Become a Champion for Grace and Truth in a Culture of Pain and Confusion

Step Up to Your God-Given Mission and Make a Difference for Eternity

You don't have to be ready, you just have to be willing. Veritas is the only seminary created for lay people, just like you. You can now gear up faster than ever before – without sacrificing your family or breaking the bank.
No pressure. No tests. No grades. Welcome to the Seminary for People Who Never Thought It Was Possible
"Welcome to the Seminary for people who never thought it was possible."
Dr Bill Giovannetti
Founder & President
Hi. I'm Bill.
I will personally mentor you and guide you on your journey to step into your God-given calling. 
As part of our powerful Master of Ministry Certification, Veritas offers 3 series of courses.
In this special program, you'll get instant access to all of our 100 Level  courses. (The courses are listed below.)
You don't have to be ready. We're never ready for the big stuff God is calling us to. You just have to be willing. God will see you through. 
The world desperately needs the good news of the Gospel. Will you be part of the next JESUS REVOLUTION?
  • No pressure or deadlines. Work at your own pace on any device. 
  • Designed and communicated for lay-people without sacrificing theological depth.
  • No Grades to worry about! Readings and writings are assigned, but are always optional. 
  • Personal coaching and Q&A through direct chat with your professor.
  • Enter a real seminary classroom and deepen your relationship with God.
  • An Growing Community to Support and Challenge You.
See the Whole Program 
CAUTION: Joining this Tribe of Spiritual Champions will be HAZARDOUS to your Boring Christian Life. 
Receive Immediate Access to These Courses...
The processes and tools of correctly interpreting Scripture. Students enjoy a "guided treasure hunt" in a Christian University library practicing the correct use of research tools... AND/OR discovering online resources to do the same.
112 SALVATION (Soteriology)
This course focuses on the doctrines related to salvation, including the sufferings and death of Christ, the importance of the resurrection, redemption accomplished and applied, and the doctrines pertaining to reconciliation. This course also incldues a unit on Christology, the person and work of Christ.
This course offers an overview of the main topics of Systematic Theology as the building blocks of our understanding of Scripture. Topics include: Pneumatology, Anthropology, Angelology, Eschatology, and the Eternal State. (The remaining topics – Theology Proper, the Trinity, Bibliology, Christology, Soteriology, Sanctification, and Ecclesiology – are taught in other Veritas Courses.)
This course focuses on the art and science of crafting messages and sermons that are scripturally sound, theologically rich, personally authentic, and genuinely transformative for our listeners. We will demystify the process of crafting a logical and coherent sermon or talk. And we will study the process of moving from the scriptural text to the structure of our talks, examine some of the great preachers of history, and highlight the importance of expository preaching. [Note please there is no public speaking assigned in this class. There is a companion course, 216 Delivering Messages and Sermons, in Series Two]
Put your learning to work by volunteering in your church or other ministry setting
Each course includes: a syllabus, classroom videos, downloadable lecture notes, progress tracking, direct chat with your professor, our Social Wall to build community, and more. Homework is optional.
No grades. No pressure. Work at your own pace. Listen while you drive, walk, cook, or work out. Build your own theological & ministry library for a lifetime of service for Christ and the Gospel!
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
Go from CLUELESS... 
How will you feel a short time from now when a friend asks a spiritual question, and your answer displays a wisdom that surprises even yourself? 
The Veritas Story
Hi. I'm Bill Giovannetti. I grew up in Awana clubs, an international Bible-based program for kids, and was mentored by some of the founders of Awana itself. Since childhood, I've had a love for Scripture, and the deep things of God.

I remember sitting in seminary classes, under professors like Dr. Paul Feinberg, Dr. Wayne Grudem, S. Lewis Johnson, Scott McKnight, and Dr. Stuart Hackett. I heard lectures on theology and Scripture, and thought, "I am the richest guy in the world."

I knew there were people around the world who would give their right arm to do what I was doing in those classes. 

Right there, a dream was born. 

I thought, Why should the wonders of God's love be reserved for crusty scholars and people who had time to put life on pause while they attended seminary?

Why should the Knowledge of the Holy be the exclusive domain of professional clergy and scholars?

