Continuing Education
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While we recognize and insist that all believers have committed unto them a dispensation of the gospel which they are to minister unto all men, we also recognize that the Head of the Church calls some to the more official and public call.

As our Lord called unto Him whom He would, and chose and ordained His twelve Apostles, “That they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach” (Mark 3:14).

So He still calls and sends forth messengers of the gospel. The church illuminated by the Holy Spirit will recognize the Lord’s work of the ministry.

When the church discovers this divine call, the proper steps should be taken for its recognition and endorsement, and all suitable help should be given to open the way into the ministry.

The perpetuity and the efficiency of the Church of God By Faith, largely, if not wholly, depend upon the spiritual qualifications, the character, and the manner of life of its ministers.

The Church of God by Faith Theological Institute is committed to providing spiritual training to ordained pastors, elders and ministers in a structured learning environment with the expressed purpose of equipping them for ministry within the Kingdom of God. The practice of continuing education in ByFaith was first introduced at the 1926 General Assembly in Alachua, Fl. 
Bishop Aaron Matthews and the Executive Council created a separate program to provide ongoing training for the elders and deacons of the church. They later enhanced the program by sending the emerging leaders to Meridian, Mississippi to the Southern Leadership Conference. 2 Peter 1:5 reads: “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge.”

Today’s Council is following the scripture and ByFaith’s long tradition of “adding to our knowledge” through this new Continuing Education Program. Click on the Education Link above for additional information.