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Mississippi COG Ministerial Development

Welcome to the Mississippi Church of God Ministerial Development website portal! Whether you are a passionate individual seeking credentials or exploring a deeper calling within the Church of God (Cleveland TN), you have come to the right place. Our portal is a gateway to invaluable resources, guidance, and support on your journey to becoming a minister. Discover comprehensive information, empowering you to navigate the steps necessary to obtain credentials, gain knowledge, and cultivate your spiritual leadership.

Embrace this opportunity to join a vibrant and diverse community committed to spreading the love and teachings of God. Let us walk alongside you as you embark on this transformative path of ministry. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others, fulfilling the divine purpose within each of us.

“Fullfilling the Great Commission”

MSCOG CREDENTIALING

The Ministerial Development Department is here to assist in your personal ministry development. Follow the modules below to see information on training opportunities. For forms and information please contact the state office.

Credentialed Ministry Formation Process

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Lay Leadership

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Mississippi Church of God Calling and Ministries Studies

CAMS

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Mississippi COG MIP Program

MIP

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Licensure Process

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School of Ministry

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“How do I get minster license?”

Credentialing Process

The steps for seeking license in the Church of God are as follows. First, the candidate meets with pastor then the Pastor sets a meeting with the District Overseer and Pastor. The candadite must have a local church endorsement and two letters of reference.

Next, submit application for *CMS/Licensed Minister ( or Minister of Music or Christian Education).

The first program CAMS (Calling and Minstry Studies) is a six month program. At the end of the program, test will be given for Exhorter minster license.

If candidate proceeds in minsterial development, submit Ordained Minister and MIP Application to State Office (by July 1). Then an 8 month MIP program is completed. At the end of MIP, the Ordained Minster test is given

After 5 years of active service, Bishops license can be pursued.

Levels of Ministry

  • Exhorter
  • Minister of Music
  • Minister of Christian Education
  • Ordained Minister
  • Ordained Bishop

Study Materials