SUM

SUM Nature Coast  Bible College & Theology Seminary

SUM Nature Coast is a cohort of SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary.  We are located at Grace World Outreach Church in Brooksville, Florida. SUM is a fully accredited Bible College whose purpose is to raise up ministry leaders through the Jesus Model of Leadership.  We equip men and women of God to transform their communities, cities, and the nations of the world by offering an affordable theological education, combining academic instruction with practical hands-on ministry and personal mentorship.  Our mission empowers these leaders to be instruments of change bringing revival to the church.

THE FOUR PILLARS OF SUM

  1. Academic Excellence
    • Students participate in live instruction by a faculty that is selected for their educational expertise, sound biblical theology, concern for students, and years of proven ministry experience.  We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies that can be earned in 3 years. Classes meet only 1-2 days a week and are divided into 11-week trimesters.
  2. Practical Ministry
    • Each student has the opportunity to work with SUM faculty, local pastors and ministries through practicums, annual Mardi Gras outreach, internships, special events, and evangelism/mission trips.
  3. Personal Mentorship
    • Mentors come alongside to encourage each student in many areas of life including, academics, relationships, spiritual and personal development, and leadership.
  4. Affordable Education
    • We offer quality theological education at low cost.  Our goal is for students to graduate with little to no debt, allowing for immediate ministry work upon graduation. The full-time student earns 14 credit hours per trimester, and any credits earned over 10 hours are FREE!  Students are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid and Veterans Benefits. 95% of our students receive some type of financial aid.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (BABS)

  • Completion time—3 years
  • Credits earned—139
  • Academic requirements—High School Diploma or GED; 2.5 GPA minimum

2.0 GPA Provisional Acceptance

Academic Concentrations

  • Church Planter
  • Church Revivalist
  • Global Missionary
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Prophetic Office
  • Youth Ministry
  • Evangelistic Office
  • Christian Scholar
  • Worship Studies
  • Christian Educator

MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (MABS)

  • Completion time—2 years
  • Credits earned—48
  • Academic requirements—BA degree from an accredited institution; 2.5 GPA minimum; currently active in ministry

Academic Concentrations

  • Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Exegesis
  • Biblical Theology

MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (MACL)

  • Completion time—2 years
  • Credits earned—38
  • Academic requirements—BA degree from an accredited institution; 2.5 GPA minimum; currently active in ministry

Designed for Men and Women:

  • Called to leadership roles in a local church setting, para-church organizations or the marketplace
  • Currently in leadership roles who are seeking to enhance their leadership skills through the development of biblical, theological, practical, and theoretical understanding.

MASTER OF DIVINITY (MDiv)

  • Completion Time—3 years
  • Credits earned—76
  • Academic requirements—BA from an accredited institution; 2.5 GPA minimum; currently active in ministry

Designed for Men and Women:

  • Called as leaders in their five-fold callings as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, or teachers.
  • Forms leaders for the present global Christian movement.
  • Senior Christian leaders and those who seek deep and broad understanding of Christian faith and church leadership to guide the church in the 21st century.

ARE YOU READY TO APPLY?

The application process is just the beginning of a lifelong journey into your passion and purpose as you discover life and all its fullness!  

Go to www.sum.edu/apply It only takes 10 minutes enter your application.  Upon submitting, you will receive a checklist for your follow-up documents

Enter our Cohort information:  USA-FL-BROOKSVILLE-GRACE WORLD OUTREACH

Our Visionary Leader is Lead Pastor Daniel K. Norris and our Cohort Pastor is Dr. Debbie Milton.  Check out our Pastoral Staff here to learn more about our team that is committed to pouring into the lives of our students through practical ministry and internship opportunities.

If you want additional information about our campus, fill out the form below or send an email to dmilton@sum.edu.