God gave all his truth to all his people.
And God calls ALL HIS PEOPLE into the Grand Adventure of bringing a lost and desperate world into the life-giving family of faith. 
Let's go! 

It's time to bring the church back to the Bible, and the Bible back to the church.

I've been teaching courses in theology and ministry at Christian colleges and seminaries for over 25 years. I've been pastoring large churches for longer than that. 


Veritas School of Biblical Ministry is the overflow of a lifetime of discovering God's love for me through his Word. 

I'd like to invite you to poke around, and see if we've got something you might want. 

Seminary for all! That's the big idea. A Tribe of Everyday CHAMPIONS for Grace and Truth. 

You are invited. Thanks for being here. 

In His Matchless Grace,
Dr. Bill Giovannetti
"Does this guy know what he's doing?"
  • Adjunct Professor, at A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary, Simpson University, and Trinity International University
  • Senior Pastor, Pathway Church, over 3,000 strong
  • Author, over 27 books, 3 full-color magazines, 2 apologetics books, and hundreds of articles
  • Solidly evangelical, biblically based theology. The Bible is the perfect, inspired, inerrant, all-sufficient, and only Word of God.
  • Skilled Bible teacher -- able to break down complex topics and make them understandable
  • Church-planter
  • Sought after speaker at conferences, retreats, and events for writers and authors
  • Passion to equip God's people for evangelism and works of service
  • A life-long learner and student of theology and Scripture
  • Husband of One and father of Two
  • Founder Veritas School of Biblical Ministry
  • GRACE-ORIENTED, Grace-centered approach to Scripture, the gospel, and theology.
  • Doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min)
    Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div)
    Graduate Certificate from Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (S.C.U.P.E.)
    Undergrad studies at: Wheaton College, University of Illinois (Chicago), and Trinity International University.
A few places where Bill has been featured...
Experience Seminary With...
All of the Positives!
  • CONFIDENCE! Be confident in who you are as a possessor of the unsearchable riches of Christ. 

  • CONNECTION! Connect with a growing tribe of like-minded believers and volunteers in of churches around the world

  • DEPTH! Escape a shallow understanding of God and build a strong relationship, deeply rooted in biblical truth

  • WITNESS! Present a strong case for Christ to your family, friends and peers, lead them to Christ, and help them grow in their faith and understanding

  • HOPE! Gain unshakeable hope in the grace and love of God

  • WISDOM! Deepen your knowledge of the wonders of God's grace, the depths of his character, the glory of the Cross, how this makes a difference in our lives, and more

  • BLESSING! By digging into God's Word, you set yourself up to experience the Abundant, God-Blessed Life. "Blessed is the man... [whose] delight is in the law of the Lord... and whatever he does will prosper." (Psalm 1:2,3)
None of the Negatives!
  • TIME? You're already spending a lot of screen time. Why not devote some to God? Plus, you can stay on track with about 1 hour per week. 

  • MONEY? Veritas costs a fraction of a typical seminary. Plus, when you put God first, you become rich in things that money can't buy. "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33)

  • WHAT'S TO LOSE? You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

  • ETERNAL VALUE? Trade your wood, hay, and stubble" for "gold, silver and precious stones." (1 Corinthians 3:12-14)

  • PRIORITIES? There's no treasure like God's amazing wisdom. "For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her." (Proverbs 8:11)

  • BUSY? Work at your own pace, no grades, all assignments are option. At Veritas, it's about LEARNING, not jumping through HOOPS.

