biblical principles and to build them into your life and ministry through very practical homework assignments.

Quarter 1 – OT Survey: The intention of an Old Testament survey class is to give a broad understanding of the message and importance of the Old Testament and to experience the excitement of knowing God through the study of His Word. A survey cannot fully examine the entirety of the Old Testament, but will be a useful tool in providing a basic but thorough coverage of the Old Testament and challenge you to take serious the investigation of God’s truth as revealed in the Old Testament.

Quarter 2 – Biblical Self-Confrontation (BCF) Part 2: This is part 2 of the BCF course which is a life application study, designed to direct you back to the Bible for daily living using the Self-Confrontation Manual. It is useful for personal growth and discipleship. Self-Confrontation will help you learn how the Bible is sufficient and applicable to produce lasting victory in every circumstance and relationship, no matter how difficult.

Quarter 2 – Church History: Perhaps one of the most important courses for every Christian to take, Church History will give the student a solid understanding of the last 2000 years of the church. This class will highlight some of the defining moments in the history of the Christian Church including: the first century of the church, the Nicaean Council, the great schism, and the Protestant Reformation.

Quarter 2 – Theology 101: This course is designed to give the student a biblically systematic and in-depth understanding of the great doctrines of Scripture. Topics will include: sin, salvation, the Trinity, the church, and much more.

Quarter 2 – How to Study Your Bible: this interactive training utilizes inductive Bible study methods learn how to study the Holy Scriptures. This will revolutionize your reading and studying of the Bible and draw you closer in your relationship with the Lord.

Note: Dates for this course are subject to change.

Q3 Ministry 101: In Ministry, you may be called to perform specific functions that are outside of your comfort zone. This class is designed and purposed to equip and prepare the ministry-minded to challenge themselves and to be trained for the ministry, better utilizing your God given gifts, skills and abilities.

Quarter 3 – Pastoral Epistles: The purpose of this course is to engage students in an examination of Pastoral responsibilities as outlined in the Pastoral epistles. Using the books of Timothy and Titus as a backdrop for the course, emphasis will be placed on the practical application of course material within  a Church leadership setting. Topics covered will include: calling, role of men, women, elders, deacons, church responsibilities, gifts, servanthood, last days, preaching and warnings.

Quarter 4 – The Life of Christ: This class is designed to give a thorough overview of the life of Jesus Christ on earth, with special attention to the developing emphasis and distinct purposes that prevailed during our Lord’s public ministry.

Quarter 4 – Missions 101: is intended to encourage students to discover the message of God’s ‘missionary heart’ throughout Scripture while simultaneously developing a foundational understanding for world missions. The understanding of Christ’s command to make disciples will be explored beyond just reaching our city and our country, but also to the whole world.