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Ministry Central is the ministerial training and development effort of the General Board of the United Pentecostal Church International. It is administered and managed by the Division of Publications of the United Pentecostal Church International.
  


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From novice aspiring ministers to seasoned leaders Ministry Central has content available for all. Aspiring ministers can take advantage of the free sessions available in the Launch Your Ministry program. Ministers who are seeking initial licensure or seeking to progress to the next level of licensure can find the training they need in the pay as you go courses of the Licensure and Ordination program. Ministers seeking to grow and enhance their ministry can access the many resources through a monthly subscription to the Continuing Education program.


Experience Matters
Experience matters when you are developing the skills and talents of leaders with the diverse needs of our organization for the distinct purpose of building a stronger, more vibrant Apostolic community of leaders that advance His kingdom. This is why we built an innovative training environment on experience.


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Introduction to the course and a video presentation by David K. Bernard about the vision of the United Pentecostal Church International.  

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Course Description:
"From the beginning of the modern Pentecostal movement, the Book of Acts has played an outsized role. It was to Acts the pioneers turned when they were keen to find out what the earliest Christians believed and how they lived out their faith. Originally known as the Apostolic Faith movement, the movement’s first leaders were intent on restoring the church to its original roots. Convinced that Christianity had lost its way, they looked to the Book of Acts for the original pattern for the church and were determined to follow its path. Today’s Oneness Pentecostals (or as they are often known—Apostolics) continue on this same path.

A synergistic relationship grew between the earliest Pentecostals’ reading of Acts and their spiritual experiences. Each built on the other. They began by reading Acts and soon discovered key elements of the first church were missing from the contemporary church. They then sought the missing experience, which in turn opened them up to a better understanding of Acts." (from the Author's Preface for The Handbook on the Book of Acts).

Text Book Description: Handbook on the Book of Acts by Robin Johnston
In this handbook, the author “thoroughly examines how we should read and study Acts so as to comprehend and fulfill the purposes for which God has given it to the church. Employing concepts in contemporary scholarship, the author has written in a way that is understandable to all students of the Bible. This handbook is an excellent introduction to the significance, meaning, and content of an important portion of the Word of God.” (from the foreword by David K. Bernard).

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Course Description:
Our understanding of the Bible is the foundation for everything we believe and practice. The principles and methods of scriptural interpretation that we choose, consciously or unconsciously, will significantly influence what we believe. Therefore, it is important for us to examine how we interpret the Bible and to justify the means that we employ.

This course affirms that the Bible is completely true and that God expects us to believe it and apply it to our lives today. Since we accept the authority of Scripture, we should base our principles of interpretation on Scripture.  We start with an understanding that the Bible is God’s Word, based on internal and external evidence. With this foundation, we look to the Bible itself for guidance as to how God expects us to understand it. 

Text Book Description: Understanding God’s Word by David K. Bernard

Understanding God's Word discusses the interpretation of Scripture, addressing questions such as the following: How can we interpret the Bible properly? Is there a distinctive Apostolic Pentecostal approach to reading Scripture? How should the Bible be used in preaching, teaching, and personal study? How do we apply the Bible's message to our lives?  

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Course Description:
Welcome to the world of the Gospels! I invite you to join me on a thrilling, life-transforming journey. On this journey we will explore four fascinating accounts that bear witness to one central figure: Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, the embodiment of the God of ancient Israel, “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). Along the way we will meet many odd characters, discover exotic places, taste strange cuisine. Our journey along the dusty roads of first-century Palestine will require a lively imagination and the full engagement of our senses. (from the Author's preface of Handbook on the Gospels).

Text Book Description:  The Handbook on the Gospels by Jeffrey Brickle
The author takes us on a journey of multiple expeditions throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and introduces us to a cast of characters who were instrumental in preserving the story of Jesus. Although the tone is conversational, the scholarship underlying the conversation is robust.

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Course Description:
Robin Johnston shares his expertise of the history of the United Pentecostal Church International and the early foundations of the Pentecostal and Oneness Pentecostal movements,  This video course and the book share the rich history of the People of the Name Jesus.

Some years ago, at a symposium on Oneness Pentecostalism held at Harvard University, an Eastern Orthodox scholar declared that the United Pentecostal Church had done a commendable job of preserving its history. He stated that it was unusual for such a young organization to have documented its history and beliefs so well. In response to critics of the movement, he urged Oneness Pentecostals not to betray their identity by conforming to other religious groups but rather to continue to proclaim their unique message. 

Text Book Description:United We Stand by Charles Clanton and Robin Johnston
Eighty years of history of the Oneness Pentecostal movement is portrayed in this Jubilee Edition. This is a must read for every Pentecostal and those interested in modern church history.  The product of painstaking, extensive research, it preserves important information that has become extremely difficult or even impossible to obtain otherwise. In short, it is indispensable for anyone who wishes to study our organizational development. -  from the Foreword of United We Stand by David K. Bernard.

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Course Description:
A study of the victorious Christian life: pursuing holiness inwardly and outwardly, avoiding legalism, protecting Christian liberty, and applying scriptural principles to everyday situation.

