Welcome to the ISOM Core

Dr Berin Gilfillan

Dr. Berin Gilfillan
President and Founder
Good Shepherd Ministries Intl.

Hi I’m Dr. Berin Gilfillan, founder and developer of the ISOM program. The easiest and best place to start with the ISOM is with the first five Trimesters, often known as the ISOM Core. When taken correctly, an ISOM student is able to obtain an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies with some of our partnering institutions. ISOM also issues a Diploma of Biblical Studies to properly registered international graduates.

Each Trimester of ISOM study consists of 32 teaching sessions of training. You can click on each of the blue buttons below to explore the wonderful content of those five Trimesters. They contain a total of 160 sessions of teaching from 30 renowned instructors such as Jack Hayford, John Bevere, Joyce Meyer, A.R. Bernard, Reinhard Bonnke, Marilyn Hickey, Brian Houston, T.L. Osborn and Bill Winston to name a few.

This ISOM program is tried and tested and has been used around the world by over 330,000 students with wonderful results. Now that ISOM has make-up and review classes online, it is even more friendly for use by pastors and churches. Please note, however, that ISOM is NOT focused on high theology, but on practical training and impartation. On the isom.org home page, you will see a short section of a preaching from ISOM by Reinhard Bonnke. A sample of Jack Hayford teaching with accompanying notes can be viewed on the sample page. Both of these use the Express version of ISOM where we take out the original live Spanish translation. It cuts the sessions length almost in half and the gentle edits are quickly adjusted to by the students.

If you are a pastor, starting a school is as simple as recruiting students, collecting a registration fee and setting a start date. All of the content is laid out in the DVDs and in the workbooks provided to each student. Each Trimester trains in the three key areas of knowledge, character and gift. Trimesters 1 and 2 contain fantastic foundational instruction for young believers, but also for those more mature in their faith. Trimesters 3-5 focus more on leadership issues, character development and skills training.

Many people who previously graduated with doctoral degrees from another institution have commented on how ISOM was so impartational and so different to their previous studies. It is possible for people to start ISOM at a higher level, but not recommended as ISOM core really contains some classic content. We allow students of any age to participate in ISOM. I have graduated two 11 year old students and one 91 year old. If you are a pastor, please click on the “Free Pastor Information” button and a full catalog and info package will be mailed to you.

If you are an individual student, we encourage you to explore the ISOMonline program. Click on the button below and it will take you to that site.

For those of you who are ready to move forward or who have some specific questions, please call Diane at +1.515.528.9800 or email her at diane@isom.org. We look forward to helping you to train your leaders for ministry growth.

Sincerely in Christ – for the Harvest to be Discipled,

Dr. Berin Gilfillan – ISOM Founder