CIMS is a curriculum of 20 courses to prepare ministers and laity for relevant ministry, comprised of 490 30-minute video lessons presented by outstanding leaders and teachers in the Church of God. Textbooks and study guides assist the student to learn and apply the video lessons.
CIMS courses can be completed through a Distance Learning Center (DLC), individual study, or the Internet. These courses are in three areas of study—Biblical, doctrinal, and pastoral studies. A certificate is awarded at the completion of each section and at the completion of the entire CIMS curriculum.