Our Mission

To strengthen the work of God in the Bay Area by raising up leaders through our Pastoral Residency Program and strengthening existing pastors through our Pastoral Cohorts.

BASOM is pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with Kairos University, one of the largest and most diverse accredited systems of competency-based theological education in the world. This partnership allows BASOM to leverage most aspects of Kairos while continuing to be our own separate legal entity with our own governance. Through our partnership with Kairos, our Pastoral Residents will be able to enter a bachelors, masters, or doctoral program during their residency at a fraction of the cost of traditional seminaries. Learn more about Kairos at kairos.edu.

Recent Blog Posts


November 16th, 2022|1 Comment

Recently, we prayed about the holidays and for the curmudgeons or grumpy people in our lives. We all have people in our lives who are hard to love. What I’m learning is: loving these people is not just nice, it’s our job as followers of Christ.

Two Graces

October 31st, 2022|0 Comments

Itʼs been said, “Weʼre like beasts when we kill. Weʼre like men when we judge. Weʼre like God when we forgive.” Those of us who have been on the receiving end of forgiveness, know what a gift of Godʼs grace it is!