CHURCH OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY
Congregational Church of Practical Theology (CCPT)
was founded in 1969 by the Rev. Dr. E. Arthur Winkler. Prior
to that, Dr. Winkler was ordained to the ministry in both
the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ.
He formed the CCPT in order to train members of the helping
and healing professions (medical doctors, psychologists, counselors,
social workers) and others as ministers who can apply spiritual
principles in their chosen fields.
church offers an interfaith seminary available through
a self-paced distance learning program.
CCPT recognizes the inner divinity of all people,
as created in the image of God. It acknowledges the
divine status of Jesus Christ and the salvific power of his
message as embodied in his life and death. The Bible is recognized
as a primary source of truth, but not to the exclusion of
other spiritually valid scriptures found in the world's great
Kingston Cowart, M.S. received ordination
as a CCPT minister on July 15, 2003. Rev. Cowart's
private practice and all other professional activities are
part of an ongoing ministry of support for others on their
own paths to self-change.