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Ministerial Qualifications


  • Be baptized in water by full immersion.

  • Be filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

  • Possess affirmation of a call to ministry.

  • Complete the online application with supporting documents.

  • Complete the course of study required by SSCE

  • Be approved by the Educational Committee.

  • If this person is a minor, the parent’s written permission is required to enter the Ministers in Training Program if the application is accepted.

  • Ministers in Training Internship is mandatory.

  • Students who have not gone through and graduated from the associate's program at SSCE are required to take 15 prerequisite courses in training and these courses can go towards a degree. Each course has a fee of $35 which will cover registration and printed material...If books are required students will be required to purchase.

  • Ministers in Training will complete course prerequisites simultaneously with a tailor-made course curriculum. All tailored courses are essential to students who have a greater call leading to Licensing, Ordination, or degree-seeking. 

  • Other out-of-pocket expenses...

Men/Women (black slacks, skirt or dress, and black collar other color should be trimmed or decorated on your clothing.) Black Clergy Shirt and Tab Collar (This is for advanced students.)

  • Students are required to have access to a working computer (with working internet and email) and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. If a student is unable to master the use of these programs, they are required to take our basic computer course at an additional course expense.

  • The candidate will be accountable to a ministerial leader/mentor to be assigned by the educational committee. This will be a minimum one-year program that can extend over the course of two years. Students do NOT automatically receive elevation after one year. Elevation is based on qualifications and spiritual maturity.

  • During this time, segmented course material must be completed and the student must be actively participating in supervised public preaching, teaching, or other ministerial activity. Ministers-in-training may not hold an office in leadership. 

  • Graduation Fee $75 (This does not include the ceremony)

Students not meeting the standards for elevation due to lack of attendance, spiritual growth, and a carnal lifestyle will not move forward. Internship is a requirement and NOT optional. Refunds will not be granted for any reason.

Our ministerial training program is not designed for people looking to take a set number of courses and automatically receive a certificate of licensing. The student's elevation is not automatic. 

Being led by the Holy Spirit the Apostle will grant elevation. A student must have evidently shown spiritual growth and spiritual maturity.

It is at the discretion of the Apostle if a student needs an extended amount of internship to allow for spiritual growth. This is at no cost to the student. However, there will be additional study materials the study will be required to purchase.

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