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Church of God Division of Education

The Division of Education (DOE) oversees postsecondary educational institutions within the Church of God, and supervises the development and continuing education of current ministers.

In 1918, the Bible Training School (now Lee University) was formed in Cleveland, Tennessee. From that time, the Church of God has continued to expand Christian higher education and ministerial training. Today, there are 226 Bible colleges and institutions around the world, and hundreds of non-institutional ministerial training venues.


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Postsecondary Education Institutions

Through the Church of God Institutional Standards and Criteria for Denominational Certification, there are four levels of Church of God postsecondary educational institutions:

  • Level I: Christian Service Schools
  • Level II: Bible Institutes
  • Level III: Degree-granting Institutions
  • Level IV: Graduate Degree-granting Institutions

Training Ministries

The following are set in place for further ministerial development:

  • School of Ministry offers courses in Bible, doctrine, and practical ministry.
  • The Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) trains ministers for the rank of ordained ministers.
  • The Calling And Ministry Studies (CAMS) program enables applicants to explore their calling—whether they are called to clergy ministry or a different ministry.
  • The Mobilize program prepares laity for ministry in the local church.
  • Ministerial Licensure provides resources and study materials and coordinates the background checks.

USA Hispanic Education Ministries (USAHEM)

USAHEM promotes ministerial education for Hispanics in the Church of God, specifically using the Certificate in Ministerial Studies, Ministerial Internship Program, and Calling and Ministry Studies, and coordinates the Hispanic Bible Institutes in the United States.