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Program Overview

Program Overview

About the Program

If you desire to increase your effectiveness and impact in ministry as a pastor, missionary, church planter, teacher, or ministry leader, or if you are pursuing your call to ministry, the FOUNDATIONS: Minister’s Development Program is for you!

Prepared by a multicultural team of more than 30 COGOP pastors and experienced ministry leaders from fourteen nations on seven continents, these free on-site and online courses combine practical biblical and theological instruction with real-world ministry training.

The FOUNDATIONS: Minister’s Development Program is for YOU
If you enjoy taking classes and studying in a structured environment and wish to learn as much as you can about the Bible, theology, and effective leadership.
If you feel ill-equipped to fulfill your role as a pastor or ministry leader and desire additional training through free on-site or online instruction.
If you feel called to advanced ministry training. After completing this program on-site or online with qualified instructors, nine credit hours can be applied toward a Certificate of Ministry and Theological Studies at Spirit & Life Seminary.
If you wish to pursue ministerial licensure in the Church of God of Prophecy.

Each Free Course Provides


Instructional study


devoted to each lesson topic within the course


The entire program will be a total

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Ministry Licensure Requirement

Foundations: Minister’s Development Program has been accepted by the international presbytery of the Church of God of Prophecy as the requirement for ministerial licensure. When a participant completes this program, the state/regional/national overseer will receive a copy of the Certificate of Achievement to verify that a participant has met this requirement. If the participant is pursuing ministry licensure, a notification that the Certificate of Achievement has been awarded will also be sent to the general presbyter of the area.
Note: Completion of this program does not assure ministry licensure. Every person that desires ministry licensure must go through the ministry licensure process as outlined in the Ministry Policy Manual.

Educational Advancement

Foundations: Minister’s Development Program also provides a pathway to higher ministry education through Spirit & Life Seminary. After completing the program online or onsite with instructors whose credentials are verified through CBL, a participant may request a transfer of nine credit hours from CBL towards completion of the Spirit & Life Seminary Certificate of Ministry and Theological Studies.

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Leadership Development and Discipleship
PO Box 2910 Cleveland TN 37320-2910

Phone: 423-559-5100