Credential Resources Center

Congratulations on taking this next step in the journey of your calling

We are here to help facilitate that!

Credentials are given by a recognized organization that authorizes the performance of all ordinances and ceremonies of the church, in accordance with applicable federal or state laws.

New Applicant

This is the beginning of a new season for you and there is not greater joy to walk with you this journey.

Ministerial Advance

Whether you are a certified or licensed minister, we are proud of you and exited of Gods plan for your life.

Renew

All credential holders must renew their credentials annually.

Reinstate

Ministers can reinstate regardless of how many years it has been since they held credentials.

Transfer

When a minister moves to a new district, his o her credentials must be transferred withing 60 days.

School of Ministry

Provides a curriculum that will prepare the students to serve in a ministry in order to fulfill their calling.

Levels of Credentials

Certified

Efficient helpers in gospel work, especially those who work under pastoral supervision and who devote a part of their time and are actively engaged in some aspect of ministry.

Licensed

Those who give clear evidence of a divine call and who have had practical experience in preaching.

Ordained

Those who are of mature experience and whose ministries are recognized and proven. Applicants must be at least 23 years of age and have been licensed for two years by the time they are ordained.