Leadership Development

The Palmetto State Leadership Development Department serves the state in bringing resources, training and opportunities for growth to the Churches, Pastors, Ministers, Leaders and Members in the state. LDD exists to ENCOURAGE, EQUIP and EMPOWER leaders and potential leaders so they can ENGAGE their church and community with the Gospel more EFFECTIVELY

Leadership Development is ESSENTIAL and is one of our Core Values.


Ministries Providing Leadership Development

Palmetto Leadership Academy

Youth Ministries

Childrens' Ministries

Youth Camp

Ladies Ministry

Men's Ministry

Marriage Enrichment



    The Foundations: MDP is an intensive program that consists of 6 courses. The South Carolina COGOP PILOT Program will be a hybrid model consisting of both in-person & online instruction. You must complete all courses in order to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Center for Biblical Leadership. Upon completion, you will receive 9 college credit hours, acknowledged by Spirit & Life Seminary. 

    For More Info, Click Here: COGOP LDD MDP

  • Palmetto Leadership Academy


    Interactive Classes, Valuable Resources, Flexible, Online Training

    A new leadership class is offered once a month.

    Click Here For More Info

  • Continuing Education

    “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.” John Maxwell

    Through the Continuing Education Initiative we are providing opportunities and accountability to help you grow as a leader. You can click on the links below for more information.

  • sister united Women's ministry

    Women's Ministry is vital to any church. The South Carolina COGOP believes strongly in the spiritual development and growth of our ladies. We encourage each local church to have a vibrant and active Women's Ministry. For further information about Women's Ministry, please contact our Women's Director, Dr. Shirnett Matthews at sccogopwm@gmail.com.