Ministers in Training Program is provided for those newly called ministers who are Spirit-filled, living a holy life and are in the process of answering his/her call to ministry. These candidates will be recommended by their pastor or other RPI Ministers who have been observing the candidate’s life and obvious call to ministry. The candidate must be in good standing in their own local church and be living an exemplary life. The candidate accepted into this program will be expected to complete a course of study outlined by the RPI Educational Department and Coordinator. The candidate will be accountable to a ministerial coach or mentor to be assigned by the educational committee. This will be a two-year program unless progress merits graduation into the Associate Licensing Program. 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, nor vote in business sessions.


  • 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.
  • Have pastor's approval to enter the program.
  • Complete an application with supporting documents.
  • Complete the course of study required by RPI.
  • Be approved by the Educational Committee.
  • If this person is a minor, have parent’s written permission to enter the Ministers in Training Program if the application is accepted.
  • Pay a non-refundable processing fee for application and course evaluation.

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