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Below are a few questions we normally answer on behalf of prospective students and their parents.


Q: What is The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: The Remnant School of Ministry is a program founded by Evangelists Pat & Karen Schatzline to develop students into full-time ministry. The Remnant School of Ministry is designed to train students in one of our five-fold focuses of ministry training as well as provide the appropriate education designed for effective ministry.

Q: Will I be able to become a licensed A/G minister through The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: Yes. Within two years of completing the recommended curriculum at The Remnant School of Ministry, a student can receive credentials through the Assemblies of God.

Q: What is the difference between The Remnant School of Ministry and a Master’s Commission?

A: The Remnant School of Ministry is designed for students who have a definite call into one or more of our five-fold focuses: Evangelism, Pastoral, Missions, Worship, and Audio/Video Tech. Through our program you have the opportunity to earn an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree. The Remnant School of Ministry also offers an intense travel schedule and an opportunity to work in the offices of an evangelistic ministry that is touching the nations along with being a key part of a local church.

Q: As a part of The Remnant School of Ministry, what will I be doing?

A: One of the unique aspects of The Remnant School of Ministry is that when a new student arrives, they step into full-time ministry. A large part of this involves traveling with our evangelists and pastors on staff here at Remnant Ministries International. Many of these events involve stadium events, pastoral and youth conferences, school assemblies, crusade events, youth camps, and marriage conferences. When they are not on the road, students work in the offices of Remnant Ministries International, direct and put on city outreaches, serve Christian Life Church, and take part in powerful chapel services.

Q: How does the semester system work at The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: At The Remnant School of Ministry, one year is divided up into three semesters: Spring, Summer, and Fall. The Spring and Fall Semesters involve academic and practical ministry phases, while the Summer Semester is strictly an internship program.

Q: How much will a semester at The Remnant School of Ministry cost?

A: The cost of a Spring or Fall Semester at The Remnant School of Ministry is $2,220.00. The Summer Semester costs $2200.00. All semesters includes travel, housing, and Berean courses. Students are also allowed to apply for Veteran’s G.I. Bill in order to financially assist in tuition costs.

Q: What is the length of the program?

A: The Remnant School of Ministry is a two-year program. After two years, a student can be sent out to do one of four things: Help plant a Remnant School of Ministry at another location, Enter a Satellite program, Become staff at Remnant Ministries International, or take a position at a church.

Q: Is transportation provided once I get to Birmingham?

A: Personal transportation is not provided. Students of The Remnant School of Ministry are required to bring their own vehicle for personal transportation. If there are hindering circumstances, please contact the director.

Q: Where will I live?

A: Male and female students are housed in ministry houses and the rent and utilities are included in tuition. Home openers are sometimes used to house students.

Q: Who do I contact about The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: For information about The Remnant School of Ministry, please call our admissions office at 205-874-9401 and ask for our director, Damian Martinez or you can speak with our Admissions Director, Jamie Kowalski.

Q: While being a student at The Remnant School of Ministry am I allowed to date?

A: The Remnant School of Ministry implements a very distinctive relationship policy with its students. If a student becomes attracted to another student they begin a process called observation. During observation, a student will observe the individual for at least 6 months, during which they will tell no one about their feelings. After 6 months the student will go to leadership, who will discuss the possibility of courtship if the other party feels the same way. (If you are in a prior relationship, please contact the director.)

Q: How can I raise funds to pay for attending The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: Students in the past have sent out supporter letters or gone to businesses to raise support.

Q: How will my giftings be used once I come to The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: When a student arrives at The Remnant School of Ministry, a test is given to them to determine where to place the student and what area(s) of ministry the student will be involved in.

Q: When I become a student at The Remnant School of Ministry, what will be the nature and the load of student homework?

A: Homework for a student can be divided into two segments: Academic and Ministry Homework. The work a student will receive from Global University is considered academic homework and will be received on a very regular basis. Students also receive involvements in leadership teachings, sermon writing, book reports, and other special assignments that are considered ministry homework and will be received on a weekly basis. Most academic assignments are to be completed after office hours on the student’s own time.

Q: Will I receive one on one time with Pastors Pat and Karen Schatzline?

A: Students attending The Remnant School of Ministry will receive occasional one-on-one and group time with Pastors Pat and Karen Schatzline and will also be poured into by Christian Life Church’s pastoral staff and special guest speakers from across the nation.

Q: What will I be doing when I am on a ministry trip?

A: Students taking part in ministry trips will be involved in illustrated sermons, human videos, product sales, community outreaches, armor bearing, and worship.

Q: Is there drama ministry at The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: The Remnant School of Ministry has a very active and powerful drama department, which executes illustrated sermons, human videos, drama teachings, and skits at Christian Life Church and all across the nation.

Q: Can a married person become a student at The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: Unfortunately, because of our intense travel and office schedule, we cannot accept married students, or prospective students with families.

Q: How much personal money should I bring for a term?

A: When students come to the school, they must have the personal finances to pay for food, gas, and anything else the student would wish to purchase.

Q: Can course credits taken with Global University classes or Southwestern University be transferred to another college or university?

A: Absolutely. The credit transfer system can work the same way at The Remnant School of Ministry as it would at any other college if the student is in contact with counselors at the respective universities making sure the classes will transfer in the fields they are studying.

Q: Is there an application deadline?

A: Yes. A prospective student’s application must be sent to The Remnant School of Ministry at least 45 days before the term begins. Occasional exceptions are made under special circumstances.

Q: Can I work a part time job while being a student at The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: For their first semester, students cannot work an outside job because it is so important for them to develop a strong foundation during their first term. For their second semester, a student can work up to 15 hours a week at the director’s discretion. After their second semester, students will meet with the director to discuss the number of hours allotted to work per week.

Q: What is the spiritual atmosphere at The Remnant School of Ministry? Are students really excited about Jesus?

A: The spiritual atmosphere at The Remnant School of Ministry can be described in one word – unbelievable. Even during office hours, one can feel the Holy Spirit flowing through the offices. Besides the discipleship trainings, there are prayer schedules, numerous weekly chapels, and spirit-filled worship that is truly refreshing.

Q: Does the school’s location enhance learning and ministry opportunities?

A: The Remnant School of Ministry is located in Birmingham; a major city where opportunities for ministry abound! Birmingham is a beautiful city nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Gulf of Mexico, and has many hurting people in need of a loving God. Outreach and school opportunities are numerous!

Q: Does The Remnant School of ministry accept international students?

A: Yes. The Remnant School of Ministry accepts all English speaking international students and does not exclude students on the basis of national origin.

Q: Must I be a high school graduate to be accepted for The Remnant School of Ministry?

A: For enrollment into The Remnant School of Ministry, a prospective student must either be a high school graduate or have a GED.

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