The Accelerated Institute of Ministry was started in 1999 by the vision of Dr. Phil Redding. It began as an opportunity for people seeking ministerial license with the Pentecostal Church of God and quickly expanded to include laity from different denominations. While all of the minister's series is included in the curriculum numerous elective courses have been offered such as Youth Ministry, The Pastor's Wife, The Trinity, Eternal Security, Bible Prophecy, Music in the Church, Training for Ministerial Chaplaincy, Crisis Counseling, etc. Each year dozens of students graduate at the Arkansas District Convention in a Friday night ceremony in one, two, three and four year certificate programs.
Our instructors are passionate about Christ and the ministry. On the second Saturday of each month of the semester (first Saturday in February) we gather at 9:30 a.m. Nine class options in three time slots are available to each student. Classes are 90 minutes in length. Around noon. a delicious meal is served in the campus dining hall. The cost of this meal is included in your tuition. Classes end around 3 p.m.
At this time there are six scholarships for students who attend campus classes. The E.P. Dougan, Sr. Scholarship (3) for pastoral candidates, E.L. and Laverne Redding Scholarship, Phil and Sharon Redding Scholarship and the Brenda Andrews Scholarship (1) for the individual with the highest grade point average for the previous year. The scholarships are reserved for students with at least 1 year of campus classes.
What greater opportunity to impact the kingdom of Christ than to contribute to the development of ministerial students who are aspiring to make a difference in the lives of others through pastoral ministry, youth ministry, children's ministry, etc.