School of Ministry


Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the Word of God and of God’s plan for your life?  Would you like to be equipped to serve in your local church and community? Please consider enrolling in Good News School of Ministry!

Who We Are

Established in 2009, Good News School of Ministry offers a two-year certificate program of focused Biblical study using the Bible as our primary textbook.  The Bible sets the standard for how we live, for how we serve God and for how we serve and minister to others in our home, our school, our church and our community.

2 Tim. 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. (NLT)

Included in our program are courses which provide practical training and insight into the work and service of ministry.

We Believe

  • In the inerrancy of Scripture
  • God is the only true God, Creator of all things
  • Jesus is His only Son, who was born of a virgin, crucified, dead, buried and rose from the grave
  • Jesus shed His blood for the forgiveness of our sins and believing in Him is the only way to salvation
  • In the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers
  • In the value of interdenominational worship experiences
  • In the importance of interdenominational cooperation in reaching the lost
  • In equipping leaders of all denominations for effective service in their local church

When We Meet

Classes are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 until 9:00 PM.  New Classes begin, August 22, 2022.

Tuition and Books

The affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition covers the cost of study materials and the use of any required books, including a Study Bible.


Goods News School of Ministry does not issue ministerial licenses to its students or graduates.  Licensing is a denominational function that is processed through the local church where the student serves.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Good News School of Ministry admits students of any race, color, nationality and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and all other school administered programs.

How to Contact Us

Director:      Pastor Darlene C. Shelton

Address:          331 W. Main Street 

                        Covington, VA 24426

Telephone:     540-962-5814 (Church)

                        540-960-0452 (Director)


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