Welcome To Higher Ground School of Ministry

Higher Ground School of Ministry
is accredited through Transworld
Accrediting Commission International

What Do Our Graduates Say About Higher Ground School of Ministry?

  • I know I'll never be the same.
    ~Jimmy Brissey
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry is truly a gift from Heaven.
    ~Melissa Brissey
  • HGSM is an amazing blend of scripture and Spirit-led teaching.
    ~Brian Brittain
  • You receive impartation and activation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
    ~Lauren Brittain
  • I thank God for this school. It really helped me step out of my comfort zone.
    ~Teresa Cavey
  • The classes are interesting, affordable and easy to fit into any schedule.
    ~Annette Ciaravino
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry is awesome!
    ~Eugene Evans
  • I'm so thankful I moved into the destiny God had for me.
    ~Donna Evans
  • The teachings are refreshing and inspirational. Go at your own pace and be blessed!
    ~Mary Flory
  • I knew I struck gold. The curriculum is excellent.
    ~Paul Flory
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry has been an amazing experience for me.
    ~Paul Griffis
  • This program has challenged, reinforced, strengthened, and stretched my faith.
    ~Mary Harrison
  • This is not just Biblical teaching, this is Spirit-led training.
    ~Damon Hawkins
  • Real insights into the 'behind the scenes' of ministry.
    ~Peggy Hawkins
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry equips those who desire to obey Jesus' command to 'Go'.
    ~Larry Hepler
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry equips you with boldness and confidence.
    ~Jonni Hepler
  • I am bolder and ready to step out into the deep for Jesus!
    ~Cindy Kirk
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry has strengthened me in my walk with Christ.
    ~Tom Kirk
  • The seven wonderful books have literally changed my life.
    ~Scott Langston
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry made me see my potential in ministry as limitless.
    ~Shannon Lasher
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry has given me the tools to bring the lost to Jesus.
    ~William Lasher
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry has made a huge difference in my life.
    ~Angel Makin
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry is a wonderful place to grow and develop yourself with the Lord.
    ~Malachi Makin
  • My life is forever changed. I thank God for this school.
    ~Beverly Miller
  • I have grown to a whole new level of awareness of God's Presence, anointing and calling on my life.
    ~Mark Mousty
  • This education has lifted me up to a whole new level of Christianity.
    ~Rachelle 'Shelly' Mousty
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry gave me a second chance to answer the call.
    ~May Moseley
  • I enjoyed the flow of every class.
    ~Jimmy Nance
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry has had a huge impact on my life.
    ~Michelle Nance
  • I highly recommend Higher Ground School of Ministry for anyone called into ministry.
    ~Eileen Norton
  • It's believing the unbelievable that I would be a Licensed Minister at 74 years of age.
    ~William Norton, Sr.
  • The teaching is great and you get hands on experience.
    ~William C. Norton
  • Each lesson seemed better than the one before.
    ~Luann Rutherford
  • You are taught by impassioned lovers of God and his word.
    ~Jo Ann Simonds
  • The material is rich and anointed. The teachers have many years of experience.
    ~Gary Stafford
  • The training and equipping is like no other.
    ~Leslie Steinmann
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry is hands on and really doable.
    ~Kevin Steinmann
  • I thank the Lord for this discipleship ministry.
    ~Matthew Suzin
  • There is no better training for a disciple of Jesus Christ.
    ~Michael Troutner
  • I have been blessed by Higher Ground School of Ministry.
    ~Frank Warrington
  • Higher Ground School of Ministry has blessed my life.
    ~Rose Warrington
  • My faith is elevated to another level because of Higher Ground School of Ministry.
    ~Paulos Zulu

Hello and God Bless You!

Welcome to Higher Ground School of Ministry. We understand choosing a ministry school is a very important decision. There are many options to choose from. We encourage you to soak your selection in prayer and let the Lord lead. (Rom. 8:14)

Unlike many seminaries and ministry schools, we have no binding contracts. We only want those who the Lord is truly calling to be a part of HGSM to plug in. You are free to take a few classes and, as you do, pray and ask the Holy Spirit if He would lead you to continue. We pray you will.

The 67 class curriculum is anointed, relevant, and effective for training ministers to ‘do the work of the ministry’ (Eph. 4:11). It is not designed to tickle ears or be theologically obtuse. All of the teaching and training is Spirit-filled and 100% Bible based (Acts 17:11). Selah!

Students who enjoy HGSM grow spiritually. Those who are called into the ministry gain valuable ministry training and earn ministry credentials as a Licensed or Ordained Minister.  This opens new doors of ministry opportunity. Requirements to become a Licensed Minister are: 1) Complete HGSM .  2) Be serving in a Bible believing church.  3) Not be a new believer.

Ministry Ordination is available, at no additional cost, on a case by case basis for those
HGSM graduates with significant ministry experience and/or additional formal training.   
Personal references from recent graduates and/or students are available upon request.

Onward & Upward by His Grace!

Rev. James A. Brissey, Jr.
Founder & President HGSM