Text Book Description: Practical Holiness by David K. Bernard
Bernard investigates the theology of holiness, provides historical perspectives on practical holiness issues     and delves into topics such as dress, hair, marriage and divorce, abortion, and astrology.

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Course Description:
The New Birth attempts to present biblical truth in an understandable yet scholarly way, not from the viewpoint of denominational dogma but from the viewpoint of what the Bible itself says. Numerous biblical references have been included so that the student  can search these things out and come to his or her own conclusions. If the student approaches this subject with a prayerful, sincere, truth-seeking, studious attitude (rather than with a prejudiced or even a gullible mind), God will illuminate the truth of His Word as it relates to salvation. 

Text Book Description: The New Birth by David K. Bernard 
This book encourages all to receive the fullness of salvation that God has provided in Jesus Christ. The author presents biblical truth in an understandable yet scholarly way.

Topics included:  • Grace and Faith • The Gospel of Jesus Christ • Birth of Water and Spirit • Repentance
• Water Baptism • The Baptism of the Holy Spirit • Are There Exceptions?

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Course Description:
There is a genuine need for thorough, comprehensive study and explanation of the fundamental Bible truths we hold dear, and this series is designed to help meet that need. This course endeavors to bring together a complete discussion of the Godhead. It asserts the oneness of God and the absolute deity of Jesus Christ.  

The goal is not to teach merely the dogma of a denomination but to teach the Word of God. It is my hope that each person will study the material prayerfully, comparing the views expressed with the Bible. Many scriptural references are given in the book to aid the reader in his search for biblical truth.   - from the Preface of The Oneness of God

Text Book Description:  The Oneness of God by David K. Bernard

The biblical revelation of the one true God, including the identity of Jesus Christ as God manifest in the flesh, is the foundation of the Christian faith. The Oneness of God is a thorough, biblical exposition of the oneness of God and the deity of Jesus Christ, with answers to objections and explanations of difficult passages of Scripture. The author's treatment of the oneness of God is simple, but the truths are profound, scholarly, and priceless.

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Course Description:
Chris Paris uses his expertise in biblical Hebrew to expand our understanding of various Hebrew words. In addition, he exegetes key passages of the text and provides fresh ideas on how to preach selected passages of Scripture from the Pentateuch. 

Text Book Description: Handbook of the Pentateuch by Chris Paris
While leading the reader down the familiar paths of these well-known books, Chris Paris invites us to consider a number of literary techniques, such as type scenes, employed by the author of the Pentateuch. Becoming aware of these techniques produces a fresh reading of the text—one that often leads to those “aha” moments that deepen our appreciation for the God behind the text. In addition, Paris insists that behind the complex and sometimes confusing laws outlined in this section of Scripture lies a gracious faith built on the twin principles of loving God and loving neighbor (From the Editor's Preface)

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Course Description:
Jonathan McClintock presents preaching from the human perspective, skillfully introduces the topic with solid commentary, and then illuminates it with the experiences and accumulated wisdom of those who have lived the preacher’s life.  

Text Book Description: Life Preaching by Jonathan McClintock
Featuring interviews with preachers such as Tom Foster, Stan Gleason, T. F. Tenney, Claudette Walker, Raymond Woodward, and many more, The author "presents preaching from the human perspective based on interviews with some of the outstanding preachers of our day. The author skillfully introduces the topic with solid commentary, and then illuminates it with the experiences and accumulated wisdom of those who have lived the preacher’s life. It is as if you could travel the country and spend time with some of the very best preachers of the Oneness world and learn from them the fundamentals of the most important part of your ministry."  From the foreword by Jerry Jones.   

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Course Description:
James Littles presents a passionate appeal for believers to allow God to strengthen their walk through spiritual formation and disciplines.  Receiving the Spirit may be the end of their search for God, but it is only the beginning of their walk with God. When new believers begin to walk with God, they soon find that even though the Holy Spirit is in them, their human wills and freedom of choice are still intact.   Developing a relationship with God is of utmost importance. God speaks to us through His Word, and we speak to Him when we pray. A relationship is not likely to develop without communication.  Disciplining ourselves to worship God during the hard times shows that we trust Him and have faith in Him to work out the situations.  Also covered in the course is the discipline of forgiveness.  People who have been deeply hurt may feel that they will never be able to forgive their offenders.  Forgiveness is necessary for several reasons. Unforgiveness can turn into bitterness, which harms the person who was wronged, not the perpetrator. It can cause physical problems. It can make a person feel like a prisoner bound by the offense. 

Though it takes time and effort to follow these spiritual disciplines, those who do so will grow in grace.

Text Book Description:  Spiritual Disciplines: Essential Practices of the Christian Life  
Spiritual growth is a normal process for every spiritually healthy Christian believer. Though it takes time and effort to follow the spiritual disciplines outlined in this book, those who do so will grow in grace. Some of the disciplines included are: worship, prayer, fasting, giving, waiting, and contentment.


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Introduction to the course and a video presentation by David K. Bernard about the vision of the United Pentecostal Church International.   

FREE - Click here to enroll in the Course Introduction and the view video presentation by David K. Bernard about the vision of the United Pentecostal Church International. 

