Prof. Donella Pitzl has an International Professorship through Kayiwa International University and is an International Certified Master Life Coach. Prof. Donella’s doctorate work is in Biblical Counseling with an emphasis on Kingdom Character Building through United Graduate College and Seminary International. She has over 40 years of Christian education and ministry experience and has written several training materials and curriculum for children, youth, seminary students and ministry volunteers.____________________
|Prof. Donella Pitzl|
One of the goals of UGCSI is to make a Kingdom Education available for all leaders, pastors, ministers, laypersons, and life-coaches, anyone who has a desire to forward the Kingdom message across the globe.
When I was working on my doctorate I knew that Biblical Counseling was part of the answer to helping people, but I also had a sense that God's Kingdom character development was of equal, if not greater importance. Without an understanding of what it looks like to exemplify the character of a citizen of God's Kingdom, our efforts are futile. God's kingdom standards and principles are not religious rules but rather governmental regulations and policies set forth in the Bible by a loving and kind-hearted King, an expression of a true kingdom foundation and understanding. When we understand our Kingdom citizenship and the allegiance we are to have to our King, our attitudes and behavior - life culture - will reflect those convictions and understandings. A true representation of God's Kingdom is a product of a relationship with our King, Father God, and an understanding of His Kingdom constitution, the Bible.
Dr. Myles Munroe is, I believe, one of the strongest teachers of God's Kingdom for this day. He brings such a convincing and true to God's Word message of God's Kingdom. He was raised under the influence of an earthly kingdom, Great Britain in the Bahamas. He often addresses the fact that when you live under the rule of an earthly kingdom you don't have ownership of anything in that kingdom, but rather you are made a steward of the properties of that kingdom. The influence of that kingdom is everywhere you look and leaves it's imprint behind even when it is gone. This has been one of the concepts that most impacted my theology. Being raised in the church in America, and America being a republic with a democratic system, I realized how much my life is centered on ownership. Even when I was in ministry it was a "my ministry" mentality that was promoted. This does not work and has no place in God's Kingdom understanding. We were created to represent the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, to be true Kingdom citizens operating in the Kingdom of Heaven to earth. As the Lord's Prayer says, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven" (KJV, Matthew 6.10). That is our job as Kingdom citizens.
The word "repent" means in essence to change your mind, to turn from going one direction and move in another direction. God is in the process of changing the minds of many of His children, joint heirs created in His likeness, those that are ready and willing to hear and comply. We are in a day and time when the message of the Kingdom is resonating from Heaven. This message offers hope in a time when hopelessness covers much of the world. The Word says, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (KJV, Matthew 24.14).
United Graduate College and Seminary International is working to spread the message of God's Kingdom. What mankind is longing for is a return to what we were originally created for. No religion, occupation, earthly relationship, nothing can fill and satisfy the emptiness that occurred when man lost God's Kingdom calling and gave their authority over to satan. The King of Heaven, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, our Father God is busy calling His much loved creation to return to their original intent - To be joint heirs ruling and reigning with God’s Holy Spirit on earth as it is in Heaven.
A UGCSI student in Mozambique, Africa gave us some comments regarding his education with this organization. He said, "I thank you so much for this powerful foundational training. Personally, I gained a lot . . . You also confirmed that everything is indeed doable provided we have passion enough and profound dependence on God, our heavenly Father." This man is one among many international students that are benefiting from a Kingdom-centered international education.
I hope many will pursue a Kingdom education that will return us to God's original intent, having a Kingdom relationship with the King of the Ages and operating in dominion on the earth.
Prof. Donella Pitzl