Equip, Raise and Release Leaders Within The Church

Equip School of Ministry (ESOM) is a church-based training institute that is designed to provide a sound biblical and ministry education for all believers at an affordable price and in a convenient way.

We are not a traditional Bible College but a general school of ministry training, designed for practical and theological training.  The educational model of ESOM is one course for a short-term period that is four to six weekend classes.  The curriculum is designed to ensure that you succeed in your ministry training process, so that you can be who God has called you to be!


The vision of ESOM is to train Kingdom men and women who are prepared for 21st century ministry quickly yet thoroughly, evaluated fairly, and dispatched freely to do ministry that is biblical, empowering, and impactful.  Our vision is to become a Kingdom resource for the Body of Christ that assists the local church in training, equipping, and empowering their leadership with a sound biblical education that is practical, affordable and accessible!

If you are seeking more than information, but transformation and you desire true Holy Spirit operation in the service of the Lord, ESOM is for you!


Equipping Believers for Effective Ministry.

This Program includes three main areas of development :

We focus on the personal building up of character of every student here at ESOM.  Through relationship, effective character building and mentoring can and will occur.

We promote and encourage a strong academic culture that assists in developing students biblically and theologically.

We provide multiple ministry opportunities for students during their tenure at ESOM.  From outreach evangelism to home and foreign missions, every student will be able to engage and develop their giftings.

The Program

Certificate of Practical Ministry

“And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils freely ye have received, freely give.” – Matthew 10:7-8 (KJV)

This track offers a Pentecostal ministry training that aims to empower every believer by the Spirit for effective service in the local Church.

  • Understand the Spirit-filled life
  • Be equipped and empowered for ministry
  • Let God’s Spirit work
  • Learn to practice God’s presence and minister under the anointing of the Spirit

The Certificate of Practical Ministry (CPM) will enable the student to learn how to live in the Kingdom of God and extend its borders through a supernatural lifestyle. We aim to provide practical teaching with evangelical Bible interpretation, where the student is immersed in a revelatory culture where the Holy Spirit becomes the chief instructor and guide.

The Certificate of Practical Ministry is granted to the graduate upon successful completion of the Programme.

Certificate of Biblical Studies

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives.  It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right – II Tim 3:16 (NLT)

This track offers a radical, fresh approach to studying and going deep in the Word, unlocking treasures in God’s Word for your life and ministry.

  • Understand the whole counsel of God
  • Delve deep into the treasures of the Bible
  • Let God’s Word speak for itself
  • Learn how to read, understand, and “do” the Bible

The Certificate of Biblical Studies (CBS) is designed to help the student understand sound doctrine, theology, and the mind of God.  Our aim is to allow the Word to lay solid biblical foundations, developing and maturing your character into all God has called you to within His Kingdom.

The Certificate of Biblical Studies is granted to the graduate upon successful completion of the Programme.

Schedules and Requirements

ESOM runs 4 sessions a year, each session lasting from four to six weeks. Each certificate program requires the completion of 22 credit hours. 1 credit hour is equivalent to 10 hours of classroom instruction –

  • Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Modular classes may be held through one weekend.
  • SEEDING classes are held on 3 or 4 consecutive Fridays once a year.

A student can complete each certificate program within two years.

Financial Information

Student Registration Fee:        *RM10.00 (for those taking Certification, one time, per program)

ESOM Fee:                                     ** RM10.00 (per credit hour)

* ESOM fees may be more than RM10.00 depending on the course and materials provided. There will be no charge for the course “Foundations”.

** Student’s status will be terminated if a student discontinues his/her studies for a consecutive period of two years. To reactivate student status, a fresh application must be made.


Equip School of Ministry is a recognized Institutional Member of the Asia Pacific Theological Association (APTA).


(For those working towards Certification)

A Certificate of Graduation is issued to each student that has met the requirements for graduation from Equip School of Ministry. Graduation means “successfully completing the academic, attendance, financial, and spiritual tasks with an honoring attitude. For the purposes of transcripts, a grade of “P” (Pass) will be given for each course.


Due to the intensive nature of the program, students eligible for graduation cannot afford to miss any class at all.

Godly Character

Students eligible for graduation will have displayed godly character.

Ministry Training

Rather than an emphasis on theory only, application and experience of truths and materials are highlighted and encouraged, through participation in a planned field trip
and/or involvement with a church ministry such as worship, healing, prophecy, intercession, intimacy with God, business and career ministry.

Reading Requirements

Reading on your own time is expected.

Fee Payment

Students eligible for graduation will have been financially responsible and paid all fees in full.

Admission Procedures

The Application

Those who plan to study for a particular program must register as a student at the onset of the course and submit their application with a non-refundable. one time application fee of RM10 for one particular program. Once accepted. all course work
for that program will be credited and tracked accordingly.

Admission Requirements

The teachings are designed to meet the spiritual needs of all believers. ESOM accepts students from all denominations.

All applicants should:

  • Fully subscribe to the doctrinal stand of ESOM.
  • Demonstrate a consistent and committed Christian life and are active members of their home church, having a desire to serve or are presently serving the Lord in a specific area of ministry.
  • Be in good general physical health.
  • Be proficient in the English language.
  • Have the endorsement and recommendation of their Pastor/Overseer.

Applicants who have not received the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues are encouraged to desire and seek to be filled with the Spirit.

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty is staffed primarily by the pastoral and ministerial team of Glad Tidings Assembly of God. In addition, experienced pastors, ministers, educators, representatives who are specialists in their own fields of expertise and interest, from Bible colleges and seminaries, local churches, para-churches and mission organizations will be invited to teach.


If you would like a physical copy of the booklet or forms, please pick on up at our information counters after our weekend services. Online registration available below.

Full ESOM Catalogue 2017 (PDF 2.1MB)

• Course Catalogue Only 2017 (PDF 122KB)


NT108 - Hebrews

“A letter but not a letter”, “familiar but strange”, and “essential but questionable”; these are the remarks one makes when studying the book of Hebrews. It contains the richest teaching on the works and roles of Jesus (Christology). At the same time, it has some of the harshest warnings against those who give up their faith in Christ. This book brings us to confront the reality of suffering with the true hope in Jesus Christ.

The letter to the Hebrews makes clear that only one Person deserves to hold the primary place in our lives. Only when we give Jesus His rightful place in our lives will everything else in life fall into its rightful place.

Course Details

Date: November 04, 11, 18, 25 (Saturday)
Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Zoe House
Lecturer: Rev Victor Lee
Fee: RM10

Baptism Class

This is a compulsory class for all baptism candidates to attend to understand the meaning and significance of this exciting step of faith and obedience.

Course Details

Date: March 3 (Sat)
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Zoe House
Lecturer: Rev Sunita Philips
Fee: Free

Membership Class

This is a compulsory class for all membership applicants to attend to get to know the rich history and heritage of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, what we believe in and what we do as a church.

Course Details

Date: March 10 (Sat)
Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Zoe House
Lecturer: Rev Linda Khoo
Fee: Free

MEM103 - Missions Exposure Programme

This two-week practical programme gives an insightful glimpse into short-term mission trips and how you can be a partner with Christ in spreading the Good News. An eye-opening course about the harvest field that is compulsory for participating in the church’s missions trips.

*Pre-Requisite for attending missions trips organised by Glad Tidings.

Course Details

Date: March 10, 24 (Sat)
Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Zoe House
Lecturer: Michael Tang & Vincent Chew
Fee: RM10

M101 - Foundation

The objective is to lay a strong Christian foundation that will lead students to have a deeper relationship with God and to grow as disciples of the Lord. You will learn how to pray, be equipped with tools to read the bible effectively, and learn about the Holy Spirit in an interactive setting. If you are new in your faith or if you want to gain a firm foundation in your Christian faith, this is specially designed for you. Sign up and begin your journey with Jesus and with your family of God in Glad Tidings.

*Pre-requisite for church membership.

Course Details

Date: March 11, 18, 25 (Sun)
Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Zoe House
Lecturer: Rev Sunita Philips
Fee: Free

M102 - Spiritual Encounter

Need a breakthrough in your spiritual walk? Looking for a new freedom and zeal to pursue an intimate relationship with Jesus in your daily walk? Come and learn how to use your authority as a Christian and resist the work of the enemy in your life. With the baptism of the Holy Spirit, you will be able to strengthen your prayer life. The objective of this course is to enable Christians to enjoy the liberty that God has given us to live a victorious life.

*Pre-requisite for church membership.
Registration fees of RM20 is inclusive of lunch and materials

Course Details

Date: March 17 (Sat)
Time: 8.45am – 5.30pm
Venue: Hosanna Hall
Lecturer: Rev Michael Tan & Patricia Chong
Fee: RM 20

MC105 - Premarital Counseling

The church holds a high view of marriage because it is God’s design for partner relationships and provides the framework for society itself. Therefore, it is our desire to provide tools for a successful and godly marriage. Besides insightful teaching sessions, we will conduct a special PREPARE/ENRICH assessment that will help you visualize your relationship, put facts behind your feelings, and discover ways to open up doors for communication and intimacy. This course will guide you through practical steps in building a strong marriage. This is a compulsory course for couples intending to get married over the next 18 months.

Registration fees of RM100 is inclusive of notes, PREPARE/ENRICH assessment and tea.

Course Details

Date: March 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 (Sat)
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Zoe House
Lecturer: Rev Gwen Choo
Fee: RM 100

MH102 - Spiritual Warfare & Deliverance in Healing

Past involvement in spiritism and occultic practices and covenants can be roots to physical and mental diseases if not renounced. This course is for Healing Rooms Ministries volunteers. Limited spaces are made available for members interested in spiritual warfare and deliverance in healing in the Asian context. Approved candidates will be notified.

Registration fees of RM30 is inclusive of lunch, tea breaks and materials.

Course Details

Date: Apr 21, 28 (Sat)
Time: 8.45am – 5.30pm
Venue: Kairos Hall
Lecturer: Pr Ng Koon Seng
Fee: RM 30

OT103 - Minor Prophets: An Overview

The twelve Minor Prophets have often been relegated to the reading sidelines by modern Christians. This is partly because its name seems to imply that they are considered ‘minor’ as compared to the ‘major’ prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The designation ‘minor’ is only in terms of the relative length, but in terms of their content they hold their place of importance in the position of the Old Testament canon. Sign up to learn important principles and lessons that are relevant and applicable to the church in the 21st century.

Course Details

Date: Apr 14, 21 (Sat)
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Zoe House
Lecturer: Dr Anthony Loke
Fee: RM 10



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