Course Description:
Jesus was able to build the foundation of a church in such a short period of time that has now lasted nearly two thousand years. We will attempt to deconstruct every possible excuse that well-meaning but uninformed Christians have presented to exempt them from answering Christ’s command to make disciples. We will discover the cost of making disciples and realize that there is a great price to pay in answering Jesus’ call to “follow Me” (Luke 18:22).

We will take a close look at our own lives in an attempt to determine if we think a prospective disciple would find us worth following. We will also discover the Monday through Saturday disciple-making mentality that elevates Sunday to a whole new level. We will examine the question that was asked of Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” and discover that the answer to this question has significant implications for local, national, and worldwide social harmony. We will address great discrepancies between the soulwinning model and the disciple-making model and discover the vast difference in long-term impact.  

Text Book Description: Follow to Lead: Journey of a Disciple Maker by Stan O. Gleason
The author's intent is simply to bring the reader back to the original intent of Jesus’ command to go make disciples and to grasp a fuller range of the meaning of that command. I am suggesting that we have not yet fully discovered how to implement this critical command. Many of our well-meaning methods of evangelism have undoubtedly served the mission, but we have unwittingly masked the Master’s intended method and fallen short of the goal.  (From the Preface)

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Course Description:
Scott Graham gives a overview of the fundamental doctrines of scripture and the importance of embracing these sacred truths and never letting them go.  He uses David K. Bernard and J. L.Hall's book Doctrines of the Bible as the text book for this courses and reviews its contents and adds personal conviction to preach the truths from scripture that Oneness Pentecostals believe to be the most biblical, apostolic viewpoint. 

Text Book Description: Doctrines of the Bible by J. L. Hall and David K. Bernard
This theology book contains a thorough discussion of eight doctrinal topics: the Bible, the Godhead, angels, humanity, the person and work of Jesus Christ, salvation, the church, and the last things.

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Course Description:
Jeremy Painter and Jeffrey Brickle discuss the Epistles of Paul's in an open and candid conversation.  The two scholars give a brief overview of the life of Paul and some of his overarching theological concerns. They also discuss each of Paul’s letters in canonical order.

Text Book Description: 
Handbook of the Epistles of Paul by Jeremy Painter
Jeremy Painter’s insightful commentary takes the reader through an inductive study of the letters of Paul starting with Romans, I and II Corinthians, and followed by the rest of Paul’s writings to the churches in ancient Greece and Asia Minor, the Pastoral Epistles, and Philemon. The careful and well-researched notes will benefit ministers and saints alike.

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Course Description:
Richard M. Davis presents preaching from the human perspective, skillfully introduces the topic with solid commentary, and then illuminates it with the experiences and accumulated wisdom of those who have lived the preacher’s life.  

Text Book Description:  Integrity: Principles of Christian Ethics by Richard M. Davis
Living with integrity is one the most important qualities in every minister's life. Jesus Christ modeled integrity in all that He did and said. The ethical principles He demonstrated comprise the highest and best lifestyle a person can live. These are the foundation of Christian ethics. In this book the author explains the basis of Christian ethics, and then illustrates how we can apply those ethics so as to live with integrity in every area of our lives.

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Course Description:  Jeremy Painter and Jeffrey Brickle discuss the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation in an open and candid conversation.  The two scholars give a brief overview of each book and address the time and culture when the book were written.  

Book Description:  The Handbook on the General Epistles and Revelation by Jeffrey Brickle and Jeremy Painter
The Handbook on the General Epistles and Revelation is part of the eight-volume Apostolic Handbook Series. In this volume, Jeremy Painter brings his creative pen and deep insight to Hebrews, James, Jude, and I & II Peter while Jeffrey Brickle deftly tackles the Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation. God still speaks through these books today, and if we tune our ears we can grasp His message.

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Course Description:

Chris Paris uses his expertise in biblical Hebrew to expand our understanding of various Hebrew words. In addition, he exegetes key passages of the text and provides fresh ideas on how to preach selected passages of Scripture from the Historical Books.  

Text Book Description:  Handbook of Historical Books  by Chris Paris
Chris Paris examines the twelve books we often group together as the Historical Books.  This section of the Bible contains many of the iconic stories we learned as children, therefore, it is easy for us to see these books as an anthology of our favorite Bible stories. And in doing so we miss the broader truths these books reveal to us. Instead, the author’s general approach is to stand back from the text so he can look at the overarching themes that run through these books. From this viewpoint, the key movements in the ongoing salvation-history of God’s covenant people become more obvious.  (From the Editor's Preface)

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Course Description:
This course surveys the history of Christian doctrine from approximately AD 100 through the twentieth century. It generally follows chronological order and identifies the most significant events in church history, but the emphasis is on tracing doctrinal developments. 

This course will provide various perspectives on biblical issues and will aid in dialogue with people of different backgrounds. The student will see when, how, and why certain biblical doctrines were abandoned and certain unbiblical doctrines embraced, and will see how God has worked to restore and revive fundamental truths that were largely forgotten.

 It is important to remember that only the Bible is our authority for doctrine. We cannot establish spiritual truth by history, tradition, majority opinion, great leaders, or personal experiences, but only by the Word of God.

