School of Ministry

Who We Are/Where We Are:

River City School of Ministry (RCSM) is located in Boise, Idaho.  As part of the Northwest University Church Partnership Program (CPP), Northwest offers accredited associates and bachelors degrees as part of our School of Ministry. This means our students receive college degrees with the highest level of accreditation, and practical training for leadership all in the context of the local church.

Mission of RCSM

At River City School of Ministry, our desire is to prepare leaders through a holistic approach, pairing academics with practical experience. The combination of online and facilitated training with personal interaction with teachers and mentors provides a creative learning environment to develop the heart, soul and mind.

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Who Should Apply

Anyone with a H.S. Diploma or GED who wants to be more grounded in God’s word, to understand your calling and gifting, be a more compassionate citizen, be sharp academically, and ready to exercise ministry and leadership skills in the church or marketplace.


Northwest University’s Associate of Arts degree is a fully accredited, two-year degree program that satisfies the general education requirements for most bachelor’s degrees. Even if you have little or no previous college experience, you can earn an A.A. degree and then take the next step towards your B.A. It’s a great start to a new beginning. This Associate in Arts degree is the entry point to these B.A. degree programs offered at the Northwest University Instructional Site located at the Idaho AG district office in Nampa, Idaho, or at Northwest University, Kirkland, WA. (Nampa offers BA’s in Organizational Management, Business Management, and Psychology.)

Northwest’s Associate in Ministry Leadership lays the foundation for a  Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership (offered at Northwest University’s Instructional Site in Nampa, Idaho or Northwest University, Kirkland, WA).

The AML degree meets the minimum requirements for credentials in the Assemblies of God Church.

All courses have the highest level of accreditation-the same as all major universities.

All courses are offered online.


The Church Partnership Program is very affordable.

NORTHWEST Costs for 2017-2018 academic years:

– $298.00 per credit*

– $1,300 CPP Program Fee ($1,300 per semester)

All tuition costs and the Program Fee are eligible for federal financial aid.

* Typical semester of 12 credits of coursework (4 classes plus internship fee) $4876.00

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline 2018: July 1st

Spring Deadline 2019: November 1st

Only complete applications will be considered after the deadline up to July 15th/Nov.15th ( Application, transcripts, complete FAFSA with school code, GPA petition if appropriate.)


  1. Can and should I apply for the internship even if I’m not sure I’m called to full-time ministry?

Our goal is to build Christian leaders for ministry and the marketplace. Not all graduates will be called to full-time ministry, but the RCSM Internship curriculum, practicum, and lifestyle will be foundational for spiritual success wherever you are called

  1. What are the areas of specialty for the practicum?

Interns will be exposed to and can specialize in any of the following areas:
pastoral ministry, worship and media arts, and children’s ministry

  1. How many college credits are earned and do they transfer?

Students earn up to 60 credits (30 credits per year) from Northwest through their coursework and credits for internship, which can be transferred any other accredited institution.


  1. Complete the Northwest University Church Partnership Program Application @
  2. Complete your application for student aid (FAFSA) @  Use school code  003783
  3. Have your official H.S./GED or college transcripts sent directly to:
    CPP Admissions
    Barton Building College of Adult and Professions Studies
    P.O. Box 579
    Kirkland, WA. 98083
  4. Complete the River City School of Ministry Internship Application and submit

River City School of Ministry Internship Application

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Children's Ministry; infants through 8th gradeWorship Arts; ( media, graphics, sound, worship)Youth Ministry, (9th grade through young adult -college)Pastoral Ministries


Certificate in Ministry LeadershipAssociate in Ministry LeadershipAssociate in ArtsBA in Ministry LeadershipBA in BusinessBA in Psychology


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  1. Northwest University
  2. Church Partnership Program – Eagle


Rob Sargent, Director RCSM
208-375-1328 ext.203