Spiritual Messiah Ministries offers courses you may take to recieve your 'legal ordination' and Divinity degree. We use the terms "seminary", "divinity school", and "theology school"; as all terms fit. We are not strictly a school for ministers or theologians, etc. Our ministry believes all have the right to obtain the same knowledge and wisdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now this does not mean you must recieve an ordination upon graduation. We understand not everyone has recieved the call to ministerialhood. All recieve a Divinity degree, if you also wish to be ordained you must state so upon enrollment.
As stated in 2 Peter 1:2-11 KJV
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
So you see, it was understood even then not everyone is called. Before jumping into ministerialhood, be sure you have a calling from God to do so.
Below are a few definition's of common terms used and should help explain why we use the three different names of school to pertain to our ourselves.
Main Entry: divinity school
Date: circa 1555
: a professional school having a religious curriculum especially for ministerial candidates
Main Entry: sem·i·nary
Inflected Form(s): plural sem·i·nar·ies
Etymology: Middle English, seedbed, nursery, from Latin seminarium, from semin-, semen seed
1 : an environment in which something originates and from which it is propagated
2 a : an institution of secondary or higher education b : an institution for the training of candidates for the priesthood, ministry, or rabbinate
Main Entry: the·ol·o·gy
Inflected Form(s): plural the·ol·o·gies
Etymology: Middle English theologie, from Anglo-French, from Latin theologia, from Greek, from the- + -logia -logy
Date: 14th century
1 : the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially : the study of God and of God's relation to the world
2 a : a theological theory or system
3 : a usually 4-year course of specialized religious training in a Roman Catholic major seminary
Main Entry: 1di·vine
Inflected Form(s): di·vin·er; di·vin·est
Etymology: Middle English divin, from Anglo-French, from Latin divinus, from divus god — more at deity
Date: 14th century
1 a : of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God or a god
2 a : supremely good : superb
Main Entry: 2divine
Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin divinus, from Latin, soothsayer, from divinus, adjective
Date: 14th century
1 : clergyman
2 : theologian
Main Entry: cler·gy·man
: a member of the clergy
Main Entry: cler·gy
Inflected Form(s): plural clergies
Etymology: Middle English clergie, from Anglo-French, from clerc clergyman
Date: 13th century
1 : a group ordained to perform pastoral or sacerdotal functions in a Christian church
2 : the official or sacerdotal class of a non-Christian religion
Main Entry: theo·lo·gian
Date: 15th century
: a specialist in theology
That being said, we recommend all students to first enroll only for the degree. As the course proceeds, then determine if you wish to recieve an ordination. Those who wish to recieve an ordination and take on the life of ministerialhood will be expected to do private studies along side the course and raise many questions.
As stated in 1 Corinthians 9:14 KJV
Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
Therefore those who seek ordination will be expected to have a higher understanding of the Gospel. This can only be achieved through studying, guidance, prayer, and more studying. After the course is complete, and you recieve your degree and ordination, you are not to think you have a complete understanding. A minister's studies are never over. Each and everyday something else is revealed to us.
For those who wish to enroll strictly for a degree:
Upon graduation we will wish you luck in your career should you decide not to stay part of Spiritual Messiah Ministries. However, we recommend you stay with us and help educate others in the ways of Jesus Christ.
For those of you who wish to recieve ordination:
Upon recieving your ordination, we will recommend that you stay with Spiritual Messiah Ministries. If you live in Putnam County, Florida; you will help us grow our local presence. If you live outside of Putnam County, Florida; you will help us grow our presence in your local area of your state. If we currently do not have a presence in your area, we will help to establish a presence and help plant new Churches. Therefore, bringing evermore individual Christians to their roots and others to God. However, our ordination gives you the legal authority to perform ceremonies such as weddings, and is recognized in all 50 states and a few nations internationally. If you decide to start a 'Marriage Ministry', we will wish you luck in your new career. A place for you here at Spiritual Messiah Ministries will remain open. However, we are a strict Bible believing, Judeo-Christian ministry; therefore, we do NOT condone homosexual marriages and will NOT perform such a ceremony. Whether you stay with Spiritual Messiah Ministries or start a wedding business, you are NOT permitted to perform homosexual marriages. If we should find out you are performing homosexual marriages, your ordination WILL be revoked.
All Christian theologians and ministers that graduate from Spiritual Messiah Ministries School of Divinity will be expected to live a Christian life-style and to be an example to others as Christ was and is for us.
For information on enrollment, please send us an email at email@example.com
In your email please specify if you wish for a degree, ordination, both. Please also state your Name, contact information (including physical mailing address), age. If you wish to recieve an ordination, please explain why (do you have a calling from God? How do you know your calling is from God? etc.)
All courses are taught by Reverend Dr. Red Conrad, D.D. He may be reached personally at