Text Book Description: A History of Christian Doctrine: Abridged in One Volume by David K. Bernard
The abridged A History of Christian Doctrine contains material from all three volumes of David K. Bernard’s comprehensive analysis of church history. Covering events from the first century ad through the end of the twentieth century, the reader will find out why certain biblical doctrines were abandoned, how certain unbiblical doctrines were embraced, and learn about the origins of many of the denominations that exist today.

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Course Description:
In this course, Eugene Wilson teaches with passion for the subject of Leadership and provides valuable instruction for church leaders.  The answer is a realignment of the leader in how he views his own success, how he goes about empowering others, and how he postures the church for change and involvement. Wilson has extensively surveyed the wide scope of leadership philosophies and literature from the religious and secular fields, and woven them seamlessly with scriptural principles so we can be the beneficiaries of his convicting insights. I recommend Realign to leaders everywhere.  — Raymond Woodward (from the Forward of Realign

Text Book Description: 
Realign by Dr. Eugene T, Wilson
Realign redefines success of church leaders as the degree to which we help others become what God wants them to be rather than by the size of the crowd. It calls church leaders to realign with purpose, namely, equipping others for their work of ministry. It is not about a model as much as it is about principles—principles that are both timeless and universal. It deals with the following concepts:

• Traits of an equipping leader  • The stages of life cycle of a church • How people change and what you can do to help them keep it  • Your expectations for followers • How church structures enhance or inhibit growth • How maintaining a safe place increases involvement

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Course Description:
Jerry Jones, the author and instructor of this course, wrote in the Foreword of We Preach,  " I learned to preach by preaching... I did not always understand the whys for things that I just knew to be so. Rhythm, cadence, and gauging the emotional impact of sermon points in order to find the most effective way of presenting them, along with a hundred other important things, were all more intuition than training. It was the theory I was lacking.

Then I began to be asked to teach sessions on preaching to aspiring preachers. For five years I taught a semester-long class on preaching at Gateway College of Evangelism. I discovered that people weren’t really content to know that something is true just because I said it was. While they respected my experience, they wanted to know why it was so. I began to think about the mechanics of preaching. I wanted to discover why some things work and some don’t. I also began researching what other preachers had to say about this calling and craft."

Text Book Description:  We Preach by Jerry Jones
This book sets out to answer some fundamental questions regarding Apostolic preaching: What is preaching? Why do we preach? Is our preaching biblical? Is it still relevant today? Jerry Jones lays the theological groundwork for the basis of preaching, presents the case for the priority of preaching, and demonstrates the fundamental necessity of preaching in the church. Drawing from the extensive experience of a lifetime of preaching the gospel, the author distills the key elements of preaching into a book that preachers young and old will have a hard time putting down.

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Course Description:
David K. Bernard presents a ministerial training foundation for ministers of all ages.  
Many ministering servants of the Lord have had to learn by the hard road of experience, and in some instances the learning process is very severe.  This course will help many avoid some of the struggles others have already faced.  

 I Corinthians 3:9-11 says, “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” This is a valuable scriptural admonition that fits the ministry precisely. We are taught in this instance that we labor together with our Lord and that any work of the ministry that will exist and continue in its eternal substance must be done upon the right foundation. 

Text Book Description:
The Pentecostal Minister edited by David K. Bernard and J. L. Hall
Eleven experienced leaders offer practical guidance on vital subjects such as personal life, finances, ethics, church administration, preaching, counseling, special services, and the law.

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Introduction to the course and a video presentation by David K. Bernard about the vision of the United Pentecostal Church International.   

FREEClick here to enroll in the Course Introduction and view the video presentation by David K. Bernard about the vision of the United Pentecostal Church International. 

Course Description:
In a polite society, for two people to get to know each other in a meaningful way, names must be exchanged. These same two people then intuitively associate particular qualities of the other individual with the name of that person. In human/divine relationship, it is not enough for God to know our names; we must know God’s name.   David Norris presents a historic, scriptural and scholarly understanding of Oneness movement and the revelation of the fullness of the Godhead in Jesus Christ.

Text Book Description:  
I AM: A Oneness Pentecostal Theology by David S. Norris 
The author engages hundreds of academic works to construct a particular kind of argument. Rejecting a triumphalistic reading of church history, he argues that the first century church had a very specific christological confession, one very different from what the church later came to believe. Combining theological, biblical, and historical method, Norris works to demonstrate that this christological understanding is biblical, historical, and logical.

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Course Description:
All individuals can learn to administer the office of their calling. A preacher may or may not be a gifted administrator, but he or she can achieve a baseline of essential administration. If one's ability to administer the responsibility is lower than that baseline and the preacher accepts this of himself or herself, that ministry will settle into mediocrity.  This is a learned behavior and no one can use the excuse "I'm just a poor administrator."  

Text Book Description:  The Details Matter by Carlton L. Coon Sr.
Administration is an essential component of every church. Pastors, ministers, and church leaders will benefit from this practical guide to understanding and managing administrative details such as church finances, policies, and staff.

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Course Description:
David K. Bernard presents church growth from a Oneness Apostolic perspective.  
Almost all material on this subject reflect the trinitarian perspective of their authors, but the foundation of David Bernard’s teachings is the oneness of God.  His  knowledge of and devotion to this truth allow the readers to share his special insight into the Word and to feel the anointing of the Holy Spirit as he applies the principles of the Word to church growth.