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." (Matthew 6:33)
"Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth." (Proverbs 4:5)
"Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding." (Proverbs 4:7)
"How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver." (Proverbs 16:16)
Typical Seminary Tuition...  $16,500.00
Veritas Standard Tuition... $1,764.00
Veritas Reduced Tuition...  $1,008.00
Today's Special Tuition... $387.00 total
To give this program as a gift to someone else, please click here. 
Join a Growing Tribe of Everyday Bible Scholars...
"All I can say is, wow! I am excited to learn these tools to systematically interpret parts of the Bible! Even just researching the meaning of one word is going to open my eyes and heart to so much." ~Amanda W.
"Meditating on what was taught last night, the nerd in me was awakened and I am loving every minute of it!" ~Tom P.
"From Inspiration to Inerrancy and Text Criticism, my mind is seeping in the new knowledge. What a blissful place to be, I am hungry for more! Looking forward to diving in again this evening." ~Sam K.
"Great job with all the content and the presentation." ~Charlene S.
"I am just a little bit giddy, like a freshman who got an invite to the senior prom!" ~Heather K.
"I want to thank you for your teaching style, and the class!! I look forward to the next class. Addiction!" ~Kevin S.
"I am excited to start this program. I leave in January 2022 to do Muslim ministry in the southern Philippines. I am excited to grow and learn.." ~ Michael

"Dr. Bill's ability to organize and convey a huge amount of information in a short period of time is simply impressive." ~Betty L.
"If you are interested in learning an effective systematic way to dive deeper into the Bible with confidence, start here." ~Dave M.

"My excitement about studying the Bible has been elevated to a new level!" ~Dale P.

"Step above your fears and excuses, if I can do this, so can you!" ~Coretta Z.

"Amazing. Better than I could have imagined, because I feel like I actually understand. I enrolled in Veritas to help me become a more confident and better leader in the High School Ministry..." ~Sheila P.

"I have learned a ton in a very short time.. In the very first class I knew it was a great idea that I had enrolled..." ~Nate C.
I just signed up today...and I know undoubtedly that this is what my spirit, heart and soul needs. God is so amazing - I am filled with joy as He reminded me that: "For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of your own poets have said , 'For we also are His children.'" (Acts17:28 Amplified) ~Audray
Designed from the Ground Up for Lay People Longing to Make a Difference
Small group leaders
Women's ministries
Elders and deacons
Homeschool parents
Life coaches
Second Career Pastors 
Youth ministry volunteers
Camp counselors
Bible study teachers
Lay leaders
Parents & Grandparents
Homeschool students
Apologetics workers
Youth or Children's Pastors
Men's groups
Worship leaders
Everyday believers
Stephen's ministers
Ministry staff
College students
Ministry volunteers
Campus ministry


"I rejoice at Your Word
As one who finds great treasure."
(Psalm 119:162)
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Bachelor's Degree to enroll?
But you do need to be pretty good at reading and writing. These classes are taught at a Master's degree level.
If you're okay with the 101 Basics course, you'll do fine throughout the program. 

You must be 16 or older to enroll. 

What are the prerequisites?
The only prerequisites are a basic knowledge of Scripture and a motivation to grow and learn. 

A PREREQUISITES course is included in the program. 

As soon as you enroll, you gain access to the prerequisites course. This will enable you to brush up on theology and Scripture if you're rusty or if you're new to these studies. 
Can I get a refund?
For special packages, (non-recurring) we are not able to offer refunds.
For monthly tuition enrollment... We understand that circumstances change. If you find you're not gaining maximum value for your course, or if you do not feel you are receiving value for your tuition, you may request a no-hassle refund during your first month of enrollment, and your first month's tuition will be refunded. 

After your first month, you may withdraw at any time, and your card will not be billed for the next billing cycle. 

To withdraw, please visit
How much time will each class take?
Most classes include 3 to 6 videos, ranging from 1-3 hours each. Readings are assigned before each class for your benefit and growth. You can complete a class in 1-2 months depending on your own pace and schedule. There are never any deadlines, and there's no pressure.
Do you give grades?
Our goal is equipping and informing, not adding pressure to your life. 

Here is our grading system: 

PASS (Credit)
PASS (Audit)

Incompletes may be completed by attending all missing lectures and turning in missing assignments within 9 months of the class start date. 
Do I have to take tests and turn in homework?
Our goal is to expose as many students as possible to in-depth equipping and teaching in handling God's Word and leading God's church.

Homework is required for the Master of Ministry degree.

Homework is NOT required, however, if you simply want to audit the program. 

Auditors will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. 
What do you believe?
The staff, faculty, and teachings of VSBM are conservative and evangelical in theology and life. We believe the Bible, interpreted according to grammatical-historical methodology, is the supreme authority for faith and life. 

