Welcome To Berean School of the Bible

Van Nest Assembly of God is happy to provide a study center for Berean School of the Bible, an adult continuing education program through Global University. These courses exist to help believers fulfill God’s call on their lives by providing high quality, affordable preparation for church leadership, lay ministry, and personal enrichment within the context of the local church and community. They also meet the educational requirements for those seeking credentials with the Assemblies of God.

Click here for information on credential levels with the Assemblies of God.

We offer two options when taking Berean courses: Credit or Audit
     Credit courses involve homework and exams. They are required when seeking ministerial credentials.
     Audit courses are for personal enrichment and do not require homework or exams. Audit courses cannot be used toward ministerial credentials.

Four classes are offered each semester meeting every Tuesday for 13 weeks. The final exam is the following Tuesday if you are taking the credit course. Two classes are taught from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The other two are taught from 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm.

If you wish to enroll now and pay in full, you can select your class and click on the Enroll Now button. Otherwise, you can print the application (found at the bottom of the page) and bring it in person, fax or mail it to:

Rev. Rosemarie Brown
Van Nest Assembly of God
755 Rhinelander Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
Phone – 718-824-4067
Fax – 718-904-8193

Tuition Cost Includes:
* Cost of course/courses selected
* $15 Registration Fee
* $30 New Student Fee (a one time account set-up fee required by Global University)

New Students are required to fill out the Permission to Release Form found with the printable application form at the bottom of the page.
No New Student application can be processed without this form.


Register and pay in full by August 30, 2022 to receive a $15 discount. Enter BEREAN15 at checkout.

Fall Semester 2022

Semester Duration September 13 – December 6, 2022
Semester Final Exam December 13, 2022 


THE 311 Prayer and Worship

THE 245 Eschatology: A Study of Things to Come

BIB 214 Old Testament Survey

BIB 215 Romans: Justification by Faith



THE 311 Prayer and Worship

An overview of the biblical teaching on prayer and worship leads to practical considerations for cultivating intimacy with Christ in every aspect of life, from personal, private prayer to corporate celebration. Students will discover the joys and benefits of a dynamic prayer life and gain a fresh appreciation for the many ways in which the Holy Spirit makes prayer and worship both meaningful and powerful. An examination of some of the common challenges of prayer, such as learning to hear God’s voice, the problem of unanswered prayer, and what to do when it seems God is not speaking, is followed by practical insight for becoming more effective and fervent prayer warriors.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Rosemarie Brown 

Day   Tuesday

Time   6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

THE 245 Eschatology: A Study of Things to Come

A biblical study of end-time events written from a Pentecostal perspective The course studies the Rapture plus various views of the Tribulation and the Millennium. It provides excellent material for teaching and preaching on the second coming of Christ.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Dolores Pennino

Day   Tuesday

Time  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

BIB 214 Old Testament Survey

A practical approach to the Old Testament that gives students material they can use in teaching and preaching. It covers significant details from every book in the Old Testament in an inspirational yet informative manner.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Judith Stefano

Day   Tuesday

Time   7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

BIB 215 Romans: Justification by Faith

An in-depth study of the book of Romans. It focuses on Paul’s systematic explanation of the gospel to the Romans and offers insight into the doctrines of sin, salvation, and sanctification. Students will learn how union with Christ and the indwelling Holy Spirit leads to spiritual growth.

  • Student textbook included
  • Instructor- Rev. Harriette Daniel

Day   Tuesday

Time  7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

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