MINISTERIAL CONTINUING EDUCATION 

Advanced Ministerial Studies (AMS)

INTRODUCTION

The Church of God by Faith Theological Institute is committed to providing spiritual training to men and women of God in a structured learning environment with the expressed purpose of equipping them for ministry within the Kingdom of God.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program allows ordained or consecrated ministers to enroll in an organized continuing education program. Only ministers who are already ordained or consecrated may apply. This program is for 36-credit hours including 27 credit-hours of required courses and 9-credit-hours of electives.

ONLINE INSTRUCTION

Live, online instructions is the method of delivery for all classes.  Students are required to have basic computer skills to benefit from CTI programs.  Students from all over the country will login to enjoy quality instructions by well-trained as well as credentialed instructors.

TUITION COSTS
Tuition information can be found here.
 
HOW TO ENROLL
To enroll, students must first enroll in CTI by paying your $30.00 Application Fee and completing the Online Application

ONLY FOR PREVIOUSLY ORDAINED OR CONSECRATED MINISTERS

After students have completed their 60-hours in a CTI Program or have been ordained or consecrated through the Examining Board, they are eligible to apply. Again, only ministers or elders who are already ordained may apply.
 
HOW AMS PROGRAMS DIFFERS FROM 60-HOUR PROGRAMS
 

This program does not substitute or replace the 60 credit-hours of coursework required to become a certified minister, nor the 120 credit-hours of required courses to become an ordained pastor. The AMS programs serves as continuing education for ordained/consecrated ministers wanting to specialize in one of four areas of study; Ministerial Studies, Evangelism, Teaching, and Lay-Christian Counseling.  These ministers are not limited to specializing in only one area of study but may pursue multiple certifications under this program.

 

AMS PROGRAM GRADUATION

Upon completion of the 36-hour AMS Program, students will be awarded a certificate with the regular graduating class of CTI.  However, AMS graduates will NOT be ordained/consecrated a second time.

AMS Programs of Study

Ministerial Continuing Education Certification-36-credit Hours
  • ABS501 Advanced Biblical Studies
  • DOC201 COGBF Doctrine and Practices
  • LDR101 Introduction to Leadership
  • HIS101 History of the COGBF
  • HOM201 Homiletics II
  • PST301 Introduction to Pastoring
  • ETH101 Ministerial Ethics
  • EVG103 Evangelizing the Gospel
  • CTC204 Structuring the Teach Min Church
  • Requires additional 9-hours of electives (3-courses)
 
 
Evangelist Continuing Education Certification-36-credit Hours
  • ABS501 Advanced Biblical Studies
  • DOC201 COGBF Doctrine and Practices
  • LDR101 Introduction to Leadership
  • HIS101 History of the COGBF
  • EVG101 Theology of Evangelism Part I
  • EVG102 Theology of Evangelism Part II
  • EVG103 Evangelizing the Gospel
  • EVG201 Evangelism in Practice and the Church
  • EVG202 Evangelism in the Church Part II
  • Requires additional 9-hours of electives (3-courses)
Teacher Continuing Education Certification-36-credit Hours
  • ABS501 Advanced Biblical Studies
  • DOC201 COGBF Doctrine and Practices
  • LDR101 Introduction to Leadership
  • HIS101 History of the COGBF
  • CTC101 The Teaching Ministry
  • CTC202 Biblical Foundations Teaching Min
  • CTC203 Preparation for Teaching
  • CTC204 Structuring the Teach Min Church
  • CTC205 Teaching Practicum
  • Requires additional 9-hours of electives (3-courses)
 
 
Lay-Christian Counseling-36-credit Hours
  • ABS501 Advanced Biblical Studies
  • DOC201 COGBF Doctrine and Practices
  • LDR101 Introduction to Leadership
  • HIS101 History of the COGBF
  • CSL101: Introduction to Counseling
  • CSL102 Developmental Issues Counseling
  • CSL201 Identity and Conflict Counseling
  • CSL202 Crises Counseling
  • CMF202 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Requires additional 9-hours of electives (3-courses)
Advanced Deacons Studies (For CDC Deacons who want to become ministers-36-credit Hours
  • ABS501 Advanced Biblical Studies
  • HOM101 Introduction to Homeletics
  • SOT101 Survey of the Old Testament
  • SOT201 Survey of the Old Testament II
  • SNT101 Survey of the New Testament
  • SNT201 Survey of the New Testament II
  • MIN101 Introduction to Ministry
  • EVG101 Theology of Evangelism Part I
  • CTC101 The Teaching Ministry
  • CSL101: Introduction to Counseling
  • Requires additional 6-hours of electives (2-courses)
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