Text Book Description: Growing A Church by David K. Bernard
Based on scriptural teachings and the author's personal experiences, this book discusses principles to church growth and provides practical examples and suggestions. The discussion applies to churches of various sizes, from daughter works and home missions efforts to assemblies with a regular attendance of over 500.

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Course Description:
David Norris presents Eschatology from a Oneness Pentecostal perspective.  The text book's author and course instructor's purpose is present the topic of End Times in an easy to understand manner that clears up many misunderstandings or preconceived dogmas  in regard to: the things to come in the believer's life, the church's future and the fate of the world.  

Text Book Description:  Life, Death and the End of the World by David Norris
In accessible prose, the author defines an Apostolic view of future events, but also defines alternative views of the subject matter.  This is a thorough, readable exposition with emphasis on the major points.  Includes extensive footnotes and an exhaustive bibliography.  

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Course Description:
Eugene Wilson’s addresses one of the divine mandates for the fivefold ministry. While there would appear to be a resistance to any type of apostolic authority in our independent Western culture, we tend to be aware that God has chosen to lead the church through the fivefold ministry (Ephesians 4:11). Tragically, we often ignore one of the primary purposes of this fivefold ministry, “. . . the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry. . . .” (Ephesians 4:12).

Wilson demonstrates how great leaders such as Moses and Jesus recognized that the success of a God-ordained vision hinged on the development of a team, rather than embodying the Lone Ranger mindset that has plagued many leaders. The doctrine of the church being the body of Christ implores contemporary leaders to mobilize His hands and feet in our local congregations in order to realize a God-sized vision. Everyone needs a team.  --  Brent Coltharp,  Lead Pastor of First Apostolic Church in  Aurora, Illinois (from the Endorsements page of Seventy).

Text Book Description:Seventy by Dr. Eugene T. Wilson
Many leaders like the concept of having a team. Unfortunately, some church leaders function more as an owner rather than team member. Seventy helps church leaders fulfill their role in building, developing, and working with teams. It offers insights into the challenges of doing ministry as a team and practically addresses how to overcome these challenges. If you care about the church, believe in apostolic ministry—following the apostles’ example—and want to experience the Book of Acts in the twenty-first century, this book is for you. Everyone needs a team.

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Course Description:
Robin Johnston shares his expertise of the history of the United Pentecostal Church International and the early foundations of the Pentecostal and Oneness Pentecostal movements,  This video course and the book share the rich history of the People of the Name Jesus.

Text Book Description: Howard A. Goss - A Pentecostal Life by Robin Johnston
Howard Goss was not only the founding general superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church, but was also a leading pioneer of the North American Pentecostal movement. Goss's passion for the restoration of the church to its apostolic roots illustrates the hunger in early Pentecostals to return to Pentecost. This book tells the story of what it means to live a Pentecostal life.

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Course Description:
The instructors of this course commands depth of scriptural knowledge combined with a heart for ministry and loving people. God’s mandates of justice and covenantal fidelity are constant throughout the prophetic writings, as are His exhortations to make provision for the poor and the certainty of judgment against oppressors. The message of the prophets of the Old Testament demonstrates a consistency across the Old and New Testaments: love God and love your neighbor for we have a promise of a better future through the salvation provided by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  (From the Editor's Preface)

Text Book Description:  The Handbook on the Prophets by David Johnson and Jared Runck
The Handbook on the Prophets is part of the eight-volume Apostolic Handbook Series. In this volume, Jared Runck presents a broad survey of the five books of the Major Prophets while David Johnson dives deep into the world of the twelve Minor Prophets. In sum, the message of the prophets of the Old Testament proclaims the promise of a better future through the salvation provided by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Course Description:
Jeremy Painter and Jeff Brickle discuss the Psalms and Wisdom Literature giving insights to essential meaning of the biblical text and its application to the Apostolic church today. The five books discussed in this course: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are sometimes classified as the “Poetic Books,” they can also be classified as the “Wisdom Literature.”   Painter, the author of this textbook points out, each of the 150 psalms could be thought of as “arising out of a search for, or celebration of, wisdom.”   

Text Book Description:   The Handbook of Psalms and Wisdom Literature by Jeremy Painter
Starting with his opening allegory on the often-difficult relationship between praise and pain, the author invites the reader to listen in on a life-changing conversation on the nature of wisdom—wisdom that is rooted in the fear of the Lord. From the pathos of Job’s struggle to the delight of true love played out across the pages of the Song of Solomon, this volume not only acquaints the reader with the surprisingly fresh voice of an ancient literary (and God-inspired) work, but does so in the context of a wide range of classic literature.

Perhaps the hallmark of excellent writing about the Bible is that it reminds the reader of the depth and timelessness of the biblical text. This book is a rare treat; not only will you have a better understanding of the wisdom genre, but it will also capture your heart. And lasting change happens when the head and the heart are engaged. If you only acquire a small fraction of this volume’s message, you will be miles down the road toward wisdom. You will flourish like “a tree planted by the rivers of water."  (From the Editors' Preface)

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Course Description:
David K. Bernard presents Romans from the Oneness Pentecostal perspective, which he believes to be the most biblical, apostolic viewpoint. The author and course instructor purpose, is not to defend a denomination or a preconceived dogma, but to exegete and analyze the Book of Romans.  At the same time, he has attempted to incorporate insights overlooked and issues undiscussed by authors of other doctrinal persuasions. 

