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Welcome to the Department of Ministry Training

Purpose Institute

Purpose Institute is a ministry training institution that partners with local Apostolic trainers anywhere in the world. PI enables trainers to develop leader’s ministry skills and to clarify their individual purpose.  Purpose Institute supports the local mission by providing curriculum and systems that are adaptable and accessible ministry training resources.



Christian Service Training Institute

Statement of Purpose:

  1. To provide training in Christian service to members of the churches in Section 1 who are unable to attend a Bible College

  2. To assist Pastors of the section in the training and development of workers in their churches.

  3. To enable those working in local churches to be more effective in their service by training them while they continue to be active in the local church.

  4. To provide at affordable costs a comprehensive coverage of the Bible over a four-year period with a minimum of 324 hours of instruction.


Genesis Institute of Theology, Evangelism & Leadership


  • Serve as a centre for Online and Distance Apostolic education


  • Our mission is to educate for bi-vocational ministry, equip for service, and engage with purpose




Ministry Training Policies

The OEE Relationship with Endorsed Ministry Training Institutions:


  1. The OEE will have the jurisdiction of all endorsed institutions according to the Manual of the United Pentecostal Church International.

  2. The OEE will direct the policies of the overall endorsed projects program of the UPCI, and will accept suggestions from the endorsed projects and make recommendations to the General Board as they deem advisable.

  3. The OEE will bring a written report to the General Board concerning the status of the endorsed projects program of the UPCI.

  4. The OEE will have the authority to recommend to the Executive and General Boards the endorsement of a project, or to recommend that current endorsement be withdrawn from an endorsed project, after proper procedure. The project will be informed of the recommended action of the OEE and permitted to present its reasons for continued endorsement.

  5. The OEE may inspect the operations and premises of endorsed projects, or those seeking endorsement, with 30 days’ notice.

Privileges and Obligations of Endorsed Ministry Training Institutions


  1. All endorsed institutions must adhere to the Articles of Faith and Fundamental Doctrine of UPCI.

    • All members of the administration and staff must sign an affirmation statement every year. 

    • UPCI licensed ministers who sign the UPCI affirmation need not sign a separate statement.

  2. All endorsed institutions shall furnish the OEE with a copy of the current bylaws should any changes be made after endorsement is granted.

  3. No endorsed project shall be permitted to use ministers either to teach or preach who are under question by any District Board of the United Pentecostal Church International.

  4. Endorsed institutions will be permitted to solicit and receive funds and promote their ministries among the churches and districts of the United Pentecostal Church International.

  5. Each institution will receive free booth space at an Endorsed Project area at General Conference, deep discounts on the production and presentation of video advertisement at the conference, and free mailing lists available from the UPCI church administration.

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