The MSP has been developed primarily for people who are aware of the call of God to full-time ministry, but who are unable to obtain their training through traditional educational institutions. It is also used by many others who, through the guidance and approval of their District, desire a self-study and coaching approach to their ministry preparation
The Basic Training program is designed to prepare people in the local church for ministry. The church administers the program according to its needs. The local church becomes a “learning center” of the Church Leadership Academy. The local pastor, as a “center leader,” oversees the training of his leaders. Following are some basics of the course, the course description and responsibilities.
The Special Training program consists of elective courses designed to give training in certain ministry skills: visitation, basic counseling, Bible study methods for preparing studies and sermons, and the history, doctrine, and government of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Special Training courses are designed for the training of elders, deacons, deaconesses and other church leaders.