THE INSTITUTE OF
As the episcopal training arm for COAAB, we at The Institute of Episcopal Formation set the goal of teaching the faith that was once delivered unto the Saints (Jude 3), or Paleo-Orthodoxy. We do this by presenting the Christian faith through courses that represents the Three Streams of the Faith: Catholic or Sacramental, Evangelical or Missionary, and Pentecostal or Charismatic. Our ethos is pre-schism 1054, or Reformed Catholicism focused on Jerusalem with a slight Anglican affinity.
Through this educational institution, you will find that we are primarily looking at the faith of the first 4 to 5 centuries of Christianity when it was at its zenith. This ancient faith held to the concept of prima scriptura. It had respect for the traditions and testimony of the Church as long as they did not contradict the scriptures as the early fathers would say.
This church had a growing and developing liturgy. It ministry was in transformation to becoming a Christian priesthood. It had disciplines and practices that made it authentic and a faith that would transform the world.
Because of these, we offer a one-to-two year program of online study and on-site intensives that will assist in clerical formation and development for the cleric and the bishop. Our Episcopal Formation program can also lead to a Doctor of Christian Ministry Degree in Episcopal Formation for those who are qualified.
DISCLAIMER: The Institute of Episcopal Formation will not have federal accreditation. It will be accredited through the Church and through the State of Florida, however.