Ministerial Development


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The purpose of the Calling and Ministry Studies (CAMS) is twofold :
(1) to help the applicant determine his/her calling and understand the meaning and practices of ministry and
(2) to help the church assess the applicant’s suitability for credentialed ministry in the Church of God. Each applicant for credentials must complete CAMS unless exempted in writing by the Ministerial Development Office in Cleveland.

There are two sections to CAMS – seminars and individual study. The seminars are attended by both the applicants and spouses. The goals of the three seminars are:
-To identify how an individual knows he/she has a divine call.
-To explain what the meaning and practices of ministry are.
-To assist the applicant in determining what his/her divine call is and in understanding what ministry is.

The applicant completes three Certificate in Ministerial Studies (CIMS) courses:
– Knowing Your Church
– Learning the Practices of Ministry
– Understanding Yourself and Others

The Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) is mandated by the General Assembly of the Church of God as a requirement for all Exhorters before advancing to the rank of Ordained Minister. The purpose of the MIP is to “more adequately insure the formation of proper ministerial attitudes, and to offer a structured approach to practical ministerial training.” It is a nine month program consisting of monthly seminars for both minister and spouse, individual study, and a ministry practicum under the mentorship of a supervising pastor to whom the intern is assigned.


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