MISSION STATEMENT // WHAT WE DO
Making Kingdom disciples filled with the Holy Spirit to advance God’s Kingdom on the earth.
"EQUIPPING SAINTS FOR THE WORK OF THE MINSITRY"
Cost of USOM
$1200/Year or $150/Class
The idea for a school of ministry was born out of Pastor Tim Oldfield’s heart to see sons and daughters of the church raised up to serve and for ministers to be trained without the burden of exorbitant expense. Through great prayer and effort of the planning team, The United School of Ministry (USOM) began formal operation in the fall of 2016.
Our Unique Design
USOM is unique from most seminaries and bible colleges because of its comprehensive approach to raising up leaders. Where some programs only offer training and internships, USOM provides a much broader scope of development. Where seminaries provide academic rigor and practice of rituals, USOM also promotes wholeness, character, and integrity as well as sound spiritual formation.
Our Desired Outcomes
Our desire is to ensure that our students, 1) develop a solid biblical foundation from a kingdom paradigm; 2) are being healed, made whole and developing good character; 3) that they have a nurturing environment to discover and develop their gifts and call; and 4) come to understand both the present and future reality of God’s Kingdom and their role in preparing the bride for her Bridegroom.
The USOM Experience
We have designed and developed a safe place where students from diverse backgrounds can come discover their identity in Christ, in connection with God’s plan for His Kingdom on the earth. As we companion students along their journey, God equips, empowers, and enables them to understand all of life within God’s continuously unfolding plan for creation from Genesis to Revelation.
FIRST YEAR CURRICULUM
Check out our first year curriculum. We have listed each class with a small description of what each class will cover.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Taste and See
A Year Of Biblical Formation
Enter a process that is all about identity and purpose as a son or daughter of God. Come explore God’s Word, and discover the depths of who God is; His divine purpose, and who you are in Christ, as revealed in Scripture!
Receive and Believe
A Year Of Intense Instruction
Continue the journey, by developing a holistic view of God’s heart for healthy families and communities. On the foundation of year 1, discover that all are called to serve Him by serving others, and then apply what you are learning in your spheres of influence.
Become and Advance
A Year Of Training & Hands On Experience
Conclude this journey with opportunities to grow as a leader and work hands-on, refining your skills and abilities. This amazing process will hone vision, clarify call, and equip you to advance according to God’s divine design for your life.
THE USOM EXPERIENCE
PRAYER AND WORSHIP
KINGDOM LIFE GROUPS
DISCOVERING YOUR IDENTITY
You will learn, grow, and be equipped to manifest the fullness of Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit as you advance the Kingdom of God in your spheres of influence. You will also 1) develop a solid biblical foundation including a kingdom paradigm; 2) are being healed, made whole and developing good character; and 3) That they have a nurturing environment to discover and develop their gifts and call. 4) Develop the understanding that the Kingdom of God is both a future hope and a very present reality to be accessed now while preparing a bride prepared for her Bridegroom
Students will fall in love with God as Father and experience His love for them as His children. By gaining an understanding of their identity in Christ, they will learn that their value and purpose rests in being co-heirs with Christ. Students will be introduced to the big picture reality of God’s Kingdom and learn how to live from a Kingdom Paradigm (in the present age and ushering in the one to come).
YEAR ONE DESCRIPTION
Want to learn more about Year One Curriculum? Below each of our first year classes are listed with a short description of what each class will provide. Click below to discover the journey that you could be on!
MEET OUR FACULTY
The USOM faculty brings years of teaching and ministry experience to the table. Our instructors and staff have a wide range of teaching and leading experience and have taught at all levels of Christian education. It is from these experiences and with the partnership of Holy Spirit that our teaching staff has built the curriculum and comprehensive experience. Each class, its content and practical application is the result of prayer, fasting and seeking the face of God. With passion, love and joy, USOM teachers are looking forward to not only pointing you toward the full knowledge of Christ but also sharing their very lives and wisdom with each of the USOM students.
TIM OLDFIELD // OVERSEER
Tim Oldfield, Ohio native, has almost 40 years of ministerial experience serving the Master as evangelist and pastor. For the past 28 years, he has lead the Potter’s House Church in Columbus, Ohio, serving as its senior pastor. Under Pastor Oldfield’s leadership, The Potter’s House has become an international church with multiple campuses and is considered a leading cutting-edge church with a passion for people. During his years of pastoral ministry, he has served on numerous state and national boards and presently serves on the Church of God International Executive Council. In addition to ministry in Ohio, Pastor Oldfield is frequently a featured conference speaker, nationally and internationally known. He recently authored his first book, Shadowing Jesus, Discovering Discipleship.
BENJAMIN GEISER // DIRECTOR
Benjamin Geiser is the United School of Ministry Director (USOM) at the Potter’s House Church of God in Columbus, Ohio where he also serves as the Senior Adult Legacy Pastor. Pastor Ben has an unwavering passion to see the kingdom of God released in and through the children of God. Desiring that all believers would know their true identity in Jesus Christ and fulfill the kingdom calling that God has placed on their lives. Pastor Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Theology with a minor in Biblical Counseling from Ohio Christian University. He has ministered as an ordained pastor for 30 plus years. Ben and his wife Lisa we’re married in 1991 and have been blessed by the Lord with four beautiful daughters and one son in law who are all serving the Lord, Moriah (her husband Cory), Olivia, Hannah, and Monica.
D'ANTOINETTE GUY // ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Minister/Professor D’Antoinette Guy is a kingdom driven teacher, coach, and spiritual midwife, who is passionate about seeing God’s people healed, transformed and walking in divine destiny. She has been involved with the United School of Ministry since its inception, serving most recently as Intern Coordinator. Professor Guy is the author of The Path to Divine Destiny Series. She commutes between Chicago and Columbus, Ohio where she is the mother of four adult children, Che Marie, Brionne, Eryn, and Jason, and is a spiritual parent to many.
STEPHANIE JACKSON // ADMINISTRATOR
Stephanie Jackson is a Pilot Graduate of the United School of Ministry. She has experienced the fullness
of this opportunity where her gifts have been revealed, honed, and put into practice both in the world
and in the Body. Her passions are leading others into a deeper revelation of the love of God, their
positions as sons and daughters of the Kingdom, and they’re connecting the dots of their lives as they see
God’s handiwork in the tapestry of their lives. Stephanie is also passionate about seeing the Body of
Christ united in answer to Jesus’ prayer in John 17 to His Father “that they may be one as we are one.”
Stephanie lives in Columbus and is mother to 3 adult daughters, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandsons.