Enrollment Requirements

WHO MAY ENROLL

Men and women who are called into the ministry may enroll at CTI and pursue certification in a variety of programs. After completing all of the coursework and EB requirements, candidates may be eligible for ordination/consecration as a minister in the COGBF. This certification will afford graduates the knowledge to assist their pastors as deemed necessary and when given the opportunity to enhance their vision and work in the Kingdom of God. However, only ordained male ministers who have the ministry gift of pastor may enroll in the Christian Pastoral Certificate Program (CPC) for ordination and appointment. This COGBF policy is in compliance with Biblical teaching as articulated in 1 Timothy 2:11 -12; 1 Corinthians 14:34; Titus 2:3-5 and 2 Timothy 1:5.
 

APPLICATION FEE

There is one-time $30.00 non-refundable application fee for students.

PRE-ENROLLMENT EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A high school diploma or its equivalent is required.  In an effort to prepare students for success in ministry, it is necessary to engage in the curriculum by reading required material and writing comprehensible research papers or other assignments as deemed appropriate. Students with verifiable learning disabilities may be assigned an academic advisor to assist with finding support to complete the required coursework. The support personnel may be students currently enrolled at CTI or some other qualified appointee as determined by the EB CTI. The academic advisors may also identify independent adult education programs that may help candidates remediate BEFORE enrollment in CTI.  These requirements are not applicable for previously enrolled students.
 
ENROLLMENT PROCESS

Candidates from the Church of God by Faith must be a member for at least two years and submit a signed letter of recommendation from their pastors. The letter confirms that the candidate is in good standing at their local churches. Non-member candidates may apply without the above restrictions. Non-members are only eligible to take courses for certification only. The Church of God by Faith, Inc. cannot offer ordinations to non-members. All candidates may be subjected to a background check at some point during the educational process.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Students will demonstrate Christian growth as they answer God’s call into ministry.
  • Students will have a significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to relevant daily living.
  • Students will be able to integrate COGBF policy and historical theology within sound Biblical truths and convey that message to others.
  • Students will learn the power of persuasion in ministry and how to lead with humble authority.
  • Students will learn to minister Scripture clearly, effectively and passionately.
Students will develop competent leadership skills in their local and national church
 

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