Text Book Description:  The Message of Romans by David K. Bernard
A thorough, readable exposition with emphasis on the major doctrinal points. With outlines, definitions of key words, insights from the Greek, and a clearly labeled discussion of each verse.

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Course Description:
One of the distinctives of the Pentecostal movement is its emphasis on the supernatural gifts of the Spirit at work in the church today. In the latter half of the twentieth century, many people from every denomination embraced these gifts, giving rise to the charismatic movement and then to the “third wave” (evangelicals who do not identify themselves as Pentecostals or charismatics but who advocate signs and wonders). Diverse theories and practices, including some misuse and abuse, have accompanied this renewal of spiritual gifts.

In this course Daniel Segraves presents a biblical theology of the supernatural gifts of I Corinthians for all who embrace the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit. Using Scripture as our authority, we will attempt to define the spiritual gifts, investigate their nature, and discuss their proper function and use. 

Text Book Description: Spiritual Gifts by David K. Bernard

The apostle Paul was emphatic that the New Testament church be familiar with and actively exercise the gifts of the Spirit. This new six-session small group resource will educate and motivate believers to do just that.

Combining scriptural analysis with contemporary examples, David K. Bernard describes the supernatural spiritual gifts of revelation, power, and utterance that God has granted His church. He draws from numerous personal experiences in church planting and overseas missions on five continents, as well as years of biblical study, to paint a vivid portrait of the spiritual gifts of I Corinthians 12. Bernard explains, 'Every Spirit-filled person can potentially exercise any of the spiritual gifts as God wills and enables, and God intends for them to operate within every local body of believers.' He challenges, 'Let us allow God's Spirit to flow through us, and let us exercise simple faith to receive God's miraculous gifts.' You will be both enlightened and inspired as you read biblical and modern accounts of the gifts of the Spirit.

$35.00 Click here to purchase the course.



Continuing Education
is certain to satisfy the experienced leaders appetite for training. This is a monthly subscription based program overflowing with remarkable Apostolic leadership training. In addition to the current content in this program we regularly add sessions to help you fulfill the call.

All the subjects and courses below are included in the cost of the monthly subscription.  New videos are added monthly!

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Lessons included in the Apostolic Doctrine course:

Apostolic Passion 
- Bruce Howell
The Gifts of the Spirit - David Elms 
Importance of God's Word - Jerry Jones 
The New Birth - Raymond Woodward 
The Oneness of God - David K. Bernard

FREE - 
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Lessons included in the Educational Growth course:

How Much and What Kind? - Brent Coltharp
Guarding Your Mind - Ken Colegrove
Practice Encouraging Speech - Robert Stroup
Practice Self-Discipline - J. Mark Jordon
Setting and Reaching Goals - Scott Graham
                                      The Power of a Positive Attitude - Steve Willeford

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Lessons included in the Evangelism course:

Arise Now: Urgency of the Hour - Nathan Scoggins
Inviting People to Church - Tyler Walea
Loving the Lost - Carlton Coon Sr
Seeing the Harvest - Nathan Scoggins
Sharing Your Testimony - Ken Gurley
                                      Winning Unsaved Loved Ones - Nathan Scoggins 

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Lessons included in the Leadership course:

Becoming the "Go-To" Person in Church - Luke Levine
The Five Fold Ministry - Scott Graham
Four Qualities of Godly Leaders - Anthony Mangum
Meeting and Exceeding Expectations - Aaron Soto


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Lessons included in the Ministerial Development Level 1 course by David K. Bernard:      

The Minister's Calling
The Minister's Family Relationships
The Minister's Personal Life
The Minister's Preparation and Attitude
The Minister's Qualifications
                                      The Minister's Task
                                      The Minister's Vision and Reward
                                      Praying with Seekers
                                      Time Management

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Lessons included in the Pastoral Respect course:

Faithfullness in All Areas - Matthew Martin
Learn and Practice LoyaltyNathan Scoggins
Modeling What Your Pastor Preaches - Nathan Scoggins
What To Do When Invitation Comes - Art Hodges
Your Pastor, Your Mentor - Jack Cunningham

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Lessons included in the Prayer course:

Divine Healing - Scotty Slaydon
Hospital Visitation and Praying for the Sick - Nathan Scoggins
The Priority of Prayer - Gary Tracey


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Lessons included in the Spiritual Growth course:

Addressing Personal Weaknesses - David Elms
Character Matters - Ken Gurley
Choosing A Mate - Ken Gurley
Find the Triumph in Every Trial - Ken Gurley
Making Godly Friends - Robert Stroup
                                      Practice Moral Purity - Ken Gurley
                                      Saying 'Goodbye' to Ungodly Relationships - Mitchell Bland
                                      Separation - Raymond Woodward
                                      Withstanding Temptation - Ken Colegrove

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Lessons included in the Teaching Home Bible Studies course:


Teaching Home Bible Studies 1
- Jay Stirnemann
Teaching Home Bible Studies 2 - Jay Stirnemann



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Lessons included in the Your Ministry course:

Dare to Dream - Jack Cunningham
Developing Confidence in God's Work - Matthew Martin
Finding Opportunities to Serve - Robert Stroup
Learn the Law of Kindness - Nathan Reever

Learning to Hear the Voice of God - Scott Marshall

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To obtain the certificate of completion for this training course, the student must watch the 36 videos in their entirety.  

