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In 1987, Apostle Clifford Turner created Logos Ministerial Institute to provide ongoing training for the evangelists of the church. Apostle Turner diligently studied God’s Word and understood the importance of growing in the knowledge of God as one ministers to or leads God’s people. Today, Apostle Sheraine Lathon has continued and expanded that training to extend to all areas of five-fold ministry as well as church and ministry leaders through Liberty Temple University (LTU).
In the second epistle of Peter 1:5 (NIV), it reads: “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge.” So, according to Apostle Peter, the first thing that is important to add to your faith is goodness. And the next important thing to add is knowledge.
As we obey God’s Word and persist in the long tradition of “adding knowledge,” we find the following programs to be a very vital component of Liberty Temple University.
LTU offers 8-week ministerial courses on a year-round basis for the advancement, education and equipping of God’s people.
The “Elect” Program for new leaders and the Continuing Ministerial Education (CME) Program for ordained and licensed leaders are offered through Liberty Temple University. Whether entering a program or simply taking a class for Christian growth, students at LTU will experience solid teaching, inspiration, and a new passion for Jesus.
We are excited that through our online classes, students can learn in the comfort of their homes and collaborate with other ministers throughout the length of their course studies.
ELECT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
“If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.” Ecclesiastes 10:10
The Elects are “commissioned” leaders, not yet ordained or licensed. Once commissioned, the new title of the commissioned leader is “Elect” (i.e. Apostle-Elect, Pastor-Elect, Evangelist-Elect, Deacon- or Deaconess-Elect). The Elects serve under the watchful eye of the Liberty Temple leadership for one (1) year before being ordained into office.
During that year, the Elects will receive the knowledge, understanding, insight, training, and practical experience pertaining to ministry and their commissioned office through Liberty Temple University. This training is designed to give Elects the tools to succeed once ordained into their commissioned office. The “Elect” program places a significant focus on education, training, and most important, character-development.
At the end of the “Elect” period, the promoted leaders are ordained or licensed as full members of their office.
Each newly commissioned Elect must complete nine (9) credit hours of Liberty Temple University courses within one (1) year as a requirement for ordination and/or licensing.