On behalf of the Steering Committee of the Northeast Ohio School of Ministry, I welcome you to our web page.
The Christian church has always recognized the role of learning in its life and work. “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” was Paul’s line of thinking when he wrote to the young church at Rome (Romans 10:14). Believing, hearing, preaching – learning is essential to all of these acts of believers, and the Northeast Ohio School of Ministry provides ongoing opportunities for the church to continue its task of educating its leaders.
Christianity was first known simply as “the Way” (Acts 9:2) – the way of life embodied in Jesus the Christ – and that way has content. And content is both learned and, by the grace of God, lived – lived in such a way that ordinary people are inspired to preserve and pass on that way from generation to generation. Christianity is both taught and caught, and our lay and continuing education program takes as its mission not only the transmission of information and knowledge, but also the formation of followers of Jesus Christ. Our three-year cycle of such basic courses as Bible, theology, ethics, church history, stewardship, faith formation, evangelism, and mission is intended to better equip the saints of God for the work of the church.
On this page you can read more about what our program consists of and how it operates. If you hear God’s voice calling you to learn more about your faith – and to share with others how your learning has strengthened that faith – then our school of ministry is for you.
In addition to the resources on this page, there are also real people ready to answer any questions you might have, and I am privileged to be at the head of that line. Feel free to contact me or Machelle Miller, the administrator of our programs, for more information.