Assembly of God

PO Box 87922

Canton, MI 48187

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Learn to effectively study the Scriptures and draw your own conclusions from the text.



Learn to live an everyday lifestyle that looks like Jesus in character, love, and the power of God.



Forget dry lectures. Ask questions, share your insights, and discover truth together.

Earn Your


Complete the education requirements for
Assemblies of God credentials.

Roots School of Ministry

On Thursday nights from October through June, Roots Church hosts an optional “school of ministry” program for anyone who would like to attend—whether or not they are part of our church. Each year of this three-year program has a segment of the Bible to study, a unique classroom curriculum, and opportunities to engage in practical ministry alongside others who are experienced and encouraging. 

Those who finish all three years will have: 

  • Studied and discussed the entire Bible, 

  • Learned to effectively proclaim and minister the Gospel in the love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, 

  • Learned to lovingly express whatever gifts of the Spirit God leads them to express, both on the streets and in the context of a house church,

  • Developed skills in money management and debt-free living, healthy relationships, public speaking, leadership, group management, personal and mass evangelism, and more,

  • Learned to overcome sinful emotions and painful life experiences to live free from the past,

  • Examined the beauty of the Gospel, the power of prayer, the nature of God, and the thrilling reality of the Christian’s identity in Christ,

  • Helped (alongside a small team) to launch and build a viable house church, 

  • Taught portions of Year 1 and Year 2 classes,

  • Participated in at least one mission trip, either domestic or abroad,

  • And more…

What We Do

Our house churches aren't the only place where we believe interactivity is the best way to grow in Christ. We bring that same culture to our school, trusting our students to bring insights to each class. 


Each year's curriculum involves studying a portion of the Bible (Year 1, Life of Christ. Year 2, The Remaining New Testament. Year 3, All of the Old Testament). Every class starts with the students and instructors discussing and sharing things they learned during their study of that week's portion of Scripture.

Following this is the curriculum-based lesson, which students are encouraged to interrupt with questions and ideas. And this leads into a time of practical application, which varies from week to week depending on the topic.

Students also have opportunities to practice what they're learning out on the streets, ministering to people in the love, compassion, and power of God. We celebrate successes and failures alike, because the so-called "failures" simply mean we're trying and learning. 

In summary, we believe the best learning environment is an interactive, immersive, and experiential culture where Scripture is honored as our final authority, people work together and encourage one another as a team, and Jesus is known to be both real and present.

Year 1

Bible Study:

The Life of Christ

Some Topics Covered:

  • Identity in Christ

  • Empowerment of the Holy Spirit

  • Hearing God’s Voice

  • Intimacy with God

  • Biblical Study and Interpretation

  • Inner Transformation

  • Sharing Your Testimony

  • Evangelism Made Simple

  • Deliverance Ministry

  • Spiritual Warfare

  • Prayer and Fasting

  • Healing Ministry

  • Kingdom Finances

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Making Disciples Who Make Disciples

  • Starting, Leading, and Multiplying House Churches

  • Prophetic Ministry

Year 2

Bible Study:

Acts through Revelation

Some Topics Covered:

  • Spiritual Gifts

  • Apologetics

  • Directing Spiritual Conversations

  • Articulating the Gospel

  • Explaining the Nature of God

  • Public Speaking

  • Facilitating Groups

  • House Church Leadership

  • God’s Kingdom in Business

  • God’s Kingdom in the Marketplace

  • Cross-Cultural Evangelism

  • Organizing Evangelistic Events

  • World Missions Issues

  • Perspectives on Eschatology

  • House Church Growth Strategies

  • Explaining and Administering Water Baptism

Year 3

Bible Study:

Genesis through Malachi

Some Topics Covered:

  • Teaching Techniques

  • Preaching Techniques

  • Faithfulness and Perseverance

  • Homelessness, Poverty, and Social Issues

  • Troubleshooting Relationships

  • Ministering to the Emotionally Wounded

  • Mission Trip Organization

  • Mission Team Leadership

  • Conference Organization

  • Mass-Evangelism Organization

  • Intro to Long-Term Missions

  • Fostering Intimacy in Groups

Assemblies of God Credentials (optional)

If you’re interested in a more robust program that results in recognized ministerial credentials, you may also enroll in our advanced curriculum. Running simultaneous to the standard curriculum mentioned above, those who complete this advanced track will have completed all educational requirements to pursue certification, licensing, and ordination in the Assemblies of God fellowship.


This will require additional classroom time, additional homework requirements, one additional textbook each month, additional fees (set by the Michigan District and the General Council), and a one-on-one mentorship each year with a Michigan District credential holder. Final approval for credentials will require the completion of additional requirements through the Michigan District of the Assemblies of God (like a written test, an oral interview, and time spent actively engaging in full-Gospel ministry).

If the curriculum is followed fully, you will have met the educational requirements for all three levels of credentials, but the time requirements will still need to be carried out.

Those who complete the advanced curriculum will graduate Roots School of Ministry "with honors," regardless of whether or not you follow through in applying for credentials with the Assemblies of God.

How to Attend


Join us LIVE and in-person for the full, interactive experience.


Thursday nights from



FREE for Mission Partners of Roots Church


$25/month for all other students


Complete educational requirements for Assemblies of God credentials


Extra study/reading requirements, plus one Saturday per month


$25/month (additional)

+ monthly textbook


Shadow our staff, study more intensively, and receive a more robust and personalized experience throughout the week.



individual: $150/month

family: $100/mo/each


Non-Resident (needing lodging and food)

individual: $550/month


Interactive Facebook Group:

  • live video of our weekly teaching sessions, with ability to ask questions;

  • monthly, internet-only, live Q&A with faculty; 

  • learn at your own pace.




All video sessions are archived on our Vimeo channel and can be viewed free by the general public.

Please include any specific questions you might have about our school.

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