Ministerial Continuing Education Program

Ministerial Continuing Education Program

In our rapidly changing world, a degree, a certificate, or a license is not enough to insure long term effectiveness in ministry.  Instead we must all be committed to the process of lifelong learning.   Eric Hoffer has said that “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

The Cornerstone Conference is focused on fulfilling the Great Commission of Christ to make disciples all over the world. In order to do that, our churches and ministries must be led by leaders who are committed to spiritual and personal growth. This is not a time for passive leadership, rather a time for servant leaders to rise up and take hold of the mandate of Christ, going forward as fully equipped believers to multiply churches and disciples.

To facilitate such growth, we are committed to provide our ministers with the best resources available to teach, train, and inspire them to greater things for the Kingdom of God.  Each month, the MCEP Director will contact the Conference Ministers through email to share events, recommended books, BMI classes, and other training events designed to help us all be better ministers and better leaders.


  1. Each Cornerstone Conference minister must complete 24 credits per calendar year. (This excludes retired ministers)
  2. Each minister must regularly log credits earned into the form found HERE.
  3. Failure to meet the continuing education requirement will result in the forfeiture of ministerial credentials.

Here are some examples of how credits can be earned:

Cornerstone Conference Events and Services

  • Annual Conference -1 Credit
  • Conference Empower Services – 1 Credit each service
  • Pre-Pentecost -1 Credit
  • Minister’s Day of Renewal – 2 Credits
  • Biblical Ministries Institute Classes – 7 Credits per class (plus reading credits)
  • The Cove Minister’s Retreat – 5 Credits

Ministry and Leadership Books

  • 1 Credit per 100 pages read

Church Conferences and Training Events

  • 1 Credit per hour of instruction

Leadership and Ministry Related Podcasts or Audio

  • 1 Credit per hour or portion thereof

 The Bible

  • Read the Old Testament in one year – 3 Credits
  • Read the New Testament in one year – 3 Credits

No Credit will be awarded for:

  • Fiction Books
  • Audio Sermons


Any questions may be sent to MCEP Director Anthony Craver at: [email protected]

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