“We, the leaders of the Church of God of Prophecy, declare that leadership development is one of our core values.”
Jesus lived with and mentored His disciples for 3 1/2 years. Paul mentored Timothy and instructed him to commit the same to faithful believers who would teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2) Alabama is committed to equip and develop leadership at all levels, with excellence as it is our goal to raise the bar of effectiveness in ministry.
We believers have a mandate from heaven to lead change that will transform culture and build God’s great Kingdom. God calls leaders to rise up and carry this out among His people. Simply put, leadership development is an effort that enhances the learner’s capacity to lead people. Leading is setting direction based on vision and guiding others to follow that direction.
Leadership development is the key to greater harvest effectiveness.
This school is the main focus of the Center for Biblical Leadership (CBL) efforts to provide practical and advanced studies focused on equipping and enhancing the noble work of the pastor/teacher ministry that shepherds the flock of God (1 Peter 5:2, 3).
The school is structured with four terms conducted in four day intensives held in state, regional, and national settings. Curriculum is set for the first two terms. Third and fourth term curriculum is currently being developed utilizing pastoral input.
First and Second Term classes:
- General Principles of Pastoral Leadership Development (Second Term covers Hermeneutics and Homiletics)
- Ecclesial Identity–COGOP History and Polity I & II
- Theology–Doctrinal Principles of the COGOP I & II
An accredited program as a partnership to offer an accredited Diploma and entry into a Master of Arts degree in Urban Ministerial Leadership. Gordon-Conwell is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and is a non-denominational seminary with its historical roots in the Holiness Movement. Gordon-Conwell is the 5th largest seminary in the USA.
For those who do not have an accredited B.A., but have been in ministry for some time, they can be accepted into the program. A Spring and a Fall term are held each year. Please contact the state offices for more information.
The Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS) will be hosting classes in Alabama, in Cleveland, TN and other locations to allow leaders to pursue a variety of options. There is three distinctive paths a leader can take: A certificate program of up to 90 hours to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree. There is also Masters level degrees. Two options are either a Master’s of Arts in Counseling (MAC) or a Master of Arts in Church Ministries (MACM) Degree. PTS also allows students to pursue a Doctorate of Ministry degree.
For more information on how to utilize this great opportunity please visit www.cogopamd.com