Division of Education Introduces DOE1 Platform

In 2021, the Church of God Division of Education will launch its latest innovative educational tool for online resources and training with the introduction of the DOE1 Platform.

The platform will offer a variety of courses based upon the “Blueprint for the Future: A Global Strategy for Ministerial Development” that was passed by the International General Assembly in 2016. The courses will have a pioneering format. They will be composed of six, six-minute video lessons, downloadable resources, and references for further study.

Some DOE1 courses will include:

• How Do I Lead Change in My Church?
• How Do I Reach and Maintain the Next Generation?
• How Do I Think About Ministry in the Future?
• How Do I Plan and Produce a Virtual Worship Service?
• How Do I Preach Relevant Sermons?
• How Do I Interpret the Bible for Today’s Issues?

The Platform will build upon the nine concentrations in the Blueprint for the Future:

1. Affirmation of Calling
2. Biblical and Theological Education
3. Church Planting
4. Discipleship
5. Faith and Culture
6. Financial Acumen
7. Leadership Development
8. Strategies for Healthy Local Churches
9. World Evangelization

Dr. Tim Hill, general overseer, has asked for administrative bishops to attend a video conference on November 12 where Dr. Ramírez, assistant general overseer, and Dr. Michael Reynolds, director of Ministerial Development/School of Ministry will explain the DOE1 Platform to these leaders and demonstrate how the platform can prepare their ministers for current issues.

After the meeting with the administrative bishops, the state CAMS (Calling and Ministerial Studies) and MIP (Ministerial Internship Program) coordinators will participate in a pilot program of the Platform. They will complete a course, review the Platform, and share their insights with the Division of Education.

“The Division of Education looks forward to opening the state-of-the-art DOE1 Platform in 2021,” Ramirez stated. “We believe the Platform will train ministers and laity to effectively expand the kingdom of God.”

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