Our 1st Year program focuses on providing you a deeper understanding of scripture, growing in your relationship with God, embracing your identity in the Kingdom, walking in the power of the Holy Spirit, developing a greater passion for worship and creating healthy community.  

Core Curriculum


Worship is an integral part of BSSM.  We take time each week to corporately minister to the heart of God through song, prophetic ministry and waiting in His presence. He is our first calling and our first love.


We believe that all scripture is an invitation to encounter God. Students have daily Bible reading assignments in addition to working through a Bible curriculum that covers topics such as:

  • Survey of the Bible
  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Core Values in Scripture

Core Trainings

As a BSSM student, you will receive training in practical and spiritual foundations to prepare you for ministry within the church and marketplace. Trainings include:

  • Basic Prophetic
  • Healing Ministry
  • Ministry Team
  • Outreach and Evangelism
  • Brave Communication


Homework consists of daily readings, monthly written and creative assignments in addition to weekly videos that are selected for students to watch. On average, homework requires 6-10 hours per week to complete. This looks like:

  • Bible Reading & Assignments
  • Reading One Book / Month
  • Book Reports or Creative Projects
  • BSSM-Redding Curriculum Videos
  • Reviewing Core Training Materials

    Elective Classes

    Twice a year, students pick an Elective Class that will focus on a specific area of study they are interested in outside of our core BSSM curriculum. These courses run for 4 weeks with both 1st & 2nd Year students participate together.


    Outreach takes place twice a month during class time on Tuesday nights. Every month we focus on different ways to hear Holy Spirit and interact with those we are ministering to in the marketplace.

      Missions & Travel

      Once students have completed our Ministry Team, Prophetic, and Healing Trainings, the 1st Year Students will be released to travel and minister in groups outside of Bethel Cleveland.  Students are invited to sign up for local ministry trips with our staff in addition to the required missions trips in the spring.


      We place a high value on serving the body of Christ. As a result, we ask all students to serve at their local church at least twice a month.


      BSSM-Cleveland is not an accredited school within the State of Ohio. Upon graduation, students will receive a Certificate of Completion that allows them to apply for the next consecutive year.

      1st Year Tuition

      $2,700 (payment plans are available)

      You will need one Personal and one Pastoral Reference form submitted on your behalf. Once we receive your application and both of your recommendation forms (completed by non-family members), we will contact you to schedule your interview.