TRAINING PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

This program is designed to provide a continual in-service training and Skill development opportunity for the office of Bishop.  Our strategy is to provide a professional dedicated time block for skill building during the regularly scheduled meeting times of the Board of Bishops (Leadership Conference, April Call Meeting, Women’s Convention, A.I.M. Convention, Bishops Conference, and National Convocation) The establishment of a committee and appointment of a Dean of the Enhancement and Professionalism Training Program.

 

Support and attendance from all Bishops is vital to our overall success and advancement of the Board of Bishops. The opportunity for our Board to train and receive reinforcement training will create a standard of excellence for the Board of Bishops. We need all Bishops to avail themselves so we will train as a Board.

M O D U L E S

  • THE OFFICE OF BISHOPS

    1. a.  Historical perspectives of a COGIC Bishop
    2. b.  What/Who is the Bishop
    3. c.  Responsibilities of the Office of Bishop
    4. d.  Eligibility / Qualifications of a Bishop
    5. e.  The Authority of the Jurisdictional Bishop

  • BISHOP’S LEADERSHIP MODEL

    1. a. COGIC’s recognition in each community –Urban Initiative
    2. b. Respect both within and out of our Denomination
    3. c. Levels and Roles expected of the Bishop (Demeanor, Decorum)
    4. d. Organization and Coordination e. Goals and Objectives

  • THE BISHOP’S PREPARATION FOR MULTIPLE FORMS OF PRESENTATIONS OF MINISTRY

    1. a. Jurisdictional Convocation – The Bishop’s Meeting
    2. b. Service of Ordination
    3. c. Service of Installation
    4. d. Service of Communion

  • THE BISHOP’S CHARACTER

    1. a. Devotion
    2. b. Morality
    3. c. Integrity

  • FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OFFICE OF BISHOP

    1. a. The National Church (Credential Holder and Laity Collection Support)
    2. b. The Board of Bishop’s (including regular collected offerings)
    3. c. Support of National Meetings
    4. d. COGIC Charities
    5. e. Capital Project Contribution

  • THE OPERATION OF THE BOARD OF BISHOPS

    1. a. Overview and Function of the Executive Board, Elected and Appointed Officers
    2. b. Rules of Operation
    3. c. Traditions of the Board of Bishop’s
    4. d. Times and Meetings
    5. e. Protocol and Parliamentarian Procedure / Order

  • STRUCTURE/FUNCTIONALITY OF THE JURISDICTION

    1. a. Ecclesiastical Structure
    2. b. Departmental Structure
    3. c. Protocol of the Jurisdiction
    4. d. Inner workings of the Jurisdiction (Elder’s Council, Departments, Districts)
    5. e. The Relationship between the Bishop and the Supervisor of the Department of Women

  • THE BISHOP IN SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL CHURCH

    1. a. Support of the Presiding Bishop’s Vision / Program
    2. b. Stewardship
    3. c. Function of the Jurisdiction as an extension of the National Church

  • SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

    1. a. Immorality
    2. b. Diversity of competing beliefs
    3. c. Spiritual Warfare: Deceiving and Seducing Spirits
    4. d. God’s Law vs Man’s Law

  • THE BISHOP’S CONFERENCE

    1. a. Purpose – Our Forum as Bishops
    2. b. Annual Training Institute
    3. c. Registration
    4. d. Site Selection including the role of the Host, Co-Host, & Supporting Bishops
    5. e. Fellowship / Brotherhood / Comradely

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Trainers will be primarily from the ranks of the Board of Bishops utilizing Bishops with Experience as well as Bishops with Subject Matter Expertise. The Course of Instruction will be periodically reviewed to maintain “Relevance and Need.”  (note that modules are subject to be changed and updated at the chairman’s discretion)