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Ordination Preparation (C.OP366)

This is a self-directed online course which is required for individuals seeking to be ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. Prerequisite includes the Ministerial Introduction Course. The course addresses issues of human development and dealing with people at various stages in the life cycle; evangelism and evangelistic methods; and pertinent issues relating to Pastoring. It also examines the move of the Holy Spirit in the days of the Apostles and the history of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. This course has been labeled a six-month study, but this does not mean that you are rigidly bound to take six months to complete it.  Some may require only three to four months, others longer.  It all depends on the individual student’s inclination, ability, and the number of outside responsibilities making demands on his or her time.  However, the maximum time you are allowed in which to finish the course is six months, after which you must apply for an extension.

I. Human Development: An overview of the physical, Psychological and Spiritual development of me and women from birth through childhood, adolescence, young adult and maturity to the end of life. The focus is on the maturation process, crises, and vital choices inherent in each growth level with emphasis on the effects of society and culture upon human development. 

II. Christian Discipleship: A general review of the effective witnessing and soul winning techniques with additional information on  the "Gifts of the Spirit"

III. Christian Pastorate: An exploration of the origin and significance of Christian pastors. Also deals with a pastor's commission, Preparation, pulpit conduct, church administration , and personal life.

IV. History of Pentecost: A Comprehensive history of the twentieth-century Pentecostals and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, 1901-1930