TEN WEEKS that will
Absolutely Change Your Life!

Classes January 13th - March 21, 2025

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Dr. Gerald Derstine | Founder

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 | President

Dr. Derstine, Pastor of The Family Church at Christian Retreat, 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 | Dean

Laura, Dean of the IOM, oversees Israeli Affairs International and is 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

Sharilee Rudolph - IOM Class #54

The Institute of Ministry taught me to serve the Lord in excellence; excellence of Sprit and the teaching of the Word. It confirmed my passion to give myself wholeheartedly for the Kingdom of God.


Gloria Smith - IOM Class #83

I learned to make God #1 in my life, understand the importance of reading and studying His Word daily and to hear his voice more. I'm forever grateful for those teachers who gave themselves to help me and many others.


Cindy Akins-Thornton

I highy recommend that you take this time to get away with God, hear His voice and then go out and pursue His call on your life. IOM is life changing!


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.”

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

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