Apostolic Doctrine

Apostolic Passion

Bruce Howell

 

Apostolic Practices

Ken Gurley

 

Embracing the Doctrine

Kenneth Haney

 

Doctrine of God

David Norris


Doctrine of Jesus Christ

David K Bernard

 

Doctrine of Salvation

Dan Seagraves

Educational Growth

Guarding Your Mind

Ken Colegrove


Practice Encouraging Speech

Robert Stroup


Practice Self-Discipline

J. Mark Jordon

 

The Power of a Positive Attitude

Steven Wileford

Evangelism

Inviting People to Church

Tyler Walea


Sharing Your Testimony

Ken Gurley


Winning Unsaved Loved Ones

Nathan Scoggins

Leadership

Leadership Lessons from Jesus

Stan Gleason


Leadership Lessons from Moses

Art Hodges


Leadership Lessons from Paul

Raymond Woodward


Leading from the Middle

Raymond Woodward


Meeting & Exceeding Expectations

Aaron Soto

Leadership

Qualities of a Successful Leader

Jerry Jones


The Art of Listening 

Stan Gleason


Understand the Leadership Gifts

Robert Stroup

Ministerial Development

Praying with Seekers

David K. Bernard

 

The Minister's Calling

David K. Bernard

 

The Minister's Personal Life

David K. Bernard


Time Management

David K. Bernard


Management Principles

David K. Bernard


Ministerial Ethics

David K. Bernard

Outreach

Discipleship

Stan Gleason


First Impressions

Aaron Soto


Ministering to Hurting People

P.D. Buford


Reaching Backsliders

Nathan Reever

Overview

The UPCI Vision

David K Bernard

Pastoral Respect

Faithfulness in All Areas

Matthew Martin


How to Bless Your Children

David Norris


Learn and Practice Loyalty

Nathan Scoggins


Christian Living

T. F. Tenney


Finding Your Place in the Ministry

Brian Kinsey


Growing A Ministry

Terry Shock


Modeling What Your Pastor Preaches

Nathan Scoggins


Raising Godly Children

Stan Gleason


Your Pastor, Your Mentor

Jack Cunningham

Personal Life

Learning from Criticism 

Mitchell Bland


Learning the Power of Blessing Others 

Ken Gurley


Overcoming Weaknesses

Aaron Soto

Spiritual Growth

Addressing Personal Weaknesses

David Elms


Character Matters

Ken Gurley


Practice Moral Purity

Ken Gurley


Saying 'Goodbye' to Ungodly Relationships

Mitchell Bland


Withstanding Temptation

Ken Colegrove

Teaching Home Bible Studies

Teaching Home Bible Studies

Jay Stirnemann


Teaching Home Bible Studies

Jay Stirnemann

Team Building

Appreciating Different Personalities

Raymond Woodward


Importance of Communication

Bryan Parkey


The issuance of the certificate is not a Christian Ministry License, but a certificate to provide your pastor to show that you have completed the training course.  It is the discretion of the pastor to issue a Christian Ministry License to a member of the congregation.

$19.00 - Click here
 to purchase the course.

Prepare for your church plant, and sharpen your ministry skills with this tremendous video training, taught by experienced pastors and leaders.

This version is for church planters in the United States.

Free Click here to enroll.

Prepare for your church plant, and sharpen your ministry skills with this tremendous video training, taught by experienced pastors and leaders.

This version is for church planters in Canada.

Free Click here to enroll.

Prepare for your church plant, and sharpen your ministry skills with this tremendous video training, taught by experienced pastors and leaders.

This course is for church planters that have completed Level 1: Plowing.

 Free Click here to enroll.

Prepare for your church plant, and sharpen your ministry skills with this tremendous video training, taught by experienced pastors and leaders.

This course is for church planters that have completed Level 2: Planting.

Free Click here to enroll.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a local ministerial license with the United Pentecostal Church International. Some districts require that you pass each lesson before being licensed. Please check with your district office to see what is required of you.

All videos must be viewed in their entirety and successful completion of quizzes before Certificates of completion are issued.

$64.00 - Click here to purchase the course.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a local ministerial license with the United Pentecostal Church International. Some districts require that you pass each lesson before being licensed. Please check with your district office to see what is required of you.

All videos must be viewed in their entirety and successful completion of quizzes before Certificates of completion are issued.

$56.00 - Click here to purchase the course.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a local ministerial license with the United Pentecostal Church International. Some districts require that you pass each lesson before being licensed. Please check with your district office to see what is required of you.

All videos must be viewed in their entirety and successful completion of quizzes before Certificates of completion are issued.

$64.00 - Click here to purchase the course.

Free supplemental video material for churches that use the Discipleship Project weekly "Adult Level" curriculum.

Click here to enroll and use the voucher code provided in the Teacher's Guide.

