The Russell School of Ministry will

equip and prepare you with knowledge.character.skills.


What do you need to know to be an effective Kingdom Worker? We offer strong academics to equip you for the future. 


You can’t lead people where you haven’t been. Our team will help you follow Jesus well and build a life worth following.


What do you need to develop to do Kingdom Work? Our Field Education program will help you learn ministry skills in a local church.

What's your next step?

Why Choose Us?

The Russell School of Ministry is an institution focused and specialized on training leaders for ministry. It’s less “Christian liberal arts college” and more “trade school for ministers.” If that’s not what you’re looking for, we’d be happy to recommend schools that might be a better fit.

But if you think that God is calling you to lead and work in a local church and you want to be prepared and equipped for that work, Russell School of Ministry might be for you.

One Night a Week

With a mix of in-person and online classes with for-credit ministry experience, you can finish your degree only attending one night per week.

Extremely Low Cost

Every institution says their degree is "affordable." Our goal is for degree-seeking students to finish with no debt.

Partner with Churches

A lot of what you learn through RSM won't be in a classroom. Our cutting-edge Field Education will help you start learning ministry skills at a local church in a guided, mentored, collaborative way.

Pick Your Entry Point

Advantage Learner

Attend accredited courses and enjoy the benefits of the classroom experience without pursuing a degree.

Choose Your Level


Learners pursue 12-credit certificates, an associate degree, or bachelor’s degree.

Degree Seeker

Attend accredited courses taught by industry leaders to further your education and pursue a degree in your chosen field of study.


Pursue a 12-credit certificate or 36-credit Master of Arts degree.

Personalize Your Education

A Variety of Options for All Kinds of Learners