The program is open to students from any denomination who are over the age of 25 and hold a high school diploma.
The PTI program involves a four-year rotation cycle of courses. Each 12 week course includes 3 hours of instruction per week.
The courses are taught in a variety of formats:
〉 on site at the Findlay campus
〉 as one-week intensives
〉 as hybrid modules, combining a variety of instruction methods (face-to-face instruction on select weekends, online, and directed study).
The program consists of thirteen 3-credit courses that comprise 39 total credit hours of classroom instruction. Students are also required to complete the one-credit Foundations for Seminary Studies course taught via online delivery in the first trimester of study.
〉 Foundations for Seminary Studies (1 credit hour)
〉 Mentored Ministry
〉 Old Testament Foundations
〉 New Testament Foundations
〉 Church in Mission
〉 The Ministerial Person
〉 A Survey of the History of Christianity
〉 Christian Theology
〉 Christian Leadership
〉 Pastoral Care & Counseling
〉 Discipleship Ministries
〉 Christian Worship
〉 Churches of God History & Polity
〉 Denomination History & Polity
〉 Spiritual Formation
〉 Supervised Ministry
The Mentored Ministry courses are 1-credit courses that occur each trimester. As part of these courses, every student selects a mentor for support, guidance, accountability and dialogue on his or her ministry and personal formation.