We also see God's Amazing Grace as the centerpiece of Scripture and Theology. 

  • The heart of Scripture is Christ. 
  • The heart of Christ is Grace. 
  • The heart of Grace is the Cross. 

We affirm the doctrinal statement of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, and fully endorse the Chicago Statements on Biblical Inerrancy and Hermeneutics.
How long will it take me to complete my Master of Ministry certification program?
The Master of Ministry certification will take about 2-3 years. Some have completed it in one year. Each year offers 4 series of classes plus one service project, for a total of 12 classes and 3 service projects. You get numerous OPTIONAL bonus classes and webinars too, for a well-rounded Biblical foundation.
Do I have to come to California?
Classes will be offered live (when permissible) at Pathway Church in California, and you are welcome to attend. 
You are also welcome to attend via the online portal. You will be able to ask questions, and to see the classroom and professor. You will also have access to all downloads and materials.
Please login to each session early to leave time to troubleshoot technical issues.
Is Veritas School of Biblical Ministry accredited?
No. We are not accredited and we do not offer a degree.
But these are the same classes that have been taught for over 25 years by Dr. Bill Giovannetti at seminary and university in two states. The goal is that you get equipped for greater, deeper, broader ministry effectiveness than ever before -- for Christ and His Gospel!

We are working on a partnership with A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary and you "may" receive credit there for an additional fee. 

Details coming soon. 
Will I study Hebrew and Greek?
We offer course 401 STARTING BIBLICAL GREEK as an extra add-on to our program. This is entirely optional. It's a kinder, gentler way of learning New Testament Greek.

At this point, we are not offering Hebrew classes, though students may cross-register with A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary for Hebrew. 
CAUTION: Signing up may be hazardous to your boring Christian life.
It's Time to Become
"Mighty in the Scriptures!"
(Acts 18:24)
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Crystal Clear Courses
100 Series
  • 110 Biblical Interpretation (Hermeneutics)
  • 112 Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology)
  • 116 Crafting Messages and Sermons
  • 114 Systematic Theology (Overview)
  • 118 Service Project (Volunteering)
Upon Completion:
Certificate of Ministry Training
200 Series
  • 210 Theology Proper (The Doctrine of God)
  • 212 Bible Survey (The Old and New Testaments)
  • 216 Delivering Messages and Sermons
  • 214 The Christian Life (Sanctification)
  • 218 Service Project (Teaching)
Upon Completion:
Certificate of Ministry Leadership
300 Series
  • 310 Apologetics 
  • 312 Christian History (America's Great Awakenings)
  • 314 Evangelism (In speaking, teaching, and life)
  • 316 Principles of Pastoring (Weddings, funerals, baptisms, more)
  • 318 Service Project (Leadership)
Upon Completion:
Master of Ministry Certification
Series 1
Bonus 100 Level Courses
  • 101 The Basics (The Grace Pathway) Jumpstart Course for Beginners
  • 115 The Doctrine of Providence
Series 2
Bonus 200 Level Courses
  • 215 Eschatology (The End Times)
  • 217 Reading Ruth (verse by verse with surprising new discoveries)
Series 3
Bonus 300 Level Courses
  • Coming Soon
You Also Gain Instant Access to...
Regular Webinars on Faith and Life, "Ask Me Anything" Zoom Calls, Direct Mentoring with your Professor, Peer to Peer Social Wall, Build your own library of downloadable books, charts, and study notes.
Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Value in Teaching, coupled with Decades of Experience and Ministry, is waiting for you...
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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112 Salvation Course
(no credit card needed)
Enjoy this free course in the one thing that matters most – the Gospel of Salvation through Faith Alone in Christ Alone. You will have immediate access to this graduate level course in soteriology, the doctrine of salvation.
Veritas works great on your phone. Listen and learn while you drive, workout, walk, or wherever.
No cost. No obligation. No credit card required. 
  • 8 Video Lectures straight from the classroom 
  • 4 downloadable charts
  • 80 pages of lecture notes
  • Downloadable textbook The Cross
  • Direct Chat portal with your professor
  • Grow at your own pace
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