Welcome to CHMJI-MSFEJ!

As we continue to provide great instructions through the MSFEJ-CHMJI, we continue to look for ways to strengthen the curriculum and provide platforms that make it more convenient for the students and faculty to engage. Distance learning via online venues is not new to academia. However, it does require a learning curve for many who have not engaged in technology for some time, and we are conscious of that fact. Our staff is here to assist in any way possible to make sure each participant has a smooth transition throughout the process. We are excited about the opportunities distance learning is and will continue to provide.

We challenge you to be a part of the next enrolling class of 2022-2023.

We are Cultivating Oneness Growing In Christ!!

Dr. Robert Green, Dean
Elder Billy R. Brown, Assistant Dean

About the Institute

Charles Harrison Mason Jurisdictional Institutes serves as the work of the ministry in biblical and theological  training and development. These institutes of Christian Education laid the foundation in which the Church of God In Christ continues to provide  opportunities for the Body of Christ to become fully instructed in faith; leading lives as productive and creative Christians.

Courses

Certificate Programs

Hours of Biblical Teaching

Our Mission

To magnify God by providing biblical, theological, and practical training for all laypersons and credential holders within jurisdictions, districts, and congregations. The academic material is designed to serve persons who are pursuing licensure, ordination, and professional development.

Our Objectives

  • To provide students a thorough grounding in biblical, theological, and practical ministries.
  • To encourage students to deepen their spiritual lives and personal
    relationships with Jesus Christ.
  • To foster a spirit of service and ministry within the church and
    community.
  • To stimulate students to pursue further academic studies.
Certificate Programs

CHMJI-MSFEJ offers students two (2) Certificate Programs:  Ordination & Licensure (must meet ordination candidate enrollment requirements) and Laity.  Each program provides a program of study beneficial for the further development in leadership and respective ministry roles throughout the Church of God In Christ.

Note:  Jurisdictional Institutes operate throughout the worldwide Church of God in Christ. A student may begin studies in one jurisdiction and complete the program within another. The studies are uniform for all schools. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to each student upon completion of each course. When a student transfers to another site, he/she should present Certificates of Completion for courses taken. The local school will issue this certification and a copy of the names will be sent to the office of the National Director.

Ordination & Licensure Certificate Program

The purpose of the COGIC Ordination & Licensure Certificate is to provide foundational knowledge and skills in core practical, historical, and academic areas. The certificate, at the discretion of Jurisdictional Bishops and Supervisors, may be used as the prerequisite for ordination & licensure. This certificate will also serve as a means of professional development and personal enrichment for other persons.

  • Enrollment Open to Licensed Ministers/Ministers only.
  • Pastor’s recommendation required.

Total Number of Courses: 10

Total Number of Hours: 120

Laity Certificate Program

The purpose of the Laity Certificate is to provide foundational scriptural knowledge and teaching regarding the importance of the role of a responsible layman in the Body of Christ.

  • Enrollment is open to all.

Total Number of Courses: 10

Total Number of Hours: 120

C. H. Mason Jurisdictional Institutes
MS Southern First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Ceremony & Ordinance Performance

This course examines the various ceremonies and ordinances of the Church Of God In Christ. Considerations will be given to issues that confront those involved in carrying out these ceremonies and ordinances with a reverent and worshipful attitude. Particular focus will be given to the oversight of the performance of the ceremonies and ordinances, such as baptism, communion, feet washing, weddings, dedications, and funerals.

Principles of Effective Leadership

This course examines the diverse variety of leadership methodologies, principles, and practices. It is the foundation for the Leadership Studies Major. Students will learn the importance of developing their leadership styles and of helping  organizations develop healthy leadership
practices.

Old Testament Survey

This course is a basic overview of the Old Testament. The aim is to acquaint the student with the content, message, and personal application of each book, and to study the unity of all the books in the progress of revelation and redemption.

New Testament Survey

This course is an overview of the four Gospels portraying the life of Christ. The book of Acts is used as a historical framework for the study of the earlier New Testament letters and as an introduction to its later letters and to its climax. Application of the New Testament’s teachings to our individual and corporate lives as believers is maintained throughout.

Tuition & Fees

Single Course

Certificate of Completion

$75 per course

Tuition Costs include

  • Enrollment/Application Fee $30
  • Administration Fees (one-time) $25
  • Course/Semester Fee(s)

Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks.

Laity

Laity Certificate Program

$75 per course
$150 per semester

Tuition Costs include

  • Enrollment/Application Fee $30
  • Administration Fees (one-time) $25
  • Course/Semester Fee(s)

Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks.

Ordination Candidates

Ordination & Licensing Certificate Program

$75 per course
$150 per semester

Tuition Costs include

  • Enrollment/Application Fee $30
  • Administration Fees (one-time) $25
  • Course/Semester Fee(s)

Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks.