What is the fruit of the MIP?
Ellis Fortune, state MIP coordinator in Michigan, tells his story.
“Breaking” and “building”—these are two words that I would choose to define the Ministerial Internship Program. As both a former candidate and now state coordinator, I have experienced this happening in my own life, and now I have the privilege to watch it play out in the lives of others. The MIP program helps candidates to break off false ideas about ministry work, break off false ideas about self, and then it builds them up to walk out God’s calling on their lives. This invaluable program is key to building on the foundational commitment of the Church of God to train up leaders by “rightly dividing the Word of Truth,” preparing them to go into all the world in the Spirit and Power of Pentecost, and is key in helping us as a movement to “FINISH” well.