Welcome to the International Colleges of Fellows (ICOF) Seminaries and Universities, a 21st century movement of Christian Colleges and Universities working together to provide quality education to Christians who cannot afford traditional career development approaches for acquiring professional skills which can be used in government and private sector jobs around the globe.
Our parent organization was established in United States in 1932. We currently are operating in Europe, India and Africa providing career development at the local community level. Thank you for visiting our website. Take time to look at our Online, full time and Distance courses ranging from Certificate all the way to PhD. The online courses are offered in the comfort of your home or office without setting foot on campus! The tradition at ICOF is to provide our students with a quality Online and Distance education at an affordable price. Both our faculty and staff endeavor to serve our students and offer them the education they so earnestly seek. In a world of rising costs, our students enjoy the benefits of a truly online and distance learning experience in education at only a fraction of the cost of a traditional campus setting.
Our innovative approach and flexibility of schedule along with our global presence distinguishes ICOF as a leader in Distance Learning. Through our Distance Education Network (DEN) we employ and maintain a multitude of communication methods whereby a student may obtain a quality education in the convenience of the student's home, office or any other convenient location. For new students we provide a 14 days Residency Program each semester so that students can get to know each other and introduced to online teaching methodologies. At ICOF, our students enjoy most or all of the traditional student services afforded on a campus while maintaining their normal work and family relationships. Our students enjoy and profit from the one-on-one and group online discussions, as well as the open door policy which affords them the opportunity to ask questions of the faculty and instructors when the need arises, With ICOF our students are never alone.
The following are department established by constitution of ICOF to reach out to Christians around the world:
ICOF Colleges Seminary and Universities (ICOF-CSU)
This department is responsible for education and it run and manages ICOF Bible schools, Colleges and Universities around the world .The department also operates as a link to both private and Government institutions of learning.
ICOF Ministers Association International
ICOF Ministers Association International is a Global pastors network promoting the unity of purpose among ministers of God whose vision develop personal relationships among pastors without looking at doctrinal differences between various Christian churches and ministries but work together as one family in Jesus Christ, reflecting Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer in John Chapter 17 where He prayed that we all might be one even as He and the Father are One.
From our beginnings in 1932 to the present the International Coalition Fellowships through this department has grown from a network of 15 Church memberships to a Global Ministers Association of like-minded men and women of God coming from local, national and international churches. We have grown from just a few Ministers to a very large Ministers Association with more than 90,000 ministers, impacting every nation through equipping leadership and promoting oneness among Christians.
Today, ICOF is represented globally and works with national ministers associations and governments in delivering training and social services in partnership with local churches and various other kinds of ministries. The ICOF Ministers Association International as a Global Network continues to equip Christians through the promotion of unity among Christian leaders and by ensuring that Ministers who are members of ICOF are honest, faithful, with good morals and that their integrity is above reproach and that they are committed members of their local churches or ministries.
International Ordination Certificate
ICOF Ministers Association International issue ordination certificates to already ordained Ministers dating back retroactively to their first ordination which acts as a membership certificate and its renewed annually. Ordination certificates are only given at an annual General Council of Ministers which acts as a Supreme Board of the Association and chaired by National Presiding Bishop.
Membership to ICOF Ministers Association International is voluntary and interested Ministers may apply to the National Executive Committee after paying for membership and pay annual Membership Fee.
Benefit of Membership to Minister Association
- Receive International Recognition
- Attend Africa Roundtable meetings
- Attention of ICOF International meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops
- Receive financial support from the Ministers Fund for Church Building and Pastor's Welfare
- Receive capacity building support as a member church and minister
- Be listed on ICOF Ministers International annual Exchange Programs
- Be listed on Ministers National Annual Exchange Programs
- Be sent in Missions programs around the world.
ICOF Humanitarian and Social service programs
ICOF humanitarian and Social Services Department work primarily helps those in needs in Churches and Ministries around the world. Our humanitarian support many people in virtually any community in the world who struggle to meet their basic needs. The ICOF seeks to help as many as possible THROUGH education support, shelter, self help women empowerment programs. For over 80, The ICOF has been actively involved in humanitarian relief and development activities throughout the world. These include emergency relief assistance in times of disaster and humanitarian programs that strengthen the self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities and this support is coordinated by our member churches.
Humanitarian projects are funded by donations from Churches and individuals and Christian families. One-hundred percent of these donations go directly to help the persons with disabilities orphans and other vulnerable children in Africa. In-kind material assistance is provided through items donated by Christians and the following are current program:
- Education support for Orphans and Other vulnerable Children
- Self Help empowerment for program for Women
- HIV/AIDS Voluntary Counselling
- Africa Missions development support
- Family support to Elderly and persons with disabilities
Click here to donate toward building of homes for identified families in South Africa.
Centre for Disability Development Research Law and Policy
The Centre for Disability Development, Research, Law & Policy (CDDRLP) is a disability unity of International Coalition of Fellowships (ICOF) and its registered as a Non-Profit Organisation in the Republic of South Africa. The centre is dedicated to produce research that forms debate on national and international disability law reform and provide policy direction to Governments and Disabled peoples Organizations (DPOs) in Africa and promote sustainable rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
The centre provides professional training in disability related courses in partnerships with local and international colleges and Universities. The centre promotes Disability Studies and encourage social model of disability which mostly challenged students to think critically about disability in relation to a variety of academic disciplines and society. Through intense coursework and fieldwork, students explore the phenomenon of disability in depth, gain new insights and skills, and become part of a growing community in this exciting field.
ICOF SOUTH AFRICA PROGRAMS
ICOF South Africa has the following program currently:
- Home empowerment for Christian through churches
- Support to families with children with disabilities
- Education support program through ICOF Colleges and its partners
- Self Help program for Women in partnership with Hope for Africa International
- Capacity building to member churches and Ministers
SPONSORED PROFESSIONAL COURSES FOR 2019
ICOF South Africa in partnership with University of Zambia has the following programs starting in September 2015:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development for Pastors and other Church leaders in Africa.
- Postgraduate Diploma Social Work Rehabilitation for social workers, leaders in disabled Organisations, Government and private sectors professionals working with persons with disabilities and interested individuals.
- Masters of Science in Disabilities studies in the following concentration;
I. Master of Science in Disability Administration and Labour Law
II. Master of Science in Disability Rehabilitation and Planning
III. Master of Science in Disability and Human Development