TEN WEEKS that will

Absolutely Change Your Life!

Classes will resume in January 2022.

Spend 10 dynamic weeks in Biblical studies to maximize your leadership potential and develop your faith.


300 hour Ministry Training School, you will receive a diploma, qualifying you to be an “Able Minister” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, ready to help and heal the hurting, to share and bless those around you.


Be on the lookout for enrollment to begin later in 2021 for 2022 Winter Sessions.


Designed to equip students to maximize ministry potential in their church, mission field & market place.


The Institute of Ministry Alumni Association provides resources and connections with the global IOM community.

our Leadership Team

Dr. Gerald Derstine


Dr. Gerald Derstine, founder of the I.O.M., is a featured teacher;  his teaching includes: Supernatural Living, The Holy Spirit, and Faith Dynamics, Kingdom Living, as well as current up-dates on the church in Israel & the Middle East.

Pastor Phil Derstine


Dr. Derstine is Pastor of  The Family Church at Christian Retreat.  Pastor Phil teaches from a heart of mobilizing the Church onto the harvest with subjects such as Evangelism that Works and Releasing the Power within you.  He will set your heart on fire to “GO”.

Laura Upleger


Laura serves as administrative assistant to Christian Retreat Founder Dr. Gerald Derstine, overseeing Israeli Affairs International and helping with daily operations. A graduate of the IOM, for 20 years she has been active in teaching, music ministry and women’s ministry. Her passion is to teach others not only who they truly are in Christ, but who Christ is in them.

student testimonials

Over 6000 Graduates Since 1975

Come expecting that the I.O.M. will be a life-changing experience for you. The Bible will “come alive,” as you are encouraged not only to hear the Word, but to do the Word. Prominent Bible teachers will share their knowledge and experience on subjects designed to challenge, stimulate and fulfill your yearning to be all that God wants you to be – “a living sacrifice.”

111th Institute of Ministry Class

Open your heart,
open your home

Prayerfully consider becoming a host home during the next IOM.  International students and students who do not have financial resources to afford campus housing need your help for a 10 week commitment. 

(941) 746-2882 ext. 460

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life

II Corinthians 3:6

Get in touch


1200 Glory Way Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34212

Contact Us

Phone : + 1 941-746-2882

Email :  connect@instituteofministry.com

Our Hours

MON-FRI  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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