Free supplemental video material for churches that use the Discipleship Project weekly "Children's Level" curriculum.

Click here to enroll and use the voucher code provided in the Teacher's Guide.

Free supplemental video material for churches that use the Discipleship Project weekly "Adult Level" curriculum.

Click here to enroll and use the voucher code provided in the Teacher's Guide.

Welcome to the Occupational Chaplains Association training course. This course includes twenty informative training videos, quizzes, and a final test. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate verifying your level of training. This is the first step in obtaining the much coveted chaplain endorsement from the United Pentecostal Church International.

The Next Step:  
After completing level one training and passing the final test, you may then apply for chaplain endorsement. Chaplain endorsement is not guaranteed by the training alone; you must meet the following qualifications.

  • OCA always works through the pastor. If you are not the pastor of the assembly where you attend, a signed pastoral approval form is required. OCA allows laity to become chaplains with their pastor's approval.
  • You must fill out an application and be approved.
  • As with all professional associations, there is a fee for the application and yearly dues. The fee of $175.00 covers the application fee and the first year's dues.

Renewal Dues
Each year you will need to renew your endorsement. Yearly renewal dues are $85.00.

As a professional chaplain association, our endorsed chaplains are expected to continue their education on an ongoing basis. This is accomplished through what is called CEUs (Continuing Educational Units). This can be anything field related. OCA accepts many forms of CEUs, such as hospital or police chaplain training.

Renewals
All chaplains renewing must have a plan to continue their training in the chaplain field. Each year non-pastoring renewals have to have a pastoral permission form signed.

Earning Rank
You will enter the association as an entry level chaplain unless you have verifiable advance training or chaplain experience.
By taking OCA's level two training, you can advance to the next level.

Thank You!
We would like to commend you on your desire to add the tools of chaplaincy to your ministry, presenting the gospel in a caring and compassionate manner.

$175.00 - Click here to purchase the course.




The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a local ministerial license with the Beacon Apostolic Leadership Ministries.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a general ministerial license with the Beacon Apostolic Leadership Ministries.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a ordination with the Beacon Apostolic Leadership Ministries. 


Developed by the General Sunday School Division.

  • Receive a Sunday School Teacher Certification from the General Sunday School Division of the United Pentecostal Church International.
  • Enjoy training focused on specialized ministry, a panoramic view of the Bible, and Bible Doctrine.
  • Designed to sharper your skills as a teacher and deepen your knowledge of the Word.

Once you complete the Sunday School Teacher Certification course you will receive an application for you pastor/mentor to sign. You may mail this to the Sunday School Division of the UPCI to receive your official Sunday School Teacher certification.

The workbook for the course is not included with the purchase of the online course.  And can be ordered here.

$49.00 - Click here to purchase the course.

The Youth Worker Training  Series is presented by the General Youth Division and is sponsored by your generous giving to Sheaves for Christ. The purpose of the GYD is to “Educate & Engage” and this resource is an important part of their vision. It contains 25 short videos (10-15 minutes each) on relevant youth ministry topics from the perspective of experienced apostolic youth workers. The goal of this video series is to equip youth workers with the necessary practical tools to elevate the effectiveness of youth ministry on the local church level.

Click here to enroll.

Sectional Youth Director Training is presented by the General Youth Division and is sponsored by your generous giving to Sheaves for Christ. The purpose of the GYD is to “Educate & Engage” and this resource is an important part of their vision.  The goal of this video series is to equip sectional youth directors with the necessary tools to be effective in their role in their section and district. 

The Commune-ity Meeting Lab Series is presented by the General Youth Division and includes select videos from previous Commune-ity Meeting events. The purpose of the GYD is to “Educate & Engage” and this resource is an important part of their vision. It contains videos (45-50 minutes each) with practical instruction on a variety of relevant youth ministry topics from the perspective of experienced apostolic youth workers. The goal of this video series is to inspire, challenge, and equip youth workers to increase the effectiveness of youth ministry on the local church level.

Click here to enroll.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a local ministerial license with the United Pentecostal Church International. Some districts require that you pass each lesson before being licensed. Please check with your district office to see what is required of you.

All videos must be viewed in their entirety and successful completion of quizzes before Certificates of completion are issued.

$64.00 - Click here to purchase the course.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a local ministerial license with the United Pentecostal Church International. Some districts require that you pass each lesson before being licensed. Please check with your district office to see what is required of you.

All videos must be viewed in their entirety and successful completion of quizzes before Certificates of completion are issued.

$56.00 - Click here to purchase the course.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a local ministerial license with the United Pentecostal Church International. Some districts require that you pass each lesson before being licensed. Please check with your district office to see what is required of you.

All videos must be viewed in their entirety and successful completion of quizzes before Certificates of completion are issued.

$64.00 - Click here to purchase the course.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a general ministerial license with the United Pentecostal Church International.  Please check with your district office to see what is required of you.

$64.00 - Click here to purchase the course.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue a general ministerial license with the United Pentecostal Church International.  Please check with your district office to see what is required of you.

$56.00 - Click here to purchase the course.

The lessons in this course are for your personal development as you pursue ordination with the United Pentecostal Church International.  Please check with your district office to see what is required of you.


$64.00 - Click here to purchase the course.