Studying theology will give you a WHY for all the activity you do for Christ.
Studying theology will give you a supernatural power to live a life of grace-powered holiness.
Studying theology will teach you not to serve God for blessing, but from blessing.
Studying theology will give you an airtight case to shut Satan's mouth every time he accuses you.
Studying theology will deliver you from legalism, guilt, and shame.
What Else Do I Get With My Enrollment?
Self-paced COURSES, to help you open up God's Word for yourself and others like never before. The courses are listed at the bottom of this page.
Graduate School Level instruction by a seasoned professor. We have gracious requirements for readings, homework, and grades. Everything is designed for busy people who aren't yet in full-time ministry. Your workload is totally your choice.
A Master of Ministry Certification to prove to yourself and others the depth of your commitment to serve Christ and his Gospel (*unaccredited).
DIRECT ACCESS to your professor through a private chat portal.
FORUMS to discuss theological and important life issues with fellow leaders in Christ's Church.
Your program will be a combination of LIVE, ONLINE, and
optional IN-PERSON sessions.
Ongoing LIVE TEACHING TIMES with Q AND A with your professor online to help you grow deeper and feel connected with fellow students.
A typical seminary education costs $18K to $32K per year...
Veritas School equips you with the same learning at a fraction of the cost.
Our tuition at Veritas is only $77 per month, and you can withdraw any time.
Learn at your own pace. Study at a schedule that works for you. No deadlines. No pressure. No wasted classes. It's all about the learning.
No Bachelors Degree Required.
101 BASICS // Prerequisites. This is an optional course if you feel rusty or if you are new to the study of theology. You can start right away, because it's all online. The Basics will help you lay a solid foundation for a lifetime of service and growth.
110 BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION (HERMENEUTICS // The processes and tools of correctly interpreting Scripture. This class will spend time in a Christian University library practicing the correct use of research tools.
112 SOTERIOLOGY // The Cross and its meaning, with emphasis on justification, redemption, propitiation, regeneration, atonement, and expiation. What is and isn't the Gospel?
114 OVERVIEW OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY // An overview of the key doctrines of systematic theology, including Anthropology, Hamartiology, Eschatology, and Christology. Includes a unit on the nature and varieties of theological constructs.
116 CRAFTING MESSAGES AND SERMONS // The art and science of moving from hermeneutics to a well-crafted sermon, while always showing the relation to the text.
118 SERVICE PROJECT - VOLUNTEERING // 12 continuous weeks of volunteer service at a local church or other ministry.
210 THEOLOGY PROPER (THE DOCTRINE OF GOD) // Developing the doctrine of the Trinity, and the attributes and names of God.
212 BIBLE SURVEY // A survey of the 66 canonical books of the Old and New Testaments. Setting, theme, and issues pertaining to each book. Includes a special emphasis on the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.
214 SANCTIFICATION (THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE) // The theology of how God changes lives through his grace, and an ability to articulate the role of the Holy Spirit in a believer's everyday life. Includes a unit on spiritual gifts for service.
216 DELIVERING MESSAGES AND SERMONS // Hacks at being a better public speaker. This class will require participants to give 3-5 very short practice talks, including an evangelistic talk with invitation.
218 SERVICE PROJECT - TEACHING // 12 sessions of crafting and teaching Bible lessons to any age group in a small group, youth group, children's ministry or other organization.
310 APOLOGETICS // The art, science, and lifestyle of making the case for Christianity. Defending the authority of Scripture and the Christian worldview.
312 INTRO TO CHRISTIAN HISTORY AND AMERICA'S GREAT AWAKENINGS // A study of Christianity, emphasizing key figures in American history, with special emphasis on America's Three Great Awakenings.
314 EVANGELISM // Methods of integrating evangelism into life and ministry. Training in personal evangelism and witness. Mobilizing a church or group for evangelism. Keeping the Gospel clear. The relationship between evangelism and social ministry.
316 PRINCIPLES OF PASTORING // The art of shepherding souls, with a basic introduction to pastoral ministry, including basics of counselling, referring, officiating at weddings, and funerals.
318 SERVICE PROJECT - LEADING // A leadership role in your ministry setting in which you lead leaders for at least 12 weeks.
We do not offer scholarships, as we feel every student needs skin in the game.
However, we have arranged certain discounts. Only one discount may be applied. All discounts are offered subject to verification AND are subject to change.
Married Couples - 50% off your spouse's tuition (one discount per couple) -- discount remains as long as both remain enrolled. One spouses uses this code, and the other spouse can use another code! ENTER CODE: SPOUSE50-19
Vocational Clergy, or those working through licensing or ordination - 20% off tuition. ENTER CODE: CLERGY20-19
Volunteer Leaders and Ministry Leaders at Pathway Church, Redding, CA - 20% off tuition ENTER CODE: PATHWAY20-19
Official Partners (Members) at Pathway Church, Redding, CA. You went through the Partnership Class, met with our Board Members, and have attended regularly during the last 6 months - 25% off tuition ENTER CODE: GRACE25-19
Immediate family member living under the same roof (or away at college): 50% off Enrollment while both remain enrolled: ENTER CODE: FAMILY50-19
To apply these discounts, please enter the relevant code at the time of ENROLLMENT.
THIS WILL LOCK IN YOUR DISCOUNT FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR ENROLLMENT!
You will be asked to verify how and why you qualify for a particular discount code. Only one code per enrollment.
Do I need a Bachelor's Degree to enroll?
No. 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?
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.
Incompletes may be completed by attending all missing lectures and turning in missing assignments within 9 months of the class start date.
How long does each class take?
The courses in our Master of Ministry certification program are offered quarterly (every three months). You are offered readings and assignments ahead of time, and then assignments afterwards to complete each course.
Live lectures are 2-3 hours per session, and 4-6 sessions per class.
THERE ARE NO DEADLINES. You can work at your own pace.
In between each class, we offer and OPTIONAL Mini Course (such as 115 Providence) or Webinar (Such as Eternal Security).
You can stay as busy or as relaxed as needed to thrive in our program. It's always up to you!
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. You can complete it faster if you like. Each year offers 4 classes plus one service project, for a total of 12 classes and 3 service projects.
Do I have to come to California?
No. 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. 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.
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.
Once you begin a course, all work must be submitted within 9 months to obtain credit for that course.
Auditors will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
How do the SERVICE PROJECTS work?
The Master of Ministry program includes 3 Service Projects, in volunteering, teaching, and leading.
If you are already participating in these activities in your church or any other ministry setting, great! You can count that experience to satisfy this requirement.
If you're not already serving in these ways, your Service Project is a great reason to get started.
Details will be given during your program of study.
I'm Dr. Bill Giovannetti.
Experienced pastor, professor, and author.
As an experienced Senior Pastor in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, I believe that the Bible, interpreted according to grammatical-historical methodology, is the supreme authority for faith and life.
The heart of Scripture is Christ.
The heart of Christ is Grace.
The heart of Grace is the Cross.
Whether you're a new believer or a seasoned church leader, Veritas School of Biblical Ministry has got you covered when it comes to continuing your education in biblical theology.
Enroll now and test it for the next 30 days.
I'm confident it will give you unshakeable confidence in the knowledge of God and His Word, power in ministry, effectiveness in service, and being able to teach the bible with authority. And if you don't agree, then you'll receive your entire investment back. No questions asked.
No more questioning if whether or not you know what you're talking about when it comes to theology. No more legalism and guilt due to not knowing God's nature. No more questioning your salvation.