Help Us Say YES

As a friend and partners of Evangel Seminary you make it possible to provide sound Biblical training through our School of Practical Ministry (SOPM) for pastors and church leaders in developing nations in Africa and beyond.  

For the overwhelming majority of these precious men and women, they have no other training options. Through your generosity, we are able to provide this training "Free of Charge". Every time an SOPM class is held, there is a waiting list of pastors who would like to attend. 

With your support of any amount, you are helping us say "YES" to bring the SOPM training at "no charge" to these precious saints of God. Your gift not only impacts their lives, but all those that they minister to as well. 

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Evangel developed the School of Practical Ministry (SOPM) in 2007 to provide Biblical instruction for people who didn’t want to pursue a seminary degree. The program includes 7 Learning Modules along with 3 Learning projects that give the program a dimension of practical application not found in many Biblical studies programs.


In 2009, Evangel was asked to teach this program in Kenya to a small group of students who desired to be in full time ministry. This successful venture then opened the doors for Evangel to say “yes” to additional requests from Sierra Leone and Cameroon to partner with established ministries in those countries to help train pastors and church leaders. In addition, Evangel has had the opportunity to teach the SOPM program in the nations of Madagascar and Guinea.


Because sound Biblical training is either non-existent or too expensive for most pastors in developing nations, God is using the SOPM to help meet a very real need and Evangel is delighted to be an instrument to bring this much needed assistance. To date, we have had the privilege of training over 1,300 men and women in these developing nations. This next generation of pastors and church leaders are making a significant impact in their communities and nations as they plant churches, lead people to Christ and provide practical assistance to thousands who are broken and needy.


All of this is done at no charge to the students, but there is a cost for providing this program. Therefore, all of the funding for this endeavor is raised here in the U.S.  If you would like to partner with Evangel in this great work, we invite you to click on the donate button below to make a secure on-line donation to Evangel’s international School of Practical Ministry.  

SOPM Impact - Cameroon Africa

Dr. Julius Esunge, who oversees Hope Outreach International Ministries, our ministry partner in Cameroon, told us of the amazing impact Evangel's School of Practical Ministry is having in his nation.

He stated,"Among national leaders and across denominations in Cameroon, ETS is a towering testimony of dedication to the Lord. Indeed, through their ministry, there is an ongoing importation of Christlike character, conduct and speech......  click or tap here for more.

Desert Banquet - 2021

Entrust is not a word used very often however, it is the theme of Evangel’s annual Dessert Banquet this year! You see, in II Tim. 2:2 Paul instructs Timothy with these words – and the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.


We are delighted to announce that we will once again be able to meet in person* to enjoy some fabulous desserts, including gluten free options, as we learn how God has been moving in the Developing Nations we serve, in spite of these difficult times.

Rev. Frank Kelly, a graduate of Evangel Seminary and senior pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Northern, Va. is our guest speaker this year.


While the world is being assaulted with fear and hopelessness, over 1,300 men and women trained by Evangel in nations such as Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Guinea, Madagascar and Kenya are ever present sharing the hope and encouragement found in Christ with their communities and nations.


You are cordially invited to join us for this special evening to learn more about Evangel’s international School of Practical Ministry and to discover how your partnership can have an eternal impact in thousands of lives in these nations and beyond.

The Dessert Banquet will be held at Grace Covenant Church in Harrisonburg, Va.

*Appropriate measures are being followed to insure the safety of those attending.


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