During February 18 through March 1, 2019, seventeen COGOP leaders, along with six other students from other denominations, met in the Dominican Republic to launch the first Spanish Doctor of Ministry cohort in partnership with Western Theological Seminary. These students included presbyters, national overseers, pastors, and church leaders from seven South American nations, four Central American nations, and the International Offices. Dr. Alvin Padilla, Academic Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs, was present to welcome students into the program and provide an orientation. The two courses for this first residency focused......
AMD Director Michael Hernández is excited to announce that he is looking for potential doctoral students who have a desire to enroll in an English language doctoral program through our partnership with Pentecostal Theological Seminary! The majority of the program is offered online! If you are interested in this program, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All interested candidates must fill out an application on our website. The DMin program through PTS is a field-research based (i.e. local ministry contexts) post-graduate program. Students are trained in both the practical and......
Kathy Creasy, Executive Director of Leadership Development and Discipleship Ministries has announced the appointment of a new director for Accredited Ministry Development: “I am thankful to announce the appointment of Michael Hernandez as the Director of Accredited Ministry Development of the Church of God of Prophecy. The appointment is also effective on September 1, 2018.” Michael Hernandez is serving as the Director of Accredited Ministries Development for the International Offices of the Church of God of Prophecy. He previously served as the World Language Coordinator, managing the translation of the White Wing Messenger, Sunday......
In a letter to students on Thursday, July 26, Accredited Ministry Development (AMD) announced a significant expansion of and enhancements to its graduate programs offered in collaboration with the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS). In the fall of 2017, AMD launched fully-online options for those seeking a Master of Arts in Counseling or a Master of Arts in Church Ministries degree. Students were enrolled in one or two specific courses each semester working toward degree completion in three years. “While this arrangement worked in the initial phases of our collaboration, it didn’t offer......
At the historic 100thInternational Assembly of the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP), the denomination signed a formal agreement with Western Theological Seminary of Holland, Michigan, to begin offering a Doctor of Ministry in the Spanish language beginning February 2019....
Bishop Brian Sutton, executive director of Leadership Development and Discipleship Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy, was award the Alumnus of the Year Award by the Pentecostal Theological Seminary during commencement exercises held May 26, 2018, at the North Cleveland Church of God....
At commencement activities conducted May 12, 2018, on the campus of Gordon College in Boston, Massachusetts, degrees were conferred on 45 Church of God of Prophecy students. Thirty students graduated with their Master of Arts in Religion degree, along with 15 students receiving their Doctor of Ministry (with Global Pentecostalism concentration)....
The Church of God of Prophecy International Offices is marking a significant milestone in its support of ministers and leaders pursuing higher education. In a meeting with the regional and state overseers of North America last week, Shaun McKinley, director of Accredited Ministry Development, announced that scholarships and grants provided by the Offices to students enrolled in partnering programs has recently surpassed one million dollars. “We are thankful for the faithfulness and generosity of our donors and tithing local churches,” said McKinley. “Because of their contributions, over the past decade we have......