Pastoral Training Institute

The Pastoral Training Institute program is a  4-year, 50 credit-hour diploma program designed for men and women over the age of 25 who want to expand their theological knowledge, but do not currently hold a bachelors degree.  (This program is unaccredited.)

Findlay Campus PTI Program:

  • Open to qualifying students from any denomination that are over the age of 25 and hold a high school diploma.
  • The program consists of 14 three credit courses that comprise 42 credits of classroom instruction
  • The Mentored Ministry courses are one credit courses that occcur each trimester.  As part of these courses every student is assigned a mentor for support, guidance, accountability and dialogue on his or her ministry and personal formation.
  • Four-year rotation cycle of courses.
  • Classes will meet at the WTS Findlay, Ohio campus.  
  • Semester courses will meet for at least 12 sessions (2.5 hours of instruction at each session).
Click here for the Findlay Campus PTI Manual

* The Eastern Regional Conference PTI Program:

  • Open to qualifying Church of God, General Conference students over the age of 25 that presently live or serve in the Eastern Regional Conference
  • The program consists of 14 three credit courses that comprise 42 credits of classroom instruction
  • The Mentored Ministry courses are one credit courses that occcur each trimester.  As part of these courses every student is assigned a mentor for support, guidance, accountability and dialogue on his or her ministry and personal formation.
  • Four-year rotation cycle of courses.
  • WTS modules will meet for a weeklong course at Camp Yolijwa, Doubling Gap Center, Pennsylvania.
  • Hybrid modules combine two weekends of instruction plus directed study projects.
  • WTS intensives will meet for one week at the Findlay campus.
  • Semester courses will meet for at least 12 sessions (2.5 hours of instruction at each session) at a south-central PA location.
Click here for the ERC PTI Manual

* The Allegheny Regional Conference PTI Program:

  • Open to qualifying Church of God, General Conference students over the age of 25 that presently live or serve in the Allegheny Regional Conference
  • The program consists of 14 three credit courses that comprise 42 credits of classroom instruction
  • The Mentored Ministry courses are one credit courses that occcur each trimester.  As part of these courses every student is assigned a mentor for support, guidance, accountability and dialogue on his or her ministry and personal formation.
  • Four-year rotation cycle of courses.
  • WTS modules will meet for a weeklong course at Camp Yolijwa, Doubling Gap Center, Pennsylvania.
  • Hybrid modules combine two weekends of instruction plus directed study projects.
  • WTS intensives will meet for one week at the Findlay campus.
  • Semester courses will meet for at least 12 sessions (2.5 hours of instruction at each session) at an ARC location.
Click here for the ARC PTI Manual


*  Classes offered in Pennsylvania will not lead to college credit and may not be applied toward a degree. Approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Education is for non-credit coursework only. The courses will only be offered at the invitation of and with support of denominational affiliate organizations.

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