ORU Announces Partnership to Equip New Generation of Leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
Office: 918.495.7337, Mobile: 918.720.5548
sthill@oru.edu

g12signing closeupTulsa, OK - Oral Roberts University today announced a historic partnership with Misión Carismática Internacional (MCI) and G12 that will bring affordable, university-level education to millions in Colombia, South America, and the world. The partnership will bring ORU's Spirit-empowered, biblical model of training to MCI’s G12 model.

The agreement, signed by ORU President Dr. William M. Wilson and MCI/G12 leader Pastor César Castellanos in Bogotá, Colombia, will make available ORU's world-class Bible certificate program to everyone undertaking G12's Destiny Training. Students will be able to participate through the University's online education portal, and the cost will be drastically reduced to make it widely accessible to all who wish to participate, regardless of their economic situation.

Students can also earn one of ORU’s many Bachelor’s Degrees or a Master’s Degree in Theology, Business or Education, as well as a Doctoral Degree in Theology or Education through online classes or on the ORU campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

"ORU is excited to partner with Pastor César to undergird his teachings on salvation, the importance of the family, vision, leadership, and the formation of discipleship by the power of the Holy Spirit," said Wilson. "Combining this global influence with the proven biblical teaching of ORU will spread the gospel and equip believers worldwide."

The G12 discipleship model has seen an explosion in recent years, and its Destiny Training course has helped adherents discern their God-given purpose in life. Melding Destiny Training with ORU's Spirit-empowered study of scripture can only serve to enliven ORU's stated vision for its students to "go to the uttermost bounds of the earth." Now its students will be able to come from the ranks of G12.

"We praise God for his provision," said Castellanos. "Now all of G12 can learn from the best Spirit-empowered professors on the planet, helping students prepare to love God larger, know God deeper, care for family greater, lead others more nobly, and walk more confidently in the power of the Spirit."

ORU is making Colombian enrollment counselors available for prospective G12 students, and the program has already begun accepting applicants at ORU G12.

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