Tim & Beverly Buchholtz

West Florida District School of Ministry

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Two Locations to Choose From: Crestview & Marianna

 NEW - Classes now offered in Spanish at the Crestview Location




Class sessions are offered one Saturday a month, nine times a year.  Three courses are offered each month, one for each corresponding credential level (certified, licensed and ordained). Location for classes:

Students participate in six hours of classroom instruction concluding with a written exam.  These sessions begin promptly at 9:30AM and finish by 4:30PM.  The classroom instruction   provides an overview of the material,  practical  application, and opportunity for questions and discussion. 

The pre-class work includes a minimum of ten hours of reading/study of the course's Berean School of the Bible Independent Study Text and completion of all Unit Progress Evaluations included in the study text.


To receive a course completion certificate, the student must attend the class session, complete the UPEs, and successfully pass the course exam.  The final course grade is based on completion of UPEs (20%) and the final exam results (80%).

Not looking to become a credentialed minister?  Those interested in attending only for personal growth can opt for "Audit Only".  When auditing a course you receive the same materials as ministerial students but do not take the final exam or receive course completion credit (towards ministerial studies requirements).