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Ministerial Study Program

Ministerial Study Program


What is it?

The Ministerial Study Program (MSP) is a district ministry training and coaching program that is administered nationally and which meets the uniform requirements for academic study of Bible and Theology for licensing and ordination or consecration.  The MSP is designed to develop character and competency in skills for ministry, and though the student will gain knowledge, the emphasis is on growing in Christ-like character and developing practical ministry skills. 

Who is it for?

The MSP has been developed primarily for people who are aware of the call of God to full-time ministry, but who are unable to obtain their training through educational institutions.  It is also used by many others who, through the guidance and approval of their District, desire a self-study and coaching approach to their ministry preparation. 

Candidates for the program must be approved by the local congregation and recommended by their district superintendent.  The student studies under the supervision of a coach appointed by the district.

How much does it cost?

The cost to participate in the Ministerial Study Program is approximately $2,000.  This includes a $100 student registration fee, $85/$95 tuition (per course, depending on course format), plus books and materials.

How do I enroll?

To enroll for the MSP, print and complete the enrollment packet by clicking here

When the candidate has completed the application form and has received approval from his/her congregation, the candidate sends these forms with the student registration fee ($100) to The Alliance Southeast office.  The District Superintendent must sign the application form to give his approval and name a coach to oversee the student’s progress.  The district office then sends these completed forms to the Church Leadership Academy for processing.

What happens next?

Once the application is processed, the Church Leadership Academy sends a Student Handbook to both the student and their coach with information and links to the online resources.  The student and coach also receive a username and password to access the online resources and courses.


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