This specialization is granted through a partnership between the Office of Laity and Spiritual Leadership at Discipleship Ministries and the church consulting/coaching ministry of Kay Kotan and Rev. Blake Bradford. This training equips participants in understanding and leading churches to adopt the simplified, accountable structure (SAS) made permissible by the BOD ¶247.2 as an alternative to traditional leadership structures (often described as simple/single board governance). This comprehensive equipping opportunity is based on the resources, experience, and training of Kay Kotan and Rev. Blake Bradford who have been working with local church leaders and congregations across the connection for more than a decade.