Program Overview

Program Overview

If you are an emerging leader pursuing a call to ministry, a seasoned pastor, or a ministry leader, Foundations: Minister’s Development Program offers biblical, theologically-sound instruction that will aid you in developing and implementing effective ministry practices.

Foundations: Minister’s Development Course consists of six courses with seven lessons in each course. Courses include:

  • The Minister and God’s Word
  • The Minister’s Personal Life
  • The Minister and Practical Ministry
  • The Minister’s Role as Leader
  • The Minister’s Commitment to Evangelism and Discipleship
  • The Minister and the Church of God of Prophecy

Each free course provides 14-21 instructional study hours with 2-3 hours devoted to each lesson topic within the course.  The entire program will be a total of 84-126 instructional hours. 

After completing each course, participants will receive a “Recognition of Completion.” When a participant has completed all six courses they will receive a “Certificate of Achievement” from the Center for Biblical Leadership.


Foundations: Minister’s Development Program also provides a pathway to higher ministry education through Spirit and 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 and Life Seminary Certificate of Ministry and Theological Studies.

The Minister and God's Word

This course focuses on basic knowledge of the Bible, foundational Bible doctrines, and the hermeneutical process as well as an understanding of apologetics. Each lesson focuses on a Pentecostal perspective of the topic.

The Minister's Personal Life

This course addresses a variety of issues related to the pastor’s personal life, including components of the pastor’s spiritual life, the pastoral marriage and family, as well as specific guidance on developing habits that lead to a lifetime of growth and effectiveness.

The Minister and Practical Ministry

This course identifies and provides biblical and practical instruction for various roles and responsibilities of pastoral ministry.

The Minister's Role as Leader

This course provides pastors and ministry leaders guidance in understanding and fulfilling key leadership responsibilities that sustain the health and fruitfulness of the local church.

The Minister's Commitment to Evangelism and Discipleship

This course addresses the most significant aspects of the local church’s mission—evangelism and discipleship. Each lesson provides a biblical foundation as well as practical principles and tools to aid pastors and ministry leaders in accomplishing these two missional tasks.

The Minister and the Church of God of Prophecy

This course will acquaint pastors and ministry leaders with the structure, polity and practices of the organization they serve. Sound principles will provide guidance in aligning the local church with the organizational structure.

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